May 29, 2016

Bag handles remake

We all have our favourite bag. This one below is one my favourites.

So when the handles had started to untangle, I had to think of a solution to mend them. I bought a fabric that matched my bag, and then I took the measures of the handles. I made sure to leave just a cm more for the stitch. 

I pinned the two pieces over the handles and then I used the sewing machine, but you can also sew it by hand if you want.
Here it is how it turned out

May 18, 2016

Green Velvet DIY Project

I had this project in mind for months, now. A green velvet blouse.
I cut two parts of the fabric and I used a T-shirt for the measures.
I sewed the long edges together. Tip: to give it more stability, I redoubled the top front hem.
Then, I cut two parts of fabric for the cuffs.
I sewed along the long hem and afterwards, along the short one.

When both of the cuffs were finished, I sewed the corners of the cuffs to the top hem of the blouse.

At the end, I sewed the back and low hems and here it is
It's really easy to do, and the fact that velvet is an elastic fabric turns out to be very handy if you're the kind of person who doesn't stick to measures.