Something I've wanted to do really bad... A new sewing tutorial!!
It really makes me happy that you guys enjoyed my sewing tutorials
and made beautiful fabric baskets, camera cases, and pen cases.
My finding is that you like easy & quick projects like I do!
How about this reversible patchwork bags that are easy and quick
to make and can be lovely little handmade gifts?
Cut out 32 of 2 1/2" squares. (I used 16 different kinds of
fabric, 2 squares from each different fabric)
Arrange to make 2 sets of 16 x 16 top layers.
Sew each row consisting of 4 squares.
(Seam allowance: 1/4" throughout the process unless otherwise indicated)
4 rows completed!
Press seams to one direction, making sure ones next to each other
are pressed to opposite directions.
Now let's sew all the 4 rows together.
Press seam open.
Do the same for the rest of 16 squares and now
you have 2 patchwork tops complete!
Sew them right sides together.
Cut out the bottom 2 corners.
Turn the bag out. Yeah! This is a fun part!
Cut out 2 pieces measuring 8 3/4" x 1 1/2".
These will be casing for cords.
Fold the edges like this. Fold 1/4", press, fold 1/4" again, press.
Fold the pieces in middle, wrong sides together and press.
Sew them onto the top part of the patchwork bag like this.
(Sew very close to the edges.)
Cut out 2 squares measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".
This will be a reversed version of the bag, so pick cute one!
Sew them right sides together, leaving an opening in the bottom.
Cut the two bottom corners like you did with the outer bag.
Place the lining inside the outer bag, right sides together.
Sew the top edge so that the lining is attached to the outer bag.
Turn the bag right side out through the lining opening.
Then, press the top edge of the bag. Hand-stitch opening closed.
Prepare two 22" long craft cords. (can be found at Michael's)
Thread one cord through casing and knot ends together.
Thread second cord from a different casing opening and do the same.
Now your reversible patchwork bag is complete! Hooray!!
Enjoy making! And add your pictures of bags to
this flickr group and share with us, if you wish ;)
These bags will be listed in my shop tonight.
When buying these, tell me in the note to seller
that you came from this blog and receive a little
piece of cute Japanese fabric!
Thanks for looking!!