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Love to keep kitchen and bath areas neat and tidy? Create a fabulous clutter-busting fabric container color-coordinated with your decor.

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Hang this drawstring bag on the front door to welcome visitors or use the woodsy delight inside to collect holiday cards.

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Turn Halloween-theme fat quarters and store-bought ribbon into pint-size goody bags to fill with yummy favors.

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Cook up this felted-wool swing bag appliquéd with a snazzy pumpkin.

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Start stitching up a few easy cats and pumpkins in the morning, and by evening they’ll be ready for Halloween fun.

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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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Sew a fun backpack that’s both functional and stylish! Fabrics are from the Soho Bandana collection for Red Rooster Fabrics and the Crossroads Denim...

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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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Sew a simple tote bag to carry school supplies, sewing notions, or farmer’s market finds. Fabrics are from the Crossroads Denim collection by Amy Barickman for ...

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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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Denim fabric and a zipper form an easy-to-sew pencil case. It’s a hip way to store school supplies or a smart carryall for loose sewing supplies. Fabrics are from the Crossroads Denim collection...

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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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Stitch two fat quarter pieces into a quartet of mini totes. These wee gift bags made of prints from the Confections collection by Caleb Gray for...

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Sew fabric strips to a muslin foundation to create a simple, yet stylish bag. Fabrics are from the Persia collection by P&B Textiles...

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Sew a reversible handbag using bright, graphic fabrics. These fabrics are from Little Menagerie collection by Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me for ...

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For a stylish, roomy bag choose small- and medium-scale prints for the front and back and a playful stripe for the sides. Two pockets inside give you easy access to your keys and cell phone....

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Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors...

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