Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quick Tip Saturday #4- Custom Bag Strap Equation

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Good Saturday, everyone!!  I missed posting a QUICK TIP last Saturday as my computer was not cooperating.  No worries!  I'm back today with a great tip for all you "want to be" handbag designers, me included.

I'm always taking notes on how to design your own handbag.  I've taken the Craftsy course, I check out books from the library, and I scan the internet.  While I do this, I'm constantly jotting down notes in my little sewing notebook.  Recently, I realized that I keep coming across little equations to help you figure out how to determine the size of different parts of your bag you are designing.  So, I thought I would share with you the ones that I have found.

Today, I will only present one to you, mainly because I can only handle math in small doses!  Plus, this is supposed to be a quick tip, so let's get going!


This equation will make you a simple strap that is made by folding in the two sides on top of one another and then stitching.  (see picture at end of post) NO TURNING REQUIRED!

Custom Bag Strap Equation by Ginas Craft Corner

STEP 1: Cut your fabric and your choice of fusible interfacing to your desired measurements (use equation above).

STEP 2:  Next, with your fabric in front of you, begin by folding in the top raw edge in 1" and then do the same with the bottom raw edge. 

STEP 3:  Finally, fold the entire strap in half lengthwise and you have your beautiful strap, 1-1/2" wide.

STEP 4:  Finish up your strap by edge stitching along each side of the strap.

Custom Bag Strap Equation by Ginas Craft Corner

This strap is now ready to be attached to your bag.  Yippee!

Have a great day making all those awesome straps!  Click HERE to see where I will be linking up this week!


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