A Bag of Tricks: Tips for Making ITH Purses

See how marking your pieces makes ITH projects like bags and purses so much easier!

Crossbody bags are extremely popular. Three Zippered Cross Body Bag from Kreations by Kara has three sections, two exterior pockets, one large interior pocket, and four credit card slots.

With so many pieces, make your projects run smoother with these tips for stitching ITH zippered bags and purses.

Shabby Chic Denim Tote from Inspiration Mutz has two main panels that are done ITH. Use cork or any contrast fabric for the middle and bottom parts. This bag also features a good size inner pocket secured with a zipper (also added in the hoop).

See how marking your pieces makes creating larger ITH projects easy as can be.

Another designer-worthy creation, Pretty Purse from Stitch Soup is perfect to showcase fabric designs. It is fully lined with a front and back pocket. Panels are stitched and quilted in the hoop then assembled on your sewing machine. The flap has a circle applique that you can fussy-cut for maximum impact.

Get tips for using trim, hardware, ad zipper pulls to jazz up your bags and purses here.