Enlarging the Luna Bag

Easily Enlarge the luna Bag

I get questions about how to up-size the Luna Laptop bag often. I created it in the handbag size which fits smaller laptops, tablets and e-readers and also a laptop size that fits 13″ laptops. it’s a pattern that is quite easy to increase in side or down size for your needs and i thought i would show you how.

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Cute Card and Coin Purse – Wide

I decided to make a dedicated tutorial for the Widened Cute Card and Coin purse. It’s the perfect addition to a clutch for a night out to keep your essentials all together. It’s so cute and a quick sew. This pattern is perfect for an advanced beginner.

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Triangle Pencil Case Tutorial

triangle-pencil-case-tutorial

Have to told you i’m addicted to making pencil cases at the moment? It could be because i find it very relaxing to colour in using glitter gel pens. I made myself a new pencil case for all of my pens last week using the Kindle case tutorial and resizing it down slightly. It fits so many pens that i may have bought more of them… I wanted to make some cute cases for friends and to sell in my store. These are so cute i needed to give you a tutorial!

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How to use Lorelei Jayne PDF Patterns.

How to print PDF patterns

I’ve had a few questions about how to use my PDF Patterns especially as the free tutorials don’t really explain how to put the pattern together. It’s super simple! First printing. It’s really important you get this right otherwise your project may not be the right size! Your printing settings should be 100% or actual size. If you have Auto rotate or auto portrait/landscape you should put that on too. You should ensure you put in the correct paper size, in adobe you click page setup to select paper size. Print just the pattern pages you need to save ink. Most of […]

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How to make foam Stabiliser fusible

Making Foam fusible

I’m starting a how to series, it will include basic sewing instructions and specific bag making instructions. I wanted to start with this one as Vilene sent me a sample of their newest product Style-vil. It’s a great new sew in foam. I haven’t used a lot of foams however i did use one for The Luna bag pattern. I wish i had Style-vil back then! I use Vilene products a lot, mostly fusible vilene H 630 and H 640 for bags. I use them because they are easily available in Australia and inexpensive. I’m always impressed with the results. […]

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Yarn Bag Tutorial

Yarn Bag tutorial

I dabble in crochet. I can’t make clothing or anything too fancy but if i want a baby blanket or a scarf i can make it. I recently started a lap blanket for myself and i realised i have no bag for my yarn and used a plastic bag. It didn’t really work that well especially when trying to watch TV with the rustling noises of plastic! Haha! Now that i finished the blanket, i have designed an easy quick sew yarn bag. It has a pocket with a snap closure for your hooks too!

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Handmade Labels

handmade Labels

Handmade labels can take your business to a whole new handmade level! They are professional looking while being inexpensive and fun to create. You can use this technique to make Name labels for bags and clothes too! I love them so much and it adds more to my handmade business. I also use my template to get Labels printed on to spoonflower fabric, you can read all about it here. These are super simple and quick to make You’ll need T-shirt transfer paper and Cotton fabric T-shirt transfer paper comes in two types, one for light fabric (white, beige some light […]

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Zip Flap Tutorial

Zip Flap tutorial

What! Another tutorial… yes! One of my Luna bag pattern testers added a zippered to the bag flap and i love it so much i wanted to give you a tutorial on how to do it to your Luna bag. You could also do this to any bag with a flap. Ensure you do this step after installing the magnetic snap on one of the exterior flap pieces. To create a zippered flap on the Luna bag you’ll need the following: The Luna laptop and handbag pattern. It’s available here or on Craftsy  (1) 14″ Zipper  (to be cut down to […]

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