A do it yourself, step by step.

A few days ago my mother was celebrating here birthday, and I strongly believe that presents that you make yourself is much better, than those that you just buy (that is a belief that I only have when I have the time to make something myself!)

Anyways, for here birthday I wanted to sew something, so I took out my sewing machine. A orange Husqvarna from the late 70′s

I found some nice Ikea fabric in my wardrobe.

Since my mother has decided to buy hereself an iPad, I dicided to sew a bag for it.

And if you also what to do that, this is how I did it:

Here are the measurements. You can self decide what kind of shape you want for the bag, i choose a classic triangle:

Make a long string for the lock, by folding the fabric three times and then sew.

Sew the two fabrics together, right side against right side. And don´t forget the string, I sew it together like the illustration below:

After you have done that, sew the sides together. You can decided on your own if you that the stitches to show or not.

I decided to sew the sides, right side against right side. So that the stiches won´t show. (I hope you know what I mean, english is not my best language!!)

And yes, than your ready!

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9 Responses to A do it yourself, step by step.

  1. fanfamfun September 26, 2011 at 11:56 #

    that is really wonderful! i am with you, i think hand made things are so much nicer. my grandma is fantastic at sewing and knitting. so my kids have a huge amount of pretend food, a stick horse, a stuffed dragon, and blankets and blankets and blankets. it is fantastic, because i know these things are classic and they can pass on to their kids some day. x

  2. Jenny Brandt September 26, 2011 at 13:00 #

    Så fint Åsa! snyggt ritat med! jag hade precis en sådan symaskin till mitt dockhus.

    /Jenny

  3. Isabelle September 28, 2011 at 22:16 #

    Ja din symaskin är finare än min men min är en Rolls Royce! Finfin DIY heja dig

  4. sunny September 29, 2011 at 16:11 #

    this post has inspired me to give more handmade gifts to friends and family!

    • Our intern Asa October 9, 2011 at 12:28 #

      That is really great to here! my mother was very happy about the gift, so now I´m thinking about new DIYs to do for christmas!

  5. casey May 26, 2012 at 02:50 #

    i just wanted to say i *love* the husqvarna 2000 artwork on this DIY page – and i love my “sweet potato!” (have one just like yours, apparently) :)

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