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How to make a simple bag
I recycled an old bag that used to be my mom's. She wanted to throw it away but I thought, I can still used it. So yeah. I'm sorry I have no proper pictures but I hope I'll be clear enough.

Enjoy.

And again like always, if you have any question, please don't hesitate, comment box ;)
Also it will be nice to know what you guys think about my project.

Posted by Mystery Craft Girl from Algiers, Algiers, Algeria • Published See Mystery Craft Girl's 36 projects »
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  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take both of your fabrics and cut a rectangle out them.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then you fold the fabric right sides facing each other and sew on the edges.

    Do the same thing for the lining fabric

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now your bag is going to be all flat like in this picture but you want to make it have a rectangle shape a the bottom that should look something like step 4.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now let me explain to you how to arrive to this result. This is a delicate step because it is hard to explain but basically, you want to look at the folded fabric (I mean the bottom of the bag) from up like this.

    I used a plastic bag to explain ^^

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then you want to pinch one end like this and you sew. Do the same to the other side oh and be careful, they need to be symmetrical otherwise your bag will look a little weird.

    Where my fingers are is where you need to sew.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now make some bands of fabric as long as you want them to make the handle (sorry my English is bad ^^).

    I used the straps of this bag.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    I made it into this.

  • Step 9

    Before sewing the lining fabric to the other fabric, you need to cut a piece of cardboard the size of the rectangle of the bottom of your bag.

    I suggest making the cardboard stronger by adding and rounding it with some tape.

    When you place it in the bag, you can go to step 10

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now attach the straps to the bag. and sew the lining fabric to your bag.
    Then make a hem.

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    well done. You've just made a awesome simple bag. =)

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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
amazing!!! for some reason, i never really thought of making a diy purse... hmmm i really like yours because it is very simple and easy to understand. thx!!!
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