The outside bag
1. Cut 4 -1” wide WOF strips in each color
2. Cut each strip in half to make 8 strips total in each color.
3. Piece the strips together with a 1/4” seam allowance , alternating colors.
4. Press the finished panel well.
5. Make a quilt sandwich with your batting and backing fabric, quilt the stripe panel as desired.
6. Cut the quilted stripe panel to measure 10” x 21”
7. Fold the panel in half , using an erasable marker, mark a rectangle on both sides of the lower fold to measure 1 1/2” from the bottom fold and 1 3/4” from the raw edges.
8. Carefully cut the rectangles from both sides of the bag bottom.
9. With the 2 - 2 1/2” x 9 1/2” strips, fold the short ends towards the WS of the strip 1/4” and press in place.
Fold over another 1/4” and press.
10. Topstitch both folded ends. Repeat for the other strip.
11. Fold the strip WS together and press.
12. Line the raw edges of the folded strip with the raw edge of the bag top, pin the strip in place, making sure it is centered.
Repeat with the other side of the bag.
13. Baste the raw edges together
14. With the bag RST, pin and sew down both sides of the bag.
15. Bring the raw edges of the bag corners together, pin and sew.
16. Turn the bag right side out.
1. Position lining pieces RST
2. Use an erasable marker and draw a square on the bottom corners of the lining piece measuring 1 3/4” x 1 3/4”
3. Cut the squares.
4. Pin and sew down both sides of the lining pieces.
5. Sew across the bag bottom, leaving a few inches open for turning later.
6. Sew across the corners.
Finish it up
1. Line up the raw edges and pin in place.
2. Sew around the top of the bag.
3. Pull the outer bag through the hole in the lining.
4. Sew the hole closed by folding in the raw edges and sewing close to the edge of the opening.
5. Push the lining inside the bag, press around the top edge of the bag.
6. Cut 60” piece of cord in half.
7. Using a safety pin, thread one end of the cord through one side of the cord sleeve, thread it through both cord sleeves so it comes out on the same side that you started from.
8. Thread the other piece of the cord through the other side of the cord sleeve, repeating the same steps as above.
9. Tie a knot with the 2 loose ends on each side - when you pull on them they will cinch the bag!