Last week, I’ve been looking at a cinch bag made by one of the blogger (sweet verbena), and I decided to make one myself with a little twist.. .. Below is my handmade cinch bag, which is made of two different fabric materials: cotton and linen.. It’s a zipped cinch bag where the zipper is slightly hidden instead of on top of the bag itself.
This is the fabric I used to make this bag.. it’s 22″ by 22″ originally, very wide and huge for a petite lady.. Below are snippets of what I did when making this bag.. This is my first time using zipper on bag as a close top and not as a pocket.. I use a split zipper, and I found that the maximum split purse zipper available at Joann is 22″. I’ve to say that from making this bag the next time, I’ve to cut my zipper an inch smaller so that it looks neat.. For the zipper tutorial, I watch YouTube video, which was very helpful indeed.
I bought the fabric for the lining from fabric.com, and it’s linen and cotton (blue feather) when they had a sale last month.
Here is how I construct the inside pocket: cell phone pocket, pencil pocket and normal pockets. I saw this method of constructing the pocket from Stitch Magazines so I decided to give it a try.. It works very well, but I need to probably make a little bit taller for the cell phone pocket and make a flap for it since I’ve HTC phone.. The pockets are stack on top of another pocket as you can see above.
As you can see this is the cinch area, I didn’t sew the upper part of the cinch strap because there’s where the handle support to be inserted behind the strap and concealed it as shown below.
This is how the zipper looks on top of my bag. It’s the finished product!.. The bag is now : 17.5″ x 17.5″ .. I broke 3 sewing needles while making this bag and pricked a few pins on my fingers while handling the bag… I even slept at 5 am while working on this.. I’ll say that if I am going to sell this bag it would cost about $75.00 due to all the work I put into making this bag..
I also embroidered my own name on this bag… I’ll probably be making another of this bag in two different sizes to be sold on my ETSY store when I open the store.. not sure when though because at this moment am trying to meet the commissioned bags due date. When I get the chance to get away from making the commissioned bags, I’ll make a few to sell online..
Well, I hope y’all have a wonderful and beautiful day.. and my prayers go to the people in Oklahoma.
~~ xoxo ~~