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Valentine’s Day Bag tutorial

Sewing, Valentine's day  |  April 29th 2011  |  0 Comment

fabric bag to sew

I found this fabric on sale for 99 cents a meter!! What a steal. It is a soft cottony fabric. The only problem is that it is kind of thin and has a stretch to it. This proved more problematic when the lining and the bag didn’t match up perfectly when I was sewing them together.
I put together the lining and the main fabric and then needed to make the straps and the flap. I basically found a scrap piece of fabric and saw how it fit over the bag and that’s how I decided on that. The straps were about 15 inches long, and the width of my ruler (I really just used my ruler as a template for the straps).

I ended up having the same problems flipping the straps over as I did with my purse. I think it’s because the lining fabric is pretty thick and sturdy. I flipped the straps and the flap, pressed them and then did a top stitch on them. I really like how the stop stitch looked on the flap.
I then attached the straps to either end of the flap and attached them to the main bag. Of course I put it on backwards – TWICE – and then finally got it right.

Then I sewed the lining and the main bag together and turned it right side out and did a top stitch all the way around.
I decided to put buttons on the straps, so I asked my Mom who has this ridonkulously-awesome (yeah that’s a word!) collection of buttons to find some that would work with the bag. And boy did she come through. She hadn’t even seen the bag! Originally I wasn’t going to put any closure on the flap, but when I saw this baby I couldn’t pass it up.

Isn’t it ginormous!

I’m not going to lie, I did a test run making a button hole before making this huge one and potentially ruining the whole bag.

For the straps she brought these neat decorative buttons.

 

And this is the finished bag hanging up.

Source: thelittlestcrafter.blogspot.com
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