Making a Unicorn Bag

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.

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Step 5: sew together the sides so it becomes a bag.

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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.

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Sewing More Than Ever & No-Sew

I have done more sewing now than I have ever done. My daughter received hand me downs from different people and some of them needed to be repaired. For example, she received a really cute pink one-piece shorts that had yellow polka dots but it only had one shoulder covering. I thought that was how it came but still decided to sew on a ribbon to be the other shoulder strap. I found out that it did have a shoulder strap there it must have just ripped off.

I also sewed on some buttons onto my boyfriend’s shirts he had bought but were missing some. They were button down shirts but he liked them a lot. I plan on sewing some blankets of Neveah’s that have holes in them. I still have to sew on another one-piece short outfit she got that the hole for where the button would go for the strap is about to rip.

But it hasn’t been all about just sewing. I finally finished crocheting something to go around out silverware holder because the spoons kept spilling out of the sides. I made it a tad bit too small though so it was hard putting on but still seemed to do the trick lol. I also finally cut up an old t-shirt to make it better. I saw lots of ideas mentioning no-sew ways to make a t-shirt look better. I tried two ways. I only have pictures of one way because the other way turned out pretty bad. I think I needed a bigger t-shirt to do it. I cut the t-shirt all the way down one side and cut slits to tie off the side (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/464715255276618216/). It didn’t turn out right for me. The other way was pretty cute though. I’m not fond of the logo because I’m not into watching sports but still, cute. Pictures below.

Front view.

Front view.

Sleeve view.

Sleeve view.

Back view.

Back view.

You see, this was pretty easy. I’ll give the link to the pinterest post I got inspired by. I just cut the sleeves as an extra to look a little better. It also fits more comfortably lol.