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“multi-pocket urban tote” Smart-looking yet functional in commuter bag designs. An urban carry-all with a variety of pocket compartments for wallet, cellphone and PC notebook makes it the perfect everyday tote. Carry in your hand, on your shoulder or across your chest. Dimensions: 17″ high / 15″ wide / 2″ deep with a 42″ [1.1 m] adjustable shoulder strap and exterior pockets. [43cm X 38cm X 5 cm] Construction Method: Turned finish – this method may be recognized by noting the lack of machine-stitching that is visible at points of assembly on the exterior side of the bag. Material Used: 100% Olefin sueded automotive upholstery, 54″ [137 cm] wide; trimmed with PVC leatherette vinyl, 60″ [152 cm] wide. You will need: Design Note: Coordinate metal colour and finishes for the zippers and hardware; do the same for dome snaps and rivets. This is a simple block design. ** Add seam allowances to all pattern pieces. Design Note: Use an x-acto knife and metal ruler to cut the leatherette neatly. Related:  coutures

★ Le tuto de mon organisateur de sac Attention, voici venu le post le plus long jamais écrit sur ce blog... J'ai bossé dur, fait des dizaines de photos et pris plein de mesures pour vous livrer, enfin, le petit tuto promis il y a quelques semaines. Mais avant tout, j'attire votre attention sur le fait que ce tutoriel est mis à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons : Citer l'auteur - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Partage à l'Identique Il est interdit de vendre des organisateurs de sac cousus d'après mon modèlesur marchés, plateformes de vente de créations (Etsy, Dawanda, etc), pages facebook et e-shops.Merci de respecter mon travail ! Alors une fois que ceci est dit, si vous êtes partantes pour vous coudre un organisateur de sac avec 5 poches à l'extérieur et 2 poches + 4 emplacements de cartes + une poche zippée + 1 porte-clés à l'intérieur... et bien, je vais tenter de vous expliquer ! D'abord le matos : NB : les mesures indiquées comprennent les marges de couture d’1 cm Pour l’extérieur : Ouf ! Bravo !

OLD SCHOOL BACKPACK Around campus or across the country, make the journey more beautiful with this vintage-inspired backpack. Dimensions: approximately 14” high X 12” wide X 7” deep (35.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 18 cm) with grab handle with dual adjustable 17” (43 cm) shoulder straps for versatility and exterior flap and zip pockets at the front and sides. Construction Method: Turned finish – this method may be recognized by noting the lack of machine-stitching that is visible at points of assembly on the exterior side of the bag. This is possible by placing the material, or parts, face to face, machining and turning right-side out. It is the most commonly used assembly process. Topstitching adds a decorative element while reinforcing all seams for durability. Material Used: 100% cotton denim canvas, 54″ wide; trim: pigskin leather; lined-interior features a back wall zip pocket and front wall slip pockets, made of 100% cotton ticking. You will need: Pattern Draft Body Pattern click to magnify 6 from 2 = the scale Cutting

Bound Buttonholes: My Favourite Method Today’s topic: bound buttonholes! If you’re doing regular buttonholes, they’re often the last thing you do on your garment. But if you’re doing bound buttonholes, they’re usually one of the first steps! My favourite method is a little different, but it’s always worked for me! You’ll need: The garment piece that requires buttonholes, marked with the buttonhole placementScraps of your garment fabric, at least one 4″ by 4″ piece for each buttonholeA buttonhole cutter or small, sharp scissorsPinsMarking pen First, make sure the buttonhole placement is marked on your fabric piece. On my piece, the buttonhole is placed between the two rectangles. Measure the length of your buttonhole. If your marking is on the inside of the garment, transfer your markings to the right side. On your scrap of matching garment fabric, draw a straight line. Now, we’ll need to cut strips for each buttonhole. Math time! For the length: I add 1″ to the buttonhole length. Cut your rectangles 2″ by 1″ wide. Ok. Voila!

Coupe Couture facile. Avec cette méthode, les coutures sont sur l'épaisseur, à mi-hauteur. (Avec la 2ème méthode que j'expliquerai dans un autre article, les coutures sont sur les arêtes du coussin.) Métrage de tissu : en longueur : 2 fois l'une des dimensions du coussin + 2 fois son épaisseur +4cm en largeur : l'autre dimension + son épaisseur +2cm Par exemple, pour un coussin de 40cm de côté et 10cm d'épaisseur, il faut : En longueur : 80cm + 20cm + 4cm soit 104cm. Métrage de ganse (facultatif) : Deux fois le pourtour du coussin (dans mon exemple 3,20m). La coupe :1er cas : Couper deux rectangles (ou carrés) ayant : -en longueur : la longueur du coussin + l'épaisseur + 2cm -en largeur : la largeur du coussin + l'épaisseur + 2cm Dans mon exemple : deux carrés de 52cm de côté. Assemblage :1er cas : Assembler les deux rectangles, endroit contre endroit (comme pour un coussin simple) : Epingler.Bâtir si le tissu est mou ou glissant. Repasser les coutures ouvertes .

DUFFLE BAG TOTE A duffle bag tote is an ideal type of luggage that no traveler should be without. The duffel bag is one of the most versatile and functional forms of luggage. It can be used as a carry-on for plane trips, and can also serve as the perfect overnight or weekend bag. Duffel bags can be made in a variety of styles, designs, colours and fabrics. Therefore, anyone from a business traveler, to a camper, or everyday vacationer, will find use for a duffle tote bag. Dimensions: approximately 17″ high / 20″ wide / 11″ deep with a 40″ [1 m] detachable shoulder strap and exterior pocket. [43 cm x 51 cm x 28 cm] Construction Method: Turned finish – this method may be recognized by noting the lack of machine-stitching that is visible at points of assembly on the exterior side of the bag. Material Used: 100% cotton denim, 54″ wide; trim: 100% microfiber suede cloth, 45” wide. You will need: The size of your duffel tote bag is based on the circumference of a circle. Self Fabric: Body – cut 1X Pocket – cut 1X

"How to Calculate Your Bust Dart Size: The Formula that Takes the Guess-work out of FBAs and SBAs" When you look in Pattern-making books they usually have a table of standard measurements including either the bust dart width, or it's angle in degrees. These "standard measurements" are for a B-cup, which means that if you are not a B-cup, you have to draft the pattern and then do either a Small Bust Adjustment or a Full Bust Adjustment. But how do they get these numbers? They seem to have nothing to do with the rest of the measurements. But there is always a formula. It just takes a bit of working out. What is a bust dart's function? Now for a little trigonometry. We'll split the bust dart into two equal parts so that we have two right angle triangles: The difference between my front measurement and my back measurement is about 2 cm (halved to 1 cm for the split triangle), and the side dart length is about 13 cm on me. How to Find Your Bust Dart Angle for Patternmaking in Fashion How to Find Your Bust Dart Width for Metric Pattern Cutting I hope it helps. : ) Sabrina

pattern drafting You need 1 18″ reversible nylon closed zipper2.5 yds. of shell fabric, 60″ wide1.5 yds. of liner fabric, 60″ wideCoordinating thread1 roll of kraft paper or pattern-making papper1 tracing wheel On a sheet of kraft paper, draw a straight line about 2″ from the edge along the length. In the middle of this line, mark point 1. 2 from 1 = 29″ 3 from 1 = 29″ 4 from 1 = 29″ Connect points 2, 3, 4 with an arc radiating from 1 as shown. 5 from 1 = 1 ½” 6 from 1 = 3 ½” 7 from 1 = 4 “ Connect points 5 and 7 with a shallow curve. Join points 6 and 7 with a deep curve as shown. 8 is located midway between point 6 and 3. Square down from 7 and across from 8 to locate point 9. 10 from 5 = 1 ½” 11 from 7 = 1 ½” Connect 10 to 11 with a curved line parallel to line 5-7. Draw a tangent line from 11 passing through point 9 and continue to locate 12 at the intersection. With a tracing wheel, trace out onto a new sheet of paper the following from this draft: For the shell: trace points 6-7-5-2-4-12-3-8-6.

CARPETBAGGER Featured: Turtle Tote by LIFEwithBIRD An exercise in stylish functionality by Aussie line LIFEwithBIRD. A roomy, oversized canvas carryall, it can seamlessly go from work to after-hours party to weekend getaway, all without missing a beat. Here is a similar carpetbag version easy to draft and make up for your daytripping. You will need: 1 ¾ yds. [1.5m] canvas or upholstery fabric, 54” [137 cm] wide1 heavy-duty zipper, 18” [46 cm] long1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] heavy webbing, 2” [50 mm] wideAll-purpose threadCardboardKraft paper DESIGN TIP: Match zipper colour with webbing strap colour. DIMENISONS: approx. 20” X 10” X 15” (51 cm X 25.5 cm X 38 cm) Add ½” [12mm] seam allowances to all pattern pieces. Cut 2 of each piece in fabric. Cut 2 straps from webbing – 26” long Cut a rectangle 20” X 10” in cardboard 1. 2. NOTE: A dome snap, Velcro® tab or zipper may be added to the patch pocket opening if desired. 3. Center zipper FACE down along opening in seam. 5. 6. 7. Open zipper and turn out bag through opening.

Weekend designer | … it ain’t rocket science. | Page 10 You buy organic, ride public transit and recycle. It’s time to achieve the truly ultimate green lifestyle. Create your own reusable canvas shopping tote bag to replace your plastic and paper bags. Eco-friendly and reusable, you can design a wide-range of fashionable organic totebags — numerous styles, sizes, and colours. These sustainable alternatives to your traditional shopping bags are often made using hemp, bamboo or, most popular of all, organic cotton. What you will need: Self fabric – 1/2 yd. of 54″ width natural fibers Contrast fabric – 3/4 yd. of 54″ width natural fibers Matching thread Card or Bristol board – 6″ x 18″ If you want to launder the tote, serge or zigzag the edges of the fabric, preshrink it in the washer and dryer, then cut the bag pieces to size. You should have a new sewing machine needle for this project and match the size to the weight of fabric being used. All seam allowances are ½” unless stated otherwise. Step 1: No pattern is needed.

PUSH THE ENVELOPE Featured: Messenger Bag by Ecolution Originally created for hard-working couriers, the classic Messenger Bag has been in circulation for several decades. Known for its long-lasting rugged durability and distinctive “envelope” styling, the classic Messenger has been adopted around the world as the everyday all-purpose carryall. Make a simplified version for yourself in hemp, similar to the featured tote from eco-friendly, Ecolution. You will need: 1 ¼ yds. [1.2 m] of hemp or organic cotton canvas, 54″ [137 cm] wide.½ yd. [0.5 m] of cotton sateen lining, 54” [137 cm] wide1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] of fusible interfacing, 45″ [114 cm] wide.1 closed zipper, 12” long *1 buckle slider, 2” inner dia. *1 belt tip hardware, 2” wide *matching cotton threadgrid paper * Match zipper to colour/metal of hardware. BAG DIMENSIONS: approximately 4″ x 11.5″ x 14″. [10 cm x 29.5 cm x 35.5 cm] Scale: 1 square = 1 inch (25mm) Add seam allowances to all pattern pieces. Bag Body – cut 1X self; cut 1X fusible 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Actu : Tuto étui à mouchoirs.. ultra rapide Un joli étui à mouchoirs à glisser dans votre sac à main ou un petit cadeau à offrir….. rien de plus facile…. moins de 15 mn pour le réaliser…. Fournitures : – un morceau de tissu de 19cm x 15cm – du fil assorti – facultatif : ruban, dentelle, biais etc.. 1/ Faire 2 petits rentrés sur les 2 hauteurs de votre tissu comme ci-dessous : 2/ Piquer à la machine les 2 côtés et placer une épingle au milieu de la largeur : 3/ Replier les deux côtés jusqu’à l’épingle : 4/ Faire une couture sur les petits côtés (espacée de 13,5 cm) et cranter : 5/ Retourner l’étui et faire une couture sur les petits côtés : Il ne vous reste plus qu’à glisser les mouchoirs… THE WEEKENDER Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X Handles – cut 2X Handle trim – cut 2X contrast Bag Bottom – cut 1X contrast Tab – cut 6X contrast DESIGN TIP: Use a permanent marker in the leather colour to carefully “dye” the edges of the leather pieces if you get a white edge after cutting it. To make D-ring tabs, wrap tab piece around D-ring and stitch close to d-ring.

Entraînements - La couture en image de Krystalinette Si vous ne maîtrisez pas bien votre machine, vous pouvez toujours vous entraîner à faire des coutures droites, tous les 1cm, les 0,5cm, tous les 2mm, voire tous les 1mm. Je vous mets en téléchargements quelques exercices (coudre directement sur le papier) Sur cet entraînement, coudre sur les lignes et s'arrêter à chaque bout de façon à ce que la zone blanche en forme de losange reste vide Num_riser0004 Sur cet exercice, coudre sur les lignes et entre les lignes Num_riser0005 Coudre sur les lignes et entre les lignes, en s'arrêtant sur chaque ligne en diagonale de façon à ce que les zones blanches restent vides Num_riser0006 Cet exercice est plus difficile. Num_riser0007 A la fin, vous devez obtenir ceci Sur cet exercice, il faut tourner comme un escargot en partant du point A jusqu'au point B en espaçant les coutures de 0,5mm (pas de fichier à télécharger, il suffit juste de découper un carré et de commencer à 0.5mm d'un des côtés : Vagues Ligne_cassee