The autumn bag

 

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Jute bag. My second bag which I made for my school project was made of a jute bag. I like the mix of simple and details. And this I tried to express with this bag. The jute bag is a nice fabric for changing. You can take out easily some strings, braiding some other strings in it, tieding and others… I’ll take this bag definitely for some walks outside.

Working hours: 5/6 hours

Steps

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This are the measurements of my cut pieces. I used the same measurements for the jute bag fabric and the white cotton fabric. It’s really important that you wash the cotton fabric before working with it. It’ll shrink 10%.

 

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I started with the button and the two front/back-side. I stitched first the straight line and then zigzag.

 

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By the side walls I stitched first the longer sides and then the short one.

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I repeated the all those steps with the other fabric. Thant means the cotton fabric and the jute bag fabric have the same size and look the same.

 

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I put the cotton bag in the jute bag. Pinning those two bags together was the next step.

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I stitched first with the zigzag the two fabrics together. After that I folded the fabrics at the inside down. The edge is about 5 cm wide. I pined it again and stitched it with two straight lines.

 

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I used for the bag decoration the “carpet technique”. Here are some pictures with the steps. I think it’s too difficult to explain the steps clearly. But there are a lot of useful tutorials on youtube.

 

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Here are the steps for the next decoration.

The last step is to loop the bag for the bag handles.

Et voilà! That’s it.

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XO, Simona

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