How to Stencil Fabric: 10 steps. 0963-Sewing_Basics_Resource_Guide.pdf (application/pdf Object) Tutorial: Diaper Bag with Elastic Pocket. A few people asked for an elastic pocket tutorial when I posted my last diaper bag.
I tried to explain how to do it in words but it got confusing so I decided to make another diaper bag and take pictures along the way. First off, here's where I got my material and here's what I turned it into: And here are the pieces you'll need (the 2 inside pockets are not shown). Here's the side pocket tutorial: Stitch together the outside and lining fabrics, fold them back so the right sides are facing out, then stitch in 5/8 of and inch along the edge. Lay this on top of your side panel for your bag and stitch one side to the panel. make two folds at the bottom unitl the pocket fabric is the same width as the panel. Sew front, back, and side panels to the bottom of your bag, then stitch up the sides. Here's how I do an elastic gathered flat pocket: Use a piece of fabric that's wider at the top. Stitch up the sides and combine with outer fabric. Alrighty then, I hope that wasn't confusing. Tutorial: Zipper pocket (messenger bag & jordy bag)
First...a Jordy bag I made a while back: Second: I started on a messenger bag last week (used the tutorial here - and forgot to upload the pic!
GOSH). I'm not sure if anyone has posted this method for a zipper pocket in the lining, but in case no one has here is how I did it: Step 1: Determine what size you want for your pocket and cut 1 pocket facing and 1 pocket back. Interface if desired. Step 2: Draw a rectangle for your zipper opening on the zipper facing.
Step 3: Stitch the pocket facing to the bag lining around the zipper opening rectangle you drew in step 2. Step 4: Remember that center line and 'arrowhead' lines you drew? Step 5: Pull the pocket facing to the wrong side of the bag lining through the cut you made in step 4. Step 6: Now the bag lining and pocket facing are wrong sides together. Step 7: Baste, glue, tape, pin your zipper in the opening. Step 8: Sew your zipper in to place. Modern Diaper Bag. A while back I promised my sister I would make her a weekend travel bag.
I really liked the way Amy Butler's Weekender Bag was styled, so I bought the pattern, the fabric and all of the other items I would need to get the bag started... Some time passed as I pondered (dreaded) the journey ahead of me. I began procrastinating like I was back in college. I was out partying when I should have been studying for finals.
Searching through Blogland for people who had made the bag before me did not help me to overcome my tendency toward procrastination. So when my sister found out she was pregnant over the summer, I decided she would probably need a diaper bag more than a weekend travel bag (I can almost hear all of you mom's nodding in agreement) and I switched gears a bit. Here she is at her baby shower this past weekend. Craft blog : Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch. Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch This post actually contains two tutorials involving the blankets stitch:How to sew two pieces of felt together using blanket stitchHow to sew an edging using blanket stitchThere are also some helpful extras, like:How to start if you aren't going all the way aroundHow to handle cornersHow to stitch around circlesWhat to do if you run out of floss in the middleIt's a lot to pack into one post, but they all involve the blanket stitch, so I thought they should all be together.
Let me know if there is something I can make more clear. For other options to hand sew felt see my whip stitch tutorial and my post about choosing between blanket stitch and whip stitch. Note One: All stitches should go in and come out the same distance back from the edge of the felt. When making an object that will be stuffed, about an eighth of an inch works well. Sewing two pieces together (and how to stitch around a corner) Sewing an edging (and tips for round objects)