Advice 1: How to sew a bag

From old clothes have to periodically get rid of. But out of fashion jackets, coats, jeans do not necessarily throw away. Many old things can be given a second life, making of them something interesting. If you are just starting to do crafts, start with bags.

The bag can be made of denim, drape, nylon

What to sew

Specifically to buy fabric for bags optional – of course, if you are going to sew one that would suit a particular dress or coat. You fit jacket from kalandrirovannogo Capronum or Dacron cloak "Bologna". Bag you can sew denim and leatherette. To start to learn the basics of needlework with sewing leather products don't work with this material has its own quirks. Prepare the fabric. Disposal the product, remove the bone, wash the pieces and, if necessary, iron. You will need another cord of the right color, eyelets, grommets. However, the eyelets can be inserted in a special workshop, this service is quite cheap.


Bag is sewed from two parts – the bottom and sides, which is a very wide stripe sewn into the ring. Decide on the size and draw on the paper circle. Measure its length (for example, by using put on edge with the tape measure). Draw a rectangle whose length is obtained with a measure added by seam, and the width and height of the bags, to which must be added allowances of 1 cm on one side and 3cm on the other. Rectangle you can draw directly on fabric.


Draw a circle, add a seam allowance of 1 cm and cut out detail. If the fabric is soft, the bottom can be made of two layers, and then insert between them a strip of cardboard, sheet wadding, etc. the Bottom can be strengthened also the adhesive interlining. Some fabrics (e.g., calendered nylon or polyester) it is easier to cut not with scissors, and a soldering iron or a device for burning. In this case, the environment will not be lohmataya and you don't need to buttonhole stitches. Draw the rectangle by adding a margin of 1 cm on the short sides.


Details may be easier to sew if in advance to prepare them. The top bags of the future it is better to hem, tucked the long cut of 0.5 and 2, 5 cm Can be sew decorative stitching. If the bag will be decorating (embroidery, pattern, beading or beads, applique, etc.), they need to do before Assembly. Striped stitch in the ring. The details of the double bottom fold wrong side to each other by inserting between them the spacer. Stitch detail on the contour of the basting seam, short stitches. Sidewall turn them inside out. Baste it to the bottom so that the details of the contact face, and then gently pristrochite. Turn the bag. Insert the grommets, pass the cord and tie it with a knot. If there is no suitable cord, sew it from strips of the same fabric. It can and weave of thick threads.

Advice 2: How to sew a short straight dress

Short straight dress is made-fast fabric for him need a little. Accurate pattern size, 2-3 fitting will help it sit right on the figure. In this new girl will feel like a real Princess.
How to sew a short straight dress

Consumption calculation of fabric, choice of style

To determine the number of required fabric easy. If width 110-150 cm (depending on size and sleeve length), enough to buy 1 length. Its measure is so – marked the beginning of the tape measure to the top of the shoulder, across the chest down to the desired length. Remember this figure, add to it 3.5 cm (1 in shoulder seam, and 2.5 on ACC bottom). So much fabric you need to purchase.

Straight – dress casual. It's not fitted, so the rear or side of the zipper to sew is not necessary, but the mandatory Darts. They can be side or go from shoulder to top of chest. Because the clasp will not make the neck big enough that it could easily remove the product. The neckline can be round, diamond, square.

How to cut a dress

Pattern a little straight dresses consists of front, back. If the model with the sleeve, is necessary and this detail. To save fabric, fold it almost in half. The width of the smaller leaf (which is top) equal to the width of the largest site in the part of the shelf (front), plus 1 cm seam.

Align the middle vertical line patterns shelves place the fold of the fabric (the fabric is folded right sides), how many pins. Novice seamstresses to better describe small-scale or soap the contours of the parts on the fabric. Those who are already familiar with this science, can cut the shelf, leaving a 1 cm seam allowances and 2.5 cm ACC tissues. Don't forget to move Darts.

Back put to the place of the bend, as well combining. If she is cutting, don't forget to leave 1 cm for seam allowance and in the middle. Attach the folded in half fabric detail sleeves. Cut right and left.

How to sew a dress

If the backrest consists of two parts, sew them in the middle. Fold back panels of shelves and right sides. Sew the side. If the fabric is knitted, silk, immediately treat the seams. If the blade will not magiritsa, you can do it after it is fully stitched dress. Close the shoulder seams.

Stitch the sleeve, fold the bottom will attrocity it. Vacate sleeves in armhole. If not, treat the armhole facing. It is processed and neck. For this fit the bias binding, you will have plenty of remnants of fabric on the diagonal. You can attach a neck, arm openings, to fabric, to outline these details and cut out the facing width 2 see it First and the main part fold right sides, make the seam width 0.5-0.7 cm, iron it. Then turn the bake on the front side, is applied to the underside of the main fabric and sew.

In the end, sew a dress, treated seams, iron the finished product.
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