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com by Sabra Gubler October 12th, 2010 Materials: -1/2 yard main fabric -1/2 yard lining -1/2 yard interfacing or other stabilizer (I used fleece because I had it on hand and my other materials were thinner cotton so I needed something thick) -2 Magnetic closure/snaps OPTIONAL: Cell phone pocket: -snap or Velcro, a closure of some sort Zippered pocket: -9 inch zipper -material for pocket lining—two 10*10 pieces -10 * 1.5 inch strip of medium weight interfacing Key Fob: -bag hook grabby thing—you know the kind that hold key rings
Covered Buttons: -Covered button kit -3*3 inch scrap of interfacing False Bottom: -fabric cut to fit the bottom pattern piece, *2 -interfacing or stabilizer cut to fit the bottom pattern piece -plastic canvas cut to fit the bottom pattern piece, minus 1/2 inch on all sides PIPING: -1/4 yard coordinating fabric -Corded elastic or other cording stuff **This is how I cut out my material to get the bag out of two .5 yard pieces:** folded over for the front and back
Open up and cut the other pieces, including the optional cell pocket and key fob pieces
Make sure to leave that long skinny strip at the top, as this will be used for the strap.
if you want them CELL POCKET AND KEY FOB: Take your pocket rectangle . you need to put in the optional items. attach the interfacing/stabilizer to all needed pieces: -Main front and back -Main sides -Main bottom -Lining Flap Before assembling the bag itself.First.
leaving the top edge (already sewn) open to form the pocket . I forgot and had to do it after it was sewn to the lining.And press all edges to the back 1/4 inch. I used a straight edge ruler to keep things as sharp as possible Sew across the top edge. securing the pressed fold at that area **at this point you should attach the closure for this piece.** Place where wanted on one of the lining front or back pieces Sew along the sides and bottom edges.
Get your flap pieces Right sides together Sew along the sides and shorter edge Clip corners Turn .
as if the flap were open .PRess Top stitch Attach closure Place long edge along the opening of pocket.
secure the flap in place.Being careful not to catch the pocket. you’ll need a scrap of fabric approximately 2 inches by 4.5 inches long . I used a thick zig-zag to prevent fraying Press the flap down in place over the pocket Top stitch along the top edge to keep the flap in place For the key fob.
right sides in Sew along one short edge and the open long edge Clip corners Turn .Fold in half.
Press and topstitch Put the sewn end of the strip through the opening of the key hook Fold over about one inch Secure in place with a cross-box shape .
4 inch around Snip an opening along the center mark to about 1/4 from either end. you want an “arrow” like cut that points toward the center line .Pin to the desired location on the lining’s right side OPTIONAL ZIPPERED POCKET: Attach interfacing to the wrong side of the lining. At the ends. about 1.5 inches from the top edge Find the center length and mark out a box about 1.
securing the one pocket lining Fold the pocket lining up. then lay one of your pocket pieces. Place teh other lining piece on top of that. so the zipper is exposed. right sides together. right side down. matching the edge of the lining to the zipper strip .Press the opening edges towards the back of the lining Pin your zipper in place. along the top of the zipper on the wrong side of the bag lining Sew along that top strip of zipper.
catch as you stitch the ends of the zippers so that the pocket is completely secured .Sew along that edge and you’ll have this Fold the bag lining out of the way and put the pocket lining pieces right sides together Sew all along the pocket At either corner.
place and attach interfacing where you want the buttons to be on right side .COVERED BUTTONS: Follow the directions on the covered button kit to make your buttons On wrong side of main flap.
Hand sew buttons in place through the main fabric and interfacing FALSE BOTTOM: **I didn’t think to do this as a false bottom until I was done. place the other bottom piece on the interfaced bottom piece Sew along three sides Turn Push plastic canvas inside Turn open end inside 1/4 inch and top stitch in place Okay now onto the bag assembly. LINING . but the instructions should still work** Attach your interfacing/stabilizer to one bottom piece of fabric Right sides together. So my pictures or incomplete.
then repeat for other side Take the bottom strip and lay it with the short side matched to the bottom of the side Sew down the short side.take a side piece and lay it. . right sides together. on a front of back piece Sew in place.
Leave the needle down. lift the foot. continue to sew along the other edge Now attach the other front/back piece the same way . Clip just a tiny bit of the corner of the top piece Turn the top piece to match the edge of the lower piece Foot back down.
your lining flap should have the interfacing/stabilizer attached. Figure out where you want your snap closures and snip two VERY small cuts into the fabric.ATTATCHING MAGNETIC SNAPS At this point. through the interfacing Push one side of the snap through the cuts. Place the backing over the arms of the snap .
stabilized piece of the main bag . securing the back piece It will look like this Repeat for second snap And then on the front.Push arms flat.
over the cording Use your zipper foot to run along the cording as close as you can . wrong sides together.OPTIONAL PIPING: Take your 1/4 yard of material Cut into 1.5 inch strips Get your cording/elastic and zipper foot Fold the strip.
back.And you’ll have custom piping Now take all the pieces you want piped (flap. front. sides) Match the raw edges of the piping to the raw edges of the pattern piece. the short edges of the sides. and the sides . Baste the piping in place I did around all edges of the front and back.
to make sure you get nice and close. Use your finger to feel the piping through the fabric.and short edge of the flap FLAP Place main flap piece on lining flap piece. Sew along the sides and lower/short edge of the flap Cut corners and trim all edges . right sides together> If you used piping. but not go over the top of it. you’ll need to continue to use the zipper foot to get as close to the piping as you can.
then the other front/back piece.Turn. Sides sewn on one front/back piece first. then bottom strip. press ASSEMBLING OUTER BAG You’re going to do this the same as the lining assembly. Clip all corners and trim all edges .
5 inches down on the back side of the assembled main bag Sew along the raw edge. long end about 1.ATTACHING FLAP Place the flap with unsewn. making sure to only secure it to the back side of the bag Fold the flap up .
leaving a 4-5 inch opening for turning .And top stitch in place. I did a few lines of stitches to really secure. Sew all along the upper edge. place inside the inside lining. and I liked the look Placing the lining With the main bag right side out.
and top stitch along the top of the bag STRAP: Cut two long strips of fabric from your scraps 35*1. leaving both short ends open .75 inches Right sides togher Sew the length on both sides. press.Fold opening inside.
Turn Press and top stitch Fold the raw edge under and cross-box stitch in place on the inside sides of the bag .
Whew! Done! .