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My 1st project with a sewing machine
I wanted to do something quick and easy because I just figured out how to sew on my new sewing machine. Sorry for the crappy stitching, I'm still figuring it out. (= All-in-all I think it turned out pretty well.

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  • How to make a handbag. Simple Hand Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure out 2 pieces of fabric, they should look like this when folded.

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

    It should look like this when layed out.

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

    Fold down the opposite sides of the fabric pin and sew. You should only be doing this to only 2 sides of each fabric. They will become the tops of the bag, and the tops of the pockets.

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

    Center the smaller fabric in the middle of the larger fabric pin.

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

    Sew down the middle

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

    Now to make the handles. Cut fabric 4 inches wide. And as long as you want it. Make sure it will fit the bag. Pin down on each side a half of an inch. You can make them smaller or wider if you wish, but this was a good size for me.

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

    Fold the handle together so that the outside is showing. Take the pins that you used to pin the half inch down out, and use it to pin the side you just folded together. Sew.

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

    Now you will arange the handles to wear the meet in the middle of the bag. Pin and repeat with other handle

  • How to make a handbag. Simple Hand Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    it should look like this.

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

    Now flip the back inside out, pin the sides and sew up. Turn the bag right sides out again, and sew the handles on to the bag. I recommend starting inthe middle and working your way around.

    I forgot to take a pic. But you also want to sew some gussets.

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

    Your done! If you sew better than me than you should have a fabulous bag!!

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jenny b.
jenny b. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
omg! i love this! i tried making a bag like that once but i made it way harder for myself-this is totally clear cut! great job and thanks!!!!!
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CO + K User

That's a good joke. (= Thanks for the comments. (=
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barb k.
barb k.
so cute,looks like my girls getting a new bookbag
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*scout nubbies*
*scout nubbies* · Chino, California, US · 7 projects
that's awesome!!
i just did my first project with my mom's old(and i mean OLD! lol) sweing machine. it was a tote-astrophy.. i know, lame joke.
but yeah, yours came out pretty neat Happy
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Pam F.
Pam F. · Chester, Virginia, US
I love this bag! I've made several like these as diaper bags with minor modifications. I posted a blurb about your bag on my blog! http://crafting101.today.com/2008/09/16/september-16-2008/
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CO + K User

That was an accident. I pressed the wrong button. LOL. Oops! (= There's no delete buttons around here. So everyone gets to see your mistakes
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Olivia
Olivia · 3 projects
But the contest is for food only
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Gary L.
Gary L. · Dublin, Dublin, IE · 1 project
that Is SOO!!!! COOOOOOOLLLL!!!! When my sis gets home we soo gotta make that!!! Until then Im gonna have to figure out how to use the showing machine...
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Denise F.
Denise F. · Cynthiana, Kentucky, US · 1 project
Your first sewing machine project? Wow! Great job!
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jane marie
jane marie · 4 projects
lush
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