real fun of this project comes when you hand this bag to a child and show them
how it turns ‘inside’ out. My grandchildren thought this was the best thing
EVER! They wanted to show everyone how it worked.
I chose to use standard quilter’s cotton; if you find a fabric you love and it’s not quite sturdy enough, consider using a firmer interfacing to stiffen up your fabric.
And since they are so quick to make, they are great little gifts!
Fat Quarter of outer fabric
Fat Quarter of inner fabric
Fat Quarter interfacing (optional)
Fold your fabric and place the
pattern on the fold. Cut two from each fabric.
You’ll also need to cut a strip of each fabric for the strap, measuring 2.5 inches wide by 24 inches long.
Iron or stitch interfacing onto wrong side of main fabric (both pieces)
All ready to start
Place and pin your outer body fabric pieces
together, with right sides together, for each of your fabric colours. Starting
at the top, sew down one side, across the bottom, and up the other side of the
bag body using a 3/8th inch seam allowance. Leave the top open. Sew the other
set of fabric the same way.
Now to make the bag have a squared base by
pushing the corners out to create a point and sewing straight across. This will
make the base of the bag like a box so it can stand on its own. Put your hand into the bag
body and push the corner out With your hands outside of the purse, line up the
side seam with the bottom seam, making a point.
Sew across the point, creating an extra flap of
fabric my line of stitching was approximately 2.5 inches long.