Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry. This cute little bag can be use for anything: makeup, a crayon case…whatever you like.
1 honey bun of Charlevoix
2 fat quarters
Black scrap of felt
From the fat quarter, cut two 7.5″ x 8″ pieces for the lining.
Fuse the fleece to the lining pieces.
Do this for both pieces.
Trim both pieces to 6.5″ x 7.5″. Set aside.
For the front pocket, take the other fat quarter and cut a 7.5″ x 8.5″ piece. Cut a piece of Deco Bond 7.5″ x 4.25″. Iron the fabric in half. Open up. Place the deco bond on the fabric. Fold over.
Position a piece of mini ricrac 1/2″ from the fold. Using matching thread, sew in place.
Using the dog pattern included in the Printer Friendly Version, cut a dog from the scrap of black felt. Cut a 1/4″ x 6″ strip of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Tie in a knot around the dog’s neck. Position the dog 1.25″ from the side and .75″ from the top of the right hand side of the pocket piece.
Sew in place using black thread.
Cut 4- 1.5″ x 2″ pieces of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Take two of the pieces and put them right sides facing. Slide the zipper pull down. Sandwich the zipper in the middle of the two pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2″ seam. Press the fabric open. Trim to 3/4″.
Trim to 3/4″.
Trim the sides so they are the same width as the zipper.
For the handle, cut 2- 12″ x 1.5″ pieces of fabric from the fat quarter. Cut one piece of Deco Bond 12″ x 1.5″.
Put the pieces right sides together and lay on top of the Deco Bond piece. Sew 1/4″ from each of the sides to make a tube. Turn right side out.
Press. Top stitch along both edges.
Layer the other bag piece along the other zipper side with right side together and stitch in place. Press the seam away from the zipper. Top stitch along the zipper on both sides.
Lay the pocket along the edge of the bag piece. Pin in place. Baste in place.
Pin the handle in place just above the pocket matching the seams. Tack in place.
Cut away excess. Do this for both corners.
Your bag will be about 5.5″ x 7″…not including the handle. You can easily leave off or shorten the handle, depending on the intended purpose of your bag. I made my handle long so it could hook over my wrist when I was walking Gracie.
You will have plenty honey bun strips left over to make a few more bags.