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How to Sew a Pleated Shoulder Bag – Free Tutorial + How to Make Box Pleats

How to Sew a Pleated Shoulder Bag - Free Sewing Tutorial from Nap-time Creations

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This winter blue plaid wool shoulder bag by Emily at nap-time creations was inspired from the book One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker, Patricia Hoskins. The pattern for this bag, as well as many other sewing projects, is available within the One Yard Wonders Book. Emily has graciously provided a free step-by-step photo tutorial demonstrating how easy this bag can be for most sewers. This is an intermediate sewing project but is generally suitable for advanced beginner sewers. The instructions within the book are also excellent, I have created one of these purses myself and use it as a cross-body purse. If I created another one of these pleated bags, I would add a recessed zipper closure.  Check out Emily’s free sewing tutorial below:

Nap-time Creations Free Pleated Shoulder Bag Sewing Tutorial

Riley Blake green striped fabrics to sew purses and bags at
ne Yard Wonder Bags

April Baylor from Sewing Novice created the green striped bag.

Jennifer from Monkey See Monkey Do created the yellow and grey bags.

How to Make Box Pleats: from OnlineFabricStore

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