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A weighted pincushion holds a thread catcher on the edge of your sewing desk. If you don’t want to use sand in the pincushion, you can weight the pincushion by inserting a few drapery weights in...

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A smart bag with a removable contents pouch makes switching bags as simple as changing outfits.

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The secret to this striking but simple bag is the fabric choice—an eye-popping print for the body complements a colorful small-scale print for the border.

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Customize a spa bag by filling it with toiletries of your choosing to create a delightful token of affection.

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This easy-to-sew tote makes shopping even more fun. Change fabrics for a seasonal look, or choose prints in colors to showcase team spirit.

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Download and print easy instructions for the Ready, Sew, Sew backpack found in Quilts and More™ Spring 2014.

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Make the presentation as fun as what’s inside! Use a holly leaf pattern and a trio of buttons to add adorable appliqué to a lunch sack gift bag. Prairie points create festive fringe. Hook-and-loop...

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This bag has great details—an exterior pocket, drawstring closure, and adjustable straps—that add style and function. Fabrics are from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for ...

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Download and print easy instructions for the Ready, Sew, Sew pencil case found in Quilts and More™ Winter 2013.

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Keep your sewing space neat (and stylish!) with a cute thread catcher. Fabrics are from the Road 15 collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

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Download and print easy instructions for the Ready, Sew, Sew pencil case found in Quilts and More™ Fall 2013.

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Fashion and function combine in a rugged bag composed of fabrics from Floating Flowers collection by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics, plus a complementary stripe. Pockets outside and in...

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Try an easy purse project. Sew a trendy bag using fabric from the Sunshine & Shadow collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpirit and...

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Use a bevy of bright and lively fabrics for this go-everywhere bag. Pockets on the inside are great for holding your phone, keys, and other necessities.

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Add some pizzazz to your wardrobe with a trendy bright purse composed of a multicolor stripe that stands out against a black-and-white print binding. The fabric-covered button and adjustable strap...

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Use a small bit of yardage, a fat eighth, and a fat quarter to create a mini purse. Fabric strips and a piece of jumbo rickrack embellish the small bag.

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Sew up a spacious bag that meets all your needs. Two sets of inside pockets have room for keys, a notebook, a cell phone, and a planner, making this roomy carryall the perfect size for taking...

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Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make for an easy-to-piece tote bag. Fabrics are Petalicious prints by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics...

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Create a patchwork pouch that showcases a 2"-wide fussy-cut strip and a gingham ribbon handle. These fabrics are from the Sew Happy collection by Monaluna for ...

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These strippy totes are simple enough to make in one afternoon. Whip up a bunch for your family and friends for the holidays or make multiples to match your different outfits. Fabrics are from the...

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Quilt, cut, sew, and go. In short order you'll have an on-the-go camera case. If you don't want to make a buttonhole, use hook-and-loop tape for the closure. Fabrics are from the Tiny Town...

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This simple open-top patchwork bag cleverly incorporates a deep outer pocket. Fabric is from the Cheep Talk collection for Connecting...

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Design director Nancy Wiles cut scrappy strips of assorted Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics to make two mirror-image Log...

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A simple bag cleverly incorporates six outer pockets for everyday necessities. The sew-simple trick is that the pockets are formed when the straps are sewn on the bag pieces.

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For a durable and stylish tote, pair cotton canvas from the French Court collection with a black print from the Maze collection, both from ...

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