Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial: Book/File Bag

Material’s needed
2 pieces of Main Fabric (9” height x 15 ½ width, ½ “seam allowance included)

2 pieces of Lining (11 ½”” height x 15 ½ “width, ½ “seam allowance included)

1 button

Loop for button 2” width x 6” in length (length can be changed based on where you place the button)

2 pieces 2 ½ " wide strip and 9 “long

2 pieces of Interfacing (9” height x 15 ½ “width, ½ “seam allowance included)

2 pieces to make strap (3” width x 28 “long, you can change the length as per your choice)

Thread, Scissor and Rotary Cutter


Cut all the fabric pieces and keep aside.

Attach the interfacing on the wrong side of lining ( read and follow manufacturer’s instruction)

Sew the Main fabric 2 pieces to 2 ½” strip.

Sew the Main fabric pieces together with right sides facing each other on all 3 sides except top. Follow the same instruction for lining however leave a 4” gap open at the bottom.

Prepare the straps: Fold ¼” inch of fabric from both sides and sew staight up an then on the other side . (See the picture above).
Turn the Main fabric piece and lining piece wrong side out and mark a 3” at both corners. Sew and trim the ends. See the picture above. (This is just a diagram approximately to help).

Turn the Main fabric right side out. Place the Main fabric in to the lining. Make sure the right sides of Main fabric and lining are facing each other. Place the strap and loop in between the Main fabric and lining right sides and pin them. Stitch all around ¼” away from the top all around.
Pull the main fabrics out from the bottom of lining where you had left 4” gap. Sew the 4” gap and place the lining inside the main fabric.
Topstitch 1/8” away from top and all around.
Place the button according to your loop.

(How to make button tutorial available on my blog )
Your bag is ready!!!!!

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Esti said...

This is genius. I love the colors!

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Treat and Trick said...

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Ellen said...

This is great and easy to make. I may just need to get my sewing maching out and make one... if I remember right, I already have material. Yeah me!

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. ~Ellen

Atterec Design House said...

that is an adorable bag!!!

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Annabelle Fleur said...

Thank you for this post! So inspiring! I think I am going to try to recreate this bag!!! You have such an amazing blog, I am now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)


valery said...

This is a very good bag!!!i very like sew? and some time ago i do new dress and skirt.


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