Leather Tote Bag with Zipper Tutorial
This tutorial help you make a women's bag with zipper and one long strap. Using these pro tips you can sew tote bag for themselves or for sale.
A well-made leather bag looks solid and stylish, but sewing of the leather is not simple matter. Your sewing machine must be capable sew several layers of thick leather. You need to have some special tools and accessories.
Here I offer tutorial 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 bag. All photos (100) and pro comments including the pattern I can send you e-mail for fee (10$).
Here are main parts of bag pattern.
Using such design element we can decorate the face side a bag.
I used this element to hide the defective place of leather.
As I said earlier, the detailed description of the process of tailoring of this women's bag will be sent to your e-mail. After payment you will get three files pdf format.
Nevertheless, even these photos prompt you how to make a bag. In any case, they will help you to do many elements of the tote bag free of charge.
On the back of the bag is placed zipper pocket.
Long metal zipper you can cut into two parts. Long section will be used for the bag. The second short zipper part will be used for the pocket.
Here are both sides of a leather tote bag.
Here are both sides and side part of a leather tote bag.
Lining of women's handbags should have a lot of small pockets for various little things.
In this way you can cut three strips for the braided handle.
Now you can weave these strips in a pigtail.
Steps of assembly bag into one.
Front side a bag.
Back side a tote bag.
Using clips instead of pins to hold pattern pieces in place.
Sew the bag top part in place.
Make the finishing stitches for a smooth look.
Now is the time to sew a zipper to the bag.
Depending on size a bag and the leather you are using, the bottom might be strengthen with extra padding.
The top bag's hem will be held firmly if you will be use the adhesive.
On this photo shows the bag with a zipper.
If you will make the big leather bag, it is desirable to install on bag bottom these 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 in finished form.
Any metal parts very decorate garments and accessories of genuine leather.
Now the tote bag is fully ready.
As I have said full tutorial has more 100 photos and comments how to make a leather tote bag. Pdf pattern and tutorial 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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