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6h00

my first ever how-to...wooo! ^_^
my usual bag was falling to pieces so i decided to make my next one instead of buying it... ^_^
i already had everything apart from the belts, so that's why the budget says almost nothing
unfortunately, i didn't take photos as i was going along because i didn't think of making it into a how-to until just now...sorry, everyone :-/
also, i actually cut the material a lot bigger at first but then realised that i wanted a smaller bag, so there was a lot of fudging it in the beginning...O.o

Posted by emmilou w. from Wallasey, England, United Kingdom • Published See emmilou w.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. It's In The Bag, Baby! - Step 1
    Step 1

    - first, cut 2 pieces each of the material and lining, mine ended up being 14" by 12"
    - then, i cut one of the legs off the pair of tights, cut it in half and pin each piece to the outside of the material (i put mine a third of the way down from the top)

  • How to make a shoulder bag. It's In The Bag, Baby! - Step 2
    Step 2

    - then pin and sew the 2 sides and bottom of the material pieces right sides together leaving the top open (my seam allowance was 5/8th of an inch,i then sewed 1/4" away to reinforce the seams)
    - next, i sewed the 2 bottom corners flat to give the bag a more "rounded" feel to it
    - repeat this step with the lining

  • How to make a shoulder bag. It's In The Bag, Baby! - Step 3
    Step 3

    - i put the 2 belts together and as i wanted a longer strap, cut the ends off
    - i then sewed it to the top of the material at the side seams
    - i attached the button to the front of the bag

  • How to make a shoulder bag. It's In The Bag, Baby! - Step 4
    Step 4

    - i attached the zip to the top of the bag as well
    - finally, i put the lining into the bag and slip-stitched it to the zip
    - and voila!! my new bag

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
sweet baggy , like the colour you have chosen! and well done, i understand your drawings so i think you first how to is welll done !
I'm proud of you gril!!!LOL
XO's
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Sarah D
Sarah D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 31 projects
That's cute. Happy
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