How to draft a pattern for a sew-in bag frame.
I am going to explain how to draft a pattern for a sew-in bag frame as many people have asked me where I buy the patterns from. The frames are easy to get hold of but you don’t often get a pattern with them. My only option has been to draft my own to fit the frame. So, after much time spent on You Tube and Google, I have finally learned how to make a video tutorial. (Making the bags themselves proved
a bit much easier)
The frame I have used in this video is from Adam Venture and measures 21cm from hinge to hinge. You could adapt it for any straight frame and tweak it for a curved one.
My finished bag has a sew-in frame with a pretty clasp and also loops inside to add a chain if you want to. The finished bag measures approximately 28cm wide x 15cm tall x 4cm deep. All measurements can be changed to the style you choose.
A bit about SoAnitaSews
In my studio at SoAnitaSews, I love to design and create wedding and evening bags with sew-in frames. I decorate them with beads, brooches and diamante crystals, flowers and lace -more is definitely more, I say!
They look so luxurious and hark back to a time when people dressed up and women swished around in long dresses for dinner. Nowadays, they are mostly used for weddings; for brides, bridesmaids and guests alike. But if you are lucky enough to be invited to a black tie do or a ball, you could wear one there too. I have also been considering bringing them to a different audience by making in a modern style. Perhaps made from denim and decorated in a more funky style; but haven’t got around to it quite yet.
If you’d like to see some of my creations, I sell some ready made bags in my Etsy shop, http://soanitasews.etsy.com.
There are many styles from casual to formal but also love creating custom ones to my customer’s requirements.
My video is only for the drafting of the pattern. I will create a video to show you how to put the bag together as soon as I am able.
So, Ta Daaaa!
Here it is! My first ever video- “How to draft a pattern for a sew-in bag frame.”
Please let me know how you get on, I’d love to get your feedback. If the video doesn’t make sense, let me know so I can edit it.