In my first few weeks of sewing machine bliss, I was lucky enough to stumble across p.s. i quilt, an inspiring blog with lots of incredible tutorials. I was immediately drawn to the Friendship Bag tutorial. Not only was the bag adorable, but I read the instructions ahead of time and understood each and every step thanks to the wonderful photos included throughout the tutorial. Plus all of the fabric pieces were rectangles that I could easily measure and cut myself without having to print a pattern.
- There are lots of awesome, free tutorials available on the internet, thanks to savvy sewers on the web. Wahoo!
- Pay attention to measurements in order to get an idea of how large or small the final product will be. Don’t assume!
- “Fat Quarters” may look like a wee little economical choice in the store, but that is not necessarily the case. That doesn’t mean I’d ever pass up an adorable Fat Quarter, but I’ll never pass up an adorable fabric on the bolt out of convenience, either.
And now, I will leave you with the measurements for the larger bag. Follow steps in the p.s. i quilt tutorial, with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- 16 strips, 9.5″ x 2.5″
- 1 bottom panel, 17.5″ x 9.5″
- 1 lining, 16.75″ x 25″
- 2 straps, 24″ x 4″