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QUICK & CHIC: This patchwork-look drawstring bag is so quick to sew that it can instantly be put to good use. What does it carry? Our gym clothes or necessities for an evening out …

Does double duty as a bag for a night on the town or as a backpack for sports! First download the free draft-it-yourself diagram here.


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Materials


Materials:
Original fabric/requirements: Black cotton fabric: 1.00 × 0.50 m (11/8 × 5/8 yds). Black­ and­ white striped cotton fabric: 0.60 × 0.50 m (3/4 × 5/8 yd). Salmon­ colored sat­in: 0.45 × 0.45 m (5/8 × 5/8 yd).

Notions:
- 3 different fabrics (see above)
- Small piece of metallic leather
- Zipper 16 cm (6") long
- Seam tape (T10 from Vilene/Pellon)
- 4 metal eyelets with washers Ø 8 mm (¼")
- Scissors
- Hole punch
- Pins
- Chalk pencil
- 3.50 m (4 yds) of cord (Ø 5 mm/ 3/16")
- Fusible web
- Thread
- Hammer
- Tape measure
- Ruler
- Clips (buy here)
- Piece of buckram
- Safety pin
- Draft-it-yourself diagram (download here for free)

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Step 1: Pin pattern pieces to fabrics. With ruler and chalk pencil, draw 1.5 cm (5/8") wide seam allowances. Cut out fabric pieces.

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Step 2: Adhere pairs of leather loop pieces together, with the help of fusible web.

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Step 3: Press allowances on both front pieces to wrong side. Pin zipper under these edges.

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Step 4: Edgestitch in place.

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Step 5: Pin front unit with zipper to bag piece (piece 4), with right sides of both layers facing up. Baste edges together.

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Step 6: On piece 1, iron seam tape to wrong side of angled seam edge. Stitch this piece to the unit sewn in steps 3 and 4.

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Step 7: Lay front and back together, right sides facing. Stitch together, 1.5 cm (5/8") from edges, catching leather loops.

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Step 8: Mark positions of metal eyelets. On inner side, lay buckram over marked positions.

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Step 9: Iron into place.

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Step 10: Punch the holes.

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Step 11: Place the eyelets through…

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Step 12: … And hammer!

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Step 13: Press upper edge to wrong side, 5.5 cm (2¼") wide. Turn raw edge under, 1.5 cm (5/8") wide. Pin then edgestitch in place.

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Step 14: Using a safety pin as bodkin, run cord through loops and eyelets, from right and from left.

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Step 15: Knot cord ends.

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7 Comments

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    May 2, 2017, 05.48 PMby nrobson

    Such a nice bag, love metallic leather also. I must try hammer in eyelets one day

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    Apr 26, 2017, 10.18 AMby micecliptic

    AWSOME…!

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    Apr 26, 2017, 09.58 AMby Johanna11

    I’m gone to made it tonight ! Good idea, nice job !

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      Apr 26, 2017, 01.58 PMby Tiffanyys

      Me too ! Very good post !

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    Apr 25, 2017, 06.02 PMby calatrava92

    Thanks! Love it! I’ve been wanting this pattern b/c it’s a great little bag to pack for travels since it doesn’t take up any space in a suitcase and allows you to be hands free all day while visiting sites or hiking or whatever adventures may take me!

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    Apr 24, 2017, 04.04 PMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    lovely

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    Apr 23, 2017, 04.00 AMby nayyesa

    nice

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