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Tote, Pocket Add-On Pattern

So you’ve made your Tote bag and discovered it’s so basic, there is NO pockets!

We’ve put together a wee free pattern for you, to make a removable pocket you can loop around the handles.

You can download our pattern instructions and photos here.

If you make this we’d love to see photo’s!

Whilst our pattern is FREE, if you wish to continue to SUPPORT OUR WEE BUSINESS especially through these times of having our doors closed, we would be most appreciative, click on this link to make a donation of £3.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts …

Marice & Fiona xx

Not made the tote yet? You’ll find the original post here.

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Tote Bag : our free pattern

Tote bag or ECO shopper, simple enough for beginners to create and a great starting point for improvers to modify, adding pockets and closures.

The humble tote bag is a staple in everyone’s life now. Whether you are here to sew it for the first time, or to adjust it to make the size to suit you, we hope you find the instructions easy to follow.

If you are not brave enough to cut into your ‘good’ fabric this is the perfect project for old duvets and curtains.

Download the INSTRUCTIONS here, there’s a written guide and accompanying photos.

As always we would love to see your makes, you can share via our facebook page or tag us on Instagram #sewweefab … Marice & Fiona xx

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Clam Decoration (The perfect re-usable Easter Egg)

Definitely my new favourite thing to sew. A fabric, RE-USABLE Easter Egg. Which you can re-fill to your heart’s belly’s content.

Here’s what you need to make your own:-

  • Fabric for outer
  • Fabric for inside
  • Decovil
  • Bondaweb
  • Ribbon
  • Optional: pimp your egg with buttons, beads, trims

This project I found on the Vlieseline (previously known as Vilene) website. You can download pattern and instructions here.

If you have not used decovil before then this a fantastic little project to have a go. Mainly used by bag makers, with it’s leather like form, decovil really holds it shape. Tear-resistant, but also dimensionally stable and easy to shape. Furthermore it is resilient, resistant to bending, punchable and the cutting edges stay tight. Thereby the fixed fabrics are good to handle and very stable and durable. Ideally suited for the creation of hats, belts, bags and small fabric bowls, but also, for interior decoration. It’s an iron on stabiliser, the shiny side is the glue. Suitable for cotton, decorative and synthetic fabrics. Machine wash 30o.

** At time of writing this, we stock Decovil in a pre-pack sheet size of 45cm x 50cm, if you love it as much as we do, we will look at stocking Decovil on the roll. Which would mean a 90cm width by whatever length you would like.

Download instructions to make your Easter Egg

We would LOVE to see your makes! Fiona & Marice xx