- Sketch book and pencils
- Sewing equipment
How to Make a Custom Handbag
>>First thing you have to make sure before you start to design, is to select the type of handbag. It is advisable to draw a sketch or a design of the bag. Use different color combination to check how the handbag will look. Draw pockets, patterns and zippers that you would add to your handbag. This will help you try different permutations and combinations.
>>Once the final draft of the handbag is done, make drawings of the bag from all sides in actual dimensions on different sheets of paper and design the inner and outer pockets. You will need these dimensions while making the actual handbag. If you wish to have designer handbags, you can get a picture of the bag and design your own handbag according to it.
>>Now, place all the drawings of the dimensions on the fabric that you have chosen for the handbag. Remember to leave some space at the sides for seams. Start stitching from the inside of all the sides of the handbag. You may need extra fabric to stitch the inner and outer pockets. Place a cardboard inside the base to make it strong and then stitch it.
>>Now, attach the handles, straps and buckles to the outer side of the handbag. You can buy ready-made straps and handles as they are available in various designs. Stitch the zipper between the layers of the handbag and also for the inner and outer pockets. Finally stitch along the sides and your handbag is ready.
Instead of having designer handbag replicas, you can make handbags on your own, and channel your creativity. Once you try out making one handbag, you will be left wanting to design more.