Leather Tote Bag with Zipper Tutorial
This tutorial helps you make a women's bag from genuine leather. This bag has a metal zipper and one long strap. Using this tutorial you can sew tote bag for you or for sale and earn money.
A well-made leather bag looks always solid and stylish, but sewing any leather goods is not simple matter.
To sew a bag you need have the skills of sewing this material. It is advisable to use special industrial sewing machines.
In addition to this condition your sewing machine must be capable sew several layers of thick leather. You need to have some special tools and accessories also.
In this post I offer tutorial on how to make classic leather zipper bag for women. This bag has my own design and pattern.
In this post are only a few main steps how to make a leather bag. All photos (100) and full comments including the pattern I can send you e-mail for fee (10$).
Here are the main parts of bag pattern only.
Using such design element we can decorate the face side a bag.
I used this element to hide the defective place of leather, in addition.
As I was said earlier, the detailed description all processes a tailoring this women's bag will be sent to your e-mail. After payment you will get three files having pdf format.
Nevertheless, even these photos and comments prompt you how to make a bag yourself. In any case, these photos and comments will help you to do many elements of the tote bag free of charge.
On the back part a bag will be placed inner pocket having metal zipper.
Tips: Very long metal zipper you can cut into several parts. One long section will be used for closing a bag. The second short part of zipper will be used for closing a pocket.
On this photo you can see both sides of a leather tote bag.
Here are both sides and side part of a leather tote bag.
Lining that is used for sewing the women's handbags should have a lot of small pockets for various little women's things.
In this way you can cut three strips for the braided handle.
Now you need to weave these strips in a pigtail.
Here shows another steps of assembly bag into one.
On this photo is shown the front side a bag.
On this photo is shown the back side a tote bag.
I recommend use these clips instead the pins. Using them you can hold pieces of bag together very hard and easy.
Now you need sew the bag top parts together using a sewing machine.
Next, you can make the finishing stitches along this seam for a smooth look using decorative sewing threads.
Now is the time to install a zipper to the bag.
Depending on the size a bag the bottom might be strengthened with extra padding.
The top edge a bag should be well retained in the folded state. To do it you need to use special glue for the genuine leather.
On this photo shows the bag with already installed zipper. All steps of installing a zipper are in full version tutorial.
If you will make the big leather bag, it is desirable to install on the bottom a bag such metal accessories.
Use this way for closing the edge of the zipper.
So looks the clasp for attaching the handle to the bag.
So looks the wicker handle of a bag in finished form.
I recommend use a few metal parts. They are good to decorate any clothing and accessories that are sewn from genuine leather.
Now the tote bag is fully ready.
As I have said early full tutorial has more 100 photos and comments. Two pdf files contain all detailed steps on how to make a leather tote bag with pattern.
The full tutorial and pattern I will send you email after purchase. Send me a letter and I will tell you the details for payment.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.
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