Added Feb 25, 2012
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16″×16″ Canvas bag with 4" cut squares that are stitched together to 16". The bag is then put together
with a Patented/copyright plate design we use that wraps around the sides,the bottom and up the other
side.This insuring 3 times the strength compared to most bags of this nature, as there are no seams.The
bag is stitched with an S.S. criss cross stitch as its put together, afterwards it is then stitched on my
Artisan 611 (industrial long neck walking foot), commercial sewing machine. With a Thread that is a super heavy wieght tinsel strength.( you can’t break it with your hands). Our plate is cut to 49″ × 3″ or 4".wide. The extra inch is to allow the seams to come together without being short at the end of the stitch
All our canvas bags are double lined with a variety of colors that match.2 Pockets are designed with or
without buttons and or with or without Snaps. I like to use snaps on this bag for the inside.Pockets can
be any size you want and must be put on the liner before below steps are done.
The Liner is then stitched together at the top only, to allow the person to pull the lining inside out and clean it etc. After the lining is stitched, it is then put together with the outside patch design, and stitched only at the top twice, allowing the liner to be pulled inside out for cleaning etc. After the lining with your pocket designs are done and put together, we then trim the very top out with our own custom pieces we make ourselves.Usually the trim is cut to; 5" wide by 44" . Again allowing a little extra.(can always cut it)
Fold the material in half and stitch the 2 edges together. Run the stitched seam and fold it exactly down the middle as you iron it, this creating your own piece of trim as you fold it again while you stitch the trim to the top of the bag this the stitched edges will not be seen. You can use a variety of handles or make
your own out just about anything. As you go along you find our or figure out maybe a easier way to do this. But this is just a basic idea of how we do it. Remember, Your cuts are very important on this bag.
The end result will show it.
12.8 oz or higher Canvas. 4-5 yards, 46" wide. Serger thread or Poly. Nylon 12lb heavy duty thread.(last stitch). Buttons/ or Snaps w/snap tools. You can use a light canvas if need be. Depending on your machines etc. Optional zipper for closing the bag or snaps. Or Buttons. Your choice. Handles can be bought or made out of anything. Old belts etc….. Heavy duty, at least a 16 needle. Have more then 2.
Allow 1 inch extra on all your cuts except the 4 inch squares which must be perfect. Mix up colors of your choice.
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