How to sew a leather bag

Modern manufacturers today can please customers with all kinds of bags, handbags, clutches and wallets. They are sewn from various materials, different styles and colors. In stores, you can choose the model that suits you, the one that matches your image and style. But you must admit, it is much more pleasant and most importantly more economical to sew a bag with your own hands. As a result, get a unique, not like anyone else’s thing.

How to sew a leather bag

If you decide to sew a leather bag with your own hands, then you will need to get everything you need. And you will need the skin itself, sewing supplies, non-woven fabric, zipper, sewing machine, glue, as well as what you decide to decorate your handmade product with. It is not necessary to buy a piece of leather fabric in the store, perhaps you have an old leather jacket, trousers or boots at home. All of this will save you a lot of money. Well, it will still take time and patience.

How to sew a leather bag

So let’s get started. First, decide what size you want to end up with a bag. After that, you will need to cut out two squares or rectangles from leather, and two exactly the same shapes from non-woven. In order not to make a mistake with the dimensions, you can make a pattern on paper, and then simply transfer the pattern to the fabric. So everything will turn out smoothly, accurately, and most importantly accurately.

How to sew a leather bag

After that, you can start to collect the bag. To do this, add the resulting squares. You need to do this in such a way that the leather squares are on the outside, and the non-woven ones are on the inside. Now you need to sheathe the squares around the edges. Leather elastic material, easy to sew on a sewing machine.  The resulting pattern is turned inside out and stitched on both sides. Leaves one side in order to sew on a zipper, rivets, or any other fastener of your choice. We leave the other side in order to sew the bottom of our handbag.

How to sew a leather bag

Just now we are moving on to sewing the bottom. To do this, we need to cut out a rectangle from a piece of leather, the width of which will be cut at your discretion. Some people like bags with a narrow bottom, others, on the contrary, with a wide one. You can generally cut a triangular or oval bottom. It all depends on your imagination and desire. We sew the bottom from the wrong side, then turn the bag inside out and sew again around the perimeter, securing the seam. The second fastening stitch can make the seam more aesthetic.

How to sew a leather bag

Now you need to sew a zipper. You can pick it up both in the color of the future bag, and in the color of the jewelry and accessories that you have chosen.  In order not to make a mistake and spoil the whole appearance, it is best to first baste the zipper or fasten it with needles, and then sew it on a sewing machine.

Next, decide on a handle. It also depends on your taste and desire. You can follow the standard pattern and sew the handle from the same leather as the bag itself. There is one feature here. Do not sew the handle from the wrong side, because.to. it will be very difficult to turn it out, especially if you sew the handle with a narrow strip.

How to sew a leather bag

You can weave a pigtail out of strips of leather, it looks very interesting and original. As mentioned earlier, in order to sew a pen, you need to turn on all your creative imagination. Many girls now like to carry bags where chains serve as handles. To do this, you can sew loops and attach chains to them. The length of the handle is also a purely individual matter.

Now it’s time to start decorating. Here, for sure, the will to roam fantasies. What is not used to make a bag to your liking. You can sew an applique, do embroidery. Use and beads, and glass beads and rivets.

So don’t be afraid to experiment. Take the time and sew a new new thing for yourself, surprise your friends.

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