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Updated: 2019-07-26 07:12 Views: 173

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11. Sew down the handle on top of the folded edge with a 1/4' seam allowance to keep it closed.

12. Sew along the other edge of the handle with a 1/4' seam allowance to keep things looking even.

13. You can make the handles any length you want by pinning about 3' in from the bag side seams and cutting off the excess.{Shorter handles work better for younger kids and longer handles are more suitable for older kids!}

14. Sew with a 1/4' seam allowance to secure the handles to the bag.

{Hint: to hide the folded edge of the handle, pin with the folded edge facing you. It will become the inside of the handles when we are finished.}

Nowpersonalized fathers day gifts, let's work on the inside of the bag ' starting with the zippered pocket!{if the zippered pocket is too much of a challenge for you at this point, skip to step #25. But I encourage you to try!}15. Take one of your 14' x 13' lining pieces and one of your 8' x 8' pocket pieces. Iron on a strip of interfacing to the back of the pocket piece where you want your zipper to be.

16. Take your 6' zipper and draw a small line on the outside of the zipper pull and the outside of where the zipper stops.

17. Using a ruler, draw a line connecting those two points.

18. Measure 1 cm down on either side and connect again. You should end up with a long rectangle.

19. Free hand triangles on each side of the rectangle and connect the points.

20. Sew a simple straight stitch around the perimeter of the rectangle.

21. Then use your scissors to cut the middle line and the edges of your triangles. Be sure not to cut through any stitching!

22. Turn your pocket piece inside out through the slit your made. Pull and press with your iron to get it as flat as you can. This will take some tugging and pulling. ??

23. Pin your zipper to the back of the lining and use your zipper foot to sew along the edge of the zipper window.(Most sewing machines come with a zipper foot. A zipper foot allows you to get as close to the edge of the fabric as you can. Read your manual to find which foot is the zipper foot. It should look something like what is pictured below and should snap on and off of the machine easily.)

24. Finally, take your second 8' x 8' pocket piece and pin it right sides together. Sew around all four edges to close up your pocket. (Be sure to keep the large lining piece out of the way as you sew so you don't catch it in your seams, too!)

25. Then put the lining together just as you did the outside:

b. Cut a 2.5' square out of each corner (this is where you can use the square you cut out of the outside piece as a template).

Thanks for the tut, Rebecca!

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