Advice 1: How to sew a portfolio

Portfolio - the perfect complement to a business suit. It will put a folder with documents, magazines and more. Sew elegant women's briefcase is quite in your power. The work will not take much time. For this you can use any dense material, but it is best to sew a portfolio of natural or artificial leather.
How to sew a portfolio
You will need
  • - A4 format or magazines;
  • leather;
  • - sintepon;
  • - fabric for lining;
  • - eyelets;
  • - carbines;
  • leather or suede strips to finish;
  • buckle;
  • - eyelets;
  • - handle;
  • - boot knife;
  • - scissors;
  • - sewing machine, thread, needles;
  • paper or cardboard of A4 size.
Instruction
1
The main parts of the portfolio are rectangular in shape, so to cut them directly on the skin. The main purpose of the portfolio is to preserve the integrity and security of business papers, so the size should be no less than A4 sheet. The best option is to cut 2 unnecessary folders for papers. From one take the front and rear walls, they are the same size. The second cut from the front wall and smooth coal, adjacent to one of the long sides. This will be the pattern of the valve. But we can all draw on graph paper.
2
Put a piece of leather wrong side up. Apply to his parts below the long sides of patterns parallel to each other, and the distance between them was 6-10 cm of the Short edges of all three pieces are a continuation of each other. Outline the pattern. Better to draw with a ballpoint pen, and cut - cobbler's knife with a metal ruler.
3
On leather, the workpiece will have plenty of details lining and insulation. The batting needs to ensure that the portfolio had at least a little stiffness. It can be successfully replaced, for example, thin purplenum. The lining can be made from silk, flannel or kalandrirovannogo Capronum. Baste the insulation is lined and quilted. You can also use ready-quilted fabric on sintepon, she sometimes comes across in the shops.
4
Fold leather detail and lining wrong side to each other and pristrochite on the edges. Treat the lateral edge. This can be used, for example, strips of suede or leather in a contrasting color or matching. Fits tight and elastic. The strips fold in half and pristrochite to the side sections of the workpiece.
5
Make strip for the clasp. Draw and cut out from the skin strip with a length of 60-70 cm, its width is 10-12 cm In any case the strip should be slightly longer than the workpiece, since it covers the entire portfolio and a little stands for valve Fold the strip in half and glue or sostrochite. You can make striped two piece. The short edges of the workpiece, divide in half, mark the middle line and sew to it a strip of the clasp. Leave a free piece of 5-6 at the front of the bag - there will be a hole or a loop for the buckle.
6
To protruding from the valve end of the strip sew the buckle. Loop for her pristrochite to the edge strips on the front of the bag. The buckle can be any. If the pin in the second end of the strip the holes. Buckle with metal parts reinforce grommets for plastic that is not necessary.
7
Will have plenty of sidewall. They are rectangles, the length of which is equal to the height of the lateral, width - the distance you had between the parts of the pattern. Side parts can also be strengthened by lining with synthetic padding, provided that your machine take the fabric that thick. Sew the sides to the places reserved for them.
8
Panel braid or strips of suede the remaining stitches. Attach a handle. This can be, for example, a belt matching the color of old bags. But the handle you can make, cut out a strip of leather of appropriate length and folded it in half. Methods of attachment can also be different. Can remano just sew to the sides of the cover. But you can do it and on the little carbines. Then sewn to the cover of metal or leather loops that, like buckle, reinforced eyelets. Handles and weave, for example, from leather cords.

Advice 2: How to decorate your portfolio

Portfolio – a mandatory attribute of school life. Choosing it, children and parents pay attention to the quality and ergonomics of a backpack. But the appearance of his usual standard. So if you want to allocate your portfolio among many others in the school, improve its design with their hands.
How to decorate your portfolio
Instruction
1
Decorate the backpack with applique. You can buy ready-made patches from the treated edge. They are available in the form of images or inscriptions. Sew them to your backpack by hand, Gypsy needle. Pick up a thread of the same color with the base stripe.
2
To make the application yourself, take colored pieces of felt. They cut out part of the picture and stick or tab for fabric-based. Prepared the application attach to the backpack.
3
Picture or pattern can be embroidered directly on the fabric portfolio. Make a sketch on paper, separating areas that should be filled with different colors. Transfer the sketch to the backpack using carbon paper for fabric.
4
Embroider the satin stitch pattern, filling the entire surface. It is best to use embroidery floss and a needle, no larger than the diameter of the string to the holes in the fabric are not visible.
5
To make more complex colors and shapes and patterns, paint fabric paints portfolio. Apply paint on fabric thin synthetic brush. Parts of the image that needs to be filled with different colors, limit a special circuit. You can also paint the portfolio of permanent markers. Choose markers that are appropriate for a plastic or fabric surfaces.
6
If the portfolio is made of a material able to withstand thermal processing, decorate it with iron-on transfer. The size and contents of the drawing can be anything. The firms that produce them, and give the opportunity to make the sticker according to your individual sketch and use fluorescent paint. Attach the sticker to the surface of the backpack and press heated to about a hundred degrees iron for a few seconds (time must be indicated in the instructions to the sticker). This product will withstand exposure to moisture and temperature changes.
7
If you want to periodically change the design of the portfolio, use the removable elements. Make a chain of colored pins. Attach to the backpack icons, or charms.
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