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Mastering Bag-Making: A Comprehensive Guide to Sewing a Stiff Base for Your Bags

A free Sewing Tutorial by Christina of Bumblebee Bagz

How to Sew a Stiff Base for Your Bags

Christina of Bumblebee Bagz shows us how she creates a super-stiff bottom for her basic tote bag. This free sewing tutorial is easy-to-follow.  However, you need to know how to construct a straight-forward tote bag in order to follow along and understand Christina’s instructions.  This fundamental bag-making tutorial is important only after you have cut out your pattern pieces and any interfacing.





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