Sewing can open up a whole new world of things you can make, including these 52 accessories, including tote bags and hats.
A monochromatic log-cabin design in soft cowhide gives the pattern a modern yet relaxed vibe.
To make the bag, stitch together an 8-by-5 1/2-inch rectangle and 3-inch-wide strips using a leather needle and heavy-duty thread. Be sure to increase the stitch length to avoid perforating the leather. Add a strap of natural canvas. If you like, you can sew a matching lining.
Have you noticed how hard it is to find a great beach cover-up, one that's not fussy or frilly? We sure have. That's why we came up with our own. Breezy and a tad bohemian, it's as easy to make from two cotton scarves as it is to throw on before you head to the beach.
Give your plain-Jane espadrilles some summer panache with pretty ribbons.
Cut a strip to fit across the vamp. Using fabric glue, "hem" the cut edges to create neat ends. Then glue to shoe, and let dry. To add ties to the back, cut a length of sturdy ribbon (such as grosgrain or canvas) that's long enough to wrap around your lower leg twice and be tied into a bow. Fold it in half, and sew the fold to the top of the heel.