For some people making bags is the same to a spiritual practice or a meditation. People are fond of hand making thousands of delicate identical stitches, quilting or carving a perfect sphere, applying soft leather fabric as well as sinew thread. Those who are keen on making bags are sure that it is pretty easy and inexpensive to sew a bag. It is necessary to mention the fact that correct making bags materials and tools are of paramount importance. Those who are eager to make bags can get advices on making bags as well as different tips and patterns. It is necessary to mention the fact that those who make bags with their own hands are able to raise the artistry and quality of the products and attract more attention to the bags.
There are a lot of people who are fond of making bags. They produce both amazing exclusive bags as well as mass produced bags.
Leather is one of those important items for making bags. Traditionally people collect scraps of thin, soft, a little stretchy leather and synthetic kinds of suedes. It is possible to take these scraps from mail catalogues, leather and fabric shops and other sources as well. A four-panel bag is best made of nice, pretty thin supple pigskin, deerskin. Ultrasuede or facile scrap is perfect for making 12 and 32 panel bags.
As for the thread it is recommended to use artificial sinew thread split into the thinnest width. As a rule the sinew comes in a very large spool that costs about 8$.
As for the needles which are necessary to sew real leather, it is advised to use glovers’ needles. They go through leather very easily. If you are going to use synthetic fabric, it is quite possible to use any narrow, long or sharp needle. If you are going to make mass production, it is important that it should be one-of-a-kind. However funny it may seem the custom product usually comes from the placement of stitches according to your intuition.
Speaking about plastic pellets, it is possible to say that sometimes it is rather difficult to find them. Raw pellets represent the first factor that is used at any fabrication or factory making injection molded objects or plastic bags. Huge piles are spilled on railroad tracks while unloading traincars.
There are some key factors of producing a bag. The first factor is the tension of the bag, depth of bite that is how far from the edge the stitch is placed and the number of stitches per every side. Nevertheless these things are able to change for different kinds of bags as well as for different materials. If, for example, you want to sew a soft 32 freestyle bag, it is necessary to make two-whole stitches on every side of pentagon thus pulling significant tension. If you want to make twelve or four panel ultrasuede or deerskin bag, it is recommended to apply not so much tension, larger stitches and to make the material thickness close the seam. But it is necessary to remember that seams may be dense. It is also necessary to be careful not to make seams that are too thick because in this case they can create distortion and unevenness in the sphere.
All these pieces of advice can be used both by those who start making bags and those who are rather proficient in it.