Bag sewing course

Date and time from 02/27/2024 3 p.m. to
70.00
The package includes 4 video courses on how to sew 3 handbags and 1 backpack of different designs and difficulty levels. Each course contains a series of video lessons describing each step of making a bag, from cutting out the pieces to finishing the bag with the lining.
 
Every bag presented in the course is modern and timeless. The course will help you master and polish accessory-making skills. You will study techniques that will be useful when working with other, more advanced bag designs. You will also learn how to deal with faux leather, outerwear fabrics, and real leather.

Start date: February 27th, 2024 (at 8 A.M. GMT+3)

The access to the video lessons is not limited in time.
Maki bag
Maki is a spacious slouchy bag made of faux leather. The two stiff handles transition partially into soft tucks. There is a zipper pocket in the side seam. The top edge of the bag is finished with a facing. The facing features a casing on the inside of the bag. The bag is fully lined and also features an inner zipper pocket. The bag closes with drawstrings threaded through the casing. The drawstrings are secured together with decorative holders.
Fabric requirements:
- faux leather, 450–500 g/m² — 1 m (1 1/8 yd)
- lining fabric, 50 g/m² — 0.75 m (7/8 yd)
Approximate sewing time — 2 days.

Iori bag
Iori is a spacious slouchy bag made of faux leather. The handle features a triple twist. The bottom of the bag is stiff. The bag is fully lined and fastens with a magnetic snap.
Fabric requirements:
- faux leather, 450–500 g/m² — 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd)
- lining fabric, 50 g/m² — 0.65 m (3/4 yd)
Approximate sewing time — 1 day.

Izumi backpack
Izumi is a moderately spacious, soft backpack made of outerwear fabric quilted with insulation. The backpack is fully lined and features an inner zipper pocket. The top edge is finished with a casing threaded with drawstrings. The backpack has a handle and two adjustable straps. The flap of the backpack closes with a magnetic snap.
Fabric requirements:
- faux leather, 450–500 g/m² — 1.35 m (1 1/2 yd)
- lining fabric, 50 g/m² — 0.5 m (1/2 yd)
Approximate sewing time — 1 day.

Arisa bag
Arisa is a spacious structured bag made of real leather. The panels feature stiff handles, while the gussets have a detachable, adjustable strap with grommets and buckle. The bag has no lining.
Fabric requirements:
- real bovine leather – 0.7 m² (7.53 ft²)
Approximate sewing time — 3 days.

Arisa bag

To sew this bag, choose real bovine leather that is tough, strong and durable.

You may also use heavyweight structured fabric that doesn't fray.

The bag in the photo is made of real leather. The material is thick, structured and non-stretch. The leather is 1.2–1.4 mm thick.

Iori bag

To sew this bag, choose heavyweight, structured, and non-stretch fabrics.

The following fabrics are recommended: faux leather and faux suede with a woven or suede backing, real leather. 

The bag in the photo is made of faux leather. The fabric is medium weight, structured, and non-stretch. The fiber content is 45% polyurethane and 55% viscose, 350 g/m2. The lining is 100% viscose, 50 g/m2.

Izumi backpack

To sew this backpack, choose outerwear fabrics made of blended fibers or synthetics.

The following fabrics are recommended: taffeta, dewspo, nylon.

For insulation, we recommend using 200 g/m2 materials: alpolux, isosoft, thinsulate, holofiber, or polyester batting.

The backpack in the photo is made of dewspo fabric. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, and waterproof. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 80 g/m2.

The backpack is quilted with 200 g/m2 isosoft insulation.

The lining is 100% viscose, 50 g/m2.

Maki bag

To sew this bag, choose heavyweight, structured and non-stretch fabrics.

The following fabrics are recommended: faux leather or faux suede with a woven or suede backing, real leather.

The bag in the photo is made of faux leather. The fabric is medium weight, structured and non-stretch. The fiber content is 45% polyurethane and 55% viscose. The fabric weight is 500 g/m2. The lining is 100% viscose, 50 g/m2.

Arisa bag

1. Main material:

1.1. Real leather, 1.2–1.4 mm thick — about 120 dm2 (13 ft2)

Attention! Real leather is typically sold in hides that come in different sizes and may have inconsistent thickness. Moreover, hides may have some cuts or tears. We recommend cutting out the paper pattern pieces in advance and taking them to the store with you so you can choose the appropriate hide on the spot.

1.2. Fabric, 140 cm (55") wide, with a directional print/nap, cut on a single layer — 0.9 m (1 yd)

2. Silicone rubber cord, 1 cm (3/8") in diameter — 1.3 m (1 3/8 yd)

3. Two D-rings, 2.5 cm (1”) in diameter

4. Two swivel lobster clasps with a D-ring, 2.5 cm (1") in diameter

5. One metal buckle, 3.5 cm (1 3/8") wide

6. One metal set-in snap, 1.2 cm (1/2") in diameter

7. Matching waxed thread for leather, 0.8 mm thick — 1 spool

Iori bag

1. Main fabric, 350 g/m2, 140–150 cm (55–59") wide, with a directional print/nap — 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd)

2. Lining fabric, 50 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 0.65 m (3/4 yd)

3. Interfacing, 70 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd)

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

4. Stiffening (leatherboard), 2 mm thick, 50 cm (20") wide — 0.2 m (1/4 yd)

5. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1–1.5 cm (3/8–5/8") wide — 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd)

6. Paper-backed fusible web tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide — 12 m (13 1/8 yd)

7. One magnetic snap with prongs, 1.5 cm (5/8") in diameter

8. Matching thread — 1 spool

9. Matching topstitching thread (for example, Madeira No. 35) — 1 spool

Izumi backpack

1. Main fabric, 80–100 g/m2, 140–150 cm (55–59") wide, with a directional print/nap —1.35 m (1 1/2 yd)

2. Lining fabric, 50 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 0.5 m (1/2 yd)

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Insulation, 200 g/m2, 150 cm (59”) wide — 1.35 m (1 1/2 yd)

4. One hidden magnetic snap, 1.5 cm (5/8") in diameter

5. Cord, 1 cm (3/8") in diameter — 2 m (2 1/8 yd)

6. One closed-bottom zipper, 20 cm (7 7/8") long

7. Matching thread — 1 spool

Maki bag

1. Main fabric, 450–500 g/m2, 140–150 cm (55–59") wide, with a directional print/nap — 0.95 m (1 yd)

2. Lining fabric, 50 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 0.75 m (7/8 yd)

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. One closed-bottom metal zipper No. 5, 20 cm (7 7/8") long

4. One closed-bottom plastic zipper, 20 cm (7 7/8") long

5. Two zipper top stops for adjusting the zipper length (if needed)

6. Cord, 8 mm (just under 3/8") in diameter — 2 m (2 1/8 yd)

7. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1–1.5 cm (3/8–5/8") wide — 1.1 m (1 1/4 yd)

8. Paper-backed fusible web tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide — 11.5 m (12 5/8 yd)

9. Double-sided adhesive tape, 5 mm (just under 1/4") wide — 0.5 m (1/2 yd)

10. Matching thread — 1 spool

11. Matching topstitching thread (for example, Madeira No. 35) — 1 spool

Arisa bag

- Metal ruler, 50–100 cm (20–40") long

- Wing divider to mark stitching lines

- Gel pen or marker to make markings on leather

- Cutting mat, A1

- Polyurethane board for punching holes

- Granite slab, 30 cm by 30 cm (12" by 12"), 3 cm (1 1/8") thick, to buffer when punching holes

- Press tool to install a snap

- Rotary leather punch to make holes on the strap

- Rubber or shoe cement to join the bag pieces, or A 240 water-based leather adhesive that has no odor

- Tokonole burnishing gum to finish the flesh side and edges of leather

- Plastic mallet to punch holes

- Hammer to tap the glued areas

- Two sewing needles with a large eye and a blunt end

- Sewing clips to join the glued pieces

- Leather cutting template to make rounded corners

- Utility knife to cut out the bag pieces

- Flat leather skiving knife

- Chisels with two, four, and ten prongs to make holes for stitching

- Oblong punch to make a hole for the buckle prong

- Awl to open stitching holes

- Masking tape

- Spatula to apply cement

- Slicker to burnish the edges of leather

- Sandpaper in different grit sizes to finish the edges of leather

- Stitching pony to assist with hand stitching

Iori bag

- sewing machine for construction

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- teflon foot for the sewing machine

- pliers for installing a snap

Izumi backpack

- sewing machine for construction

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- teflon foot for the sewing machine

- loop turner

- elastic threader

Maki bag

- sewing machine for construction

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- teflon foot for the sewing machine

- long sharp-end sewing needle

- long blunt-end sewing needle

- sewing clips for finishing the handles

Arisa bag

Bag bottom length

Bag bottom width

Bag height at center

Handle length from top bag edge

cm

49.8

17.5

28.3

59

inches

19 5/8

6 7/8

11 1/8

23 1/4

Iori bag

Bag bottom length

Bag bottom width

Bag height at center

Side seam length (estimated)

cm

40

16

28

65

inches

15 3/4

6 1/4

11

25 5/8

Izumi backpack

Bag bottom length

Bag bottom width

Bag height

Handle length

Strap length

cm

30

13

42

26

130

inches

11 3/4

5 1/8

16 1/2

10 1/4

51 1/8

Maki bag

Bag bottom length

Bag bottom width

Bag height at center

Handle length from top bag edge

cm

43

9

51

56

inches

16 7/8

3 1/2

20 1/8

22

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900 mm width.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

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