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A cute bag with a unique look!
I first saw this project in Generation T's "108 Ways to Tranfsorm a T-Shirt" by Megan Nicolay. It was originally made from t-shirts but I did it a little differently, using regular fabric bought from a store. I found this made the bag sturdier and generally nicer looking. One of my favorite bags by far :)

**If at any point my directions are confusing or my pictures are unclear, please post a comment or message me and I'll be happy to explain them better.

Posted by Shmanda of the Landa from Manhattan, Kansas, United States • Published See Shmanda of the Landa's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, gather your materials. I used a white fabric and a blue multi-colored paisley print fabric.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take one of your fabrics and flip it to the wrong side. Fold it in half. Using your ruler, make a triangle. The base should be 9" wide. The adjacent side should be 25" tall. The side across from the adjacent side should be 23". Pin both layers of the fabric together and cut out the triangle.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat step 2 for the other piece of fabric.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now you should have 4 triangles, 2 of each color. Place 2 triangles of the same color, right sides facing in and pin along the 25" edge. Sew along this edge only! Repeat for the other 2 triangles.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    The fabric I used was fraying at the edges so I made a hem of about a quater inch once the two triangles had been sewn together. If you're using t-shirt material this isn't really necessary but hems sometimes make the edges look cleaner.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you should have two big triangles. Insert the tips of one pair of triangles between the layers of the other, so that the 9" sides overlap. Pin and sew along this bottom, 9" edge. NOTE: The triangles that you insert will be the ones visible on the outside of the bag, so arrange them as you like.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is probably the trickiest part of this whole project. If you're sewing by hand, it't not so bad but using a machine can be a little difficult. Turn the bag inside out and pin the overlapping edges of the fabric together as shown. Sew them together being very careful to do only 2 layers at a time, otherwise you'll end up sewing your bag closed! Repeat for the other side of the bag.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Funky Triangle Shaped Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Tie the points at the top in a double knot. Voila! Go strut your new bag and make your friends jealous.

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Shmanda of the Landa
Shmanda of the Landa · Manhattan, Kansas, US · 3 projects
thank you Happy
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Tamara015
Tamara015 · Argentina, Santiago del Estero Province, AR · 1 project
esta barbaro!!! is so pretty
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