Fabric Bag – FREE Sewing Pattern

Fabric bag

Fabric bag

I must have made at least ten of these fabric bags with my FREE sewing pattern. They are just so easy to own and use. They are light – no back strain. They wash. You can squeeze anything into them from thick jackets to shopping as they expand. No matter how full, they always fit into those airport regulation size containers. And they are safe – it’s impossible to be pick pocketed as they close under your upper arm.

I promised a fellow blogger that I would share her collection of bag ideas and months later I will make good on that. Here is her list of – 63 bag ideas. 

Meanwhile – here – and – here – are two older tutorials showing how I made these bags. You will find the FREE sewing pattern for this fabric bag in these two older posts. Have shown how I made this one. It’s basically two rectangles. Couldn’t be easier.

You need: –

  • 2 x 800mm x 460mm pieces of fabric
  • interfacing if using a flimsy or soft fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine

You do: –

Sew half way up

Sew half way up

Cut your fabric pieces and pin the long sides together. Sew until just past halfway up using a 1.5 centimtre seam allowance.

Sew top and hem edge

Sew top and hem edge

Fold the bag so the two side seams are on top of each othe and sew across the top. Hem around the edge.

Reinforce bag with a few stitches

Reinforce bag with a few stitches

Reinforce the bag with a few stitches as this is where it will take strain.

Snip a box at each corner

Snip a box at each corner

Sew across the bottom and then snip a box at each corner about 4 centimtres square.

Sew across edge

Sew across edge

Open out and fold flat so it make a straight edge. See photo above. Sew across this straight edge.

Sew edges of strap together

Sew edges of strap together

Turn bag right side out and press with an iron. Fold the outermost edges of the shoulder strap under and so they meet each other. You can hand sew or machine sew them together so they sit underneath the strap.

It’s a simple as that. One great new fabric bag which you can make over and over with this FREE sewing pattern.

Have a great week.

Greenie.

 

 

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