One Yard of Fabric

Easy sewing patterns that require only one yard of fabric. Learn how to sew something you’ll love today.

How to Sew an Easy Rope Handled Tote Bag – Free Sewing Pattern
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How to Sew an Easy Rope Handled Tote Bag – Free Sewing Pattern

Sewing a cute and easy tote bag is twice as fast when you don’t have to make the handles! I think these rope handled totes are my favorite bags I’ve ever made. They are the perfect size – about 10” tall and 16” wide but they hold a LOT of stuff. Tonight I took one to a youth activity and I filled it with about 8 yards of fabric, scissors, a pincushion, pattern weights, 4 patterns, and an extra package of needles in the inside pocket. I didn’t want to bring my purse, so I also stuffed keys, sunglasses, and my phone in. No problem.

Basic Leggings for Girls – Free Pattern and Tutorial!
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Basic Leggings for Girls – Free Pattern and Tutorial!

I had so much fun last week letting you guess which of the leggings above were sewn with the serger and coverstitch and which ones I made entirely on my home sewing machine. Well here’s the answer: the orange leggings on the left with blackberries are the ‘fancy’ ones that I sewed with my serger and new coverstitch machine. The aqua leggings look almost exactly the same and I used my sewing machine only. How did I do it? I’m going to show you!