My mom got this really cool fabric a few years ago to make a bag and never got around to it. This year, I decided to finish it for her for mothers day and enter it in the mothers day sewing contest. My mom likes to carry everything and the kitchen sink with her in her purse so I knew it had to be big, but you can make this bag any size. It would also be a great book bag or overnight bag and looks awesome with a really bold print because of its simple design.
*Note: When I refer to the "right" side the fabric, that is the side that will be visible when you have completed your project. The "wrong" side is the side that will not be seen.
This is my first instructable so any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Also, feel free to contact me with any questions about this project :)
Step 1: Gather your materials
You will need enough fabric for the size of bag you want to make. The bag I made was about 13" by 18" by 9" but this is a great project to use up that really cool fabric that looks awesome but you really don't know what to do with. You will need:
Enough fabric for the bag
The same amount of a different fabric for the liner
webbing or ribbon for the handles
pen or pencil
sewing machine (you could also do this with a needle and thread if you wanted but it would take longer)
Optional-buttons or snaps if you want to add them.
Step 2: Wash and iron your fabric
I know it can be a pain, but if your fabric will shrink, wash it before you start sewing. It will make your final product much easier to wash since you will be able to just throw it in the wash.
Of course, if the fabric you are using is not washable or iron-able, then don't wash or iron it!