Tulip Bags and cushion cover - all cotton
Calico lining with pockets
A friend of mine loves Tulips - the same one I made the Artists Bag for (also in tulip material) -which by the way is well used an much admired apparently by those in her art class!
For her birthday I asked what she would like (mentioning that I had some other tulip fabric that I bought with her in mind .....a bag for my knitting/crochet!
So with some artful measuring n pondering I made these - no measurements
I did my usual sewing by the seat of my pants method! LOL!!
I just cut and sewed by the size of the pieces. I had 3 odd sized remnants so cut two pieces and squeezed out the two bags and a cushion cover (that will match her sitting room).
So she will have a comfy cushion to sit with and knit/crochet or read a book and two matching bags - with different handles and the pattern arranged in different directions - so she knows which is which
Both bags lined in cream unbleached calico - with pockets
TUTORIAL - no measurements bag (well almost lol)
Materials:Some pieces fabric (outer) some calico or other lining material (same amount)
either enough of those scarps for handles or some scraps of something else - easier if there is a selvedge running along the length
the usual cotton/needles/pins etc
To do this just see what remnants you have that are sort of bag sized 2 pieces that are c16x18" or cut a piece of fabric in half to roughly these measurements
Cut two pieces of calico for lining the same size
Cut two lengths of fabric for straps - roughly 12-18" long and 3" wide
OUTER - place the two rectangles right sides together - decide which is the top (dont sew this bit!)
Then sew down the two sides and the bottom - do it again to reinforce the seam and zigzag edges if you wish
For sugar bag bottom fold out corners and sew roughly 2-3" in - depending how deep you want the bag
Just make sure each side matches!
Turn right side out and press
LINING - repeat the same procedure as outer - just make sure its the same size
Leave inside out!
Put the lining into the outer and fold down the edge to fit inside the outer bag - and have the edge slightly below the outside fabric
Press the lengths - fold one third in , fold again so one edge left leaving the selvedge edge on the outside
Sew down the length securing the edge and again up the other side and again in the middle if needed.
Cut in half or to required lengths - just make sure each handle is the same length
ASSEMBLING THE BAG
Take the two handles - measure in 3-4" from the side and pin the handles in place
Just make sure they match from each side and front and back - just fold teh top of teh bag to double check and check handle lengths are the same
Pin the bag outer and lining together around the top and sew along the top edge ensuring to catch the lining
Repeat and sew again just below and a third time if wished - this reinforces the top edge of your bag and catches the handles and reinforces those as well
Shake out - cut off all threads press and enjoy!
Not a scrap of fabric left - a real stashbuster
Lets hope she likes them!