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This simple reversible bag is an easy project for beginner and advanced sewers alike - a great weekend project! Template is available for purchase at the sidebar. Check out my most recent blog for the Video Tutorial.
You will need:
One Fat Quarter of patterned fabric, 18" x 22" (46cm x 56cm)
One Fat Quarter of solid fabric, 18" x 22" (46cm x 56cm)
Coordinating machine sewing thread
Needle and thread for basting stitch (optional)
Download and print template. Fold each fabric in half, right sides facing. Trace template on each fabric, right sides facing, and cut out.
You now have two solid pieces and two pattern pieces. Align and pin the two solid pieces together, right sides facing. Do the same with the two pattern pieces.
Right sides together, using 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew along the top of each handle and along the bottom curve of each pinned piece, leaving both sides of both handles open. Clip the curves.
Turn the solid piece right side out, and insert the solid piece into the inside-out patterned piece. Line up seams, raw edges, and handles. Pin the edges of the "neckline" of the bag.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Clip the curves.
Going through the longer handle, turn the entire bag right side out (patterned fabric on the outside). Press all seams.
Fold raw edges of "armholes" in 1/4 inch and press. Pin or baste together. Topstitch 1/8 inch around bag handles to finish.
The Knot Bag is available in three sizes and the shoulder size bag comes with a inner pocket template. All the templates are full size so no need to enlarge.