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|No Pattern Used: 2013-10 (denim grocery bags) - Type:Accessories|
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|About katlew03 |
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|Posted on:||6/29/13 9:23 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Denim grocery bags|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes. My bags are approximately 15 inches square before mitering the bottoms.
I folded my fabric in half lengthwise and cut out two bags at a time, 16 inches wide and 36 inches long. I also cut two strips 3-4 inches wide and 36 inches long, lengthwise. You can cut them crosswise if you have enough fabric left over to make another bag along the fold. If you do, you need about 38 inches of fabric and the bag will be slightly smaller. To make the straps, I folded the fabric lengthwise and pressed. Then folded one raw edge to center line and pressed. Then fold second long edge to centerline and press. Bring two long edges together and press. Cut strip into two 18" pieces. These are the handles.
Stitch and serge (or use 4-thread O/L) both side seams. Press under top edges one inch twice (or serge and press under once--not as sturdy). Measure in 3 inches from each side seam along top and mark with chalk. With wrong side up, slip one end of a strap under top band with outside edge against the 3-inch mark -- strap is 3 inches from side seam. Keeping strap straight, repeat for other end to form handle. Stitch close to bottom edge of band. Stitch close to top edge, folding handle up on top of inside band and stitching across handle. You will be stitching through quite a few layers of fabric, so make sure you are using a denim needle if needed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Quick and easy.
Fabric Used: Heavy cotton denim
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have made quite a few of these bags. I miter the corners 3 inches from the point, for grocery bags. I also make these without mitering to give to CASA, a local abuse center. They request them to give to the clients to put their belongings in as many do not have time to pack their clothes when they leave home. We also make smaller (10 inch) bags for toiletries.
Conclusion: A very quick, easy, and functional bag with many uses. This denim has been in my stash for at least 10 years.
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