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!!
a. external fabric
c. interfacing heavyweight
d. bias tape (2x)
e. bias tape
Draw a circle on your fabrics! You can use a BIG salad bowl for that. I didnâ€™t add seam allowance, so my bags got smaller than the bowl. You should add seam allowances ;)
Sew wrong sides of interfacing and external fabric together!
Repeat this step, so you have two double layer sandwichesâ€¦.
Sew your sandwiches together â€“ right sides of external fabrics facing! Now you have a 4 layer sandwich!
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!
Now you have to decide where and how large the â€žhandle holeâ€œ should be! Cut it and clip it a few times!!
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.
Now turn the bag trough the hole!
Now fold the clipped seam of the hole inside, pin and sew it! It doesnâ€™t matter when the seam gets â€œunevenâ€, because you can use bias tape to cover it!