Round Handle Bag

Round Handle Bag

Round Handle Bag

Have been wanting lovely bamboo handles to make a bag forever. Could. Not. Find. Them. These round handles came up during a rummage in a charity shop attached to a very tired old bag. Immediately knew I could re-use them to make a new bag. I bought a piece of Eva Lundgren fabric at IKEA which was perfect for this bag. Here’s how I made it.

You need a round handle. If you cannot (like me at first) find one, you could try and make one using thick firm rope or hose. Join the two ends with duct tape which will fit inside the seam and not be visible. Or ask a handy person to cut two circles from wood or perspex. The handle doesn’t have to be circular to make this bag. It could also be square.

You need: –

  • 2 x round hoop (or square) handles
  • 55 x 100 centimetre piece of fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing scissors
  • pins

You do: –

Lie your fabric out on a flat surface. A clean floor will do.

Lie fabric on a flat surface

Lie fabric on a flat surface

Fold in half – right sides facing inwards – and sew up the sides to about half or three-quarters of the way.

Sew sides and hem top

Sew sides and hem top

Fold over and make a small flat hem at the top of the bag. Then fold over again about 5 to 7 centimetres to create a slot for your handle. Press the fold nice and flat.

Finish hemming the top ends of the sides to neaten

Finish hemming the top ends of the sides to neaten

Hem the top end of the sides to neaten. Slip in the handle and fold over. Pin in place. Sew casing.

Fold casing over handle, pin and sew

Fold casing over handle, pin and sew

And that’s it. Bag done.

Have a fabulous week.

Greenie.

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