The Creative Cloth Bag

10 Free Zipper Pouch Patterns

In keeping with this year’s theme – The Creative Cloth Bag – what better way to celebrate bags and purses than to share some of my favorite free sewing patterns and tutorials from around the internet. Check back every Thursday for some fresh, and... read more

How to Make a Rigid Bottom Insert for your Bag

Adding a rigid bottom to a bag adds shape to the bag and helps to strengthen and stabilize the base. Items can then be arranged more easily, and heavy items can be carried without putting too much stress on the bottom or side seams. Adding a rigid bottom to a bag is... read more
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New in the Store: Custom Colored Hand-dyed Fat Quarters

Sometimes exploring beyond your comfort zone can produce some surprising results. When I’m dyeing fabric I normally enjoy working with bright saturated colors, however from time to time I like to try out new color combinations – just to see what will... read more

The Sew Creative Box is back in 2015

If you’re a textile or fabric artist, or someone who just loves to sew and work with fabric in a creative way, then you will definitely love the Sew Creative Box! The Sew Creative Box is a custom handmade treasure box of creative fabric embellishing, sewing, and... read more
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Join the new Creative Cloth Community on Google+

With the new Creative Cloth Bag series happening right throughout this year, I just know that you’ll be wanting to share photos of your bags and other creative fabric projects that you’ve made. So you’re invited to join the new Creative Cloth... read more

Fiber Art on Friday

A little eye candy for the weekend … Junko Oki – Woky Shoten   Reclaimed Books by IdyllicNeedle … books and needlework   Fabric Book … embroidered and embellished   Fabric Rabbit … silk screened   Reconstructed Shirt... read more
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10 Free and Creative Sewing Projects

Looking for some last minute gift ideas to sew? These ten free and creative sewing projects are sure to inspire. 1. Scrappy Organizer Got fabric scraps? This is your sewing project! Make it large to use as a day planner, or make it small to hold a notebook and pen. 2.... read more


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