How to: <ul><li>make a shoulder bag from a pillowcase </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo…click & stitch </li></ul>
<ul><li>All we need for this handy little shoulder bag is a pillowcase, some bias tape & a sewing machine. </li></ul>
Step 2: <ul><li>This project is all about the folding.  </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the closed end of the pillowcase br...
Step 3: <ul><li>Manipulate the fold until you have a nice sharp point & the inside of the tricky folding is nice & smooth....
Step 4: <ul><li>Fold the point down to meet the halfway point of the pillowcase. </li></ul>
Step 5: <ul><li>Position template as pictured.  This is just a sheet of standard size paper (A4 or letter) with one corner...
Step 6: <ul><li>Reset the pattern piece on the other side of the fold & cut as for the first side.  You could measure & ma...
Step 7: <ul><li>This is what your cut out “bag” should look like. </li></ul>
Step 8: <ul><li>When you look at your cut out shape you’ll notice that the shoulder strap is still square.  Here is where ...
Step 9: <ul><li>On the wrong side of the strap stitch a straight line across the bottom of the fold as pictured. </li></ul>
Step 10: <ul><li>Flip the strap over & top stitch around the other two sides of the triangle shape. </li></ul>
Step 11: <ul><li>This is what the corner should look like once you’re done. </li></ul>
Step 12: <ul><li>Turn the bag inside out & stitch the pillowcase opening closed. Use a nice strong stitch or do a couple o...
Step 13: <ul><li>This step is optional but I think it adds a bit of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Just run a line of stitchi...
Step 14: <ul><li>Attach your bias tape around the opening & strap on each side of the bag. </li></ul>
Step 15: <ul><li>Fold the tape over the raw edge & top stitch. </li></ul>
Finished <ul><li>Super cute & super speedy shoulder bag from a pillow case. </li></ul>Copyright © kootoyoo 2008 http://koo...
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How To Make A Shoulder Bag From A Pillowcase

  1. 1. How to: <ul><li>make a shoulder bag from a pillowcase </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo…click & stitch </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>All we need for this handy little shoulder bag is a pillowcase, some bias tape & a sewing machine. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: <ul><li>This project is all about the folding. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the closed end of the pillowcase bring the two corners together so that they meet in the middle. The side seams should be running along the arrow. </li></ul>Open end of pillowcase
  4. 4. Step 3: <ul><li>Manipulate the fold until you have a nice sharp point & the inside of the tricky folding is nice & smooth. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4: <ul><li>Fold the point down to meet the halfway point of the pillowcase. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: <ul><li>Position template as pictured. This is just a sheet of standard size paper (A4 or letter) with one corner rounded off. Just use your eye to judge the depth of the bag. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut around the pattern piece. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: <ul><li>Reset the pattern piece on the other side of the fold & cut as for the first side. You could measure & mark if you like – but I just use my eye. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: <ul><li>This is what your cut out “bag” should look like. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 8: <ul><li>When you look at your cut out shape you’ll notice that the shoulder strap is still square. Here is where we fix that up. </li></ul><ul><li>Fold the corner up towards the middle of the strap as pictured & pin in place. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 9: <ul><li>On the wrong side of the strap stitch a straight line across the bottom of the fold as pictured. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 10: <ul><li>Flip the strap over & top stitch around the other two sides of the triangle shape. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 11: <ul><li>This is what the corner should look like once you’re done. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 12: <ul><li>Turn the bag inside out & stitch the pillowcase opening closed. Use a nice strong stitch or do a couple of rows of stitching together. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 13: <ul><li>This step is optional but I think it adds a bit of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Just run a line of stitching for a few inches & gather the fabric. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 14: <ul><li>Attach your bias tape around the opening & strap on each side of the bag. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Step 15: <ul><li>Fold the tape over the raw edge & top stitch. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Finished <ul><li>Super cute & super speedy shoulder bag from a pillow case. </li></ul>Copyright © kootoyoo 2008 http://kootoyoo.blogspot.com

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