After last Monday’s post,
I just had to make a Marker Bag!
- 10″ wide by 7″ long light weight denim fabric, for the back piece
– 2 – 3 fabric scrap pieces, of a sturdier weight, for front patchwork piece
– 10″ zipper
The 10″ edges are the top and the bottom of the bag.
Let’s make a patchwork front bag piece.
I cut a denim scrap and a home décor scrap. I serged the two pieces together with 1/4″ seams. I trimmed this piece to 10″ wide.
Then I serged a home décor piece on top of the 2 sewn pieces from the previous step. Then I trimmed this front patchwork piece to 10″ wide by 7″ long.
I topstitched the seams down on the front side of this fabric piece. I also sewed a Rick-rack decorative stitch down the front of the denim with a contrasting thread.
Let’s round the bottom corners of the front and back pieces.
With the front piece right side up, I placed a large spool of thread on a bottom corner. I traced around the spool just on the bottom with a disappearing marker. And cut the edge off.
Repeat this step for the other side of the front piece and both bottom corners of the back piece.
Finish the raw edges, if you wish, on the top 10″ edge of the front and back pieces.
For the zipper:
On the top edge, fold over 1/2″ to the wrong side and press. Repeat for the other top 10″ edge.
With your zipper closed and right side up, place the back bag piece with the fold you just made, right along the zipper teeth. The fabric is also right side up. Center the zipper along the fabric piece.
Sew a 1/4″ from the fold of the fabric down this long edge. Since you are stitching a 1/4″ away from the fabric and not touching the zipper teeth as you sew, you can use a regular pressure foot.
Repeat for the left side of the zipper and the front piece of the bag.
Open up the zipper.
Place the front and back pieces right sides together. The zipper is at the top. Stitch or serge with 1/4″ seams on the 2 sides and the bottom.
Turn right side out through the zipper opening.
Fill with markers!