Wednesday, 23 March 2016

How to turn a bag though the zip pocket

Picture it ..... You're in the zone - the sewing zone. You're nearing the end of making your beautiful handbag. But wait! You first need to turn the bag the right way out. Normally, we'd leave a gap in the lining for just this purpose - either on the side or at the bottom. But how often has that gap been too small? You push, and pull, and pray that the stitches don't burst open! ..... And don't even talk about vinyl! Urgh! The hassle. STOP. There is always and easier way. With the addition of a zip to the lining, it is so much easier!! Watch this short vid to see how your life can be made sooo much easier. No more hand sewing lining, and a stronger, neater finish to your bag!

The pattern used in the video is the Retreat Bag by Emmaline Bags, and the fabric is 'Engine Room' - bought in South Africa.

I hope this has helped you to make better bags! Enjoy!