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Fabric Brochure + Fabric Cover
Tea Wallet
I can sew circles ... not!!

Back in 2005 this was definitely my favorite bag ;) It was the first pattern i've made by myself!

The Cupcake/Mushroom Bag is reversible and not made from this pattern ;) i have improved my sewing skills between the two versions a little bit ...

The Tutorial is made with Paint and written some years ago. You can make a cute bag following this tutorial, but keep in mind that there are other and more professional ways to do it -> see reversible bag. If you don't mind that - START sewing :) and have fun with your unique bag!!


  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    a. external fabric
    b. lining
    c. interfacing heavyweight
    d. bias tape (2x)
    e. bias tape

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw a circle on your fabrics! You can use a BIG salad bowl for that. I didn’t add seam allowance, so my bags got smaller than the bowl. You should add seam allowances ;)

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew wrong sides of interfacing and external fabric together!
    Repeat this step, so you have two double layer sandwiches….

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew your sandwiches together – right sides of external fabrics facing! Now you have a 4 layer sandwich!

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next you have to sew the lining onto your sandwich -> wrong side of lining facing the interfacing! The top of your layers is now the right side of your lining!

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you have to decide where and how large the „handle hole“ should be! Cut it and clip it a few times!!

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    The next step is not necessary, because you will not see it on the outside. It just makes a nice look on the inside! You have to measure the outline of your bag and cut a piece of bias tape in the length of your circle! The width of the bias tape i have used on my bag is about 4 cm.

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now turn the bag trough the hole!

  • How to sew a circle bag. Circular Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now fold the clipped seam of the hole inside, pin and sew it! It doesn’t matter when the seam gets “uneven”, because you can use bias tape to cover it!


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Romana S.
Romana S. · Hyderabad, Telangana, IN · 2 projects

i've had my eye on your project but earlier i dint know stitching then, now i have started tailoring classes (we specifically learn indian dress making and not bags and such) i'm looking forward to trying this one, so a big thankyou!

GreenEyes0991 · Spain, Cork, IE · 7 projects

I love this bag!

Andy · Prague, Hlavní město Praha, CZ · 7 projects

if ur good u could sew by hand i do

Maddz103 S.
Maddz103 S. · 4 projects

cute!!! i wish i could do this... every time i try to use a sewing machine SOMETHING always screws up...

Caitlin J.
Caitlin J. · Bartow, Florida, US

This is SO adorable! I used this pattern to make goodie bags for my friend's Wizard of Oz party but I used blue and white checkered. Thanks so much!

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♥ Mimi Foxtrot♥ · Cliffside Park, New Jersey, US · 47 projects

Looks fun to make

Lola and Emilin
Lola and Emilin · Ithaca, New York, US · 3 projects

Great design!

Jess · Airport West, Victoria, AU · 4 projects

OMG!! im goin 2 c slipknot live in october n i so am ganna mak 1 of these bags (but diff material) lol
thnx 4 the aws idea
ily jessxox

Brenda D.
Brenda D. · Netherlands Antilles, NL · 14 projects

What a good idea, i love it, maybe one little thing when you made the hole a bit smaller, maybe a half circle, you can put more stuf in your bag like this(____)

Caitlin R.
Caitlin R.

you're bag is way cute.
but where did you get that chap sick!!!!
I had one and then I lost it and I need a new one!!

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