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Japanese Floral Patch Bag

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

This bag was made with one set of Japanese Floral FQ by Craft Cotton Co. I had enough fabric to make 2 medium sized bags!

Cut 32 Squares of the same size, I used 5’’ for a medium size bag. 16 for The outer 16 for the lining.

The bigger the squares, the larger your bag will be!

Arrange them as below

The yellow arrows point out where the top of the bag will be.

For the outer bag R/S together begin to match up the letters: A to A B to B C to C etc, pin to secure. It will appear to be a puzzle and you may have some head scratching moments but eventually you will see it forming into the bag shape.

*Repeat for the lining *But leave a gap in one of the joins to turn out!

To create the straps I used a fabric from the FQ pack. Cut 2 strips 2 ½” (by length required, Hand/Shoulder)

Fold in ¼” down each long side W/S together and iron flat, then fold in half R/S out and top stitch all the way round.

With the outer bag R/S out place it inside the lining R/S to R/S. Position the straps each side as above.

(it will need to be tucked within the two parts of the bag not hanging out like the diagram this is just to show its one piece going down then back up)

Sew around the top of the bag encasing the straps firmly.

Turn out via the gap you left. Sew up the gap.

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Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2018

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