How to Sew a Stylish Felt Bag with Your Own Hands
- Difficulty: Easy
Materials: felt, iron-on transfer, lightning, accessories
That person who loves new handbags, felt and iron-on transfers is like me :) So, today I share a tutorial on how to sew handbags using felt and minimalistic cut. The size of the finished items is 35 cm by 25 cm by 6 cm. Interesting features are an inserted handle, chain strap and unusual print — a mandala.
The pattern, as usual, with all of our heart and for your convenience, is ready:
This is my original pattern created for personal use. If you copy any part of this material, you are to post a direct link to the source
Materials and tools:
1. Hard felt, thickness 1 - 2 mm, 160 cm x 50 cm.
2. Zip, 18-20 cm.
3. Metal inserted handles.
4. 1 magnetic buttons, 1 Sam Browne stud.
5. 1 half-rings of 20-25 mm.
6. Chain for the strap.
7. Iron-on picture for decoration, 1-2 pcs.
Start working with the iron-on image. Transfer it with the help of an ordinary iron.
Assemble the bag from the right side:
Baste the zip:
Apply the pocket with a cut and also baste it:
Stitch around the perimeter of the zip on the sewing machine and remove the red baste thread:
Take the second "half" of the pocket — the piece without the cut — and sew it to the first one.
This is how it looks from the front:
When the front side of the bag is ready, attach it to the side with the image.
Combine the parts and stitch the sides and the bottom:
Now close the tucks shaping the bottom of the bag:
Turn the detail outside in and straighten the corners. Ready!
Now make the lining with a pocket.
Stitch the upper side of the pocket decoratively:
Bend along the lines marked on the pattern and stitch the bends:
Now stitch the pocket to the lining with the U-shaped seam:
Sew a strap fastener over.
Add the Sam Browne stud. The pocket is ready!
Shape the lining the way you did before:
Remember to set the magnetic buttons at the edges of the cut for the handles.
Prepare straps for the half-rings:
Combine the bag with its lining and insert the short straps between the parts:
Stitch the top:
Try to do everything carefully, especially paying attention to the rings on straps:
Insert the metal handles. They are simply latched.
Attach the chain. The bag ready!
Here's a simple a stylish handbag! Enjoy your creativity!
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