Step 1: Materials and tools
Fabric for the bag and fabric for the lining. This can be recycled fabric from an old garment.
Tape or ribbon for tying.
Piece of iron on interfacing (optional, but it helps to strengthen the base)
Step 2: Cutting out the pieces
Decide on the height of your bag plus the turn down. Our bag's height is 26cms plus a turn down of 10cms. Total 36cms.
The fabric needed is determined by the size of the base. Ours measures 13cms square so we needed 13cms x 4 (the square has four sides) =52cms
The fabric needed is 52cms by 36cms.
The outside pocket is optional. Ours is 13cms x 16cms (4cms is the facing)
The loop for a charm again is optional. Ours measures 4cms x 8cms
The tape measures 90cms (this depends on how long you want the tie)
Step 3: Ironing on the interfacing to the bag base
Step 4: Making the pocket
Turn through as shown.
Use the point of a pair of scissors to push out the pocket corners. Take care not to push too hard or you will cut the stitching.
Press the seams on the three sides as shown. This makes sewing the pocket down on the bag much easier.
Decide where you would like a pocket on the main fabric of the bag. Pin and sew.