Step 1: Get Materials
- outer fabric
Quilting squares are super cheap and are plenty big for this project.
- inner lining fabric
I like to use terry cloth, but I think that fleece would work nicely too.
- matching thread
- sewing machine (you could hand-sew this too)
- sewing pins
- thin ribbon
- safety pin
- thin paper such as tracing paper or wrapping paper
- anit-fray liquid (like Fray Check)
Step 2: Cut the pieces
Next measure and draw out a rectangle unto the thin paper of the correct dimensions. Then cut out the rectangle. Take the fabric you plan to use for the outer part and fold it in half. Then pin the pattern on the fabric. Tip - pointing the pins outward holds the fabric taut.
Cut around the rectangle so you have 2 outer pieces.
The lining fabric I used, the green terrycloth, had a really nice edge on it. I decided that I wanted to keep that edge and use it on the top inner edge of the bag. I cut the inner lining pieces about 1/4 inch shorter so that I could use the edging instead of folding over the fabric for the top seam.
Repeat the pinning and cutting for the lining fabric. You should now have 2 outer and 2 inner fabric rectangles.