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As promised...here is a project made from the leftover scraps from the pillowcase travel roll.
From the leftover pieces of fabric from the pillowcase travel roll (see my other projects), I made this bag utilizing almost all of the fabric. Since my travel roll is for sewing stuff, I put my sewing machine foot pedal in this bag and I have a nice matching set to take to sewing class! Waste not, want not!!!

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  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the large leftover pillowcase piece and fold in half longways(seam on the bottom)mark, then cut in half.
    You can also make this with other leftover bits of fabric, the size can be modified to your choosing.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    You will be making a lined bag, so you need to sew each piece down the side seams, make sure you sew right sides together!

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now squash down the corners at the bottom. You are going to sew across the corners on both bag pieces.Go about an inch in from the tip.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    See? After you sew across, trim the corners.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now with the long fabric strip of leftover fabric, cut a chunk off that you can double and make a square.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place right sides together and pin, then sew all around making sure you leave a space so that you can turn the pocket. After sewing, turn it and iron the heck out of it making sure you stuff that open side seam inside the pocket.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Oh! I also sewed across the top of the pocket for a nice hem before attaching the pocket. Next,on the outside of your bag piece, place the pocket and pin in place.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use the free arm of your machine and sew on the pocket. (Make sure you don't sew the sides of the bag together!)

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now place one bag piece inside the other. Place them wrong sides together.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now take the long piece of fabric and wrap it around the bag for a measurement, add a couple of inches and cut. Then pin right sides together to the bag and sew around the top of the bag.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Iron the piece with the seam down toward the bag. Then fold down about 1/2" on the top and fold in the sides, then iron.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Make it nice and crisp!

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the piece down and have the folded side match up to the seam line at the top. Pin and sew in place at the seam line and at the top, this will make the casing for the ribbon. See the sideways seam? That is the opening for your ribbon!

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Get a safety pin and attach it to your ribbon, then feed it through the casing. I always put a little fray check on the ends of the ribbon.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Remember I told you that you would have hardly any fabric left? Well, take that one last chunk and cut a bias piece about 2 inches wide out of it.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold it in half, pin and sew the bottom and the side, leave the top open for turning.

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Use a tube turner and turn the strip then iron it flat, flat, flat!

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Make a loop and sew it to the side of the bag opposite of the ribbon tie. (on the inside of course!)

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    There you go!!! Put stuff in it and you're ready to go!

  • How to make a bag organiser. Little Travel Bag - Step 20
    Step 20

    This is the last bits that I had leftover. Hmmmmm....let's see....I could make a couple of fabric yo yos to embellish the bag?!!

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