Design Your Own Bag- How to Create Unique and Beautiful Handmade Purses

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					Design Your Own Bag: How to Create
Unique and Beautiful Handmade Purses
By: Connie Isidora

                                                                Designing your own bag is an excellent
                                                                way to separate yourself from the
                                                                crowd. The world of fashion today is
                                                                full of unique and elegant designs for
                                                                handbags and purses that are
                                                                desirable to fashion enthusiasts
                                                                everywhere. Unfortunately, this
                                                                season's hottest bags may not be
                                                                attainable to the average person
                                                                because designer handbags are often
                                                                made of high quality materials such as
                                                                genuine leather, or they may be hand
                                                                sewn and decorated to ensure top-
                                                                notch quality and beauty. On the other
hand, expensive looking handbags can be found at reasonable prices, but they are often cheaply made
and mass-produced, which can saturate the market with inexpensive designer look-a-likes so that every
one you see seems to carrying the same bag. If unique and high quality fashions are what you seek and
you don't want to drain your bank account, designing and making your own bag can be an excellent way
to stand out and express your fashionable side.

There are 5 steps to creating a beautiful and unique bag.

1) Select a pattern

Consult your favorite fashion magazine in order to discover the style of bag that you like best. If you are
a beginner, It may be best to choose a simple pattern that is easy to sew in order to eliminate any
frustration you may feel when you first begin your sewing project. The Internet is full of free and easy
sewing patterns for handbags and purses that are easy to follow and often contain illustrations or
pictures to ensure you are on the right track.

2) Finding Fabric

Again, consulting a fashion magazine or blog for the hottest trends can help to give you ideas. You can
also create your own unique fashion by selecting out of the ordinary fabrics. Selecting fabrics that are
easy to work with, durable, and simple to clean can help to ensure that your self-designed bag will be of
the highest quality and will last a long time.

3) Sew, Sew, Sew!

Take your time and carefully follow the pattern you have selected. Rushing will only create uneven
stitching and detract from the look of and functionality of your bag.

4) Add Your Personality

When you have finished with the basic construction, consider adding personal touches to your new bag.
Bold or brightly colored zippers can show off a playful sense of style. In contrast, simple elegance can be
added with embroidery or beading.

5) Strut Your Stuff!

The most important part of designing your own bag is wearing it! After investing time, energy, and your
own personal style into the handbag or purse that you designed and created, you can proudly carry your
unique personalized fashion accessory.