perjantai 14. elokuuta 2009
OutsaPop Trashion t-shirt hobo bag tutorial
Here it is.. Finally. My OutsaPop Trashion t-shirt hobo bag tutorial in English. Finnish tutorial with pictures at MissMix website. If you don´t have a sewing machine, this bag can also be sewn by hand. I sewd it all by hand as my sewing machine was broken at the time I made it. It took a couple of hours though... Sewing machine makes it so much faster.
*EDIT* The lovely people of Amelia´s Magazine also featured my tutorial in their blog! Super :D
2 same colored t-shirts (don´t have to be the same size)
needle and thread
Cut the hem out from both t-shirts, about 1/4 inches from stitchings. Don´t cut the hem strips open, but keep them in one circular piece. Save these strips for later.
Cut sleeves and collar out. Save them.
Cut the sideseams out.
If the other t-shirt has a longer hem than the other, fold the longer bodice pieces in half and cut the hem curved like in the picture.
A) Pin the t-shirt pieces together (reverse sides out) from the sideseams. The shorter pieces will be sides and the pieces with curved hem will be bag front and bag back. B) Draw a slightly curved line from sideseam to shoulder. Sew all four seams.
Pin the curvy hem pieces together (reverse sides out) and sew.
A) Fold the sidepieces over (reverse sides out) the bag bottom and sew. B) Turn the bag right sides out.
Collar pieces will be our bag handles. If you want the handles to be shor (like in my bag) take only one collar and cut it into two equal length pieces. If you want the handles to be longer, cut both collars open once to make each one handle.
Fold all t-shirt shoulders (8 fold layers each) to match the width of the collar pieces / handles. It does not have to be exact as the handle seams will be covered.
Place the collar/handle in between the folded shoulder layers and pin. Try the bag to see if the handles are placed correctly. Sew when ready.
Take the all hem strips, cut them into four pieces and tie each around one handle seam. Sew the strip ends by hand so they won´t unravel.
If you want inside pockets for your bag, Make them by sewing the sleeve openings closed and then attaching them inside the bag by sewing or with safetypins. My bag has no inside pockets but I kinda hoped I had made them as the bag is big and small things get lost in it easily.
YOU`RE ALL DONE!
Photos by Mika Pollari, drawings by me.