FREE TUTORIAL - How to Sew a Bag Using Fabric Remnants!

You may have seen a few weeks ago Chantelle stitched up a Nina Lee Bloomsbury Blouse Dress Hack for our Sunshine blog using beautiful Rifle Paper Co. fabric, she has also created a fab free tutorial for us on how to sew yourself up a matching bag using up your fabric remnants - double the fun!


Step 1:  Cut your fabric on the fold 16” x 14” (40.5cm x 35.5cm), and for the straps cut two strips that are 30” x 3” (76cm x 7.5cm)

Step 2: Turn the top edge of the bag to the wrong side by 3/8" (1cm) and the again by 2” (5cm) and press. Turn the long edges of the straps to the wrong side by 3/8" (1cm) and the again in half lengthwise. Topstitch the straps in place. 

Step 3: Make a 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) pleat for the base of your bag. This pleat should resemble a W once you are done. Press well. 

Step 4: Sew the side seams 5/8” (1.5cm) and finish the edges.

Step 5: Sandwich the straps under the top pressed edge and topstitch all the way around. I used a decorative stitch for added prettiness. Secure the straps with another row of stitching near the top.

Step 6: And finally... Enjoy your new shopping bag!


Thank you so much Chantelle! Say hello to Chantelle on her Instagram here :) 

If you'd like to make your own bag using fabric remnants, you can shop our remnants here. Plus they are all at least 10% off - yay!

*Chantelle was provided the fabric of her choice free of charge for her blog post & she was provided with a £50 voucher as payment for her time*

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