|This bag is made from repurposed clothing (2 t-shirts, 3 pairs of pants)|
|^Hem all large pockets (2 outer - front and back,|
^Sew jean's pockets to front pocket.
I simply cut the pockets out of my daughter's, to small
and rather worn corduroy pants.
|I simple cut out to pants pockets and zigzag stitched rick rack around the edges. |
I left the pocket edges raw. This is sewn to the large front pocket.
|Trim excess fabric.|
|Once the lining and the bag are stitched together (minus the opening), pull bag and lining through the hole, turning the bags right side out.|
|Fold open edges under and top stitch|
|Top stitch around whole flap and bag opening. Starting at the bottom of the flap, and continuing around flap, sides and front of bag.|
|I then stitched the overall closures in, using a zigzag stitch (this is the edge that I left raw).|
|I stuffed the bag with grocery bags, to see the natural shape of the bag, and then I pinned the overall straps to where they should be.|
|After I pinned them, I stitched them on using a zigzag stitch.|
|The upholstery fabric that I wanted to use for the strap, wasn't quite long enough, so I pieced jean fabric onto either end of the straps. I then appliqued the peace sign (t - shirt fabric) to it.|
|Fold strap in half, right sides together, length wise and seam along the open side. Then turn strap right side out. A yard stick helped me abit.|
|Hem ends of strap and topstitch around the whole strap. I also ran a seam down the middle of the strap too. Line the ends of the strap up with the top middle of the sides. Pin and securely stitch.|