Project Bag Tutorial
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This is for a project bag which is generally used for carrying your knitting and crochet projects. It’s very basic and simple to make. This pattern will make a bag for a small-medium sized project.
You’ll need :
Pattern (I drew my own so here’s the basic shape your bag needs to be.)
1/2 yard cotton print
1/2 yard cotton solid
So here’s the basic shape. This pattern make a bag that is wide and short. So, if you want a larger bag, Make the body of the bag taller and the strap longer and you can keep the width the same. (Note: This is cut on the fold.)
Cut 2 pieces of the cotton solid and cotton print using pattern. I used the scrap piece formed between the two handles as a pocket for the solid inside. I wanted to be able to fit some hooks and smaller items without them getting lost in the bottom of the bag.
For the pocket I cut it to be 6″ tall and left it the width it was. Place right sides together, sew qith 1/4″ allowance leaving 2″ gap. Turn right side out and press.
Stitch along top of pocket piece.
Pin pocket to one cotton solid piece. Sew around sides and bottom using 1/8″ allowance.
There is a photo missing here, GAH! You’ll now want to cut off 4″ from both straps on one side.
Sew cotton solid and print right sides together along tops and insides of straps and top of bag. (Neck of purse.) Then sew along sides and bottom being sure to leave the outer side of straps open.
Use opening of long strap to turn right side out. Fold in raw edges, press and top stitch entire top of bag.
Fill with your project supplies and pull long strap through short one to secure. =)
I hope this was clear enough to be useful to somebody!!