Who doesn't want a fun new bag for summer?
Anyone? That's what I thought.
So here's a quick and easy way to make one for yourself.
First cut out your pieces. One for the front, one for the back, and a strap piece.
(Mine have a seam down the middle because I cut them out of an old pair of pants. I also sewed a couple strips of fabric together to make the strap long enough.)
Pin the front piece to the strap with the right sides of the fabric together. Make sure to match the center bottom of the front with the center bottom of the strap.
Sew together. Repeat with the back piece.
Clip the curved edges.
Repeat these steps with the lining fabric.
Add a magnetic snap to the lining. (Just follow the directions on the package).
Put the lining inside the bag, matching up the edges and pin together. You should see the wrong side of both fabrics.
Sew around top edge leaving a hole. Turn bag right side out through the hole.
Pin the edges again so they lay flat and topstitch around edge. This will also close the hole.
Tie the top of the strap together.
Iron your seams if needed and you're done!
Now you have a bight new bag...
to enjoy for the rest of the summer!
Told you it was simple.
Here is the pattern. You can use this or make your own whatever size you need.
A little explanation on the strap pattern. You'll need to tape 4 of patten piece 2 end to end and one of pattern piece 1 on each end. (Basically you end up with a piece that's 3 inches wide, 60 inches long, and tapered on both ends.) Good Luck and Happy Sewing!
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