Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIY Sew: Leather Tote Bag

 
Materials:
Leather
polyester thread
double sided tape
Teflon foot
leather needle
sewing machine
craft paper
scissors or a rotary cutter
 
Step 1: Create a bag pattern on craft paper. See below for the measurements I used.
 

 
Step 2: adjust your stitch length to 3.5, and tension to 1.1 (will vary by machine)
Step 3: Using double sided tape, tape the right edge of the bag together (good sides touching), then do the same to the left. Sew up the right and left sides (be sure to sew in the same direction on both sides).
 
 
Step 4: Sew each corner
 
 
Step 5: Using double sided tape, tape the wrong sides of two straps together. Do the same to the other two. Sew up both the right and left sides of the strap (make sure to sew
up the right and left sides in the same direction).
Step 6: Sew straps onto bag. Measure 3.5" in and 1.5" down on each side. Working from the right stitch 3 lines .5'' apart.
 
 
Done!
 
 

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