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DIY Book Bag

Here is a pattern to create a bag strong enough to carry your books!

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Fabric
Sewing Machine
Pins
interfacing

Instructions

1:Cut your patterns use newspaper or pattern paper.

2:Cut your fabric cut 2 of body of each of the following:

main fabric, interfacing, lining.

Cut 1 of bottom piece of each of the following:

main fabric, interfacing, lining.

Cut 2 of side pieces of each of the following:

main fabric, interfacing, lining

cut 1 of outside pocket of just the main fabric.

cut 1 of flap of each of the following: main fabric, interfacing, lining

cut 1 of strap of each of the following:

main fabric, interfacing

Cut 1 of the inside pocket of either main fabric or lining depending on the look you are going for.

3.Iron Interfacing to all outside pieces except the outside pocket.

4.Sew outside pocket to the body positioned in desirable spot.

5.Sew side pieces to the body, wrong sides together.

6.Sew bottom piece to the body, wrong sides also together.

7.Sew corner of side pieces to the corners of the bottom piece.

8.Sew other body piece to other pieces, wrong side out.

9.Do the same with lining pieces skipping steps 3 & 4.

10.Remember to sew inside pocket to the inside-back lining piece… on the correct side.

11.Next you want to put right side of bag together with wrong side of lining and sew together. Remember to leave a hole to pull fabric through. 12. Pull fabric through, close hole, attach straps (positioned where desired) and sew around top giving bag a nice finish.

13.Viola you should be finished!

This project was contributed by Tai

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