Ok...so I have bitten the bullet, taken a heap of photos and now saying a little prayer that this is all going to make sense. Here you have it........my Knitting-Crochet Bag Tutorial!! Good Luck!!
You will need :
Feature Fabric - 2 Pieces 35.5cm x 20cm - Today I am using Joel Dewberry from his "Ginseng" Range. I have chosen to make the feature flap larger this time, for no particular reason!
Iron on Interfacing - to be applied to feature fabric
Bag Fabric - 2 Pieces 36cm x 25cm - I used Denim just because I love it
Bag Lining - 2 Pieces 36cm x 25cm - I used Calico
Button Holder - 22cm x 5.5cm
1 Large Button
Iron, fold and stitch the Button Holder
Find the centre point on the long length of the denim and pin into place
Overlock around 3 sides of the denim, leaving one long side open. The button holder is sewn in at the center point of the bottom edge
Pick up the lining and overlock down both of the short ends. Across the bottom overlock a 3rd of the way and stop leaving a hole, pick up again a sew the last 3rd. (This is a very important hole, the whole bag success of this tut relies on it!!)
Iron the interfacing onto you feature fabric and trim the excess
Place the good sides together and sew around 3 sides leaving one end open
Turn out, press and sew a edge around the feature fabric to hold it in place. Still keep an end open
Fold your lining out to expose its good side and give it a small press
Ok Now comes the TRICKY BIT!! I'm calling it the "meat in the sandwich"
Keep the denim exposing its wrong side, tuck the feature flap in to the sandwich and let the total thing rest All un-sewn edges are to meet
Then place the lining on top of the feature fabric but still tucked into the denim
Pin it all down. Along one edge you should have 4 layers, 1 - Denim, 2 - Feature Fabric and 1- lining on the alternate side you will only have 2 layers, 1 Denim and 1 Lining
Sew it all together
This is the bit when the prayers start to happen.
Put your hand through the hole in the lining and pull the whole bag back through it.
Complete the bag with a strait stitch around the top to hold the denim into place and sew up the hole in the lining.
Add a super cool button and your done!!!!
I think this one is well worth the cost of a PIGLET!! So......If you would like to own this bag and receive a lovely card from Oxfam, head to my Store and purchase it for $35.00 plus a small postage fee. All proceeds will be donated to to help purchase a pig for a family living a lot harder life than I.