Fancy bag, size 29 x 32 cm
- Linen fabric with flower design or other, app. 20 x 60 cm
- Leather for the bottom, 1 sq. foot (30 x 30 cm)
- Linen or cotton fabric for upper seam, app.10 x 30 cm
- Linen or cotton for bag handle, app.7 x 90 cm
- Interfacing for ironing on, app. 50 x 60 cm
- Small piece of cotton lining for back side of flower pocket
- 4 Oval rings
- 2 Carabiner hooks
- 1 Press button
- 1 zipper, 18 cm
- Acrylic stones
- Ribbon, app. 50 cms
- Polyester thread
Iron interfacing on flower-linen, plain linen, leather and bag handle fabric. Then sew leather on one side of flower-linen and on the other side sew the plain linen fabric. Make a nice seam also on right side of material.
If you like, sew on acrylic stones on one of the flowers.
Prepare one flower with interfacing and cotton lining for a pocket at the back side of the bag. Make a zigzag stitch around the three layers of fabric.
Make a few lines with the sewing machines on the flower from the middle to the edges. Then cut out the flower, iron it well and make another seam with zigzag stitch - it covers the jagged edge.
Then sew a nice ribbon around the whole flower. Iron it from the back side, sew it on on backside of the bag.
Sew the bag on left, right and lower side.
Prepare the lining with a zipper pocket, see my tutorial for easy zipper pockets:
You can also fix one oval ring on a ribbon in one side of the zipper pocket before you sew it on - also your label, if you wish.
Then pin the lining onto the upper edge of the bag, fold it to inside and sew it on as you see on the foto.
Prepare 2 oval rings with a ribbon or a piece of leather or linen and fix these on left and right side of the bag --> foto. Then prepare a bag handle with carabiner hooks on each side. You can use pearls, prepared leather ribbons. Put a bag handle of linen fabric between the pearl arrangement.
|Back side: flower pocket|
The bags looks nice with a white dress.
Have fun at the pool party !
The design and instruction are only for private use.