Slice two of the piece of fabric in half as shown , this is where zipper will be placed
cut and iron fusible fleece to fit the heart 1/4″ smaller (this will help reduce the bulk in the edges of the heart
Using a hot iron press both sides, if you dont have fusible fleece a stabilizer material will work as well
place the top of the heart (main fabric) on your table right side facing up, place the zipper zipper side down onto the piece of fabric lining up the edges of the zipper with the bottom part of the heart piece, place the lining fabric ontop of the zipper right sides facing down. sew along the that edge as close to the zipper as you can get, if you have a zipper foot that would be the best option.
if you have difficulties placing the fabric please refer to my video tutorial linked below
once you finished sewing the zipper on fold the two pieces of fabric back to expose the zipper and sew along the edge near the zipper about a 1/4″ away for a nice top stitch
now we will attach the bottom of the heart, laying down the main fabric and then the zipper portion (zipper down) and then lining right sides down, making sure the edges of the fabric all line up and the bottom of the hear lines up with the top of the heart on the sides. sew next to the zipper, sometimes its hard to get past the zip so if you sew a small portion of it and then take the piece of out of your machine to move the zip then you can get past it better.
flip open the fabric to expose the zipper and again top stitch 1/4″ away from the zipper
Note the zipperfoot is very handy and can butt up to the zipper
Now its time to attach the back of the heart!
keeping the sewn portion facing up, lay the main fabric heart down onto the sewn portion right sides down, then lay the lining fabric on top with the right side facing up.
slip in the loop on the right hand corner of the heart and pin in place.
FOR THE LOOPS AND WRISTLET STRAP TAKE THE STRIPS OF FABRIC FOLD IN EITHER SIDE 1/2″ AND PRESS, FOLD AGAIN AND PRESS
THE STRAP SHOULD BE 1/2″ WIDE IN THE END, SEW ALONG THE EDGE TO CREATE THE STRAP
OR IF YOU DONT HAVE PATIENCE FOR THAT! USE RIBBON :d
Sew all around the perimeter of the heart, once you have passed over the zipper (slowly) open it up half way and then continue on sewing the entire thing
once finished flip it right sides out
it takes a minute or two and a little bit of finessing but it should look like this!
now for some top stitching
very slow and steady when you go over your zipper! if its metal zip over the teeth!
and then your done! just in time for your valentines day dinner 😀 how adorable and it will fit a samsung s7 some money and a few small makeup items so thats a plus!
I’m loving making hangbags and tote bags these days and love to check out the current trends to get inspiration!
I love the texture to this packpack and the gold metal hardware with the colour of the bag isnt too much imo Nude metal stud bag
I saw these star studs over on Ebay and i love how they used them in this bag! This leather bucket bag is super cute and would be great for a night on the town! the strap is very interesting too and not expected… hmmm yay or ney? Metal Star stud bucket bag
Simple Black over the shoulder boho style tote bag, love it! simple classic, easy and carries a ton of stuff! http://go.magik.ly/ml/4kxx/
I love heart sunglasses on my daughter but of course could never pull them off on myself… but these! maybe? they def do not look like your child daughters glasses! i love them and in rose gold! – ROSE GOLD HEART AVIATORS
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Hope you enjoyed this little quick inspirational post with a side of sunglasses! i hope to make a rendition of these bags one day but for now.. maybe i will just buy them!
As i have been on a handbag, zipper pouch kick ive decided to make a few of these leather tassels! well lucky for me my mom gave me a few old leather coats that have seen better days and i stitch ripped them and im using the smaller portions to create some of these! Very easy and look store bought!
My leather measures 3″ by 4″ but of course the longer you make the one side the longer your tassel and the longer you make the length of the piece the fatter your tassel with be! with leather it is already quite thick and in the end this tassel is almost 3/4″ in diameter
step 1 – Draw a line 1/2″ down the long side of your leather (on the wrong side of your leather) (this line will act as a guide so you dont slice down the leather too far)
Step 2 – use your rotary cutter to slice a strip every 1/4″ until you reach the end
Step 3 – Attach another 1/4″ piece of leather folded in half in the corner to create a loop (where you will hang your tassel from your purse) (make sure this is glute down very well and if you are at all concerned you can place a few stitches with a needle and thread)
step 4 – Glue all the way dfown the rest of the none cut strip (top of your tassel and start to roll your tassel from the loop end, nice and tightly)
Step 5 (optional) – if you wish you can again place a stitch to secure the end of the leather but if you use a good strong glue then you should have no problems!
Attach a ring or to a keychain or a necklace and wear!