The Better Bag Maker: An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design • Techniques, Tips, and Tricks

By Nicole Mallalieu

If you must make lovely, caliber baggage with the pro facet that truly makes the adaptation among home-made and handmade―open The greater Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. during this how-to ebook entire bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, finds her high-end ideas, shortcuts, and secrets and techniques for pro layout and finishes. the ten featured tasks educate a number of specialist abilities from adjusting the percentage of the trend to developing wallet, straps, flaps, and bases.. by means of the top of this e-book, you should have a closetful of polished bags―and probably stitch larger than you ever imagined you could.

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Four. Block fuse medium interfacing and reduce 2 dealing with items against this cloth. Or for those who wish to minimize and fuse individually, get rid of the seam allowances from the interfacing (trim 1˝ from either size and width) ahead of fusing. five. lower 1 bag base against this textile. lower 1 bag base help in pelmet interfacing (Vilene S520 or Pellon 520F Deco-Fuse) and 1 in template plastic. 6. minimize 2 all of the lining and lining aspect panel items within the lining textile, after which minimize the wallet that you’d wish to make at the lining.

MAKE and fasten THE BAG BASE 1. at the pelmet interfacing, mark the handbag toes positions 1˝ from the lengthy edges of the bottom, 1½˝ from all of the brief ends, and within the heart of the lengthy horizontal placement traces. 2. stick to the directions to make dependent exterior Bag Base with handbag ft (page 55). be aware: if you happen to favor a better path, you'll make the inner fabric base (see inner [Textile] Bag Base, page 52). The impression usually are not fairly as sharp and based, however it might be more straightforward to govern the cloth round the stitching computing device.

6. minimize 2 straps 4˝ × 26˝ from the most cloth. minimize 2 interfacing items 3˝ × 26˝, and fuse them, founded at the flawed aspect of the strap cloth. 7. minimize the bottom help from the fast2fuse, Peltex, or Timtex. TIP: for those who take care to fuse, minimize, and mark the bag items competently, the whole lot will come jointly with no the pointless difficulty of attempting to make badly lower items healthy. What appears like the good way round is basically the shortcut! stitch THE BAG physique the bottom Seam 1. position the bag physique items correct aspects jointly.

THE ZIPPER GUSSET 1. lower 2 interfacing strips 2˝ × 12˝, and persist with the zipper gusset directions (page 59) to make a slender zipper closure for the head of the bag. (Each comprehensive zipper gusset piece can be 1˝ extensive. ) 2. reduce a rectangle of interfacing (or fast2fuse) 1½˝ × 3˝, and make a tab for the top of the zipper (page 63). three. With the open finish of the zipper to the left-hand aspect, position the zipper gusset correct facet down at the correct aspect of front of the bag. Align the uncooked fringe of the zipper gusset with the pinnacle fringe of the bag physique.

Keep on with the directions in simple Bag (page 74) to build the liner. three. stick to the directions (page 75) to connect the liner to the dealing with. MAKE and fasten THE SHOULDER STRAP 1. persist with the directions (page 46) to make a bagged-out strap with a hoop at either ends, utilizing the lengthy shoulder strap piece. 2. Then stick with the directions (page 50) to make an adjustable strap out of your shoulder strap, attaching it to the O-rings at the aspect panels of the bag. end THE BAG 1. Anchor the liner to the bottom seams of the facet panels (page 76).

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