Create a velvet bag-make-up «Capri» nautical theme



Hello, readers of my blog «I sewing machine!». The topic of today's article - Create a velvet bag-make-up «Capri» nautical theme.

I often get emails with questions about the technology of sewing and embroidery my velvet handbags, the material and cut, but one of the most common topics of the letters with the wording «I really want to make a handbag, but are afraid of the velvet and the difficulty of working with him.» Yes, rightly considered, that velvet is one of the most capricious and difficult materials for sewing, but I urge you not to be afraid and to get acquainted with this wonderful Royal material with the help of my master class.

Seeing the announcement of the contest Swarovski and using materials from this company in all their products, I decided to create my first master class on the creation of cosmetics in summer, Maritime theme. First, because I live by the sea, that is, in the literal sense, with him and love him endlessly, and secondly, I really want all of craftswomen, whose objective reasons, are unable to buy ready-made velvet bag that would be able to make it to the soul with his hands.

As a PostScript to his monologue I want to add: don’t be afraid to experiment! And don’t be afraid of failure: the more complex the task, the better and more interesting will be its outcome and satisfaction from the done and finished work. Immediately aim for perfection — starting with the first pattern of the first embroidery and the most trifling details. Ugly line and curve, sketch the damaged, the wrong size and the lack of symmetry is really a hundred percent reason to throw the work in the trash and start all over again. But verified and quality made the result will bring a lot of joy and positive emotions.


The materials used in the work:
— velvet natural dark blue and milky colors for the back side of cosmetics — genuine silk Panne-velvet (can replace with regular);

— thin poplin or cotton as the lining fabric (mine is hand painted in tones of total work);

— Swarovski crystal-drop Rear mm 18х13 Rhinestone color Montana;

— Socket for Swarovski crystal 18х13 mm Rear color Rhinestone rhodium;

— Swarovski crystal pearls sizes 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm colours Night Blue, Gold, White, Cream and Ivory matte;

— the pearls «Majorca» white color size 8 mm;

— Japanese Toho beads size 15/0 number: #51 (opaque light beige), #88 (metallic, space), #705 (rainbow matte iris blue);

— Japanese Toho beads size 11/0 metallic blue-violet;

— white thin twisted cord with a length of 10-15 cm, satin;

— a piece of white felt the size of 10×10 cm;

brush satin opaline;

— thread in a light beige room 35;

— scissors;

— sewing machine;

— iron;

paper squared for transfer patterns, and a small sheet of white paper to draw a template of the anchor;

pencil and gel pen;

— the range;

— the simple rectangular metal clasp;

— a thin needle for small beads and a needle for sewing;

— good mood :)

Step 1

Transfer the pattern a «gift card» sheet on the cell, in proportion to the pattern, draw a sketch of an anchor on a separate sheet and mark out the strips for future stitches of embroidery with beads on the template anchor (the photo shows blue lines):


Step 2

Take a piece of white felt and trace the pattern of the armature with a pencil:


Step 3

Centruy, sew crystal drop Swarovski by inserting it into the frame, and mark with a pencil the lines of the beadwork, as shown in the pictures:


Step 4

Take beads size 15/0 room #88 («space») and #51 (opaque light beige), as well as Swarovski pearls color White, size 4 mm; first embroider beaded straight lines, drawn according to the layout, using stripes alternating between blue, light-beige beads; then sew on the top transverse line of the pattern of the armature, starting from the center to the sides (for future symmetry) Swarovski pearls size 4 mm color White (you need to sew 5 pieces):


Step 5

Take beads of size 11/0 and a number of them panel contour the Central Swarovski crystal:


Step 6

Take a white satin twisted cord and place on top of the embroidery pattern «nautical rope» in any form as you like; sewing in some places the cord to the embroidery, and the ends of the cord put on the backside and secure with thread. Put the embroidery aside:

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Step 7

Take a piece milk and dark-blue velvet, and cotton for the lining. Cutting 2 details lining made of cotton with margins of 1 cm around the contour of the pattern, including the outline of the clasp. NB! Do not forget about the allowances on the zipper! Set aside cut the lining to the side; on a piece of dark-blue velvet mark the strips, as shown in the pictures. Need to cut 3 strips width of 3.5 cm and a length of about 12-13 cm; the same number of strips cutting in the dairy piece of velvet. NB! do not forget about the allowances at exactly 1 cm on each side of each strip (such a precise pattern of stripes with the same allowances will allow for their subsequent basting and stitching to sew these details exactly on width, regardless of the «slipperiness» of velvet)! The upper part of the beauticians to cut is not necessary, enough to put the pattern on top of the piece of milky velvet and cut out the rectangle with a large margin (on the photos the contours of the upper part of the pattern is drawn only to guide the size of the rectangle):

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Step 8

Take the cut and cut along the line of allowances details of dark blue and milk bars. Baste them with each other, the front parts inside, connecting edges alternating between two colors. In the end you’ll have a single piece consisting of 6 strips. Below is an example of the connection of the first two strips:


After all the tacking strips between them prostrochite seam machine:


Step 9

Take the iron, moisten the joints with a spray bottle with water and Ratatouille on the mode of «cotton» on the reverse side. Yes, velvet is not stroked and not iron, but, nevertheless, the flatness of the bands and accuracy of the final work, in this case this is a necessary procedure, so I ignored the rules:) :


Step 10

Take razutyuzhennaya detail stitched strips and baste, and then, checking the evenness and symmetry, pristrochite it to the upper part of milky velvet (the same cut with the stock of the rectangle):


Step 11

Ratatouille seam detail on the reverse side, as in the previous embodiment, with the stripes:


Step 12

Place stitched piece and smoothly, wrong side up, take the pattern and beauticians, centrue it at the top and bottom with stripes, clearly draw a pencil or gel pen pattern along the contour. Add on all sides smooth the allowances to 1 cm, Take a contrasting thread and all the resulting panel pattern along the contour of a running stitch. This will allow you to see the outline of the future beauticians when you turn it on the front side and simplify the process of embroidery:


Step 13

Take the embroidered anchor, align and sew it invisibly to the details beauticians, respecting the symmetry of the lower tip of the anchor to the junction of the two Central stripes:


Step 14

Take beads size 15/0 color #88 (space) panel edges and the entire embroidery of anchors, thereby disguising the edge of the felt and giving a small amount of the embroidery. Each stitch is enough for 2-3 pieces of beads:


Step 15

Take a pencil and draw the algae according to the pattern on my pattern (in fact, I do not use templates and encourage you to show imagination and arrange the sheets of seaweed as you like):


Step 17

Sew all of the crystal pearls are Swarovski and the pearls «Majorca» in random order, including the top white bead size 10 mm, which is the crown of the anchor (in my work, I said to her, clapboard size 11/0 seed beads in color «metallic blue-violet«, but this is entirely optional):


Step 18

Take beads size 15/0 colors #88, #51 and # 705 and neat toucheslines embroider each Alga. I embroidered «ladder«, alternating two colors on each leaf, and some leaves one milk color (#51) and contour «contours» #88 (blue):


This has to happen in the end throughout the embroidery:


Step 19

Take a deep blue piece of velvet for the back side of the cosmetic, attach it and embroidery together the front parts inside and baste along the contour of all patterns of bags, which was drawn gel pen earlier:


Step 20

Pristrochite machine stitching the parts together, take a cotton lining too and prostrochite it on a path. Trim the edges of both parts, leaving allowances, and turn on the front side part of velvet curtains (the lining to turn out not necessary — it is inserted inside the reverse side):

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Here so you should get the result:


Step 22

Attach the lining to the velvet part of the Foundation, fold the edges on allowances and sweeps them across the length of the bags to each other. So you are fully prepare his product under shivku in his clasp. That’s how it should happen in the end:


Step 23

Take the clasp and put the edges of the bags between his runners. Check for symmetry, center, proceeding from the centre of castles in the middle of the clasp, and from this center, flash double strand clasp + velvet through regular stitch. Why is it necessary to start from the center? So the product is «not leaving» on the symmetry and impair the proper placement of fasteners:


The inner side of the guide needle under the runners of the clasp thus you will hide the seam; pull the thread, watch out for its tension; don’t be afraid of the complexity of this phase of work is a rather tedious process that requires patience:


Do the same with the other side of the cosmetic bags, check the symmetry, secure the ends of the threads, hide and cut. Sew the «eye» of the clasp satin brush milky color.


Handbag, cosmetic bag «Capri» is ready:


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