- Old quilt ( I found a baby one with teddies on it at a thrift shop)
- Material for bias binding and pockets (I used black homespun cotton)
- An old belt for the handle
- 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!
- 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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