Life & Reflections

Life & Reflections
Life and Reflections





Make It Monday: Upcycled Quilted Teddy Bag

Materials Needed:
  1. Old quilt ( I found a baby one with teddies on it at a thrift shop)
  2. Material for bias binding and pockets (I used black homespun cotton)
  3. An old belt for the handle
  4. pins and a sewing machine/and or hand-sewing needles and thread
Step 1 and Step 2:
  • Cut the quilt in half so both sides have the same pattern.
  • Cut your bias binding stripes and pin them to the frayed edges of the quilt.
  • Sew the edges ensuring you sew as close to the edge as possible.
  • Once done pin and sew around each edge of the bag using a zig-zag stitch
  • I also sewed in some more quilting lines to make the stitching appear more neat
Step 3 and Step 4:
  • Using the same material cut out enough material to make pockets in the bag.
  • Sew the edges down (you can double up or use a fray spray if you are concerned about fraying)
  • Once all edges are sewn in, place the pocket into the bag and pin in place
  • Sew around the 3 edges leaving the top open of course!
Step 5:
  • Using an old belt or similar pin the to the bag where you want the handle to sit.
  • Hand-sew or use a stronger needle for this part. I found I had to hand –sew the whole thing as my sewing machine needle is only for general sewing/quilting.
  • I used a stretchy belt which gives the handle/strap to the bag more give.
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  1. This is such a cute bag! I really want to get back into sewing and this looks like a nice project to start off with :)

    1. thanks for your comment it is a very easy sewing project as I am just a beginner and it turned out so nice!
      xo Ilana


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