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Making reversible bag | verypurpleperson. From top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you!

Click to download: Zippered Welt Pocket Done Properly. A long time ago, I wrote the Pocket Series, which was a manic string of tutorials on making 25? 26? Different pockets. It was meant to be a bunch of short, quick tutorials so that even the beginner-est of us could feel confident adding pockets to the various projects they were working on. One of those pockets was the zippered welt pocket. In the writeup, I mentioned (in para 3 of that post) that the method demonstrated was not the usual one I used to make that kind of pocket but I went ahead anyway because it was a short-cut version that could be finished in a few, easy-to-visualize steps. I never did get round to showing you the actual method I use, did I? These photographs (but not the method or instructions; these were rewritten and changed for this tutorial) are conveniently borrowed from the Bella Bag pattern that's still in the testing lab(s), which explains why the big orange piece of fabric is strangely called the Lining Back.

You will need: Step 1 Pin in place. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4. Add a Zipper to a Finished Tote Bag. My customers are always challenging me. One recently asked if I could add a zipper to an existing Oversized Beach Tote so that she could use it as an overnight bag. So in my usual way, I researched, I thank (thunk? Thought? Perseverated?) - and over-thought it in my anal/perfectionist way.... The existing solutions on the internet require using a fabric flap. With the zipper separated, baste one side to the bag. To sew the other side of the zipper, first attach it to the sewn side. I felt that it was a successful solution to the problem presented. I also tried tucking in the ends of each side of the zipper for a cleaner look. To tuck in the "bottom" of the zipper, I had to invert the zipper before joining it. Either way, a quick, simple way to add a zipper to a purchased or finished tote! Inner pocket zip (scroll down) September 7th, 2012 Email 38 users recommend Here is my felted wool tote.

Jen Stern Felted wool is so beautiful, the embroidered detail is just icing on the cake! Isn't it amazing how tiny a big cardigan can get? Photo: Jen Stern In the back of my mind, I've been meaning to try felting wool sweaters-shrinking one of my favorite cardigans in the wash was just the push I needed to give it a try! How to Embroider on Felted WoolEmbroidering on felted wool is like embroidering on a towel. After you cut out your bag pieces, use chalk to draw guide lines on the pieces that you want to embroider.

I like to use the no-fuss, no-muss method of centering my border design. Hoop the Stitch n' Wash and use 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray to adhere the felted wool into position in the hoop. Here is my completed border. After you finish embroidering, put your bag together according to the pattern directions. Determine how long you want your zippered opening to be. Position the zipper behind this window. How To Sew an Inner Zipper Pocket. I have tried several ways to sew in internal zipper pockets. I need one in every bag and I want at least one to be in every bag I make for my shop. They are so nifty, especially when you carry as much crap in your purse as I do and your cell phone rings.

Anyways, it used to take me hours to make these. Just to get the damn small zipper in frustrated me to no end. You need: a zipper (obviously ^^).fabric you want to use as your bags lining.fusible interfacing (Vlieseline).sewing machine, thread, scissors, the usual sewing utensils. The first step is optional. Measure your zipper and mark where to sew it in. Cut where you just marked your fabric. Fold over and press So, now I could serge the raw edges with a zig zag (or even take it to the serger) but, urgs, such tiny openings are a pain in the ass to serge.

Add another strip of fusible interfacing to the other side. Now we need two rectangle pieces of fabric that will become the insides of our pocket. It should look like this now. Zippered inner bag pocket. **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (or any of my others) in PDF format click here. 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) 2. 3. 4. 5. Roomy 3D pockets. I make loads of purses & one thing that is essential for a purse/bag is pockets!!!!!!! Everywhere I see the pockets are same.Sew on 3 sides & you are done.You know what,I don't like them!!!!!!!! The pockets should have room to keep things in it....................so I make 3 D pockets & I am going to share it with you all too:) I will explain how to make 2 types of pockets. Now we all carry gadgets right?????? What would a girl do without her i-phone,blackberry,kindle etc etc ..................

So I use batting to add a little bit of padding. Cut- 2 pieces from the pocket fabric-6.5" by 6". 1 piece batting -6.5" by 6". It is OK to sew at the edges as after turning it we will be top stitching all four sides. Now turn this inside out so that the pocket fabric is at the front & back with the batting in the center. Turn the fabric on the 4th unstitched side 1/4" inside & top stitch it.So you will get a padded pocket patch of 6" by 5.5". Now to add the pleats to make the pocket 3 D. at the pleats.