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Sew yourself a gorgeous designer style bag!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by making your templates. You'll want one for the full shape of your bag and one for just the flap.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the templates to cut out the fabric for the flap and front side of your bag.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    These are the two pieces you need.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now tape the template together and use this cut cut out the full shape for the back of the bag.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now cut a strip of fabric long enough to stretch around the diameter of the flap.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    I made my own piping by taking plastic string, putting it in the middle of the fabric and pinning in place.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the string tightly in place, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Lay the flap on top of the back of the bag, wrong sides facing out.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place the piping around the edge, so that the rough side is facing out, and the piece with the plastic is just on the inside of the fabric.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold right side out to check that you have a neat edge.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Your bag should now look like this.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now attach the front pat of the bag using the same technique, adding pipping around the edges.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Your bag should now look like this. Snip the pipping where it overlaps and stitch up the open edge.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now use the same half template to cut two pieces of silky lining fabric.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pin together, wrong sides facing out.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew around the edges.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Leaving the top edge unstitched.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    Fold the flap inside out.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pin the top edges of one side to the lining of the flap and sew in place. Fold right way out and then sew the other side of the lining in place.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 21
    Step 21

    Attach a twist lock closure to keep the bag closed.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 22
    Step 22

    Attach a small loop of fabric to either side of the bag and then clip on a chain handle.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Quilted Shoulder Bag - Step 23
    Step 23

    All done!

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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
do you think this could be made larger and with fabric straps to handle school books and such?
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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
that is cute! I love the star fabric you used Happy
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