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Following seasonal trends can be difficult if one leads a busy lifestyle. Women with demanding work or school schedules seldom have enough time to devote to making sure that their wardrobes are up to date. An easy way to ensure that one’s wardrobe is to carry seasonal handbags and handmade purses. A woman who takes it upon herself to design her own fabric handbags will have accessories that no one else has.

 

 

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Sewing-LoveIt’s surprising how much simple sewing tips can eliminate headaches. Classic problems like snagged hems and puckering fabric can be combated with a little knowledge. Change up your technique today with these 10 sewing tips and make your next project a breeze.

 

 

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th (2)Are you looking for interesting sewing projects that do not involve excessive instructions? Quick and easy sewing patterns are out there, but few are actually fun or practical. However, there are 8 pattern-free sewing projects that are clever and useful. While most of them require a sewing machine, many are easily converted into good hand sewing projects for kids.

 

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Until very recently, new mothers were left out in the cold when it came to fashion. The choices for mothering related handbags were slim as best, hideous at worst. Popular cartoon characters, tacky pastel motifs and clown like pairings of stripes and polka dots were all considered worthy of the new mother fashion accessory known as the “diaper bag.” Thankfully, some forward thinking designers finally realized the babies weren’t the people carrying these bags, and a new industry of fashionable bags for moms was born.

 

 

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types of sewing machinesYour passion for sewing may have started with a machine that you bought for less than $100 at a local retail store. However, you soon learn that these machines are limited in function and often have a short life span. If you are looking for a sewing machine that will allow you to do more projects as an amateur, this article will help you understand the four styles of sewing machines that crafty people need in their home.

 

 

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Fashion

fall fashion bagsAhhh, fall! Time for pumpkin-flavored everything, cozy hand knit sweaters and crunching leaves beneath your feet everywhere you go. Wondering how to incorporate the latest seasonal trends into your handbags? Here are a few simple fashion trends you can easily use when you’re designing your own bag:

Bold burgundy. The hottest fall fashion trend this year is actually a color. Deep red, or burgundy, is making the rounds on all the runways.

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Messenger Bags

modern messenger bagsStudent messenger bags are the creme de la creme of the academic world. They’re not unfashionably bulky, like backpacks, and they allow you to carry everything you could ever want all at your fingertips! However, organizing a messenger bag can be a chore. Next time you’re mired in a disorganized mess and you’d like a fresh start, try these tips:

Empty it completely, totally out. If you’re starting with a big pile of clutter in your bag, dump it out.

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Fashion, Handbags

sewing bagsIf you are someone who loves to give unique, exciting and handmade gifts for the holidays, then experimenting with sewing crafts, sewing projects and embroidery might be just the answer for your family and friends this holiday season. Whether you follow seasonal trends or make traditional gifts, the people who receive your handmade gifts are sure to love them. With all the different types of fabrics and sewing materials that are available today, the types of sewn and handmade crafts you can make are nearly endless. There are options for everyone on your list.

 

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Handbags

personalized handbagsSewing a birthday gift soon? Here’s a tip: for the small investment of an embroidery hoop, a heat transfer pencil, and a few skeins of embroidery floss, you will have the tools to personalize at least a few gifts. So once you decide on a pattern for a handmade purse, don’t thread your sewing machine just yet. Plan on adding a personal touch to your project to remind its recipient how special they are to you.

Don’t Let Embroidery Patterns Limit Your Creation
A simple Google search will lead you to many free embroidery patterns, including charming vintage illustrations. However, the beauty of this craft lies in the flexibility to convert any line drawing into a hand embroidery pattern. This task may sound daunting, but remember that even if you choose the simplest, though no less special, option of stitching in a name, writing it directly onto the fabric is not likely to produce a well formed pattern to follow.

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General

Have you ever thought about designing your very own handbag? Scared that you don’t have the sewing chops to pull it off? Fear not. This season’s looks are all about fun and personality, so take your inspiration from the runway and start thinking about how you can design your own bag.

Keep it Brief

It seems like the briefcase is big every season, and this Fall is no exception. Fendi, Versace, and Elie Saab, among others, all showed structural bags perfect for the business woman. While creating your own leather briefcase may prove to be too challenging, you can definitely jazz up an existing briefcase with your own personal style.

 

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