My Favorite Things Bag
Sewing, painting and playing with clay - these are a few of my favorite things. Together they combine to make a very pretty three color bag. The clean lines of the red, white and black canvas fabric make a bold statement that you can take anywhere. With a simply constructed outer shell this bag includes a lining of canvas which provides lots of body. I added two hanging pockets inside which are optional. The painted image and polymer clay handles accent this project with just the right contrast.
CUT FIRST FIVE ITEMS FROM CANVAS FABRIC
- Red 13" x 5.50" - cut two
- White 13" x 4.25" - cut two
- Black 13" x 7.50" - cut one
- Red Lining 11.75" x 8.25" - cut two
- Red pockets (optional) 10” x 20” - cut one
- Interfacing 13" x 4.25" - cut two
- Headliner 24" x 1 3/8" - cut one
- Mat board 9 5/8" x 2" cut one
All seams are .50” except where otherwise noted.
step 8 - Press 2" of the bag's top edge to the inside of the bag to create the facing.
step 11 - Sew the side seams and create the bottom corners as you did for the outer bag in step 7.
step 16 - Pull the outer bag through the opening in the lining.
step 18 - Handles
Condition approximately 4 oz. of black clay. Extrude it with a .25" hole disc or roll it with your hands into four tubes, each 13" long. Make two handles by twisting two tubes around each other.
step 27 - Cure the handles and the discs on card stock supported by a baking sheet, in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes.
step 32 - Push the mat board into the bag bottom, fitting it into the corners for shape and stability.
step 33 - Hand stitch the open center of the lining.
At Canvas Etc.
At Fabric Store
- Headliner fabric
- Black thread
- Fusible interfacing
- Gold brads
- Sewing notions
- Mat board
- Black marker
- Craft knife
- .75” round cutter
- Bakers plastic
- Plaid Home decor stencil
- Spray Mount repositionable adhesive
- Premo Black Clay
- Sculpey conditioning machine (optional)
- Liquid Polymer
At The Buckle Guy