- September 29, 2016 at 9:20 am #11879
Hi all, this is a rudimentary sketch of the first bag that I want to make. I have yet to take a fashion illustration class, so bear with me. 🙂
(Also, I think that I noticed that, when making the T-bag pattern, when you make the gusset sides of straight, perpendicular to the ground, that the sides look as if they bulge out to form an rounded off upside down triangle when sewn up. I want to have my gusset sides pulled into the center with a strap and two swivel snaps. Should I make the sides of my gusset pattern flat, or, perhaps, should I make them angled in–as in the gusset–mainbody–gusset piece looks like an right side up triangle. I recently made a bag from a pattern that called for a triangle like shape as the gusset/body piece and the bag came out looking like it had pretty straight sides–they “looked” perpendicular to the ground and still bulged out at the side top just a little bit…) If anyone can confirm my intuition or give any advice, it’d be much appreciated! Thank you so much!!September 29, 2016 at 9:22 am #11881
To make the gusset fold inward, create a stay with a window, a stay means literally “stay here”. Fabric or any material follows the path of least resistance. So you would take you backing (Pellon) and in the middle you would cut a window out. The Pellon should be cut from the lining pattern and glued with rubber glue to the material.
I would also taper or angled the bag this will give the bag more shape. Look at the cut out when Linda makes the window for a zipper pocket in shorts, now apply what you see to your gusset. The cut out is called a window.
To make this more effectively you would need to learn structured techniques which aren’t taught in BH1-2.September 29, 2016 at 9:27 am #11883
Thanks for that clarification, Richard! Hmm… perhaps I’ll change my design to a simpler tote bag to start. Not wanting to complicate things too much, but how difficult is it to make leather piping to insert in the seams. I’ve sewed clothes a bit and usually bias tape is used to stretch around curves and what not. Can leather piping go around curves with ease. Do you need to do anything to it to get it not to pucker as much. Do you wet it? Sorry if this is also a more complicated question. lol.
FrancescaSeptember 29, 2016 at 9:31 am #11885
So here is Version #2 sketch of my Assignment #1 T-bag Tote. If possible, I’d still like to have the inverted triangle shape. Is this pattern drawing correct? I could do a ‘regular’ shaped tote, but I was trying to be creative. lol. Perhaps, I should learn basic construction then move on from there. 🙂
FrancescaSeptember 29, 2016 at 9:33 am #11887
The inverted triangle is really easy to do , the question becomes do you know how to divide up a pattern? First you would make the master, which is what the finished bag will look like. In other words it should be like your sketch. Then where your triangle is, you cut that out then you have the top and the bottom portions of the pattern, add seam allowance to where the two pieces meet and sew them together.
Think like a bag, anytime you want to divide a pattern, make the master then cut it up, add seam allowance.September 29, 2016 at 9:35 am #11889
there is a welting short video there. Also if you have a car or upholstery supply shop near you, go there to get your welting cord. If you send me a private email with your address I will send you samples of what you are looking for it’s like a poly cord it’s perfect for welting, comes in so many different thicknesses.
To prevent puckering around the curves or corners just clip it. if you need an example I will post a picture.September 29, 2016 at 9:41 am #11892
Sorry. I am preparing for my sister’s wedding which is next weekend, so unfortunately I won’t be able to complete the rest of my assignment for a few days. However, thank you SO much for the tip on welting. I do have an upholstery store near me. I’ll take a gander. I’d also probably like to take you up on getting the sample of the welting, so that I know what the ideal product looks like. Again thank you SO much for your assistance! It’s much appreciated. 🙂
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