• Craft Cotton Co

Sew a Reversible Shopper Bag with Bow Detail



Materials

  • English Garden fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company

  • Scissors

  • Pins

  • Tape measure

  • Thread

  • Needle

Step 1

Take one of the fat quarters and cut two pieces 27 x 36 cm, this will form the front and back of the outside of the bag.


Step 2

Take another fat quarter and cut another two pieces 27 x 36 cm, this will form the lining front and back.

Step 3

Take a third fat quarter and cut out four pieces 6 x 36 cm and two pieces 6 x 27 cm, this will form the sides and base of the bag for both the outside and lining.


Step 4

Take the front piece of the outside of the bag and one of the side pieces (6 x 36cm) and sew the side piece down one side of the front piece by placing right sides together with the edge of the side piece aligned with the edge of the front piece, then sewing down the side edge and stopping 1 cm from the bottom. Sew the other side piece to the other side of the front piece again stopping 1 cm from the bottom.




Step 5

Take the back piece and sew this onto the front with side pieces attached by placing right sides together and sewing down each side, stopping 1 cm from the bottom on each side.


Step 6

Sew on the bottom piece by placing right sides together with the front and back joined pieces and sewing around.



Step 7

Repeat steps 4-6 with the lining front and back pieces.

Step 8

To make the handles cut two pieces 5 x 54 cm from both the remaining lining fabric and outside bag fabric (four pieces in total). Take one of each of the two fabrics and place right sides together, sew around leaving the top edge unsewn, turn out the right way. Repeat with the remaining two fabric pieces to make the second handle.



Step 9

Turn the outside of the bag the right way out but leaving the lining with its right sides together.



Step 10

Pin one handle onto the front piece of the outside of the bag and the other to the back piece of the outside of the bag, placing the short edges of the handles against the raw edge along the top edge of the bag.


Step 11

Insert the outside of the bag with pinned handles into the lining piece so right sides are together and pin. Sew around leaving a 6 cm gap for turning.


Step 12

Turn out the right way and slip stitch close the gap.

Step 13

To make the bow detail, take the two remaining fat quarters and cut six pieces 6 x 16 cm from both (twelve pieces in total). Take three from each of the two fabrics (six in total) and sew together alternating between the two different fabrics. Sew together by placing right sides together and sewing down the short edge for each of the six pieces. Repeat with the remaining six pieces (3 of each fabric), this will give you two strips of fabric. Place these two strips right sides together and sew around leaving the top edge unsewn, turn out the right way and slip stitch close the gap.





Step 14

Tie the bow detail to one of the bag straps to complete your project.



Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Co 2018

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