For my ‘Carry It’ assessment task, I need to design and create a carry bag following the templates and instructions provided. The due date for this task is; Friday, week 2, Term 4. The material used for my carry bag has to be 1 m in length and made from cotton fabric. Photos must be taken throughout the process of its creation to follow how it is made.
Using Adobe Spark, I have to create a web page to communicate the research, safety rules, processes of production and evaluation involved in the making of my carry bag. The first page of my Spark has to be a title page with a theme and photo, and my name and class. I must then complete a collage of different bags, Production Processes to produce my bag, and embed a video into my Spark on safety in the textiles room. The last part of my Spark is to upload a photo of my bag and to complete the evaluation sheets.
Types of Bags Collage
Production Processes to Produce your Bag
For this task, you will need 1 m of fabric and 60 cm of lining. You should use two different fabrics to contrast the colours and patterns, although one fabric is optional.
Two different fabrics I will be using for my carry bag
1. Fold fabric for bag straps in half, lining the base of the strap on the fold. Line the template for a strap onto the fabric and trace shape with chalk. Make sure that the fabric does not move, and pin together. Cut the fabric
2. Repeat step 1 for the second bag strap. Remove pins and unfold both straps.
3. Fold each strap in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Pin. Sew with sewing machine, 1.5 cm away from the raw edge
One strap which will be joined onto a Main Fabric Piece
4. Turn strap through to the right side. Press with iron
5. Using the templates for the pockets, trace over fabric that has been folded in half, and pin. Cut the fabric on the lines you have drawn. This will give you two pockets
Two pockets that have been cut out
6. Fold pockets in half with wrong sides together and raw edges even. Press with iron
7. Cut out two Main Fabric Pieces using the chalk and templates provided, and center pockets over pieces, with raw edges even. Pin in place.
One out Main Fabric Piece (this photo is cropped to accommodate for size, so only half of fabric is shown)
8. a) Lay strap 15 cm away from each side edge of bag. Pin in place. Make sure pocket edges are caught under straps.
A pocket pinned into place on Main Fabric Front. The straps are not entirely pinned yet
b) Machine sew straps to bag, sewing as close as possible to edges of straps. Stop and turn, stitching 3 cm away from top of bag
9. Repeat Step 8 on Main Fabric Back
Strap and pocket nearly entirely pinned onto Main Fabric Back
10. With right sides together, pin Main Fabric Front to Main Fabric Back. Machine Sew around sides and base. Form pleat in base of bag
11. With right sides together, pin Front lining to Back lining- both can be cut out using the chalk and templates provided. Machine Sew around sides and base. Form pleat in base of bag lining.
12. Turn bag lining to right side. Place lining inside main fabric. With right sides together, pin and sew 2 bags together, avoiding catching straps. Leave 10 cm to turn bag to right way.
13. Turn bag around to the right way. Press with iron around top edge. Sew approx 6 mm around top edge of bag.