Thursday, 25 October 2012

Sewing bag tutorial.

 You will need three fat quarters for your choice, one for the outside of your bag, one from the edging and one for the lining. You will also need some wadding/ batting.

The fabric requirements are;

 For the outside of your bag cut the fabric 8 1/2 inches wide by 22 inches long.

 For the edging top cut the fabric 3 1/2 inches wide by 22 inches long.

For the lining cut the fabric 8 1/2 inches wide by 22 inches long.

The wadding /batting cut this 20 inches wide and 22 inches long.
Now we are ready to start sewing.

Sew together the edging fabric and the outer fabric. Remember both rightside facing each other.
If you are using a pattern fabric for the outside make sure the patterrn is the right way.

Once you have sew this together do the same with the linning fabric.

Place the wadding on the table and place the sewn fabric on top, with right side facing up.
Fold fabric right sides together, making sure the lining matches the lining, edging matches edging, outer bag matches outer bag.

Mark a 3-4 inch opening on the lining side long edge. ( about an inch in from the edge.)
Sew the seam, except across the opening.

Divide the tube ends into four. Mark with pins.

Fold the peats together and pin. Do this at both ends. ( I have folded this in half to show you both ends.)

Mark the top centre point and cut off the corners.

Fold two corners right sides together and stitch together. Carry on this way until all are sewn together. if you are left with a small hole at the top of the points sew them together.
Then repeat at the other end.

Turn the bag right side out and push the lining into the bag,

 Push all the corners out so the bag is sitting flat using the opening in the lining. Once you are happy the bag looks good pull the lining back out so you can slipstitch the opening shut. push the lining back into the bag. Its finished.......

 Enjoy.... put all your sewing bits and bobs in there and carry around where ever you go.