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We get sent fabric samples on a regular basis, and while we may decide to not stock those fabrics I hate to see any scrap of fabric wasted.

So last night, after dinner, I sorted out the children and got to thinking about the latest envelope of samples that I had sat on my work desk, all of the pieces were less than 3 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, perfect, cut them into squares and make a patchwork something …

Like many crafters I have many interests, I like to sew, cross stitch, crochet, knit and dabble in paper crafts.  I have several cross stitch projects on the go right now, so I thought a project bag would be a very useful make.

I am very pleased with the results.

So I thought, as i’m pleased with this bag and it was relatively quick to make that I would share with you how I made it.  Later this month or in early January I’ll make a video tutorial.

 

Supply List

If you would like to make a bag with me then you will need: (everything is available to buy in our shop):

14″ Zip (nylon, not too thick as we will be cutting it down)

Fabric pieces for the top – you will need 45 pieces of fabric cut down to 2.5″ square – a charm pack or scraps from a jelly roll would work really well for this

Fabric for the back of the bag – a single fat quarter

Lining fabric – I used a plain green cotton solid for the lining

A half metre of Pellon TP917F fusible thermolam for crafts and sewing

 

Make sure you join the Stitchery Dorset Facebook and/or Instagram pages.  I’ll post the dates of the tutorial video onto both.  You can also comment about the project bag on those pages too and let me know if you’d like me to do a tutorial on anything else.

 

Happy Crafting

Sarah x