Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tote bags

Recently, I've been taking some free classes on, and enjoying them thoroughly.

Their free classes are short, about an hour or so of video content, broken up into smaller lessons, and once you sign up for a class (free or otherwise), you have access to it forever.

I have learned more about cleaning my sewing machine, troubleshooting when it doesn't work right, using different feet with it, etc.

I also learned how to sew a really cute reversible tote bag, and it's super easy and very well explained! That class, called "Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch" also includes a smaller pencil bag with a zipper, but I haven't gotten to that part yet. (Sadly, I cannot seem to link directly to that class, but you can find it on the free classes page linked above) It's a great class for a beginner.

First tote bag:

First bag, turned "inside" out:

Second tote bag:

Second tote bag, "inside" out:

I hope you'll join me in the class and show me your creations too!


  1. Nice bags! But I really love seeing all those beautiful colorful cones of thread!

  2. Very nice job - and I agree the thread is beautiful! I love Craftsy classes.

  3. Thanks You Two! I also love looking at my yarn collection. Mmm, yaaaarn...

  4. Good work. It is important to get back to basics sometimes.