Monday, 22 January 2018

DIY Crochet Round Sling Bag

Hi guys, lately I have been working on this little sling bag and today I'm going to share the tutorial with you all. It is far more easy than you think it is. It is a beginner level and looks quiet trendy with those cute outfits. It is large enough to hold all of your cards and money, maybe a small card holder and your phone too.




Skills required:


Crocheting
Stitching

Materials needed:


1. T-shirt Yarn (You can basically use any yarn but then the number of stitches and the rounds in it will vary)
2. Faux leather or Rexene.
3. Tapestry needle and thread.
4. Magnet buttons.
5. Chain String.
6. Gluegun.
7. Scissor.
8. Crochet hook.

Method:


1. The T-Shirt Yarn.


First of all we need to make two flat circles using half double crochet stitch. If your are new to crochet or don't know hoe to, follow my beginners guide to crocheting here or you can visit my YouTube channel to learn the basic stitches.

I used a t-shirt yarn to make these circles and since it was quiet bulky my circles were made in a very short span of time. If you don't have a t-shirt yarn available around you, you can always recycle those old t-shirts into something useful. Watch needle pointers make yarn out of t-shirts.

2. Pattern For Circles:


Follow this pattern to make the circles.



Round 1. Chain 4. Join, Make a magic ring.
Round 2. Chain 2, make a 6 half double crochet stitches in the magic ring. (6 stitches)
Round 3. Chain 2, In each of the 6 stitches make 2 half double crochet stitches. (12 stitches)
Round 4. Chain 2, 2 stitches in first stitch, 1 in next. Repeat for whole round. (18 stitches)
Round 5. Chain 2, 2 stitches in first stitch, 1 in next, then in next again 1. Repeat for whole round. (24 stitches)
Round 6. Chain 2, 2 stitches in first stitch, 1 stitch in next three stitches each. Repeat for entire round. (30 Stitches)
Round 7. Chain 2, 2 stitches in first stitch, 1 in next four stitches each. repeat for entire round. (36 stitches)

You can increase or decrease the size of circles by adding or removing rounds accordingly, if the circle you made seem smaller for a bag add few more rounds. In each round (to keep the circle flat and nice) make an increment of 6 stitches.

The size of the circles also depend upon the size of hook used, I used a large wooden hook with the diameter of 6 mm. I made this hook myself, tell me in the comment section below if you want to learn my trick of making a crochet hook yourself.

3. Joining the Circles.


Take a tapestry needle and a matching thread and begin hand sewing the two circles together.
Why hand sewing? because it is too thick to come under the sewing machine.



Leave a gap of some 6 - 7 inches from one side. On the ends of this gap add small leather loops to hold the string. Refer to picture below.



On the inside of this gap, attach two buttons as a closure of the bag.



Our circle bag is done, now over to leather flap and tassels.


4. Making the tassels.


Making a tassel is very simple, check out my blog post about how to make a leather tassel yourself.



5. Making the leather flap.


Fortunately I had a matching blue lining for the flap. Okay. Cut the leather in a U shape. Width 6 -7 inches, height 9 inches.



About same size, cut the fabric lining.

You will also need three small strips of leather, two are used in tassels and 1 to hold them.

Fold the leather as in picture and make two small cuts in it as in picture.  Roll the little strip of leather and fix it using the glue gun.




Put both the tassels in it and insert its ends in the cuts made in the flap.



Secure with a cute cross like stitch.

With the right sides of fabrics facing each other, stitch the two. Leave a gap of few inches from one side and turn it inside out.



Now Stitch the border of flap once again to give it a finished look.



6. Attaching the flap with the circles.


With the help of tapestry needle and a thread, stitch the straight end of the flap to the back of the circle. You can also add a magnetic button or Velcro strip to keep it more at one place.




7. Take a steel chain and put in loops of the bag, Put your things in and enjoy.

My sister helped me with photographing this little DIY wonder and we took so many cute pictures of it.  






I hope you found this tutorial useful and insightful. Make your bags too and share with us.

Don't forget to pin it and share it.

Bye.

Note: This pattern is original pattern by Hobbiesinn. Please do not claim this pattern as yours. If you wish to share it, you may link to this pattern but please do not copy on your site. You can use it for personal use but DO NOT sell the pattern/pictures or distribute it.

You can however, sell the products of this design but do credit the design to me  @hobbiesinn. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!





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