Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Easy sholder bag tutorial

A super easy quick shoulder bag with a flap .


  • Trace the shape of a roundish bag from some old hand bag which you or a friend of yours might have
  • cut 2 pieces of this shape from the main fabric and two from the lining fabric
  • 2 pieces from the main fabric for the flap
  • a titch button or Velcro

to make the flap place both the pieces of the main fabric on to each other facing the right sides and stich to make a U shape flap

turn the inside out iron and top stitch close to the seem

place this flap on the main fabric on the right side and now place the lining over it in such a way that the right sides of the main fabric and lining should be facing each other sandwiching the flap and stitch the upper straight edge

turn and top stich under the flap near the seam, join the main fabric and the lining in the same manner for the back too.

now place the front part and the back part of the bag on to each other (right sides togther) Lining to lining and the main fabric to the main fabric pin up these together and sew all around leaving a 2 inch slit open in the lining

use this slit to turn the inside out like this (see the picture below)

close the slit and tuck the lining into the purse and iron the bag

to make the strap you will be needing a long strip of fabric turn half an inch on all the 4 sides of the strip and fold in half ,iron and top stitch all around the edges .

attach the strap to the bag from the inner side . Add a magnetic clasp ,titch button or Velcro on the U shaped flap and the bag and you are all done

linking to :

inspire me Mondays no.3
linky party by seamingly smitten


  1. Very cute bag! I will have to try it sometime!

    Stopping by from SITS

  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
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  3. Hi! Visiting from SITS! Happy Saturday! Great work! Your new follower... :)

  4. I like....I like...wishing I had the time to try this out!!!

  5. Adorable bag!
    Stopped by from SITS, hope you have a great Monday!

  6. great tutorial!

    stopping by from SITS! Happy Monday!

  7. Cute bag, and a nice tutorial too, thanks!

  8. cute bag! I always wanna try and make one someday!! Stopping by from SITS!



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