Step 1: Gathering supplies
Sketch-put your idea on the paper,you could as well improvise on the way,but it's nice to wrap the hole story in a package
Pattern-My bag is size 70cm x 70 cm,my handle straps are also 70 cm x 15cm, i use another 35 cm x 35 cm for inside pockets!
Scissors;chalk;pins;zipper,iron,thread(desired colors),measuring tape
Fabric -i would say 1m / 1,5 yard(canvas & domestic) plus/minus for extra parts that you want to add
Fabric Dye-I usually buy blank off white canvas and dye it my self,but you can also skip this step by purchasing different color fabrics!
Heat transfer paper-so you can print your logo on for branding,i'm so lucky my boo designed mine
Sewing Machine-I have landed mine from, a good auntie neighbour !It's time to win my own ;) (i wish)
Step 2: Let's do it then!
i then first cut my fabric,love the stripes for this season so i cut them 72 cm x 17 cm (a bit bigger then original pattern but they shrink once you dye them,wash them ,so make sure that you add some 4 cm for shrinking and for seams)I even invented bamboo measuring tape it works gr8.
Follow the instructions on the box and dye your canvas.
Wash it real good you don't want color leeking all over the place later!And make sure when you are drying that two different colors are not touching each other,in this wet stage they like to!So handle with care!
Iron press for nice and neat results