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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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another foldable bag

These fruit/ vegetable bags are getting really popular here - and i figure i would be able to give it ok - so with some trial and error here is the tute. =D enjoy



  1. Step 1 1

    Gather your materials

    **depending on the thickness of you chosen lining you may find it difficult at the end to stuff the bag into the strawberry - so best to err on the side of caution if you have a thicker material to measure a larger polka dot strawberry triangle.

  2. Step 2 2

    2 x 30cm x 40cm

    2 x 10cm x 60cm

    15cm square (cut into 2 triangles along the diagonal)
    2 x 9cm x 15 cm (for green leafy part)
    40cm green cord
    spring toggle (stop cord - the type found on the ends of jackets)

    2 x 30cm x 40cm calico

  3. Step 3 3

    iron your material flat

  4. Step 4 4

    fold one of the pieces of material in half and iron - so that it looks like the piece of material on the .

  5. Step 5 5

    a) as with the picture above - open up your folded strap
    b) with the strap now opened up you should have a visibly marked midline
    c) fold in the material into the centre as shown
    d) iron

  6. Step 6 6

    fold the strap over again and iron

  7. Step 7 7

    now iron each side of the strap to finish

    **repeat with other strap so you have 2 complete straps

  8. Step 8 8

    pin around your lining bag and sew both sides and the bottom - leaving the top open

  9. Step 9 9

    grab your green material and hem with a 0.5cm sew allowance the two shorter edges of the fabric

  10. Step 10 10


    a) fold the fabric in half
    b) sew a line half way between the folded edge and the raw edge

  11. Step 11 11


    pin the raw edge of the green fabric to the longest edge of the polka dot fabric.

  12. Step 12 12


    this is what your strawberry should look like when it is flipped on its right side.

  13. Step 13 13


    place the strawberry over the corner of one of you gingham rectangles.

    **remember that you want the gingham bag with the longer side being the left and right of the bag

  14. Step 14 14


    flip the triangle up and pin.

  15. Step 15 15


    sew the strawberry to the gingham

    **try and sew as close to the hem between the red polka dot and green fabric as possible (the one sewn in step 11)

  16. Step 16 16


    now sew the other two edges of the strawberry to the bag

  17. Step 17 17

    repeat with other gingham rectangle

    **place strawberry on opposite side so that when placed next to each other they will mirror each other to make a larger triangle

    ***it is also important at this stage to make sure everything is even otherwise at the end when it is placed together it may be mismatched

  18. Step 18 18


    a) sew up the side of the bag which has the strawberry

    b) grab your spring toggle - remembering that you may need to tie a knot of in my case add a bead to stop the cord from slipping through the hole of the spring toggle.

    c)thread the cord through the bottom rectangle of the green fabric (so that when your bag is tied up the top rectangle will bunch up like leaves)

    d) make sure you grab 2 hair pins or clips. Use these clips to clip the cord onto the green material to keep it out of the way when sewing the bag up (at the end when your bag is done you can undo the clips and tie a knot so the cord doesn't slip)

  19. Step 19 19

    OK, now you can sew the other two sides of the bag up - remembering to keep the top open and not to catch the green cord whilst sewing up the bottom.


    a) turn the gingham bag inside out

    b) slip the lining bag inside you inside-out-gingham bag - so the RIGHT sides are facing each other

    c) pin the straps between the RIGHT sides of the bag

    d) sew the top of the bag closes REMEMBER to leave a GAP to turn the bag out through!!!

  20. Step 20 20

    Turn the bag out through the gap at the top

  21. Step 21 21

    Sew your gap close once the bag is the right way around and your almost done.

  22. Step 22 22

    NOW stuff you bag inside you strawberry and you are DONE! =D you now have you very own strawberry bag

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