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Recently, I started teaching a Wednesday Night Ladies' Class @ church. My plans for classes called for the Ladies needing paper & pencil along with their study book. So, I made some bags to carry all the supplies.
When making several of something, I always want to streamline the process. My Dad always said, "You spend more time figuring out a faster way to do something than if you'd gone ahead and done it." Funny thing was, he gave me that time.
To streamline this process, I created a lined bag from one main pattern piece. Hope you enJOY.
Make any size you like.
You don't have to follow these measurements.
Open bag/lining piece.
If you want to add pockets inside,
cut one more piece.
Match Stitch seam to center fold.
If you want handles on your bag,
cut the 2 inch strip and fold edges.
Folding is faster than turning for me.
All the double stitching on the handles will make a VERY strong handle.
So now they have their text, notebook, pencil and something to keep it in.
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