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Bello Pouch – Crossbody bag – Youtube

I made modification of Bello Pouch, a pattern by Sew Sweetness, to be a crossbody bag.

Bello Sling Bag

I made slides show how to make a Bello Crossbody bag. I hope these slides show inspire you who want to make Bello Pouch as a crossbody bag.

Bello Sling Bag

I made two slides show, there are how to modify the main panel as three panels the same as mine and how to accomplish the crossbody bag.

Below is how to modify the main panel, please check this slide!

And, here is how to accomplished to be a sling bag!


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[MY TESTER VERSION] The Cavalcade Travel Bag


I really love this bag. It was my tester version of Cavalcade Travel bag pattern by Sew Sweetness. This bag is perfect as a travel bag! It has 2 big zippered parts, the main on the top and the bottom zippered part that enough for your shoes or something else that need to separate from others.

This bag also has a removable sling strap, and on the back has a slip part that can be slip on your luggage handle.

This travel bag is a fantastic way to keep yourself organized on your next trip or outing! The main compartment of the bag is secured with the top zipper, and a second zipper near the bottom of the bag will allow you to stow other items separately, such as shoes. […more…]

I made this bag in Bowers of Flowers Single Border in Teal fabric by Michaell Miller, and canvas in teal.

The zipper tape that I used also from Sew Sweetness. Click here to see more zipper tape by Sew Sweetness!

For complete information and if you want to purchase the pattern, just click here!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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My tester version the Bello Pouch, pattern by Sew Sweetness.

This pattern comes in three sizes, small, medium, and large.

Finished Size:

  • small – 6-1/2” long x 4-1/2” tall x 2-3/4” deep (16.5cm x 11.5cm x 7cm)
  • medium – 9” long x 6-1/2” tall x 4” deep (23cm x 16.5cm x 10cm)
  • large – 11” long x 7-1/2” tall x 5” deep (28cm x 19cm x 12.7cm)

I made these Bello Pouches used Art Gallery Fabrics.

These pouches are fat-quarter friendly and come together quickly with minimal pieces to cut out. Perfect for storing sewing supplies, cosmetics, school supplies, or just about anything you can think of! Bello Pouches make fantastic, quick gifts!

For complete information and if you want to purchase the pattern, just click here!

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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[MY TESTER VERSION] Superbloom Tote

Tote | Handmade | Handmade Bag | Tote Bag | Roomy Bag | Superbloom Tote Bag

A new pattern from Sew Sweetnees, Superbloom Tote Bag.
I made this bag as a tester, mainly used Tula Pink fabric.

This tote bag features minimal pattern pieces but is high on style! Side pockets have stylish horizontal zippers, and a recessed zipper in the lining keeps all of your items secure.

If you want to buy the pattern just click here!

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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Yes, I really love the hobo style bag. Roomy and slouchy, so easy to carry and also I can dump everything I need inside!

This time Bagstock has a new pattern which is Finch Hobo Bag. This hobo has a curvy shape, but still beginner bagmaker friendly. Easy and fast, also fun sew. This bag has slip pockets inside and also there is an optional zipper pocket (tricky though because the shape is curvy, but yes sure it’s doable).

Its because I had a fun sew of this bag, I made my tester version with some decoration. I put an overlay on the bottom part and also some other decorations. I love how it looks at the end. I used fleece and woven interfacings for the exterior and woven for the lining. I added a sling strap too.

The fabrics that I used was Tropicalia Light from Art Gallery Fabric, and canvas.

[information from Bagstock website]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS – 15” W x 8.5” H (from center) x 4.5” D

Pattern includes 21 pages of easy step-by-step instructions with color photos to help you through each step. The pattern also includes printable pattern pieces with seam allowances included.


Basic sewing skills, You should be familiar with sewing patterns. 


  • 3/4 yard 44” exterior fabric
  • 1/4 yard 44” contrasting fabric (1/2 yard if cutting on the grain)
  • 3/4 yard 44” quilting weight lining fabric
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing – 20” wide (Pellon SF-101 Shapeflex) or 1½ yards 45” Woven Fuse
  • One 16” or longer #4.5 / #5 zipper (main zipper closure)
  • One zipper end
  • Fray Check
  • Fabric glue or double-sided tape
  • Zipper foot
  • Pinking shears to trim the seam allowance

Recommended fabrics for the exterior and contrast – Décor weight, canvas, denim, waxed canvas, corduroy, vinyl, cork.

If you want to buy the pattern, just click here!

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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[MY TESTER VERSION] The Stonecrop Satchel


Blue Calla Sewing Patterns just released a new pattern, it’s a satchel type, named The Stonecrop Organizer Satchel Bag.

The Stonecrop Satchel has a rectangular shape, medium size, two top carry handles, and a crossbody strap. With this size, this bag can be your everyday handbag, the perfect bag to go to work too. It can perfectly fit all the basics you need to survive the day, plus your gadgets too.

This Stonecrop pattern has many features. One of them, For the front pocket, has two options, an organizer pocket or a simple pocket with closure. My tester version of The Stonecrop Satchel was done with a simple pocket with closure used Tula Pink fabric and linen.

On the other exterior part has a zippered pocket. Inside the bag are two slip pockets and one zippered pocket.

[from Bluecalla’s website}

SUPPLIES: Exterior fabric: 

1 Fat Quarter Exterior fabric 1
1/2 – 3/4 yard Exterior fabric 2 or cork/vinyl (will vary depending on the width of your cork/vinyl)Lining fabric:

1 1/2 yards Lining fabric (44” W)Interfacing:
4-5 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
1 Fat Quarter Fusible fleece (45” wide) 
15” W x 10” H Peltex or firm sew-in interfacing
1-yard Foam interfacing (20” W)

Notions and Supplies:
(2) 1” D-rings or triangle rings or other side connectors
(1) 1.5” rectangle slide
(2) 1.5” swivels
(1) small turn-lock
(4) 1” rectangle rings or small strap connectors
(4) purse feet (optional)
(1) metal zipper end (optional)
(2) 6” zippers #4.5 or #5 (or 8 inches of zipper tape)
(1) 14” zipper #4.5 or #5 for main closure (or 14” zipper tape)
(1) 9” zipper (any size will work) for the interior pocket (or 11” of zipper tape)
(1) 10” zipper #4.5 or #5 for the exterior pocket (or 12” of zipper tape)
(1) 6” #3 or dress zipper (or 8” zipper of zipper tape) 

MEASUREMENTS: 12.25” W x 9.5” H x 3.75” D (31 cm x 24 cm x 9.5 cm) 

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This bag with a regular pocket with flap closure would be considered intermediate however the version with the organizer pocket would be considered advanced as it requires precision with seam allowances to ensure a proper fit. 

Here is the pattern’s link, click here!

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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[MY TESTER VERSION] Fun Bobby Backpack

Backpack | Handmade | Handmade Bag | Fun Bobby Backpack

The latest functional and stylish backpacks design from  Sincerely, Jen Pattern Company just released, named Fun Bobby Backpack. I am honored that I am in her tester group. So happy to be there!

Fun Bobby Backpack pattern has a unique design. It will become your reliable bag in everyday life and during a day traveling.

I really enjoy did this project. I made this tester version in cotton canvas for the exterior with a Snoopy theme and cotton for the interior. This bag has a zippered big pocket on the front and a zippered pocket in the back (perfect to put the important things that need quick access). And, I used webbing for the strap.

This bag also has a big opened pocket on each side that enough for the bottle. For interior part also have opened slip pockets and zippered pocket.

And this bag has no binding or drops in this bag but a birthing technique through the zippered pocket. This pattern also comes with a video tutorial, so easy to follow, the instructions also very clear.

Here is the pattern’s link, click here!

Full length sews along videos are included!  The links can be found on page 17 of the pattern.

Difficulty Rating:  Intermediate

Finished Measurements:
11.5” W x 13.5” H x 5” D

This is a downloadable PDF Pattern.  This is not a finished product.

2/3 Yard quilting cotton for Exterior (45” wide)
2/3 Yard quilting cotton for Exterior Contrast (45” wide)
1-1/2 Yards quilting cotton for Lining (45” wide)
5 Yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shape-Flex SF-101 – 20” wide)
1-1/4 Yard sew-in foam stabilizer (Pellon Flex Foam Sew-In FF77 – 20” wide)
1/4 Yard firm fusible stabilizer (Pellon Decovil Heavy 526 – 20” wide)
19” Double-pull Handbag zipper (#5) (20” length of zipper-by-the-yard) (main closure)
12” Handbag zipper (#5) (12.5” length of zipper-by-the-yard) (front exterior pocket)
9” Handbag zipper (#5) (10” length of zipper-by-the-yard) (back exterior pocket)
10” All-purpose zipper (#3) (11” length of zipper-by-the-yard) (interior zipper pocket)
Two (2) 1” D-rings
Two (2) 1” Strap slides
Pins or clips
Coordinating Thread

Those top zipper allows the bag to open wide and keep everything safe inside. 

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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This time I would like to share my tester version of the newest pattern by Sammy Valencia, Shamballa Designs.

This bag called Paulette.
I love these designs, hobo style. I love how slouchy this bag, roomy, and the size is just perfect. It allows lots of room to carry such necessities as cell phones, cosmetics, as well as wallets, and other personal items. And for the most valuable things can be put in the zipper pocket inside. Other than the zippered pocket inside also have open pockets too.

This bag has a finished size of around 9- 1/2” High x 14” Wide x 4” Deep (24 cm H x 35 cm W x 10 cm D).
And just nice for intermediate level.

MATERIALS that need:

  • Exterior Fabric: 50 cm (1/2 yard) Approx.
  • Lining Fabric: 50 cm (1/2 yard) Approx.
  • Contrast Fabric: 50 cm (1/2 yard) Approx.
  • Fusible Interfacing (Middleweight): 50 cm (1/2 yard) Approx.
  • Foam Interfacing or Fleece (Middleweight) 50 cm (1/2 yard) Approx.
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Rivets
  • Glue for faux leather or fabric (Depending on the material you will use for the contrast)
  • 1 Zipper: 20 cm (8”)
  • 1 Zipper: 45 cm (17”)
  • 2 Metal Rings(Gate rings): (3,5 cm —– 1-3/8” inner diameter)
  • 13 Grommets: (1cm —— 3/8”) (Optional)
  • Piping Cord (5/32 — 0,3mm diameter): 172 cm (67”) (Optional)
  • 1 Zipper end

The pattern itself well written by the designer, so the instructions are easy to follow.
If you would like to buy the pattern just click here.

For my Paulette done in cotton for the exterior both sides and also for the interior. For the exterior gusset, I used faux leather.

Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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The bowler bag has a classic style, and it will yet beautiful with a modern touch. The new pattern that was just released by Country Cow Designs is one of them, it called Vekza Bowler Bag.

The Vekza Bowler Bag

I had the pleasure to be one of the testers of this bag, thank you so much Jo, to count me in your tester group! I am honored! Please feel free to go over and see the Country Cow Designs patterns, click here for links with the website.

This Vekza Bowler Bag is a medium size bag that has two handles to carry. I made the handles shorter than the pattern said, but mine is still long enough to slip over the forearm up until the elbow. I chose the flat one, but the pattern gave an option to make it flat or rolled. You need to check it out for these options 😉

This Vekza really has a sturdy look, rigid, good structure, and beautiful looking too. No birthing method for the final touch. This bag used a binding method to finish the bag. Just love the final result! Yes binding sometimes sounds scary but just think about the final result then it will be fine, and enjoy the process. Rather than using a sewing machine, I used a hand stitch to finish the binding, because I am not getting used to it yet.

This Vekza has a curvy pocket on the front part of the exterior, which makes it easy to put in and out the things that we need fast access. To do this curvy pocket just need the patience to get a nice and smooth curve. The interior has slip pockets and a zipper pocket. And don’t forget the interior has a roomy space enough to put many things 😉 Just nice!

[From the designer] Overall the pattern isn’t too complex, you just need to take your time and follow the tips to getting a great curve on that front zip pocket – that’s what makes in an intermediate pattern.

Finished size: 9″ tall x 12 1/2″ wide x 4″ deep.

Skill level: Intermediate

Full video tutorial also available here!

If you would like to buy the pattern just click here!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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“SANDHILL” Sling Bag


 A sling bag is a bag that’s designed to be worn comfortably across the chest or back and secured to the body with a cross-shoulder style strap. The buckle tends to be off-center, the straps connect diagonally, and the body of the bag tends to have an oblong shape (we say “tends to” because there are quite a few exceptions, which we’ll get into later).

Yes, that’s one of the definitions of the sling bag that I found.

Sandhill Back Bag

This time I made this sling bag in the “Harry Potter” theme fabric because my daughter loves this theme and canvas for the exterior, cotton for the interior. The pattern of the bag is from Noodlehead, Sandhill Sling Bag, a compact hands-free sling-style bag. If you want to buy the pattern just click here.

Sandhill Back Bag

A sling bag will change our way of carrying stuff, at least it makes us easier carrying the stuff, really! That was also one of the reasons why I bought this pattern and make this bag as soon as possible after I bought the pattern.

Sanhill Bag Sling

Sling Bags Are Perfect for Your Day Trip Essentials

This Sandhill is one of the perfect accessories for a day trip. As we know for a trip we need some essential things like a phone, keys, a wallet that should be easy to grab out and put in several times, and Sandhill fit for it! I really love this!

With this back bag, we can wear on the front and one on the back, so this bag also perfect to put in our flight essentials. This sling bag becomes a great place to keep your pocketable items, especially while in transit. Just toss all of your stuff in your sling.

For Sandhill pattern, there are features that I’ve got from Noodlehead, which are:

  • two fun views to sew! Choose a zippered front pocket (View A) or a patch pocket with a flap (View B)
  • large interior pocket
  • zip-top closure keeps your important belonging secure
  • adjustable strap
  • perfect for carrying your everyday needs without getting in the way


Sandhill Back Sling – Back Side

So let’s just toss all sorts of fun goodies into our sling bag just because we can! Yes, sling bags provide us easy access to our things inside! We can wear this bag to festivals, exploring places, parks, hiking or other outdoor activities, everyday use, and many more! Have fun!

Sandhill Back Sling

FYI, the “Harry Potter” fabric I bought at byTheYard 😉

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂