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Even superheroes need to work out! This gym bag will hold clothes and disguises alike!

 outer material (cotton, nylon, canvas) For the size in the photos, I got 1 yard
 material for lining (*Optional: If you are using a thinner print cotton like I did. I used one yard)
bag zipper
thread
sewing machine
card stock or pattern making material



Step 1:

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1. Draw a circle on card stock and cut out. Use the pattern to cut out two circles of fabric (or four if you are using lining) for the bag ends.

2. Determine the circumference of your circle (diameter x 3.14). For my 11 inch circle, the circumference was 34.54.

3. The rectangle for the main part of the bag will be determined by the size of your circle and zipper. Since my circumference is around 341/2" and my zipper is 18", I cut out a rectangle that was 351/2" by 25" which allows for seams. If you are using a one way print, you can half the circumference measurement and sew the two pieces together so the print faces the right way on both sides of the bag (unlike mine, d'oh).

4. If you are using lining, sew the lining to the wrong side of the printed bag ends and rectangle.

5. Optional: I used some red trim on my bag ends. It isn't a necessary step, but it adds a little bit more finish to the bag. Just sew the trim or piping to the long ends of the printed fabric with the raised or finished edge of the piping or trim facing the inside.

 
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szarei1 year ago
Very cool design!
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks great - is there a pattern?
great bag... one question, how did u get the red circle outline at the sides of the bag? can you provide a close up for that area, and one from the inside? thanks , really like the style:)
rachaelwhitaker (author)  zhenyuan9921 year ago
I used some red trim that I had on hand. I will try to take some more photos and post them later.
I now must start bringing clothes to the gym. For me it has to be Batman
They had quite a few Batman print fabrics where I bought mine. I was almost going to make a second bag with one of them.
Cool. Mine would have to be Arkham City, mainly because it's easy to make look awesome.
Welcome back to the '80s, lol.
dewdome1 year ago
This is brilliant! I've had a kids Dr.who duvet cover I've been dying to reuse and this bag is perfect for it. Great tutorial, thank you so much :)
Gnara dewdome1 year ago
Doctor Who for the win!!!
Will you post photos when you've finished it?
This looks pretty awesome, I will be trying one when I get home from the desert.