Round Wooden Handle Mini Bag
Canvas, Burlap, or Upholstery Fabric
Thick Foam Poster Board
Cut outer fabric, lining and interfacing using front/back pattern piece.
Cut an additional 3.5” x 2.5” rectangle out of the outer fabric and interfacing. (This will hold the wooden handle in place)
Out of the foam board, cut a rectangle 4.5” x 7.5” (This will give the bottom of your bag structure.)
Attach interfacing to front and back and rectangles (see step 2) The easiest way to attach your interfacing is to press it. One side of the interfacing should have an adhesive that attaches to fabric with heat.
Fold the small rectangles in half, wrong sides together. Stitch. Press flat with seam in the middle back. (that way you will not see seam)
Mark 3” from the top and center of the bag and stitch bottom side of the rectangle in place by folding under and top stitching. Repeat on back side of bag.
To sew the remainder of the bag, use the instructions in the pattern. Be sure to leave the bottom of the lining open and do not sew it together.
When you turn the lining right side out and place back into the back as it should, you should have left the bottom open as stated above.
Place the foam board rectangle in the opening and lay it on the bottom side of the bag to create a nice structure for the bag.
Now, stitch the bottom of the lining together.
*Optional: Add some fun to your bag by creating tassels and pom poms like I did. Add whatever accessories you like, and have fun with it.
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