Friday, February 25, 2011

tutorial : buttercup bag with zipper closure


here's an easy way to sew zippers for the buttercup bag from made by rae pattern. this tutorial is for those of you who has sewn the buttercup bag before as its mainly only pictures and very few instructions (im so lazy to write a tutorial) so that it will be much easier to understand :)

first you will need to prepare the zipper. sew both ends with a small piece of rectangle fabric. cut 2 larger rectangle fabric and fold it into half and sew on top of the zipper.

next place that piece of sewn zipper gusset on top of the RIGHT side of the lining pieces and pin in place. sew the same process on the other side of the lining.

you will have something that looks like this :) i hope everything goes on well at this stage. hehe

fold the lining RIGHT sides together with the zipper gusset folded inside like in the picture above and pin in place. sew all around the lining.

now for the last bit, insert the lining piece into the outer fabric piece (that you have already sewn together and attach the strap) and fold in both lining and outer piece. topstitch it close all around the edge. this is a little bit tricky as the top of it will tend to be very thick (lining + interfacing+ outer fabric + interfacing + etc hehe). just go slow and everything will be done nicely :) . for this bag i slip stitch by hand :P

Monday, February 7, 2011

sling bags for boys - part II

here's more of sling bags for boys as i mentioned in my earlier post.

the measurements are :-
9" tall, 7" wide and 2" from front to back.
26" long for strap.
closes with a snap button.

there were some fabrics that i bought online since i couldnt get nicer ones at local stores.

till then , catch up on my next entry soon :)

sling bags for boys

i never thought that it would be difficult to come up with a fabric that is suitable for boys! as from all my previous bags sewing, ive never (i think) ever sewn anything for the other gender :)

so here's what ive came up with after a throughly never ending fabric hunting throughout the month of January, 2011

the measurements are :-

9" tall, 7" wide and 2" from front to back.
26" long for strap.
closes with a snap button.

there're more on my next upcoming post ! stay tuned :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

buttercup bags (altered version)

another version of the altered buttercup bags. 2 straps with one long adjustable strap.

i find sewing the zipper the most biggest challenge! especially at the sides connecting the joining of the long strap to the bag. as it gets bulky, it increases the chances of breaking the needle so i would recommend sewing it slowly and use needle no. 16 to make it go nice and smooth.

its actually nice and bright purple but my camera just couldnt get that 'nice' purple color when i snap the pictures.

these bags come with 2 type of straps, one long adjustable detachable strap and a pair of short strap. there are 2 pockets and 1 zippered pocket inside. its absolutely a fun bag to make and with a zipper closure it does keeps all your stuff secured!
thanks for viewing and happy holidays :)