DIY – Attaching bag feet

You will need to determine how the bag feet are attached depending on the design of your bag. You can attach handbag feet once the outside fabric is in place but before the lining is attached. You can attach them if the lining has been sewn in and has a hole for turning that is large enough to get your hand through. You can also add handbag feet to purchased handbags. Attaching handbag feet is easy. Simply measure in about 3/4″ from each corner of the base of your bag…

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How to add a detachable wristlet strap

Having a strap or handle on your bag or purse gives you something to grab onto and offers a bit of added security so you have less chance of losing your purse while you’re out and about. Adding a detachable strap to a zipper pouch or a clutch purse is easy to do using using a simple lobster clasp and d-ring, plus the metal hardware always adds a professional finish to your bag. Supplies One piece of fabric 1-1/2″ x 2″ for the loop and one piece of fabric 1-1/2″…

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How to sew a slip pocket for your bag

Slip pockets are easy to sew and are useful for holding and organizing small items in your purse such as cell phone, pens, glasses etc. Designing a slip pocket with sections is also easy and allows you to custom design a pocket to suit your own personal requirements. To design a slip pocket, first consider what you need to put into the pocket. For a small, general purpose pocket, a good size to start with is a 4″ high by 6″ wide. Then you can add sections to it for…

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How to Sew DIY Bag or Purse Straps

Hello Darlings, Our Tutorial today is on bag straps. The width of your strap does not have to match the width of your tab that holds the hardware. Just make sure that your clip and the hardware it will clip to are compatible before you get started. Cut strips that are 4 times as wide as you want your finished strap to be. If possible, join the strips diagonally as seen above so you won’t end up with a ‘lump’ of fabric in the spot where you are joining strips…

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Free Bag Pattern – The Ultimate Clutch Bag Pattern

Hello all, Here is another bag tutorial that you will love. It’s a clutch bag taken from sewcanshe.com blog. This free pattern uses just over 1 1/2 yards of bias binding. Make sure you use bias binding (binding cut on the diagonal) and not straight cut binding because straight-cut binding won’t ease around the corners and look great like you want it to.   DIY Famous Maker Clutch Bag Pattern Finished dimensions: approximately 7” wide x 5” tall, not including the strap. Who’s the famous maker? You!

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