Stitch a book bag or tote bag that reflects your little sewing partner’s interests. Nancy’s easy step-by step instructions, and patterns, are included in her new book, I Sew For Fun. Follow Nancy’s new team sewing approach and just have fun!

Gather Supplies

Note From Team Nancy

      Give your little partner just a few fabric choices and allow them to choose two favorite fabrics.

Optional: Add an Appliqué

Your little partner will use this charmingly classic bag to carry books to music class, dance shoes to dance class, or games to grandma’s house.

Create the Straps

Note From Team Nancy

Our Tote Bag features 1-inch Create-A-Strap for easy-to-make straps.

Attach Straps

Stitch Outer Sides and Lower Seam

Stitch Bag Lining Sides and Lower Seam—Leave an Opening for Turning

Slide Outer Bag into Bag Lining, Right Sides Together, and Stitch Top Edge

Turn Bag Right Side Out

 Topstitch Upper Edge and Lower Opening

New! I Sew For Fun Book with DVD available from Nancy’s Notions—includes 20 sewing projects for you to sew with your little partner. (Item# BD3117 $19.99)

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Enjoy creative moments with the youth in your life while sharing your love for sewing.

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I Sew For Fun Retractable Seam Ripper

For a chance to win anI Sew For Fun Retractable Seam Ripperfrom Clover, please leave a comment below sharing which I Sew For Fun project you’d like to sew with the youth in your life.

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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