Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tutorial : Purse Organizer

This tutorial is based on my previous post about the Purse Organizer I made for myself, where a lot of you asked if I would accept orders (which I dont..sorry T__T) .. I did promise a tutorial in the end of the here it is.. 

I will try to use 100% english (just in case I've got some readers who cant understand malay :) *perasan mode*) and because of that, there will be a ridiculous amount of pictures (74 to be exact) coz my writing, not so good T__T

I hope you guys can understand this tutorial...enjoy :)

of course you need all the essentials :) + one short zipper (6"), one long zipper (12")

1- draft out the pieces you need based on your bag  (mine is drafted based on my LV Delightful PM)

my measurements will be L x W x H = 12" x 5' x 5.5"

piece A = (L + H + H + 1") x ( (W+2") / 2 ) = 24" x 3.5"

piece B = (L + 1") x (H + 1") = 13" x 6.5"

piece C = (L + 5") x H = 17" x 5.5"

piece D = (L + 1") x H = 13" x 5.5"

piece E = (L + H + H + 2") x 4" = 25" x 4"

2- cut your material based on pieces (I'm using both heavy cotton (main fabric and lining) for the organizer):

piece A = 2 main fabric , 2 lining

piece B = 4 main fabric , 4 lining

piece C = 2 lining

piece D = 2 main fabric , 2 lining

piece E = 3 lining

3- preparing the exterior part of the organizer

 on piece D main fabric , mark the place where you want to put the zipper

image 3a(2)

Insert the zipper 

after inserting the zipper, sew on top of Piece D main fabric and lining right sides together with 1/4" seam

press open and top stitch 

do the same with the remaining Piece D (skipping the zipper part)

now you have 2 completed piece D

place the completed piece D on the Piece B main fabric - sew the part where you would like it to be separated ( mine are as above - click for larger image)

sew 1/4 seam allowance at every corner

now you have 2 completed exterior piece

4- preparing the interior part of the organizer 

Piece C - fold 1/2" and sew - press 

place piece C on top of piece B lining (align bottom part together)

mark where you want the separator to be ( here you must u can customize according to what you want to have in you organizer ) , make sure the top piece is 1/2" bigger than the bottom piece

pin and top stitch

this is how I made my separators or compartments, fits my phone, camera, glasses, pens and some other stuff 

after you are happy with the separator, sew 1/4" to close bottom, you will need to fold a bit to make it neat

5- putting the interior and exterior pieces together to make the SIDE PIECE of the organizer

now you have 2 complete sets (4 piece) of the interior and the exterior part of the organizer

sew top part of interior and exterior piece right sides together, open and press, top stitch (do both sets)

now you have 2 piece of the sides of the organizer

6- making the center piece


 sew Piece B lining and main fabric right sides together with the right side of the zipper facing main fabric

turn and press 

now repeat the same on the other side of the zipper (B lining, zipper, B main fabric)

fold open - press - top stitch

 place right sides together for both main fabric and lining and sew 1/4 seam on the bottom part of the fabric (please refer to the arrow in the above picture)

turn the piece so that the lining is inside, sew 1/4" seam at both sides (its ok if it looks messy coz we're going  to cover up it later) 

now you have all 3 piece of the organizer

7- combining all 3 pieces

sew Piece A lining and main fabric right sides together - turn - press - top stitch (JOINING PIECE)

pin SIDE piece with JOINING piece - lining side together, sew 1/4" seam

this is what you will get...

* its ok if the sides are curved *

pin the first piece above, CENTER piece and the 2nd JOINING piece together and sew 1/4" seam (make sure the lining is inside)

and this is what you will get..

attach the last piece of the SIDE piece to the above and tadaaa...

you're 90% done :)

8- completing the organizer

snip off the extra threads and fabric , tidy up the edges 

fold Piece E and press as above picture  (like a bias tape)

hand stitch the tape to the edges (if your machine is heavy duty- go ahead and use ur machine)


fuhhhhhhhh..... that was a challenge...heeee... hope you guys understand the tutorial...

good luck!!

ps : this tutorial is for personal use only... and if you want to share the tutorial , please credit/link it back to my page... thankss :)

loadsssss of love,
Aisyah Samsudin


Cik Suriz said...

baca pon penat. tapi nak buat mmg tak dan lah. suke tengok je. ;p beli beg yang banyak compartment jelah sng canii.. T_T

tuty said...

nice tutorial! sangat detail :)

iffazainal said...

Babe, bestnya tgk u rajin jahit.. Cannot make extra ke? :P

Sheila said...

Kagum tgk tutorial ni. . .