Knitting Project Bag Tutorial
Updated: Apr 14
You will need:
4 - Fat quarters
½ Mtr - lining fabric
2 - 18inch squares of fusible fleece.
9” x 5” piece of Heat n bond lite, iron on adhesive
From your 4 fat quarters, cut out a selection of 72, 3 ½ inch squares. From you lining fabric cut 2 18inch squares.
Lay them out in rows 6 x 6, once you are happy with your layout sew them together using 1/4inch seam allowance, repeat with your back outer panel.
Print out your knit template, place your 9” x 5” piece of heat n bond centred over the word and trace using a pencil (Fig C), iron your template onto the wrong side of your fabric, once cooled cut out each individual letter and peal the paper from the back. Place your word on the centre of your front outer panel and iron into place. Appliqué your word onto your fabric using your preferred method (i used a blanket stitch).
Fuse your fleece to the back of both outer panels and quilt as desired.
From your lining fabric cut 2 pieces measuring 14.5inches long x 2.5inches wide for your drawstring channel, fold each short edge over 1/4inch twice and stitch into place,
then fold in half lengthwise and press,
repeat with both pieces. Baste each piece in the centre along the top edge of each outer panel.
Place both outer panels on top of each other with wrong sides together and stitch all the around leaving the top edge open using ¼ inch seam allowance. Using a ruler mark and cut out a 2.5inch square from each bottom corner. Bring both raw edges together with the seams in the middle and sew together using 1/4inch seam allowances. Repeat with your lining panels making sure to leave a gap at the bottom around 4 inches for turning through later.
Place your bag outer inside your bag lining with right sides facing taking care to line up the seams, pin or clip into place and stitch all the way around the top edge using 1/4inch seam allowance.
Turn you bag right side out using the hole you left at the bottom of your lining fabric. Topstitch around the top edge.
Feed your ribbon through both channels and knot off the ends. Repeat on the opposite side to complete your bag.
Your bag is now complete!
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Made by Joanne Hart for The Craft Cotton Company 2018