Monday, September 9, 2013

One Main Pattern Piece Lined Bag

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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.


Thanks to the FREE programs:
possibly used for this post
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo


  1. Super cute project! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. Great idea to make lining and exterior from the one piece of fabric. Well done, Joy!!!

  3. Even I may be able to make this! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Great tutorial! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

    1. Thanks for the invitation Kayla & I gladly will. I also accepted your invitation last week and linked up the 7 Shirt Quilt. Glad you stopped by the blog again.

  5. What can I say, your tutorials are great!
    Thanks so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    Your tutorial will be featured tomorrow :)
    Marigolds' Loft

  6. Great tutorial! I'll be featuring you on The Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! Please feel free to gram a Featured button!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  7. What a thoughtful bonus for those in your class. Great tutorial too. So glad you shared this on BeColorful.


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