Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Couple of Bags from Free Patterns

Shoe Bag from Martha Stewart

Used a stretch velvet to make this shoe bag. A line is sewn down the middle of the bag vertically, which keeps the shoes separate, preventing them from knocking into each other.  This is an unlined bag, so it can be sewn partially on the serger.   I like the stretch fabric since it would stretch over shoes with heels.

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial by jenib320 
Lined Drawstring Bag

As the title says, this is a lined drawstring bag that measures 11.75" long and 9.75" wide.  However, when bag is standing, it measures 10.5 " as the boxed bottom takes up space.

Used a quilting cotton, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
 The body of the bag could be quilted or insulated to make a lunch bag.  The size seems to be just right for a small lunch bag.