One of my favorite websites to look to for tutorials and basic sewing techniques is Sew4Home. Sew4Home began in early 2009 and now provides daily projects that are easy to follow and make at home.
I recently tried their pattern for an insulated shopping bag. They provide step-by-step instructions, including photographs that make it super easy to follow along. Instead of making mine insulated, I just used fusible felt, but followed the rest of the tutorial exactly. Here is what I ended up with. Not bad too shabby.
They also have some great basic technique posts about things like hidden zippers and button holes. I’ve been thinking about trying this sewing machine cover for a while now. One day…
Until then go visit Sew4home and look around. Do it now!