Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Technique Tuesday :: 6/10 Brother DreamWeaver Sewing Tutorials

 Click to download free PDF for the Primrose Satchel Messenger Bag Tutorial.


As you know, for the past several months I've been working on 10 tutorials for Brother Canada featuring the DreamWeaver sewing machine. My sewing projects and tutorials have been a little slow lately due to a big renovation in my studio. Now that it's nearing completion, I am back at it and loving every minute of it!! 

A lot of hours went into this tutorial, so I hope you find it useful/helpful! Please leave a comment to let me know if you made the bag. I would LOVE to see it. You can also catch me on instagram (@creatingathome) to show me your bag there. So, here's how the Primrose Satchel came about...

First I had agreed to write a tutorial for Brother featuring the MuVit Digital Dual Feed and, second my sister needed a new messenger bag because the one I made her a few years ago has completely worn out, which is always a good thing! I love it when the gifts I make are well used and well loved.

I designed this bag around what my sister was looking for. She asked for a dark color, not a print, a medium sized bag with a cross body strap, a closure (magnetic snap), and pockets. It is fully lined with inside pockets, plus a neat pocket on the back that would work well for an e-reader, iPad mini, or a water bottle. She didn't want it to be too flimsy, so I made a nicely structured bag by using upholstery decor fabric as well as medium weight interfacing. It's such a nice bag! I think I'll make one for myself next.

This tutorial is number 6 in a series of 10 that I am working on for Brother Canada. They have so generously
provided me with an amazing Brother DreamWeaver sewing/embroidery machine combo. You can find all the tutorials here:
  1. Perfect Half Square Triangles
  2. Pretty Perfect Pinwheels
  3. Quilting Chevrons
  4. Flawless Machine Binding
  5. Handmade Ruffle Curtains
  6. Primrose Satchel

Linked up here:
Sew Many Ways
Sew Can Do
Mad in Crafts
The Blackberry Vine
Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Cornerstone Confessions
Kathe with an E
Polkadot on Parade
The DIY Dreamer


  1. That bag looks awesome! I'm sure your sister will love it.

  2. What a fun and practical bag. I can imagine I can carry a LOT of stuff in there!! Thansk for sharing... :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. I <3 your bag! Great photos too:) Pinning and sharing

  4. It is a very beautiful bag and very practical.