Oh, yeah, I made another bag. This one was made specially for our niece. Her favorite color is Purple, so I got out all my purple fabric and tried to figure out how I was going to make it.
It always takes time to pick out the fabric. I think it is part of the fun in making things. Got to find the perfect matches.
I made my straps first. Cut them 4 inches wide and made them as long as my fabric I choose allowed. Folded them in half, added batting, sewed wrong sides together, then turned them inside out.
I sewed the straps to the front and back panels, then carefully quilted both front and backs. (I quilted a grid pattern)
Next, I made my pocket on the outside before adding the lining. I decided to put a heart on the pocket and a button. When finished I added a small Velcro closure.
I sewed the front to the back then made my lining. Oh, and I put 3 different size pockets on the inside.
Last but not least - I added a binding around the top for neatness and durability.
Total finished size is: 12" X 16" X 4" . AND I am happy to say that our niece likes her bag.
Heading back to my room........
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE
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