Walking into church, juggling my Bible and purse, picking up a bulletin AND trying to shake hands is very difficult for me. I'm just not that coordinated. LOL!
My solution? Sewing this cute tote bag with lots of pockets!
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Allyson | Southern Sunflowers * DIY Photo Frame using Craft Stencil
Niki | Life as as LEO Wife * St Patrick's Day Sign without a Cricut
Gail | Purple Hues and Me * DIY Wood Trim Trifle Bowl
Here's what I chose to do:
17" x 15" Top fabric, cut two
17" x 15" Liner fabric, cut two
17" x 15" Interfacing, cut two
14" x 11" Outside pockets, cut two
7" x 5" Inside pockets, cut two
45" x 3" Handles, cut two
Pockets. On three sides press edges toward center by half an inch and zig zag. For the hem at the top of the pocket, on one longer side, press under twice and straight stitch.
Handles. Fold the strip of fabric in half longways and press. Open and fold each raw edge to the center and press. Fold the strip in half again with the raw edges tucked inside and stitch the entire length. For attaching handles to the bag, center and sew them 7 inches apart.
How FUN are those stripes?!
With right sides facing, sew liner pieces together on three sides. Next, pinch the corner and mark perpendicular to the first seam on both sides. Stitch. Do the same for the cover fabric, being careful to keep the handles tucked out of the way.
With cover facing out and liner facing in (right sides together) attach them together leaving a gap to turn the fabric. Once turned, press and top stitch along the top edge.