It has been a while since I have posted anything like a tutorial. This post will be about how I made my daughter a unicorn bag. I did forget to take pictures at some steps but hopefully you’ll enjoy this post nonetheless. 🙂
Step 1: trace/draw the shape you would want your bag/purse to be.
I like to add what else I would like the bag to look like so I get an idea what I’m going to be doing and will cut out the shapes to be placed on the bag. Excuse the orange marker, daughter got a hold of it, thought would color it for me lol.
Step 2: cut out the shapes with desired fabric – I used felt.
I cut out two of the same shapes so I can cover up the string work of the ears and horn. I put hot glue and threw glitter on the horn. Also planned on making sides, so cut out the bottom and sides.
Step 3: sew on all the designs (check put step 4 for picture of the designs sewn on).
I cut out all the shapes for the eyes and hot glued on the middle to stay in place. Afterwards, sewed them all on. I used string for the hair and hot glued it to the backside to keep it in place. Pipe cleaners were used for my daughter’s name.
Step 4: sew onto another piece of fabric to cover up string work on the inside.
Step 5: sew together the sides so it becomes a bag.
You want to go over the bag make sure you didn’t miss any big gaps (I noticed one big gap that I had to resew). I used a blanket stitch as I was sewing together the sides. I also braided together three ribbons to make the strap for the bag and hot glued on the inside then sewed.
Step 6: give it to the desired person or if it’s for you show it off! 🙂
As you can see I did not stick to my exact design I drawn. Sometimes as I’m going along I’ll decide I want something different such as the heart pocket instead of the rectangle in the back. I made it big enough to fit her tablet, which she was really excited about that and the pocket in the back – in which she put one of her small play-doh containers. 🙂 I also used some velcro strips to help keep the bag closed for her.
I apologize I didn’t remember to take pictures of every step, such as sewing together the ears and stuffing the horn but tell me what you think! 🙂
*this bag was inspired by a Pinterest post.