The Improv slouch zipper bag, is a fun, yet stylish bag that is so much fun to sew. This is a great project to use up some of your scraps or left over jelly roll strips from your stash. You may experiment with different color range, use solid or prints, totally up to you.
The construction of this bag is similar to the Marion bag that I posted a month ago, however since this bag is larger in size, the finished look is quite different than the Marion bag (this bag has more slouch look).
Watch the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel
The Peony Slouch Zipper Bag Supplies and measurement :
Assorted quilt weight fabric strips (refer to measurements in the cutting instruction below)
2/3 yard lining fabric
Nylon Zipper (at least 15" long)
1" D rings (2x)
1" Lobster clasp swivel hooks (2x)
1" adjuster slider
Fusible woven interfacing (pellon shapeflex 101)
Basing sewing notions
Cut 13-15 pcs of 18" x 2 1/2" strips
Cut one 18" x 9"
Cut one 18" x 12"
Cut two 15" x 15" fusible woven interfacing
Cut two 15" x 14 1/2" fusible fleece
Cut two 15" x 15" from the lining fabric
Cut two 15" x 8" from the lining fabric
Cut one 5" x 4"
Cut one 60" (or desired length) x 4" strips
Cut one 59" (1" shorter than the length of your strap) x 2"
Cut two 4"x width of zipper (fabric and interfacing)
If you have any questions about this project please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
The Olivia quilted patchwork tote bag is such a darling bag that will surely brighten up your day. This bag comes with 2 exterior pockets, and four interior pockets.
The patchwork of this bag is made out of charm packs (5" squares), and you will need 16 pcs only. If you have some charm packs perhaps leftover from previous project, you can pull them out, or simply purchase a fresh new one from your favorite fabric line.
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Finished tote bag measurements :
Approx : 15" x 14" x 4"
16 charm packs (5" squares)
7/8 yard accent fabric (fabric C)
1/2 yard lining fabric
Quilt batting (or interfacing of your choice)
1/4 yard backing fabric if using quilt batting(use cheap fabric, muslin, or scraps)
fusible woven interfacing (I used pellon SF101)
nylon zipper (at least 8")
4 D rings (1")
1 set of magnetic snap
To make the block :
Cut the charm packs into 3 1/2" x 5" (fabric A) and 1 1/2" x 5" (Fabric B)
From Fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 2 1/2"
From Fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pocket Binding :
Cut 2 1/2" wide strip for the binding
From fabric C cut two 16 1/2" x 3"
From lining fabric cut two 16 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Zipper pocket :
From the lining fabric cut two 11" x 9"
From the lining fabric cut two 16 1/2" x 8"
From Fabric C cut two 22" x 4"
From the fusible interfacing cut two 21" x 2"
From fabric C cut four 4" x 4"
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Let's go a bit frugal this time by transforming an old Man's shirt into a lovely tote bag. If you have a Man's shirt laying around in your closet, that you can't even donate that anymore. Like this one that I got here, this is belong to my husband, although the fabric is still looking great, but the collar and cuffs are starting to wear out (in this case I wouldn't even bother to donate this)
So, I decided to extract some strips out of this shirt, add a little bit of white accent fabric, and voila!!
Check out the full video tutorial below:
Long sleeves man's shirt at least size M
1/2 yard of cotton fabric for the lining (quilt weight recommended)
Nylon/polyester zipper at least 8" (20cm) long
Fusible woven interfacing
1 set of Magnetic Snaps
Washaway wonder tape
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Hope you like this tutorial.
The Elena Bag sewing tutorial is now available for you to make. this bag is just so adorable, and will definitely brighten your day. We are going to use some charm packs to create that scrappy patchwork look and I promise you, it won't be complicated at all.
There are 3 slip pockets, a lipstick pocket, and a zipper pocket inside. So not only pretty, this bag will function as well for your day to day activities.
Lets get started by downloading the cutting diagrams for this bag :
Now, go ahead and enjoy the full video tutorial.
Hope your project turns out great!! XOXO