This is a variable bag pattern that is fun to make a very useful for project bags, cosmetic bags, or glasses cases.
The version below works perfectly with fat quarters.
- A metal tape measure & scissors to cut it
- 1 fat quarter of Main colour
- 1 fat quarter of Contrast fabric
- duct tape
Cut the following
- 18.5″ x 11″ Main colour (outside)
- If non-continuous cut 2 of 10 1/4 ” x 11″
- 22″ x 11″ Contrast colour (inside)
- If non-continuous cut 2 of 11 1/4″ x 11″
- 2 of 2″ x 2.5″ main colour
- 2 of 2″ x 1.5″ contrast colour
- Cut 2 10″ pieces of tape measure, and round corners, wrap with duct tape
- With right sides facing line up 1 piece contrasting, against 1 piece main colour along their 2.5″ seams.
- Sew with 1/4 inch seams along both sides
- There should be a bulge in the fabric
- Turn right side, press so that you can see a 1/4″ on either side of the contrast fabric
- Fold into into a triangle and press
- Repeat with other pieces
- Attach points to outside fabric – centre top. Sew with 1/4″ seam
- With right sides facing sew 11″ sides (short sides) of main pieces of bag
- Turn, iron with 1″ reveal (or make as even as possible)
- Top stitch in gutter of reveal, both sides
- Stitch up one side of bag, and then zig-zag stitch the raw edges to prevent fraying
- Slide in tape measure pieces, curved side facing out. Slide in all the way.
- Sew up remaining side, and then zig-zag stitch the raw edges
- Turn and press to finish up.