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I needed a bag that would hold a lot of stuff and be completely hands-free to wear, so this is what I came up with. I made the cream bag the night be...
You will need fabric for the shell (the outside of the bag) and the lining, and the strap. Actual yardage will vary depending on your size. Either t...
First, make a template for the body of the bag; you'll need a friend for this. Either have a friend hold the cardstock up to your back and trace the ...
Use the template to cut two pieces each from the lining and shell. To make your pieces bilaterally symmetrical, fold the template in half and place t...
The right side of fabric is the pretty side, the side you will see. The wrong side is the ugly side, which will be trapped with the seam allowances b...
Clip the curves of both pieces. Insert the lining into the shell, right sides together. You should see the seam allowances on the outside and on the...
Cut two strips 3" wide, and the length that you determined in step one. Sew them right sides together, 1/2" from edge on three sides, leaving one sho...
At this point all your stuff will fall out of the side of your bag, so you must close up the side. Pin the back to the rectangle and the front as hig...
This style of closure has a strap and two 1" D rings. Cut a 2x4" strip to secure your D rings. Fold 1/2" inwards from each edge and press. Trim the...
For this style of closure, you will need two buttons and some thin elastic cord. Tie a loop with the elastic and secure the knot with glue. Place on...
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