BAG 14

 

You need: stiff natural/mixed fabric; fusing, lining, zipper, 1 zipper for inner pocket, 4 rings (for handles).

 

IF THE PATTERNS HAVE DOUBLE CONTOUR, THE SEAM ALLOWANCE IS PROVIDED,

IF THE PATTERNS HAVE SINGLE CONTOUR, THE SEAM ALLOWANCE IS NOT PROVIDED.

 

Seam allowances: 1 cm for all seams.

 

ATTENTION! Before sewing, print paper patterns and lay them out according to the linen width (from 90 to 150 cm) to find out how much material you need (do not forget about double and symmetric details).

 

WHEN SEWING, BE CAREFUL WITH NOTCHES THEY MUST BE COINCIDING!

 

CUTTING:

 

Fabric:

1. Front part 2 pieces

2. Lower part 1 piece

3. Upper part 2 pieces

4. Handle 2 pieces

 

Lining:

1. Front part 2 pieces

2. Lower part 1 piece

3. Upper part 2 pieces

4. Small sacking 1 piece

5. Large sacking 1 piece

 

Fusing: front/upper/lower parts and handles.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

1. Apply a fusing to wrong side of front/upper/lower parts and handles.

 

2. Cut a fabric stripe of 24 cm length and 6 cm width. Fold the stripe along the center wrong side out and overstitch its long edge. Turn the detail right side out and cut it into 4 equal pieces (of 6 cm length). Fold each piece half-in-half, pull it through a ring, then stitch to front parts according to marks.

 

3. Cut a flap for zipper of 4 cm length and 3 cm width. Press the flap.

 

4. Mark inner pocket at the lining. Strengthen zipper place with the fusing. Cut a slit along the pocket entrance, make slashes at 1-1.5 cm from pocket end. Fold seam allowances into left side. Lay the zipper under pocket entrance edge with its teeth visible. Topstitch pocket entrance at 0.2 cm front the edge. Stitch large sacking to zipper upper braid, stitch small sacking to lower braid. Stitch lining edges.

 

5. Lay the flap on the zipper (right side). Lay fabric upper part and lining upper part right sides together inserting the zipper. Adjust edges. Stitch details together along zipper teeth: begin stitching at 1 cm from edges and finish it 1 cm before the end. Fold details toward the right side.

 

6. Stitch lower part to upper parts edges and to the flap.

 

7. Stitch lining lower part to lining upper parts edges and to the zipper.

 

8. Stitch front parts to the bag.

 

9. Stitch lining front part to bag lining leaving a hole. Turn the bag right side out. Stitch the hole.

 

10. Fold the handle along the center wrong side out, overstitch both long edges. Turn the detail right side out and press it. Make decorative stitch at 0.2 cm from the edge. Pull handle end into the ring, fold the end under and topstitch on the handle.