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10 Bag Making Tips and Tricks | for Better Bags

Make professional looking bags Learn how to make your own bags that can compete with any department store bag. Follow these tips and watch your bag making transform from homemade to professionally made. Topstitch Steam Press Interfacing Lining Bag Patterns Muslin demo Vinyl Hardware Practice Invest in your craft Top stitching Top stitch with heavy weight thread and a walking foot for a beautiful finish, or increase your stitch length if you don't have a walking foot just yet. * You may also double your regular weight thread in the needle as an alternative to the heavy thread. Steam Iron Press with a steam iron as you go for crisp seams and to set the stitches as well as to shape your bag. * Do not iron on vinyl. Interfacing To add structure to your bag use fleece or foam interfacing. Line your bags Add lightweight interfacing to the lining and reduce the seam allowance by 1/2" when sewing for a neater fit. Patterns There are lots of awesome bag pattern designers that offer fre
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How to Modify Heidi Foldover Clutch into a Cross body Bag | Free Pattern

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How to Make an Adjustable vinyl Handbag Shoulder Strap and Connectors

Make a vinyl shoulder strap and connectors  Zooliabags DIY Length of strap The length of an Adjustable bag strap/crossbody strap ranges between 28" to 65". Although a 55" strap is more commonly used because of its ease of adjustment to suit your preferences Width of Strap Drawcord  straps - 3/8" Slender -1/2" Standard - 3/4" Classic - 1" Wide - 1-1/2" Extra-wide - 2" Chain - 1/4"- 5/8" Nylon or cotton webbing can also be used to make an adjustable cross-body strap. They are sold by the yard and is the easiest method to make your bag strap. So let's get on with the tutorial... For this tutorial, we are going to make a 3/4" wide strap and connectors from vinyl. Measurements and Hardware Vinyl strip 42" x 1-1/2" (cut 1) Connector tabs 4" x 1-1/2" (cut 2) 2 D-rings 3/4" 2 Swivel Hooks 3/4" 1 Slide 3/4" Fold your vinyl strip in half lengthwise to find the middle Open and lay your strip wrong s

How to Sew a TURBAN Style Headband | Twisted Headband Tutorial

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Knotted Headband Tutorial | DIY Headband Easy to Sew

Material Knit fabric Cutting Instructions 31" x 3" Cut 1 piece of fabric Sew using 1/2" Seam allowance Follow the video above to sew this quick and easy headband. This is a great beginner project for new sewists. This hair accessory doesn't require a lot of fabric, So make use of your scrap fabrics.   * Tip Sew knit fabric with a stretch needle Use a small zig-zag stitch if you don't have a serger Hair tie DIY I hope you make this headband your girls will love it, and you can reuse some of that scrap fabric you have lying around your sewing room.😊 Please subscribe to my Youtube channel named  SewlyJo  for more DIY sewing.

How to SEW a Double Zip Pouch | Double Zip Pouch Bag making TUTORIAL

Material Quilting cotton or any other fabric you like Choose your interfacing according to the weight of the fabric eg light, medium or heavy. Metal or nylon zipper Matching thread 2 ( 7" zip) Cutting Instructions Fabric A 9-1/4" x 5-1/4" Front Exterior cut 1 Zip it up 9-1/4" x 5" Back Exterior cut 1 2"x 1-1/4" Top Zipper Tabs cut 2 5x1-1/4" Pocket zipper Tab cut 2 Fabric B 9-1/4"x5" Lining panel Cut 2 9-1/4"x6-1/2" Pocket lining Cut 1 Interfacing 9-1/4"x5-1/4" Front Exterior Panel Cut 1 9-1/4"x5" Back Exterior and Lining Panels C Follow the video above to sew this handy zipper pouch. This is a great beginner project for new sewists. This zip pouch bag doesn't require a lot of fabric, Recycle some of your scrap fabrics by making this pouch. I hope you enjoy making this cute little bag, it's the perfect size to fit in your handbag or to carry solo. Thanks for stopping by.😎  

Bow Clutch Purse Tutorial | How to make a simple Clutch Purse

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