It is very easy to make a fabric bag.
Choose the fabric which can be used for the body of the bag and the lining.
- Place the template or pattern on your fabric.
- Cut the body of the bag, inside lining and straps.
- Cut out the same pieces from your interfacing as well.
Apply interface to fabric
Apply interfacing to your fabric, making your bag stiffer and more durable. For instance, you can use craft fuse for lining and sew on interfacing.
Strap – press
- Fold your strap in half-length wise with iron.
- Open the fold once you get a nice one, and then bring raw edges into the fold line and press in place.
- Fold the new edges together, and sew along the new edge length to close the fold and make the strap.
Sew the body of bag together
- Sew the sides and bottom of bag together, leaving the top of bag.
- Repeat your coordination lining, except that you will leave an opening at the bottom of the lining.
- Sew 3-4 inches from each corner, and make sure there is an opening in the middle big enough for your entire bag to come through.
Make corners of the bag
Open the bag and squeeze together the corners lining up the seams of the bottom of the bag and the side of the bag. This should look like a triangle. Sew across the top of the triangle approximately 1 1/2 inch. Repeat for the other corner. Finally, flip bag inside out.
- Pin finished straps to the back and front of the bag about 2-4 inches from the middle of your bag. Sew both ends of the strap on the top of the bag about 2-3 times to reinforce.
- Place the outside bag inside the lining to sure that the straps and tucked down in the bag. Stitch all around top of bag.
- Pull your bag through the lining of the hole. Flip bag, and then you will find that the bag’s body will be outside and the lining will be inside.
- Top sew around the top of the bag, giving it a nice finishing touch and sew the lining in place inside the bag.