Look at these zipped up beauties! Imagine the endless possibilities combining fabrics, zippers, ribbons, tabs, buttons and stitches! She is not just any ordinary zipper bag. She has flair and personality due to her embellishment options.
I finally have another tutorial for the boys, it’s been too long. Every time I sew for my little guy I tell myself I need to do it more. He gets so excited, much more than his sister. He actually watched me sew this entire wallet start to finish and literally couldn’t wait to get it in his little hands.
Being the short gal that I am, sometimes it’s hard to find a great pair of jeans that fit well in the length. A couple of years ago I found some awesome deals on Lucky jeans at Buckle in the mall, and they offered free alterations. I wanted to take the jeans on my trip to visit a friend in Atlanta the next day and there wasn’t time to leave the jeans at the store to be sewn.
And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time. I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns. First I will show you how to make them, then I will tell you all the ways I think you could use them…
Fuzzy little cotton boots for pre-walker babies, here I provide you with 3 models of 10, 11, 12 cm paper patterns, and the length of the soles corresponding to the models, before you make them, measure the length of your baby's feet and then choose the right model. The paper pattern doesn't include the sewing part, don't forget to add your own when cutting.
Mini version of the small school bag, height 13.5cm, width 10.5cm, thickness 4cm. front a plus bag cover insert pocket; bag strap with lobster buckle plus D buckle, so that you can hang the small school bag on top of the big bag as a cell phone bag or coin purse use.
This is a use of rag head patchwork into the glasses bag, glasses bag in rows of triangular patchwork pattern in English called flying geese, where we directly in the paper pattern to complete the splicing, this splicing method is a little easier. Finished size → 6cm * 15cm
The shape of this bag looks simple, but in fact there is a hidden mystery, the paper pattern at first glance will make a lot of people confused. For this reason, a mini version of the bag as an example, to introduce the process of its production, the above picture of the bag, the height of only 14 centimeters, however, the model in the paper pattern is a practical large size.
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1. The first special feature of this bag is that the two pieces of fabric are facing in the same direction, rather than symmetrically like most bags, which requires special attention when cutting. The lining is facing the opposite direction of the fabric. The picture below shows two pieces of fabric, both facing up.
2. To explain this strange pattern again, the complete shape of the bag should be outlined by the bright lines as shown in the picture below, but the fabric cut from the paper pattern is missing a part on the left side, while the right side has an extra part. Here's the magic, the extra part will be patched on the missing corner of another piece of fabric, the two pieces of fabric interlock and complement each other, will form a complete bag front and back →
3. When sewing, first sew the straight line between AF on one piece of fabric and the BC line on the other piece.
The FC side can be sewn to the edge, while the AB side should be sewn right up to the point of backstitching, leaving a seam width at the edge.
4. After sewing the other two AF, BC together →
5. After the two edges are connected and sewn together, the normal shape of the bag will appear, and the bottom edge should not be sewn together first.
6. Use the same method to sew the lining; then make the strap, this bag can be made into a handbag or shoulder bag, according to the need to adjust the length of the strap by themselves→
7. Attach the two straps to the edge of the mouth of the bag.
8. Sew the edges of the fabric and lining of the overlock; the sewing process should be done in two steps, starting from the two A points to the B point, and not directly across the seam between AB→.
9. After the inner and outer layers of the mouth of the package is connected, then press the line, first of all, the two pieces of fabric on the two seams press line, the line is pressed on the side of the block, the bottom to reach the edge of the upper slightly across the intersection of the point, pay attention to the line not together with the fabric together with the pressure →
Next, you need to press the line on the edge of the bag opening, and now you need to press it together with the lining, starting just at the point where it meets the line pressed on the seam in front of it, and pressing it down to the seam on the other side until the line is pressed down, which is also done in two steps.
10. Turn the bag inside out and sew the bottom edges of the inner and outer layers together, leaving an opening in the center of the bottom edge of the lining.
11. Sew the two bottom corners of the fabric and the lining separately.
12. Finally, turn the bag over to the front and sew the opening in the lining; iron the edges as appropriate; sew the grommets and buttons in the middle of the opening.
It’s the perfect cute mini coin purse and wallet to slip inside your main bag. Such a pretty project to sew, and because it’s small, this accordion wallet pattern uses only a small amount of fabric. It’s the ideal scrap-buster pattern and also a nice gift idea to sew for a friend.
This small bag with a strange shape is actually just made of a piece of cloth + half a zipper.For common bags, we install zippers on them by following the rules and side-to-side. Today, we broke the rules and moved the zipper to a position, and the bag was twisted into the shape of a snail shell. Isn't it fun?！