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Skull and sunflower pleated bag
Was writing a work experience application letter to a dressmaker then got bored and decided to sew something. My fabric store was running out so decided to make this small bag. All my own design so wasnt sure how it would work but seems ok :D Hope tute is alright, if not message me please :DD Enjoy!

Posted by Ani W. from Germany, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Ani W.'s 17 projects »
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  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Search through your stash of fabrics until you find two fabric that you like. Can be contrasting al completley mismatched like mine haha.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Ok, this is the basic bag design. (Sorry it messes up a bit)

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    You only need to cut out 3 basic shapes:
    2x A of fabric 1 (red one for me)
    2x B of fabric 2 (black one for me)
    2x A Interfacing
    2x B Interfcaing
    2x C of your lining fabric(mine is same as fabric 1 lol)
    A = 5x18cm
    B = 15x24cm
    C = 24x15x18, look at picture lol i cant really explain

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw them out, then get cutting :D

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now fuse on the interfacing onto the A's and B's.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now comes the hardest bit( its not hard...honest!) Decide how many pleats you want (I had 5) and then put them in. Depending on how many you have the size will vary but ultimatley the size has be around the same size as A. This part takes a while to get right but then it goes quicker. Just do the same to the other part B (use the already pin pleated piece B to help you)

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the pleats in ABOVE where you would normally sew! Hard to explain but I hope you can see it in the pic.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then pin together parts A and B and sew! Repeat twice.(for noth pieces of B and A)

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    OK then pin around the bottom and sides.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now sew!

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Trim round the sides.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn it inside out.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Ok now for the lining. Grab your fabric and draw out part C and cut!

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pin sides and bottom.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Get sewing! ... now trim edges.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Ok another slightly hard to explain bit to explain...pinch the corners and sew across about 2cm up each side fromt he corner. Do that to both sides.

  • Step 17

    Oh I nearly forgot,grab the outside, turn inside out and do the same thing to the corners ^^ Turn right side out again. (havn't got pic sorry :( )

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now! Get your magnetic snap thingy and put into lining. Follow the instructions you got in pack (or just jab through and bend the metal things like I did :D ) Oh be careful to not have it too high up (like I did :((( )

  • Step 19

    Ok get your lining (it should be wrong side out). Now turn over the edge and pin. Again forgot to take pics for next couple of steps!

  • Step 20

    Get your outer piece, turn over the edge and pin.

  • Step 21

    Put the lining into the outer. Start at the same (its the easiest I reckon) Pin them together, taking the pins out as you go.

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 22
    Step 22

    Sew around the top..

  • How to sew a pleated tote. Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag - Step 23
    Step 23

    TADAAAA! It's finished! (I hope!)

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PunkinsBabie
PunkinsBabie · Tampa, Florida, US · 38 projects
Love the color contrast!! really cute!
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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects
Thank you Happy
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Jillibean :)
Jillibean :) · 2 projects
Really Cute!
love the patterns together!
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