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!