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Machine Sewing. Here's a collection of notes to help you along.

Machine Sewing

This is just an intro. Many places you where buy leather, you may also pick up a book on working with leather. You generally don't want to pin pieces together before sewing. Besides being exceedingly difficult to do, it will leave holes that can be hard to hide, although this generally isn't much of a problem with suede. It's just going to be really tough to push pins through the hide without poking yourself several times. Loop Handle Purse Frame Tutorial - Pleated Pouch of Apples. **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (and any of my others) in PDF format click here.

Loop Handle Purse Frame Tutorial - Pleated Pouch of Apples

Note: to view the PDF tutorial, you will need the latest Adobe Viewer program. Get the latest version of the viewer absolutely free by clicking on the button below: I've finished the purse that I was working on this week. I have used Baby Cord Apples Fabric, and a Loop Handle Purse Frame. The purse is not hard to make, why not give it a go? Front view Inside view. Sewing Zippers in Bags Tutorial 1. (aka Zippered inner bag pocket) **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (or any of my others) in PDF format click here.

Sewing Zippers in Bags Tutorial 1. (aka Zippered inner bag pocket)

Note: to view the PDF tutorial, you will need the latest Adobe Viewer program. Get the latest version of the viewer absolutely free by clicking on the button below: Here is a tutrorial for zippered pockets inside bags. They look smart, they prevent your valuables from going 'walkies', they make essentials such as lippy and your mirror easy to get at, and a girl can never have too many pockets in her bag! This one is for you Katie :) A zippered pocket in one of the lining pieces of my bag-to-be. Here's how I put it together Shopping list (as if you were buying from a shop, if not using stash fabrics 0.5 yard of fabric for pocket0.5 yard of Vilene Firm Iron-on1x 7" Zip Click on any of the pictures to make them bigger. 1.

Iron the same sized interfacing onto the wrong side of pocket pieces. Sew some stitches around the end of the zip to secure the zip halves (as shown in the pic) Easy Tutorial - How to insert a concealed top edge bag zipper. If you want to see the finished bag that features this zipper here it is.

Easy Tutorial - How to insert a concealed top edge bag zipper

This is a tutorial for a nifty bag zipper. What is nifty about this bag zipper is that it makes bags look neat and professional. This is because the zipper is inserted 1" (2.5cm) or more down from the top edge of the bag. Another benefit of this zipper is that it adds volume to the top edge of the bag in that the top of the bag has a slightly boxy opening...you'll see what I mean in a minute. So this is the kind of zipper I'm gonna show you; see what I mean when I say that this type of zipper gives the top edge of the bag a slightly boxy opening? Zipper fully opened (to reveal another zipper in the lining - yeah, I eat zippers for breakfast, and soon you will too...no really, you will).

Here's How I put it all together Righty, this zipper is inserted into the bag lining. Notes on choosing your zipper length: Use a nylon/plastic all-purpose zip. Tutorial: Puffy Pouch. Here comes the tutorial for the puffy pouch ;)As I promised, I am introducing two ways to make this pouch, one made with a 5" flex frame which may not be very accessible and the other made withvelcro which is fairly easily found at any craft stores.

Tutorial: Puffy Pouch

(The flex frame can be spotted at here,here, and here.) I love this pouch either way.This pouch is like the fabric basket tute andthe patchwork drawstring tute combined into onewith a little twist, so yeah, it's quick and easy again!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll like it....!!! As always, seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted. First off, pick out linen (or medium to heavy fabric)and three different print cotton fabrics that contrasteach other for the external shell. Cut out fabrics into pieces:Eight 1.75" x 5.5" pieces andTwo 2" x 6" from linenTwo 1.75" x 5.5" from each cotton fabrics. From the fabric for lining, cut out two 5.5" x 5.5" pieces. Let's start making the outer shell. .Zippered Pouch Tutorial. Lets get this tutorial started then!

.Zippered Pouch Tutorial.

After making Oishii and then the abundance of zippered pouches that followed I had so many people write to me saying that they are scared of zips! Well, fear zips no more...they are actually quite simple. This is a great beginner zipper project, so gather yourself some materials and lets get sewing :) I'm not going to give instruction on how to make the patchwork panel that I use for my pouches...the instructions will vary depending on the size of your scraps and the way you lay them out. A quick run-down though in case anyone wants to get nitty-gritty...I cut and join my little scrap pieces until I get a rectangle which measures 9" x 6 1/2" making sure I get a piece of plain white fabric in there somewhere.

Okay, so that is a speedy how-to make the patchy panel! Step 1.Take the two small rectangles of fabric for zipper ends and fold in half so that short ends meet. Step 2. Trim the overhanging raw edges of the zipper end fabric. Techniques for bag making. Gathered clutch tutorial. Another Bias Tape Tutorial. Honestly, I'll stop banging on about these bias tape gizmos eventually.... but I HAVE to let you know this trick.

Another Bias Tape Tutorial

When you want to make a simple button closure for a bag (or garment) and you don't have matching cord or braid for the loop, do you go to the trouble of making rouleaux? I don't. I do THIS!!!........ 1. Following the instructions in the 6mm "Clover" Bias Tape Maker packet (or this tutorial), make a length of tape - BUT YOU CAN CUT IT ON THE STRAIGHT GRAIN IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SEW!!! ★ HOW TO Make PURSES.