Coudre un sac doublé avec fermeture éclair

Patron de couture Butterick B6188

Zippered lined tote bag
Le tote bag l’accessoire dont on ne peut se passer

Un sac fourre-tout spacieux est le sac le plus utile dans notre garde-robe. Dans cet article de blog, vous trouverez des notes et des recommandations sur la manière de coudre un sac fourre-tout doublé avec une fermeture éclair, ainsi que des idées simples et rapides pour le personnaliser. J’ai rédigé une critique complète du patron Butterick B6188, y compris des images détaillées et mes instructions personnelles pour remédier aux problèmes que j’ai notés dans le patron. Vous trouverez  également 10 astuces pour gérer les épaisseurs.

Je suis très fière d’avoir l’opportunité d’écrire et de partager cet article pour ce sac sur le blog de Fabricville.

On s’y met!

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Sew a zippered, lined tote bag

Butterick sewing pattern B6188

Sew a zippered, lined tote bag
Carryall bag

A roomy tote bag is the most useful bag in our wardrobe. In this blog post you will find notes and recommendations on how to sew a zippered, lined tote bag along with quick and simple ideas to customize the bag. I have written a complete review of the Butterick pattern B6188 including detailed images and my personal instructions to address glitches I noted in the pattern. You will also find 10 tips for dealing with heavyweight fabrics.

I am very proud to have the opportunity to write and share this post on the Fabricville blog for this tote bag.

Let’s start!

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Handmade Christmas stocking

My Christmas ornaments tell a story

Handmade Christmas stocking
I drafted the Christmas stocking pattern

It’s this time of the year when I take out the Christmas decorations and ornate our house for the festivities ahead. Oh! How I love to unpack my beloved ornaments. I remember where and when I purchased most of them. (Laughter) my hubby cannot bear to hear one more time my l0000ng story of how I got my expensive mouth blown glass heart at Eaton’s downtown store. Literally, a few hours before the company closed their doors for good in October 1999. But if you permit I will share with you the story of how I came about making the pattern and sewing this elegant handmade Christmas stocking.

Note: This post is not a tutorial. Leave me a note in the comment box below if you would like me to do a Christmas stocking DIY post.

Now about this handmade Christmas stocking……

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1 sewing pattern used with 4 different fabrics

Fit a pattern when you are short on fabric

1 Sewing pattern used with 4 different fabrics
Study of 1 pattern sewn in 4 different fabrics

1 sewing pattern used with 4 different fabrics is a fun study that demonstrate how to get diversified looks using the same sewing pattern. I will also demonstrate how to fit a pattern when you are short on fabric, use fabric selvage for neckline finishes and how to copy a garment without taking it apart. 

Let’s begin!

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How to copy a garment without taking it apart

Making a sewing pattern from my favorite vest

How to copy a garment without taking it apart
How to copy a garment without taking it apart

Ever had a piece of clothing you liked so much that you wore it to shreds or you wished you could replicate it in another color? Well actually to copy your clothes is a fairly easy task. In this post I will demonstrate how to copy a garment without taking it apart a simple technique that I explain in this step by step tutorial about making a sewing pattern from my favorite vest. I will also demonstrate how to use fabric selvage to sew a hand-rolled hem. I encountered difficulties with this project because of my chosen fabric but it allowed me to explain my infallible tip for sewing difficult fabrics that may be slippery, lacy, stretchy, types of vinyl or coated materials and I am sure that it will be of great use to you.

Lets begin →

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DIY Star shaped baby wrap blanket

DIY baby star wrap blanket by CardinalSewingNest

I always wanted to sew a baby star wrap blanket. I got the perfect occasion when one of our daughter -in- laws announced that she was pregnant. It will be the first grand child for both family sides; exciting times ahead! Lucky me, the mother-to-be thought that the blanket was a very cute idea.

See how I drafted my own star shaped blanket pattern and how I assembled it;

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DIY Sewing velvet curtains

Made to measure velvet curtains

DIY sewing velvet curtains

I made these curtains for my nephew’s bedroom.

It was easy since he knew exactly what style of curtains he wanted; floor length with the curtains drawings in different directions leaving easy access to his alcove during the day.

Once he decided what he wanted, it then became a family affair. My sister-in-law purchased the supplies, my brother installed the curtain tracks, with me the sewer taking all the glory!

Keep reading to know how I custom made my nephew’s curtains.

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Simplicity sewing pattern 1660 top

Simplicity pattern 1660 misses top in yellow linen

Simplicity sewing pattern 1660 top

I  purchased this Simplicity sewing pattern 1660 top. Before cutting the pattern I started by studying the image on the pattern envelope. It is a very good indication of how the garment fits. More accurate when there is an image of the garment sewn then photographed on a live person.  At first glance this blouse model was loose fitting, formidable, no need to sew a mock-up (muslin). But I new that the neckline was too low for my taste.

See how I modified to pattern to raise the front neckline

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I cannot resist a great sale… can you?

I cannot resist a great sale... can you?
OH! JOY! Three for one  bobbin threads sale!

The fabric store had a huge one day sale on threads, the big bobbins were three for the price of one. Okay, you understand that this kind of sale makes a sewist day, right?!

I had about 36 bobbins of threads in my carry-on basket (but who is counting?) and I was physically refraining myself from jumping up and down out of happiness when the lady in line after me said

“Uh! are you really sewing THAT much?!”………………………………………………..


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