I bring to your attention a simple master class ontailoring of a shopping bag. I will clarify that this shopping bag with solid handles can also be made two-sided. I really like this model of the shopping bag, it has wide and sturdy handles, and it is also quite roomy. This bag is our frequent companion in shopping trips. As an option, for sewing such a bag you can use a fabric of different contrasting colors - two, three colors. Use the fabric that you have, from the cuts, or the remains of the fabric. Bag dimensions: height - 35 cm + 1 cm for allowances, width - 33 cm + 1 cm for allowances. Detail of the handles: height 22 cm, width 33 cm. Since, in this master class a dense canvas fabric was used, I did not make it two-sided.
Materials and tools
For sewing this bag we will need:
- Half a meter of cotton cloth for the bottom of the bag and a fabric for pens;
- Half a meter of fabric for lining (at your discretion);
- Suitable for color yarn;
- Sewing accessories;
- Pattern the top of the bag with handles to draw yourself.
Draw a pattern of the top of the bag. Measure the width of the bag and add 1 cm for the allowances to the seams. Draw a horizontal line with a length of ½ width + allowances on the seams. This is the main line. Draw a vertical line 10 cm to the left and a vertical line to the right 8 cm from the main line. Measure out 28 cm up from the main line and mark. Draw 8 cm of the horizontal line passing through this mark. Draw curved lines by joining lines from the top, right and left. Mark the fold line.
Stages of work
Shopping bag with solid pens: Cut out 2 pieces using a cloth pattern for the front side and 2 details from the lining fabric. Fold the front side to each other 1 piece for the front side and 1 piece for the wrong side and plot the line along the bend lines with the allowance for seams of 0.5 cm. We make notches on the bend line. Repeat the same steps for the other two parts. We turn the parts on the front side and iron. We turn one handle again inside out. We put in the handle, which we have turned on the front side in the handle, which is turned inside out, be careful not to curl the fabric. The whole process is equipped with step-by-step photos to make it clearer. Sew the handle on the top edge with 0.5 cm allowance for seams. Pull the handle through the handle to unscrew the part on the front side. Repeat the previous action (and the subsequent one) for the other side. Put one piece with handles facing up and unfold the lining from the bottom. Put on top of this part another piece with handles facing each other, and the lining, as it were, open. Align the lateral edges by fitting the seams. The final seam should look like this: Stitch both sides, so that you get a vicious circle. Lay the finishing stitch along all curved lines. By the way, for such a bag you can use a ready-made canvas bag. Just get rid of the pens, do the appropriate measurements and build a pattern based on the size of the finished bag. We turn the bag on the front side, onThe upper edge of the bag is joined by the lower edge of the handles. We sweep to make it easier to sew and do not move anywhere. We lay the line with the allowance for seams of 0.5 cm. We turn the bag on the front side. The open joint of the bottom of the bag with the handle part can be treated with an oblique bake for a more aesthetic look. Your shopping bag with solid handles is ready!