Tutorials

How to Make a Crossbody Mini Bag

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I like to take walks, but I hate taking my purse with me. So I’m usually trying to cram my wallet, phone, keys, and anything else ā€“ like dog poop bags ā€“ in various pants or hoodie pockets. It’s annoying.

If only there were a way to find the perfect bag… a mini bag, if you will, that would have just enough room for those bare essentials. And the strap would be long enough that it would rest nicely on my hip on not have to be held on my arm or shoulder.

Yes. If only.

This step-by-step DiY tutorial will show you how to make a perfect bag for when you don’t want to haul around a clunky purse. It’s wee, it’s got a nice long strap… plus lots of pockets to fit your crap. (Hey, that rhymed!)Read more…

My Patterns

New Pattern: Cheeky Bikini Panties DIY Sewing Pattern

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If you follow my Twitter or Facebook page, you might have seen me mention a super big secret surprise project I’ve been working on, and I’m happy to announce (and you probably are too, because I’ll stop with the cryptic updates now) that It Has Arrived!

The new WhatTheCraft shop is now officially stocked with the very first WhatTheCraft Sewing Pattern!

The Cheeky Bikini is a low-rise, hipster cut underwear – cute, comfy, and quick to make! Plus, it doubles as a pattern for swim suit bottoms. For the price of a single pair of store-bought undies, you can have panties for eternity with this one pattern!

All WhatTheCraft Patterns are original patterns drafted by me. They are downloadable PDF patterns, so you can have it in your hands almost instantly. Each pattern contains a range of sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large – I’ve done all the hard work of grading the pattern for you! And best of all – you are welcome to sell items made from WhatTheCraft patterns!