Activity 17: Sew Your Own Triangle Bag

This wonderfully easy yet complicated looking bag is a pleasure to make. This week I would also like to mention a little about the background process; how the triangle bag spotted on Pinterest became a finished product. Pinterest will often show you how to make something, this time no pattern was provided. I tried to work out how to make the triangle bag by trying out different approaches through paper. Unfortunately this didn’t get me very far.

 

Luckily I have 2 very crafty friends who enjoy nothing more than solving a craft mystery on a Saturday night. Within minutes 2 videos were uploaded showing me exactly what to do - step by step. Mystery solved and happy crafting got started!

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Pieces of Felt

  • Thread

  • A Sewing Needle (or Sewing Machine)

  • Drawing Chalk

  • Scissors

  • A Ruler

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WHAT TO DO:

Step 1.

 

Gather all your materials: 2 pieces of felt, thread, sewing needle (or sewing machine), drawing chalk, scissors and a ruler.

Step 2.

 

The bag has 2 sides, 30 cm square is needed for both pieces of felt. 

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Step 3.

 

Now cut the handles out of the bag. It is 3 cm wide and 7 cm in length. (I made the handle in my first bag, the yellow one, far too big!)

 

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Step 4.

Sew the 2 felt panels together on the left hand and right hand side. Leaving the top and bottom open.

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Step 5.

Now ‘open’ the bag, then flatten it to the side. You should now have a seem coming straight down the middle. Now add pins to the bottom of the bags, ready to start sewing.

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Step 6.

 

Sew the bottom of the bag together.

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Step 7.

 

Now take your bag inside out and your seems should then be on the inside.

Tadaa!

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This is what the bag looked like on Pinterest:

Mine may not look that good on the photos but it is absolutely a ‘Pinterest gone very well’ project!

If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!