Vintage Modern Bag

 Hi guys! I am super excited to share with you my bag, a little nervous also.  I am Stacey, and I blog over at Stacey’s Place.  This is my 3rd bake shop recipe.  This bag is is small, but super cute, and really sturdy!  I hope you enjoy it!

1 layer cake Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
1 yard Pebble Polka dot fabric

Magnetic Clasp

For exterior bag pieces:
20- 2 ½” x 2 ½” print
20- 1 ½” x 4 ½” print
2- 1 ½” x 10 ½” gray polka dot
For lining pieces:
2- 9 1/8” x 9 ¾” (exterior)
2- 7 1/8” x 9 ¾” (interior)
For straps:
9- 2 ½” x 2 ½” print
8- 1 ½” x 4 ½” print
1- 2 ½” x 33 ½” gray polka dot
Interfacing (use whatever type you want, lightweight up to heavyweight.  I used a mediumweight thin interfacing.)
1. Sew 5 of your 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares together as shown above. Repeat 3 more times so you have 4 total.
2. Sew two of your strips from step 1 together as shown, repeat with the remaining two pieces.
3. Sew 10 of your 1 ½” x 4 ½” strips together as shown. Repeat once more with the remaining 10 pieces.
4. Take one of your pieces from step 2, one of your 1 ½” x 10 ½” gray polka dot, and one of your pieces from step 3 and attach them together with your piece from step 2 on top, your 1 ½” x 10 ½” gray polka dot piece in the middle, and your piece from step 3 on the bottom. This is one completed panel for the outside of your bag. Repeat once more.
5.  Cut out a piece of interfacing and depending if you have fusible or sew in, attach to the wrong side of your exterior bag piece.
6.  Pin your two exterior pieces together right sides together and sew a ¼” seam down from the top right all the way around the bottom, and up the left side. Make sure you leave the top open.
7. Take your corner and press the lower corner down, so that the side seam is centered on top of the bottom seam. I used my ruler to line up an inch and a half, draw a line across. This is your stitching line.
8. Sew together one each of the lining pieces along the 9 ¾” side. Press open. Repeat with the remaining two lining pieces.
9.  Pin your cording on the right side of the 7 1/8” side, lining up the raw edge of the cording with the fabric piece. Sew as close as you can to the cording without actually sewing the cord piece itself. Then I flip my piece over and pin my other lining piece from step 6, making sure to pin your 7 1/8” side right side facing with your other 7 1/8” piece from earlier in this step. Your cording is going to be sandwiched in between both lining pieces. This is where flipping your piece comes in handy. You can use your stitched seam from earlier in this step as your guide to sew these two pieces together.
Turn these pieces right side out, and press.
10. Sew a ¼” seam across, this just makes it look pretty while keeping both sides attached together.
11.  Now you are going to lay this flat as it looks in a bag, with right sides facing together, and the wrong side is on the outside. This bag has two interior sides, and the piece you just sewed with the cording is your center divider. Now you need to pin one side of the exterior lining piece to the interior lining piece right sides together. Sew your ¼” seam up to where the two pieces end at the cording piece. Then repeat this with your other 3 sides. This is sewing together the sides of your bag interior. When all sides are sewed, then pin together the top side right sides together the rest of the way up. Repeat this for the other side. Now you have your lining of your bag assembled.
12.  Now you need to add your magnetic clasp where you want it, per manufacturer’s instructions.

13.  Pin a piece of cording to your exterior bag piece on the right side. Sew. Fold over as close to the cording as you can.
14.  Insert your lining into the exterior bag piece, wrong sides facing. You are going to need to fold over the lining piece at the top for the seam towards the wrong side of the lining piece. Start pinning at your side seam (I pinned both sides at the seams, then worked my way around), so they line up, and make sure the lining gets pinned to the outer bag piece close to the cording. I made my bag have a crease on the front and back sides right around where the magnetic clasps are.
15.  Sew all the way around the bag close to cording.
The strap:
Take your 9- 2 ½” squares and sew them together in a strip. Then take your 1 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles and sew them two together along the 4 ½” side. You will have 4 of these total. Sew two sets together along the 2 ½” side. Repeat. Add one to each side of your 2 ½” squares strip. This makes your strap.
Take your 2 interfacing pieces (2” x 33”) and fuse it to the wrong side of both strap pieces, your one you just made, and your gray polka dot strap piece.
Fold and Iron your ¼” seam to the wrong side. This just helps for when you pin these two pieces together. Pin your two strap pieces wrong sides together. Sew close to the edge.
Pin your strap to the outside of your bag, I lined up up on the 2” square on the side seam, and centered it. Make sure you fold over your raw edge of the strap so when you sew your strap to the bag it will be hidden inside your seam. Sew. Repeat for the other side.
You are finished, now enjoy your beautiful bag!

1 beautiful Vintage Modern Bag!

Stacey Carey
{Stacey’s Place}

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