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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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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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You don’t need color to stand out. Make a scrappy bag using black-and-white prints, dots, and stripes. Tear fabric strips to create texture on this quick-to-assemble bag.

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Piece a variety of polka dot fabrics into a patchwork pouch. These fabrics are from the Dots collection from Michael Miller Fabrics...

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Make this roomy tote bag by combining multicolor stripe and whimsical coordinates from the Kite collection by Felicity Miller for Free Spirit.

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All it takes to make this fun and easy bag is two fat quarters for the body and two fat quarters for the lining. Some of the stripes on the featured bag were machine-quilted with narrow zigzag...

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Display one of the hottest trends—chevrons— with a little sneak peek of the print in a pleat. Classic black-and-tan prints combine beautifully for an elegant bag with a little spunk. Fabrics are...

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Stop searching for a spot to rest your needle, scissors, and thread when you're hand stitching. This small sewing caddy will corral them in style.

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We don't know which is more fun-choosing the fabrics for these "lunch sack" gift bags or planning what treats they'll contain. For the closure, use a covered button, two or more stacked buttons,...

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

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Pick a great base fabric, such as this black-and-white print designed by M’Liss Rae Hawley for Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores. Have fun with ribbons and other trims to make your bag unique. M’...

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Triangle-squares and four-patches team up to make up this fun tote.

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This sturdy tote is great for carrying to the beach or out for a day of shopping. The traditional Cathedral Window pattern with a modern twist showcases a contrasting fabric in the “window.”

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Use bits and pieces of favorite fabrics and trims to personalize the flap on your bag. It's a great size to carry for quick weekend errands-just enough room for keys, phone, and a small wallet....

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Grab two of your two favorite fabrics to make a fabulous summer bag. For this version of Fresh Start, project tester Jan Ragaller chose two prints, a multicolor chevron and a tone-on-tone...

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Tired of buying paper gift bags? Reuse and recycle in style by creating your own handled gift bags, custom-made with fabrics you choose. They're sure to be used over and over again.

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Need a gift bag? We loved these bags so much that we made them in two sizes. The smaller bag— a plentiful 10x13x3"—wraps up several items neatly. The larger version of the market bag—19x15x5”—is...

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