Saturday, 19 December 2015

HANDMADE BAG USING ANKARA A FREE PROJECT ,VIDEO 9

In this video we will be putting the bottom of the bag and fix the already sewn lining into the bag.First take the bottom piece of the bag and make half an inch folding around the sides and hammer it down with your hammer then fix it to the bottom making sure that the edges match and fit well .remember to add your top gun glue round the bottom of the bag .
Fix in the lining and sew the lining to the main bag.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

HAND MADE BAG USING ANKARA.A FREE PROJECT (video 8)

In this video,we will be joining the upper piece of our bag to the lining, Remember our fibre attached top piece ,we will be attaching this piece to the back part of the lining.the lining is placed on top of the fiber and sewn together.after that is done, we will then join the two sides of the linning and then go ahead and join the bodies of the bag make sure that the sides of the bag is 4 inches longer than the bottom piece.,please watch the video and follow,

Monday, 9 November 2015

HAND MADE BAG USING ANKARA.A FREE PROJECT video 7

In this video, we will be joining the bodies of our bag which I have already designed with yellow lace.We will now attach the bodies of the bag to our half an inch foam using our top gun gum.After that , we will sew the first part of the bag that has already been attached to half an inch foam to the bodies of the bag .And then attach the first part of the bag that has been attached to the fiber to the lining of the bag.
Please watch the video to be able to understand fully.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

HAND MADE BAG USING ANKARA.A FREE PROJECT (video 6)

In this video we will be making the bottom piece of the bag .when cutting the cloth to cover the bottom part of the bag, remember to give half an inch on both sides of the material .Get your very hard cardboard and cover one side of the cardboard entirely with top gun super glue .Then hammer the cloth to the cardboard firmly. when that is done, we are ready for putting the bottom stand .Measure about two inches away from both sides of the bottom cardboard and mark it. then using a penknife, make very tiny incisions , fix your bag stands and hammer it down. We will then .prepare the first part of the bag using our half an inch foam and fiber ,At the end you should have two pieces of material attached to the foam and two pieces attached to fiber. please watch the video carefully and follow suit.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

HAND MADE BAG USING ANKARA A FREE PROJECT,(video 5)

In this video, we will be cutting the lining for our Ankara bag. Ideally ,I like using taffeta material for my bag lining. When cutting the lining, please remember to fold it into two . On one part of the lining we will be putting a small inner bag for putting your phone, eye glasses, etc. the measurement for that is 14 by 7 inches on the opposite side of the bag lining we will make a small bag with zip. the measurement is 12 by 8 inches. We will also attach the frills on the material we are using to make the bag.
Please watch the video and follow along.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to comment or write beow

Saturday, 19 September 2015

HANDMADE BAG USING ANKARA.FREE PROJECT((video 4)

In this video we will join our dots together to create the pattern for the bag .As I said earlier, It is always good to make patterns for your bags or cloths before proceeding to make the actual bags.
For the purpose of this soft bag we are making, the pattern for the 3 different stages
1.The body
2.The bottom
2The top part for the eyelets
After cutting the pattern we will then place the pattern on the material we want to use to make the bag and cut it out
Remember to fold the material into two for the bodies .the topmost part is also folded and cut in two pieces. that is where we will put our 5 inch foam and cardboard and of course our eyelets.

Monday, 10 August 2015

MAKING A PATTERN FOR OUR SOFT ANKARA BAG(video 3)

Before you ever thing of making a bag ,It is always advisable to create your pattern first . It is the same process like when you want to make a dress. Patterns are important because they help you save your material instead of doing trial cutting. They also save you time because once you have your pattern, all you have to do is place the pattern on your material and cut it.
Today we are going to create a pattern for the Ankara  bag we want to make .I  hope you have your  measuring tape, pattern paper , tailors chalk or marker, pins, and scissors ready .and  so lets go. watch the video and follow

Thursday, 30 July 2015

LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED TO MAKE A SOFT AND HARD ANKARA BAG(VIDEO 2)

In this video ,I have taken my time to show you the various items needed to make either a hard or soft Ankara bag. The best way to be able to do this is to get all the items I have mentioned and try and follow me every step of the way as we make our traditional Ankara bags. wish you luck.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A JOURNEY TO THE MAKING OF SOFT AND HARD ANKARA BAGS(VIDEO 1)

Hello there ,I have been a little quite for some months now . I decided to take a little break. and now I am back.
 In the following weeks , I am going to be showing you a detailed step by step method of making soft and hard Ankara bags . I believe it will be an exciting and interesting venture. follow me as you usually do, and you will be  happy you did.

Monday, 9 February 2015

OUR COMPLETED AFRICAN DRESS(016)

We have finally completed our African dress and
I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you that started this process with me and I sincerely hope that you journeyed with me to the end .and I also hope that your African dress is as fitting on you as it is on me .Do  take out time and watch the video and check out the beautiful fitting of  the African dress.
.Please do not hesitate to send in your comments or challenges or even additions while using the lutterloh system. send comments to enogirljames@gmail.com. Your comments will be posted in our "USERS SUBMISSION" PAGE.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

CUTTING THE UPPER PART OF OUR AFRICAN SKIRT(015)

We will in this video place our skirt pattern on our African material pin the pattern firmly and do our cutting as usual leaving half an inch for sewing.please watch the video carefully and follow
.Please do not hesitate to send in your comments or challenges or even additions while using the lutterloh system. send comments to enogirljames@gmail.com. Your comments will be posted in our "USERS SUBMISSION" PAGE.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

CUTTING THE LOWER BACK PIECE AND FLAYED HAND OF OUR AFRICAN BLOUSE(014)

Just like we did in my last posting ,cutting the lower back piece of our African dress is quite simple and as long as you watch the video you  will be able to cut the back piece and the flaye
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

CUTTING OUR AFRICAN BLOUSE WITH OUR UPPER BACK PATTERN PIECE(013)

A happy new 2015 to you all hope you all had a wonderful break I did very much.Back to our African blouse and skirt.
In this video,We will place our pattern on our folded material  and if we look at our lower back pattern ,we notice that all the lines on every side of the pattern is straight and not disjointed  and remember , in my previous postings I mentioned that straight lines signified a cut in the material while disjointed lines signified a fold .As long as you remember this, it is time to go ahead and do your cutting,Do not forget your half an inch for sewing.
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