top 10 Creative Designer Bag Sewing tips Nancy Zieman

I’ve had the great fortune of working with Clover and designing sewing and quilting products and notions. My favorite design category is Designer Bags. Over the past four years, Clover and I have introduced four bag templates, all under the Trace ‘n Create category: City Bag, Town & Country Bag, and Florida Tote.

More Bag Ideas!

After the initial design phase, my staff and I always seem to come up with more ideas! We shared 10 of our ideas over the course of a year as blog articles. We’ve gathered the ideas in one location for your convenience. I hope that you’ll enjoy using your favorite Trace ‘n Create Template to add creative designer touches!

1 Handbag Sewing Pattern—5 Different Options

Learn innovative handbag upgrades to create five bags from one easy pattern.

Nancy’s Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques

Embellish with ribbon or add a zipper closure to any bag with these simple modifications.

A Smart Pocket 

A pocket that converts with a zip to fit over a suitcase handle. 


 Easy Zipper-Upper Closure 

Add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote or bag.


Sensational Pockets 

Create patchwork inspired outer bag or tote pockets.


It’s What’s Inside that Counts 

Giving handbags support and stability for a professional look.

F Florida So Beach Convert 3

 Fat Quarter Friendly Bags 

A bag that showcases fat quarter fabric cuts. 


Smart Embroidery  

Embroidery collection that create tabs, strap connections, and corner trims.


Tips for Pre-Quilted Fabrics 

Adapt the pattern and sewing steps when using prequilted fabrics

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Plus, learn even more of my bag making techniques from my quest blogger postings at the Clover Blog.


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