Dinosaur Print Triangle Storage Bag
This bag is the perfect hiding place for lots of treasures and the dinosaur print fabric is a must for any dinosaur fans, it would also make a perfect den for a herd of toy dinosaurs to hide!
National History Museum “explore the plains” fabric by the Craft Cotton Company
60x50cm of fabric in one pattern for the outside
60x50cm of fabric in one pattern for the inside
30x30cm of fabric in one pattern for the pocket
Step 1 - Make the paper templates:
Draw out a triangle which has a base of 20cm and is 20cm high at its mid-point, this forms the template for the side edges of the bag. Draw another triangle with a base of 20cm and is 20cm high at its mid point, then draw a line across the middle of the triangle 10cm up from the base, this forms the pocket template. Draw out a square which measures 20x20cm this forms the template for the base of the base.
Step 2 - Cut out the fabric and batting:
Using the template for the side edges and adding a 0.5cm seam allowance cut out 4 pieces from the outside fabric, 4 pieces from the inside fabric and 4 pieces of batting.
Using the template for the base and adding a 0.5cm seam allowance cut out 1 piece from the outside fabric, 1 piece from the inside fabric and 1 piece of batting.
Fold the fabric for the pocket in half so it measures 15x30cm then place top edge of the template for the pocket along the fold, add a 0.5cm seam allowance around the remaining sides of the pattern and cut out 1 piece to form the pocket.
Step 3 - Sew the outside together:
Take one of the outside fabric pieces and place on top of a piece of batting, next place the folded pocket piece on top followed by another outside fabric piece placed right sides together and then a final piece of batting. Sew down the right hand side stopping 1cm from the bottom. Take another outside fabric piece and place right sides together and sew down the right hand side to secure stopping 1cm from the bottom. Repeat with the final outside fabric and batting piece. Next sew the first and last outside fabric piece together placing right sides together and sewing from the top 5 cm down, leaving a 10 cm gap for turning, then sewing the remaining 4cm closed (stopping 1cm from the bottom). Take the bottom outside fabric and batting pieces and place right sides together against the sides of the bag. Pin to secure. Sew around 1cm from the edge to secure. Turn out the right way.
Repeat this process using the inside fabric. Do not turn out the right way.
Step 4 - Sew in the lining:
Place the lining fabric inside the outside fabric. Fold the raw edges of the lining fabric backwards and the outside fabric inwards by 1cm and pin to secure. Slip stitch around the edges to secure.
Your storage bag is now complete!
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stich, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2018