Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Make Do and Mend Bag...

Another one of the crafts that I will be selling at the local craft fair is a handmade clutch bag. I got the pattern from a British Pathe film and decided to make it as it seemed quick and easy... So here is the original video on how to make a clutch bag and my updated guide. Enjoy!

BAGS (issue title - FOR GOODNESS SAKE !)

What to do:
  1. So I pretty-much followed the video, I got a 1/4 of a metre of tweed style fabric from my local sewing shop for £3 and then cut out a rectangle 'pattern' from a newspaper.
  2. I then cut out the material for the padding, (two pieces of thin wadding), the silk lining and the cardboard to stiffen it up.
  3. I then sewed the lining to the tweed fabric, right sides facing together, but left one of the ends open. Turn the bag inside out to have the right sides facing out.
  4. Now slip in the cardboard stiffing and the two pieces of padding either side of the cardboard.
  5. Sew up the end and fold the bag over to create the bag pocket.
  6. Now stitch two of the sides to secure the bag pocket.
  7. Sew on two snap fasteners on each end of the top of the bag and where it should fasten to. Now it is finished!
  8. As the film says if you want you can 'add the broach that he gave you', well as I don't have a he, I will search the charity shops for a suitable cheap vintage broach.

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1 comment:

  1. It looks great! I love the fabric you chose.