An easy to make bag with sweet apple decorations
This is a fairly easy bag to make, though if you have never sewn before it is probably not ideal - the only part that can be difficult is if you use thick fabric for the lining.
Unfortunatelly, there are no photos of the work in progress, so I'll use horribly drawn diagrams instead. If any of my instructions aren't clear feel free to ask me what I mean/point out errors or mistakes.
Seam alowance is about 0.5 cm unles otherwise specified
You Will Need
From the light fabric cut:
*2 rectangles 40x15cm
*4 squares 5x5cm (these are the top peices of the bag where the strap joins on - if you want to you can just not attach them. I rounded the inside edges of mine)
From the dark fabric cut:
*2 rectangles 40x25cm
*1 long strip about 10cm wide, and as long as you would like the strap to be
From the fabric for the lining cut:
*4 squares 40x40 cm
Set up your sewing machine (or needle if you're planning on hand sewing things).
Using an iron, press the seams on the material you've made so far - make them all point downward (towards the 40x15cm light piece)
repeat steps 5-8
You should now have two complete outside peices of the bag.
Using red thread, sew around the outside of the apples - you can use sewing machines or a needle and thread, and it can be as neat or messy as you want.
Sew circles through the middle of the two red apples to add more colour.
On the half apple (the white one) add two pips, and dont sew through the centre
fold your strap in half lengthways and sew a straight line along the length to hold in place.
Sew up and down the length a few more times to make it stronger.
Leave bag still with the right side out.
This step is to square the bottom of the bag - if you'd rather leave it, you can.
Pinch corner into a triangle with the seam running through the centre (orange line is seam).
Sew a straight line across about 5cm from tip of triangle (purple line is where you sew), and go back and forth over this line a few times.
Cut the triangle off about a cm above the line you have sewn.
Repeat with the other corner.
Turn the bag right side out.
Take two of the lining squares and place them right sides together.
Sew around three of the sides, and about half of the remaining one, then turn the square right side out.
Sew over both layers of fabric to make it flatter and hold it together.
Blue lines show the pattern I sewed in.
(This piece is used to separatate the bag into two sections)
Take remaining two lining squares and place them right sides together with the peice you just made sandwiged inbetween them.
Sew around three sides (makeing sure you are going through all three layers), you can repeat your stiches again if you want to make it a little stronger.
Make sure one of the sides you sew around is the side which you left open on the separating piece.
Takeing outer bag, go around the top and fold the material inside the bag by about half a centimeter, pin in place and then sew around neatly a few millimeters from the top.
Place lining inside outer bag
Pin the tops together neatly, then sew aroun the bag about about half a centimeter down. If you want to make it a little stronger, sew around twice.