Sew accessories: bags

Batik fabric has had a growing presence in the quilting and big box sewing stores. Every time I passed the bolts of batiks I would think: “those beautiful organic colors and prints are an inspired design  just waiting to happen.” Well it happened!

Festival bag pattern, Simplicity 8356, by Elaine Heigl Designs were inspired by batiks, fun prints and trims. Have fun styling and making yours!


Batik fabrics also inspired the “no-sew” festival accessories shown below. Easy projects to whip up!

beaded batik strips

Mix batik prints and make a stack of beaded 1/4″ strips to wear as a “necklace-scarf” or use as a trim. Click for instructions

wrap and tuck scarf



Make a comfy headband with just a few 2″ batik strips and a covered elastic band. Click for instructions




diy beach wrap


Turn on the sewing machine and stitch up a wrap skirt for the pool and beach. Add on some beaded strips for some sass and swing. Click for instructions.










Batik medley

Batiks are 100% cotton and 45″ wide. The prints are beautiful on both sides of the fabric. Ready for some diy?

If you love the free spirit style of festival bags, check out these bohemian totes.

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When I learned to sew, I was totally hooked! My mission is to provide sewing projects that are easy enough for anyone to learn or to practice sewing… Let us know if its working!

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