Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Super-Sized One-Hour Bag Tutorial

Recently, Sew Can She featured the One Hour Bag tutorial from Ric Rac.  This was one of the first bag tutorials that I found but I'd never made it.   Sew Can She is having a One Hour Bag sew-along, so I jumped in!

I prefer a bigger shoulder bag, so I super-sized the template.  I was out of magnetic snaps, so I improvised with a flap closure with a snap.  Flaps usually are enough to keep a bag closed, but the snap will secure it shut if needed.  My pocket is also bigger and I sewed it down the middle to make a double pocket.  The finished size of my bag is 9.5" tall x 15" wide with a 12" shoulder drop.  It's just big enough for my wallet, organizer & Kindle. 

This bag took about 2 hours with pressing & topstitching then making & applying the covered buttons.
It's a simple, quick bag.  I think these would make great gifts for your favorite friends.  I've uploaded a copy of my template here if you'd like to make a Super-Sized One-Hour Bag, too.  If you use my template, please send me a photo of your bag...I'd love to see it!  Find more versions of the One Hour Bag in Sew Can She's Flickr pool.  There's still time to join the sew-along!



Have I told you how much I love this bag? It's my favorite, but let's keep that a secret, lol! Thanks so much Angie!


I love the bag - I have been experimenting with bag making lately - I am definitely going to give this one a go! Thanks!

Mama G @

What a cute bag. I love the fabric.

You linked to my floppy bunny hat pattern awhile ago and I have added some new patterns to the blog since then that you might enjoy. Hope you get a chance to check it out!


Love it! Thanks so much for posting your link on my FB. I've enjoyed peeking at your shop and blog and getting to know you!:)
Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds & Belle Rose Designs


Where is this beautiful fabric from?