If this is your first visit, this is where I blog about the things I make for enjoyment and to sell. I've always enjoyed crafts, enjoying knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery, quilting and anything else that comes along the way.
To celebrate my day on the Blog tour, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a bag like the one you see below. Tutorials are new to me, so if you would like to see more, or have any requests, then please ask.
I haven't included the dimensions, as you can adjust these to suit your own needs. The principles used will be the same, whatever size you decide to make.
Right, here we go:
1 - cut two pieces each of the main fabric and the lining fabric
9 - sew along open edge, as close to the edge as you can, ensuring both sides are sewn in. You will end up with your strap, once side with the main fabric, and the other with the contrasting lining fabric.
Put to one side and go back to the main bag pieces
11 - pin zip in place, ensuring front and lining pieces are wrong sides together, with zip in between.
Pin the handle into the side of the bag, along the centre of the bag by the zip
Check the handle isn't twisted.
Make sure the linings are on one side and the outer fabric on the other, right sides together.
15 - Sew all around the edges, leaving a space unstitched for turning. Take out all the pins and turn everything the right way.
16 - Sew opening shut. I usually do this by hand. Once this is done, push lining into the back and ease all the corners out, and you should have a bag.
This is the first tutorial I've done, and I hope I've covered everything, please let me know if I've missed anything, and please share your bags too.