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(sort of ) How to make a knitted/crocheted Tote Bag

Version française ici So I finally finished this cutie. I say finally because this little nut was tough to crack. I actually didn’t do a tutorial for you because it was me who needed some help. I’m a self-taught seamstress, knitter and crocheter. Therefore, I’m always learning new stuff too. So when I need help, I look for it. Today, instead of giving you a step by step guide, I’m going to narrate the process of making this crocheted Tote Bag. I hope you like it as much as I do. Although, like I said, it wasn’t easy to assemble this knitted/crocheted tote bag, knitting the pieces that compose it was a little walk in the park (I really love knitting) ー Finishing details were the hard tasks. But hey, let’s do this! Yarn Phil Creativ’ in noir and sable, from Phildar Here in Versallles the shops opened Saturday before May 11. When I found out I (almost) ran to the Phildar store because I had this project in mind for a few days already. …

How to make a bucket hat

Version française ici Bucket hat sewing tutorial is now available on So, summer is coming!… …and it’s time to bring out another round of bucket hats. Lets give a warm welcome to these summer toppers. Bucket hats are my favorite summer accessories, but I have to confess something: I think I have a big head. I really don’t know why but it has never been easy to satisfy my eternal craving for one of these fashionable pieces because more often than not, they’re too tight. Believe me, I have ignored this but then after a little while I remember why I shouldn’t – I get a massive headache. So, a few days ago I decided to make myself one. The result was so good, that I decided to create a new tutorial for you. I think you will enjoy this one. You will need a bit more than some basic sewing skill, but no worries, I will guide you all the way through. The good thing about bucket hats is that they look good no …

How to make a reusable lunch bag – Part 2

Version française ici Reusable lunch bag tutorial is now available on This post is the 2nd part of how to do a lunch bag. Putting this tutorial together has taken me a lot of time because my laptop screen crashed (I already ordered a monitor but last Friday Amazon’s headquarters closed for a week here in France, for sanitary reason related to COVID19…… I know! talking about bad timing!) and my external hard drive crashed too ( I ordered also one, but same s**t) soooooo, it has not been easy. However, somehow, we’re here!! How to make reusable lunch bag is part of my (proudly) growing collection of reusables tutorials. Before you continue your reusable lunch bag project, I would like to talk to you a bit about Atelier Circulaire and our sewing tutorials. My interest is to create a repertoire of sewing, embroidery and knitting tutorials, based on tasteful, even sofisticated designs. The idea is to inspire you to create. Not only because you’re passionate about it, but also because you’ll finish up with …

How to make a reusable lunch bag – Part 1

Version française ici A few days ago, while rearranging my sewing studio, I came across this old curtain an old tenant left behind. I never used it because I was not thrilled by the idea of having a curtain that looks like a carrot. However, I remember thinking the fabric was extraordinary, a beautiful “deep orange” velvet ー of course, I knew I would eventually find an use for it (I also thought about turning it into a blazer, but then again, it’s not like my style). As you may have noticed by now, I’m a big fan of reusables. And before all this COVID19 reality began, I remember thinking I needed a lunch bag to carry my lunch to work. Immediately I thought of this one by The Organic Company and decided to make my own version of it. On this post I’ll be giving you the list of things you will need and all steps your need to follow up to the point before you start shaping the bag Let’s do this! Watch …