Continued from Part 1...On to Step 2! Bag Bottom Corners Next you're going to fold your bag bottom so that it lays flat like a triangle on one side- see the image below, or check out this video where Zac walks you through it.
(Left) See how we folded the bag bottom to make a triangle? (Right) Find the spot on the triangle that is 4.5" long, and mark with a line to make it easier to sew. Then pin.
Check Zac out! You could have also put your pins in going perpendicular to the stitch line. Just be careful not to stitch over them either way :)
Step 3 - Attaching the bag bottom to our tshirt/bag middle. We're working our way up!
See how he matched the side seams, and pinned them right away? Then he moved to the rest of the shirt and pinned the two pieces together all around.
Pin the bag bottom to the tshirt loop all the way around and then sew them! Our bag is getting bigger!
Iron the seam open so that where the middle and bottom section of the bag meet is crisp. Lots of sewing blunders can be covered up with a good ironing :)
Step 4 - The bag's top band!
Iron the bag's top band in half, wrong sides together, then with the right sides together and the band folded in half in the opposite direction, sew it up, making a loop.
Iron your band's seam open, then fold it back in half longways and re-crease. Getting closer!
Zac has attached the raw edges of the top band (doubled) to the top edge of the bag, on the right side, with pins, all the way around. The folded side of the band is to the left.
Step 5 - Strappy straps!
The raw edges of the strap are on the right, and the fold on the left.
Next, iron them flat, and now we'll attach the straps to the bag!
Left photo: On our bag, we measured 4" from the side seam on either side and pinned each end of the strap to the bag (strap end on the inside of the bag so that it's hidden from the outside).
Right photo: We also folded under the bottom edge of the strap, towards the inside of the bag so that the raw edges of the strap were hidden.
Left: Check out where we pinned our straps- 4" from either side of the side seams (on both sides). You can pin yours wherever your want, just make sure to measure it so that they're even :) Right: See how we folded under the bottom edge of the strap?
Now we'll sew the straps onto the bag!
First you'll sew a box, then put a check in it. Watch Zac sew it in the video below.
And there you have it! You just finished your shopping bag! Kick butt! Please take a photo and post it over on my facebook page- I'd love to see what you did! And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to post below! Wooot! Great job! Banana cheers for all! Until next time, xoxo