Sunday, 4 September 2011

Badly cut bag

About a year ago I Freegled some material. It turned out to have a lot of those squares of material you see in upholsterers sample books. I cut out a lot: 10 x 4.5" squares and 32 x 4" squares.

The smaller squares will form the body and the larger ones the sides!

I will also need to make an outside pocket, handles and an inner bag.

All squares and the material that should form the inner bag (pale purple on the right). There is also a pre-cut strip of the same material that should make the handles.

The sides

The main body

So... to the machine!! Lets just hope I can remember how this is supposed to go! I have a nasty suspicion that I wasn't very accurate when cutting and I absolutely know my maths is awful, so it may not end up quite the size I anticipated! But it should be fun and I can make adjustments as I go - hopefully!

Some time later... (I can't believe it was 3 whole hours)

You can see that I wasn't very accurate with the cutting or the sewing for that matter!

I needle felted my initial to part of an old table mat that was then sewn on as a pocket.

Now I am having a rest... I need to work out how to sew the sides in. I think I should round off the bottom edge of the bottom square so I can pin it in more neatly! But that is going to have to wait! I need to stop and think, that and a glass of wine is calling.....


  1. Don't worry about it being perfect, the colours will carry it off, they are great.

  2. The colours are gorgeous. It's a great bag and you should be very pleased with it.