I had the greatest time deciding on a project for this hop. There were just so many choices.
Practicality set in and I chose to make a new bag for my knitting or crocheting. I get frustrated because I’m always having to put everything down if the phone rings or (heaven forbid) laundry needed to go in or a dish on the stove needed stirring. It’s so frustrating when life gets in the way of our crafting time. 😉
The first thing I did was pull out some leftover 2 1/2” wide strips and did a quick stitch and flip on a muslin backing.
Once it was sewn and pressed, I folded it wrong sides together and cut the folded piece 12” x 16”. Then I cut out the curved sections for the arm holes and I cut a 1 1/2” square from the bottom corners (yes one of the bottom cuts is on the fold). I then cut the lining fabric, folded it and pinned it to the underneath side of the folded bag outside piece in order to cut the mirror image.
I sewed the side seam on both the lining and body with right sides facing.
Then boxed the corners by folding the seams together.
I put the lining inside the body and sewed all around the seam.
Then I added a strap to the section by wrapping it and stitching 1/4” from the edge of the lining and body.
I turned everything right side out with the lining inside the bag and pressed it.
All that was left to do was top stitch the edges and fill the bag.
Now I can have it on my arm as I wander while talking on the phone.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my stripes in this fun little project.
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Tuesday, February 23rd
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