- fabric for backside;
- fusible calico;
- fusible tape for hems;
- lining (I use satin);
- decorative ribbon;
- metal ring;
- 8 cm elastic band;
- scissors, needle, pattern, seam ripper;
- sewing machine.
STEP 1: EMBROIDERY
I use a piece of canvas with decorative prints for embroidery:
I stitched additional pieces of fabrics to make it more comfortable to stretch the embroidery in the hoop, and now I let the fabrics apart this way:
STEP 2: CUTTING
The bag is small and flat — so I made no pattern — cut all directly on fabric:
Iron the embroidery and an equal piece of denim to the fusable cloth.
Decided to decorate a white line left on denim:
STEP 3: POCKET
Any handbag becomes better when there's a pocket. I decided to make a pocket with an elastic band:
Pass the elastic through:
Pin to the main lining blank:
Sew in the ring:
STEP 4: ASSEMBLING
The two sides of the bag are applied to each other, add the clasp. Make little folds to give the bag volume.
Now cut off opposite edges for sewing in the clasp:
Get ready to sew all the parts together:
After stitching, make such cuts for the shape look better:
Turn the bag outside in, iron the seams:
STEP 5: CLASP
Put the lining inside the ironed bag.
Baste and stitch:
Insert the clasp:
Then put the stitched edge in the clasp:
And sew the clasp properly to the fabric:
I also added lace inside:
STEP 6: STRAP
The strap consists of denim pieces and the beautiful ribbon that decorates its rights side:
I used the fusible webbing to glue the parts together:
Add carbine lockets to the ends and see the result!
Thanks for reading :)