Watermelon Slice Bag




About: Hi everyone, my name is Cynthia, I am a craftnerd and I run the Youtube channel CraftGyver, where I post crafting and sewing videos. Fell free to come have a look and say hi ^_^

Hi guys, in today s video I will show you how to make this cute watermelon slice bag. You can also use it as a clutch or even a pencil case =D


Step 1: Watermelon Slice Bag Pattern

You will need:

Lining: 2body pieces in the color of your choice

1 yoke piece in the same colour

Outer layer: 2 body pieces in pink

1 yoke piece in green

2 flesh pieces in white felt

Loops: 2 rectangles of pink fabric measuring 5.5cm by 2cm

Strap: pipping cord or anorak cord in pink, the length is up to you. Mine is long enough to be used as a cross body bag.

you will also need a bit a black felt for the pips, or a sharpie

I would advise you to use some fusing, as it would make your bag more sturdy.

I am also using some fabric glue to attach the lining to the outer layer, but tou can also sew them together.

For more info about the pattern you can visit my facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/craftgyver



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    18 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Looks awesome! =)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I love watermelon themes in dishes, clothes, bags, anything! Thanks
    for the pattern. It was nice that you used paper with a grid, so we can
    get a good idea of the proportions and resize if wished. The way the
    green parts look is interesting, too, but the first thing I checked out
    was what you suggested for making the pips.

    Several years ago,
    someone in a quilting forum I belonged to posted a picture of a little
    "watermelon bag." The pips were realistically shiny and looked like
    sewn-on buttons of some sort, and I couldn't imagine that any store
    would be selling them. It turned out that she had made them out of a
    polymer clay that you "bake" for around 30 minutes, upon which it turns
    into a plastic). That was the first I had heard of polymer clay, and it
    launched me into a fascinating new hobby (and enriching Michael's store
    and several online sellers)!

    I am kind of tied up with work deadlines right now, but someday I hope to make a few bags like this in
    various sizes. So cute!

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, this is such a great tip tip, I will use polymer clay for the pips next time =D


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I'm glad you liked the tip. By the way, (my personal opinion after working with polymer for about 5 years), you may find Premo easier to work with than FIMO or KATO polymer clays. The last time I tried those two, they were pretty stiff and hard to knead, and you have to knead the clay to get good plasticizing when you bake it.

    Perhaps you already know all about polymer, but just in case you don't, after you shape and bake the pips, you can sand them a bit with fine and increasingly high grade grits of sandpaper if you wish (to avoid having to sand, make sure the pips are very smooth before baking), and then give them a coat or two of a suitable varnish. After trying many, I settled on water-based (indoor--but outdoor would probably be fine, too) glossy Varathane from Home Depot, though there are special varnishes (small containers and rather expensive for the size) just made for polymer clay. The varathane lasts and doesn't wear off easily. Some people also swear by Minwax, and I believe that it is like Varathane, but comes in a smaller and more economical can. For things that won't get much wear or have to be washed often, Johnson's Pledge "with Future Shine," which is an acrylic, would also do the trick, and if the acrylic finish wears off, it is easy to retouch.

    I can already picture one of your bags in my mind, studded with shiny black pips! (By the way, I guess no one is bewailing the advent of practically seedless watermelons, but those pips did look so cute, and you could have contests to see who could spit them the farthest!


    4 years ago

    Hey Zabzab! I would LOVE to feature this instructable in this coming Sunday's momo's shoutout Sunday! Please comment on my most recent instructable to share your thoughts and tell me if there's anything specific you would like me to mention in the shoutout! Thanks!

    ~momoluv •_£

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    4 years ago

    wonderful piece of handcrafted bags..looks extremely attractive and elegant..

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