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Hello there and thanks for stopping by! Today, I have a surprise (hey, it was a surprise to me too) FREE bag sewing pattern. I haven’t written a bag pattern that I can share since my Bag of the Month Club pattern last month. I am always so freakishly obsessed with writing patterns with tons of detailing (flap pockets, panels, hardware, etc.), that I thought…why not write a fun and quick pattern that is also appropriate for a confident beginner? This pattern can be sewn up in about 3 hours and has only 1 pattern piece to print out.
I just wanted to share the re-release of my tutorial for the ‘Hot Mess Casserole Carrier’ on the Pellon Projects site! It was part of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ series on the Free Spirit blog. As part of the Pellon site, you’ll be getting the full cutting layout of the pattern and the full instructions.
1/2 yard lining fabric
1/3 yard accent/strap fabric
1 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex
1 yard Pellon® Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton Batting
1 1/8 yards Pellon® Wonder-Under Tape (or use scraps from yardage)
4 metal o-rings (2″)
|Sawyer Bag made by Erin of www.justplainlovely.com|
2. Open up the bottom left-hand corner and use your fingers to push it into a triangle, aligning the seams. Measure and draw a horizontal line that is 1 1/2” down from the point. 3. Sew along the line that you just drew. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. 4. Repeat Steps 2-3 for the right-hand corner. 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the Lining Main Panels, leaving a 6” opening at the bottom of the Lining Main Panel for turning the bag right side out later on. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. If you are inserting the magnetic snap, please do so at this time. It should be centered and 1/2” down from the top of each panel. 6. Turn the exterior right side out. Slide the lining over the exterior so that they are right sides together. Sew completely along the top edge. 7. Turn your bag right side out through the opening in the lining. Either fold the opening in 5/8″ on each side and topstitch closed, or slipstitch the opening closed by hand. Topstitch along the top edge using a 1/4” seam allowance. Press the bag well for a nice, finished look.
And you’ve finished! If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you happen to make one, please enter it into my Flickr Group, I’d love to see it!!!
Well, surprise surprise! I received the news via a friend yesterday that they saw my project in the October/November 2012 issue of ‘Sew News’ magazine. I knew the magazine was due out soon, but I hadn’t heard anything since I turned in my stuff back in February, so as it got closer, I admittedly got a bit anxious…did they like the project? Had they decided to leave it out? You know, just those things you second-guess about.
– 1 charm pack (33 charm squares) for the exterior
– 1 meter/1 yard interior fabric
– 1.8 meters/2 yards Vilene #G700 fusible woven interfacing/Pellon SF-101 fusible woven interfacing
– 1.8 meters/2 yards Vilene 520/Pellon 520F fusible interfacing (or you may substitute 2 yards Vilene #S80 Heavy Sew-in/Pellon Peltex #70 Ultra-Firm Sew-In combined with 2 yards fusible woven interfacing)
– 0.5 meter or 1/2 yard Vilene #H630 iron-on volume fleece/Pellon #987 fusible fleece
– 50cm (20″) zipper
– 58cm – 71cm (23″ – 28″) leather handles (I used size 71cm/28″ handles for a shoulder bag)
– 1cm (1/2″) magnetic snap
– zipper foot
– seam ripper
– coordinating thread
– hand sewing needle
– fabric marker or chalk
As far as the video goes, it may take some time to load to your computer (but you can surf the web while you want, or come back to your computer later); or you can download it and view it anytime!