|Written by JaLeanna|
Girls love the idea of craft making especially if it is regarding recycling of old denims, handkerchief and other fabrics that are not used at home. Making a handbag out of simple materials can be fun and exciting too because it will surely be a good relieve to boredom. With these materials, hand bag making will surely be possible:
MaterialsSewing machine Scissors Needle Selection of threads Cloth Paper Pattern Pencil Cardboard for rivets Hard Plastic for handles
StepsChoose a design, colour, fabric, and shape for the handbag. Check if there are unused cloths inside the house, if thereā€™s none, there are textile shops that are selling scrap cloth meant for rags, mostly it cost less than expected. Make a pattern by drawing the style and design of the handbag on a piece of paper. Together with the sketch, the materials such as the cloth type, handles, rivets, straps zippers, buttons, flowers, and any other decorations should also be indicated. It should be done to make the bag uniformed with its embellishment. There will be no lack of idea in this type of craft making because there are lots of resources these days. The advent of technology with the use of internet is one of the best sources of ideas for home crafted handbags. Put the fabric on the top of the table and decide if the handbag that will be crafted will be big or small. It is very vital for those who wants to use scrap or recycled cloths. Making a big bag will require big cloth too. Finding and matching materials is needed to make the handbag making a success. After making the pattern, cut it using an old paper. It can be any type of paper including an old newspaper. Place the pattern over the cloth and cut it according to the pattern. One of the easiest ways to cut according to the exact pattern made is to trace the pattern on the fabric first before cutting it. When using old denim as a handbag cloth, cut off the legs first then stitch the bottom. It will serve as the body of the handbag. For other type of cloth, fold the fabric with the reverse side out and sew it. Start with the layers just to ensure that there will be no thrashing threads from the sides of the bag. Sewing by hand can also be possible if there is no sewing machine available but make sure the sewn parts are durable and can hold heavy objects. Using a sewing machine is also easier, risk free and the bags will last long. Sew the straps or handles and sew the covering. Put some embellishment to make the bag attractive.
Making a hand crafted hand bag at home is not hard. There are lots of simple ideas that can be used and most of them are truly affordable.