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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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Start this in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have a cloth tote for the farmer’s market or grocery store. For this spacious bag project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching blue-and-white...

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Make an easy tote even easier by choosing a great focal print and using precut 2-1/2"-wide fabric strips for the remainder of the bag. Use rickrack, eyelets, and a button for a polished patchwork...

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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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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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Whip up this trendy bag in a snap to carry to work or to take along on a spur-of-the-moment trip.

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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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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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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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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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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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