2 Pocket, Ultra Slim Fabric Card Case A few weeks ago, I went to Dallas for the wedding of a friend of mine from college, and unsurprisingly, the reception ended up doubling as a mini college reunion. Some of those people I literally hadn’t seen since graduation day. Naturally, the experience got me thinking about the thing I am always thinking about: sewing. (really). I already make a cute little single pocket card case/wallet thing that people love to impulse-buy at craft shows, but occasionally I get asked about one with two pockets, that would fold in half. why 19th street? Remembering our 19th street adventures made me think of that critical accessory (nobody carried purses when we went out), and how a handmade version would be pretty cute, and super useful. I also used lightweight fusible interfacing, but that’s also optional, especially if you use something a bit heavier for the outside. the pattern…is really just two rectangles. time to start sewing! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. And viola!
Purse Organizer Insert With Adjustable Dividers Purse Organizer Insert With Adjustable DividerMaterials:Quantities are in approximate value as they depend on your bag dimension. Mine is an oversize tote / hobo bag (scroll down for the last photo to view how big is the bag). 1. Internal fabric and divider fabric – approx. 1/2 yard 2. External fabric – approx. fat quarter 3. Batting – approx. 3/4 yard (for 2 layers) 4. Woven Interfacing – 1/4 yard 5. Measure your bag dimension, Width (A), Depth (C) and your preferred insert height (B). Draft out the organizer insert pattern with some simple calculations. Cut fabric 2″ larger than the width and height of the organizer insert pattern. Stake layers with fabric on top, battings, then muslin as the bottom piece. Start quilting from the center with a walking foot and a guide. Quilted piece is thick and will shrink a little from the original size. that’s why you need to have a bigger piece to begin with. Draw the pattern on the quilted piece, add 1/2″ seam allowance. Pages: 1 2
Bra Purse This bra purse is made with a lightweight Lycra bra. A padded bra would provide you with more stability. Obviously the bigger the bra cup the bigger the purse. What you need Old bra Ribbons fringing Hot glue or craft glue Scissors Instructions These bags have been made famous by their use to promote awareness of Breast Cancer. Start by removing the straps from the cups. You can keep the cups together with most bras, but it will depend on the bra you are using. Glue the cups together to form the pouch part of the purse. Glue the straps back on to form the handles, these can be short or long depending on your bag style. If you are using a strapless bra then just glue the handles into the inside edge of the cup. Embellish the handbag by gluing on trims, ribbons and sequins to your desired style. And remember Breast Cancer is important so check each lump and each bump no matter how old or young you are and get a mammogram regularly. Early detection is the key to survival.
Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse or Handbag Time for another tutorial! I've just finished adding instructions for a zipper opening into my Teardrop Bag pattern, and thought - Hey, what the heck, I should post this as a tutorial as well so that you fabulous sewers can add one to a bag of your own. I hope you like it, please leave a comment if you do! This is a zipper opening that is made in a gusset, that is open at each end. Decide how wide you want your zipper gusset to be; mine is about 3" so I've cut the strips on either side 2" (5 cm) wide to allow for seam allowances. 2 Top Lining Pieces 2 Bottom Lining Pieces 1 Tab Piece 3” x 2” (8 cm x 5 cm) 4 Gusset Pieces 2” (5 cm) wide x the length of your desired zipper opening, plus 1/2" (13 mm) for seam allowance. 4 Fusible interfacing 2” (5 cm) wide x the length of your desired zipper opening. 1 Closed end zipper 2 inches (5 cm) longer than your gusset pieces. 1) Fuse interfacing to wrong side of the gusset pieces, leaving ¼” (6mm) at each end without interfacing.
Sewn Purse Organizer October 4th, 2008 in gallery Email 9 users recommend this purse organizer is quilted and made of 100% cotton fabric with polyester batting. posted in: gallery, fabric, purse, pink, pockets, green handbag, purse organizer, divider Stay connected with CraftStylish Challenge Description For each project loaded CraftStylish will donate $1 to Susan G. In addition, for every pink prayer shawl uploaded to the Make it Pink gallery in October, Taunton Books will donate $10 to Susan G. All Make It Pink projects must be something that you have made (not something you have bought). A specific project can be uploaded only once. One person may upload up to five different projects (five project per person limit). Click here for more information about this challenge.
Adding recessed top zipper to purse/bag -Tutorial As promised yesterday here I am with a tutorial to add top zipper to your purse.You know I always prefer purses with zippers,somehow they feel safer & I don't have to worry that something inappropriate may peek out at the wrong time;) Among top zippers,the most elegant & professional looking is recessed or sunken top zipper. So without further ado ...............lets begin. When we make purses we usually cut outer & inner lining pieces equal,but as you can see here the lining is smaller.So first you prepare the outer pieces (don't join them yet) Now you decide how much recessed should your zipper be?????? To that measurement add 2 " & cut 2 pieces from the outer fabric with width equal to width of the top of the outer piece.This is what I mean............we will be sewing the zippers & lining to these pieces which I am going to call STRAPS. Cut little angles at the inside ends of theses straps as you can see in the pics above.These angles ensure that the zipper ends don't become bulky.
15 Minute Organizer/Make-up Purse Tutorial Hi, everyone! Good "monday" morning! In my side of the world, it's 00:02 right now. I have just finished, 15 minutes ago, an organizer/make-up purse. I actually have already created a tutorial for this and have shared it with Truly Lovely readers when we swapped blogs. This is the first version: my organizer with wristlet I am so happy with it. So, I had been planning to make some to give away to some lovely ladies. You could use any fabric you want. Now, on to the tutorial! 2 pcs. 6" x 9" (edited from 5" x 6") fabric (exterior) 2 pcs. 6" x 9" fabric (interior) 1 pc. 1.0" x 12.5" for wristlet (optional, your folded and sewed wrislet will be 1/4" wide) 1 pc. 5" x 4.25" for card holder 2 pcs. 1" x 4.0" (changed from 5.0") for zipper end-cover 1 zipper 7" long -- this measurement is the entire opening of your purse or the zipper opening (when measured from one metal tip to another metal tip, but my entire zipper length- including the extra part of the zipper is 8") thread and basic sewing notions
Recessed Zipper How-To I've had a few questions about how to install a recessed zipper closure on a handbag. This has to be the longest tutorial written in the history of tutorials! I did my best to explain, but please let me know if anything is unclear. You Will Need: - (1) 14" zipper- (2) 15.5" x 2.5" inside upper fabric- (2) 15.5" x 16" inside lower fabric (I demonstrate using my own pattern, feel free to experiment!) * If you use your own tote pattern, be sure to alter your lining pattern to account for the extra fabric above the zipper - you want your outer and inner pieces to match after you install the zipper. 1. 2. Lift the presser foot and pull the zipper to the other side of the foot. Back stitch at the beginning and end, by the zipper stops. 3. 4. 5. Center the 2nd top strip along the zipper and sew. Place last bare side of zipper face down on last lining piece and sew. 6. 7. 8. You should be getting an idea of your finished bag! 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. I hope that made sense!