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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!


5 comments:

Caroline said...

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!

Libby said...

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 @ bigcraftyblog.blogspot.com said...

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!

Julie said...

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

Bretanne said...

Where is this beautiful fabric from?