Hello, after some time without blogging it is time for a new tutorial…
German version?? Klick hier .
Some left over yarn very simply knitted with a round needle into a loop.
A piece of fabric and lining, and off we go..
Measure the loop slightly stretched ( nohoooo not stretched to limits… slightly! ).
Not forget; the loop is round, so take your mms x2!
Bottom will be fabric, I also make a small ring around the bottom in order to prefent the knitted part from wearing to much during use.
4) band for bottom
The band is loop size (38cm+38cm+1cm seam+1cm seam in my case) with seam allowance. Hight as you wish.
Take care, the band is folded to get propper edge.
6) schoulderstrap and D-ring strap
Strap width depends on the size of ring you bought! Do not choose rings too small, as later the strap is small and will not very comfy to wear for long times…
The length for you shoulder strap you can easily check on one of your old bags.
The D-ring straps need same width as D-ring and should be as long as your fold on the top of the bag (4 to 5cm).
Get a zip that is long enough (count + 10cm!) this enabels you later to have a big enough opening to get into your bag easliy.
8) bottom cardboard
Cardboard size is tiny bit smaller than the original bottom (due to sewing bottom will be slightly smaller) around 3 mm will be ok.
9) sew lining
Sew your lining, ad pen holder, cell holder, zip bag….
Top edge you either fold and seam or (as in my case; I took two layers of lining) fold.
10) sewing fabric to knit
♦ divide band into 4 equal parts, mark with needle or thread
♦ divide knit into 4 equal parts, mark with needle or thread
12) lining into bag
Now place the lining in your bag, you might want to fix the lining and knit/bottom part with a hand stitch together..
13) Zip Panel
14) last things
Now also place D-ring holders, make sure they are evenly placed!
You also might want to stitch again at 1 cm from fold, up to you.
Now make your shoulder strap, you might want to put some interling inside, depends on how thick your fabric is.
Then ad decoration as you please.