APOLOGIES: BLOGGER HAS GONE MAD WITH MY FORMATTING!!! V ANNOYING - and I've made a few edits.
120cm x 65cm - Linen/ Cotton Drill/ Medium weight fabric - Bag Front
100cm x 52cm - Calico/ Lining fabric - Bag Lining
5 x 13cm x 13cm coordinating Patchwork squares
Front of bag:
13cm x 52cm piece of linen,
32cm x 52cm piece of linen
4 x charm pack squares and 1 piece of linen/cotton drill that is embroidered (we did a simple heart - see above photo). approx measurements 13cm x 13cm
30x30 coordinating cotton fabric for inner pocket
Back of bag:
50cm x 52cm piece of linen/ cotton drill
2x 50cm x 52cm calico/ cotton -
30cm x 30cm coordinating cotton - pocket
2x 13cm x 110cm linen/cotton drill/ patchworked squares
Sew all the patchwork pieces together (I centred the embroidered square).
Sew the 13cm x 52cm to bottom edge of patchwork strip
Sew 32cm x 52cm to top edge of patchwork strip. This is the front of the bag.
Sew front of bag to back of bag, right sides together around the 2 sides and bottom (use 2cm seam)
Make a bucket bottom by sewing a triangle across the bottom corners (about 8cm from the point). Trim point off.
Add slip pocket to lining, this is now the RS.
To make a slip pocket, hem the top of pocket by turning it over twice by 0.5cm and stitching down. Turn in the other three sides by 0.5cm and press down. Pin onto lining and sewdirectly over where you have turned the three sides over by 0.5cm.
Repeat sewing the lining together, RS together - pocket needs to be on inside(BUT LEAVE A 10CM GAP IN THE BOTTOM EDGE FOR TURNING)
Repeat making a bucket bottom in the lining
Attach lining to main bag. Put the bag (right side facing out) inside the lining. You will see the wrong side of the lining. The RS of lining will be touching the RS of the bag.
Line up seams, and pin round at the top. Sew together (2cm seam) at the top edge.
Turn the right way round, by pulling the outside of the bag through the lining. Sew up 10cm hole at the bottom of the lining with a zig zag stitch. Press entire bag, top stitch 0.5cm from top edge to keep lining in place.
Attach handles by sewing them firmly on (I sew a square with an X inside at the top of each strap to the fabric - see above photo )
- Tough woven ribbon.
- Main Linen fabric - 13cm x110cm - sew together with 1cm seam, turn out.
- Patchwork handles