Monk Bag + FREE Sewing Pattern

Monk Bag

Monk Bag

I love, love light cloth bags as opposed to the heavy leather variety. I tend to carry “everything but the kitchen sink” in my bag. Therefore it needs to be as light as possible from the get go. My absolute favourite bag is – this one. The FREE sewing pattern is right here on this eco fashion blog. I’ve made that bag in so many colours. The Monk Bag is similar but different. Here’s how you make it.

Monk Bag FREE Sewing Pattern

Monk Bag FREE Sewing Pattern

You need: –

  • fabric – maybe two different colours or prints
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine

You do: –

Cut pieces for Monk Bag

Cut pieces for Monk Bag

Cut your pattern pieces.

Hem top of middle pieces

Hem top of middle pieces

Hem the top of the middle pieces. Zig-zag or over-lock edges if they are inclined to fray.

Pin and sew pieces together

Pin and sew pieces together

Pin and stitch all the pieces together right sides facing.

Sew across bottom edge

Sew across bottom edge

Fold flat and sew bottom edge.

Sew top and hem all around

Sew top and hem all around

Sew top of strap and hem all around to neaten.

Easy as that.

Head to the Galleries at the top of the page for more FREE sewing patterns and DIY fashion inspiration.

See you next week.

Greenie.

 

 

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