Patchwork Pineapple Project Bag
Keep all your project items safely together with this summery patchwork pineapple project bag.
Pastel flower fabrics by The Craft Cotton Company:
5 different colours, 30 x 30 cm pieces of 3 of these (white background with flowers, white background with dashes and green floral), and 80 x 50 cm of 2 of them (lemon and blue floral).
Zip – 38 cm
Batting – 30 x 30 cm
Cut out your paper templates for your pineapple.
Cut out your fabrics using the paper templates leaving a 1 cm seam allowance around the edge.
Fold the fabric around the edge of the template and use a tacking stitch to secure. Repeat with all the patchwork pieces.
Sew the patchwork pieces together by placing right sides together and overstitching down the edge.
Remove the tacking stitches and paper templates. Tuck the raw edges under and press.
Cut out a piece of batting 1cm smaller than the patchwork pineapple and pin to secure.
Cut out a front and back piece from the lemon fabric which is 40 x 38 cm. Sew the patchwork pineapple onto the front piece using a straight stitch.
Fold over the top edge of the front and back piece by 1 and press, take the front piece and pin the folded edge along the edge of zip sewing to secure. Repeat with the back piece on the other side of the zip. Place the front and back pieces right sides together and sew around the edges to secure. Turn out the right way.
Cut out a front and back lining piece from the blue floral fabric which is 39 x 37 cm, fold over the top edge of the front and back piece and press. Place the front and back right sides together and sew down the two sides and along the bottom leaving the top folded edge unsewn. Do not turn out.
Place the lining inside the patchwork bag and pin around the top edge. Slip stitch around to secure.
Your project bag is now complete!
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2018