I choose left over pony fabric from her school bag for Middle Daughter
and Hello Kitty fabric for her little sister.
2 pieces 5.5 x 7 of main and lining fabric for the body of the bag
1 piece 4 x 8.5 of the lining fabric for the inside zipped pocket
2 pieces 3' in height and 5.5' width at the top, 4.5' at the bottom for the flap
1 piece 2' x wof of fabric for the strap
2 pieces 5 x 6.5 interfacing for the body of the bag and one piece 2.5' in height and 5' width at the top, 4' at the bottom for the flap
1 piece of string and 1 button
First step is to make the internal zipped pocket. Box is 0.25 x 3 ' one inch from the top of the pocket fabric. Both layers are stitched together on the box.
The pocket fabric is then folded in half and sewn on the 3 sides to make the pocket
The flap is attached to the top of the bag then the bag is constructed by sewing front and back pieces (right side together on the sides and on the bottom).
The lining pieces are sewn in the same way but a gap is left on one side for turning.
I very slightly boxed the corners.
The strap is constructed and sewn to the bag (after checking the length required). I made the strap in 2 parts attached by velcro to make it safer. That way if the strap gets caught, the velcro would get undone.
The bag is then placed inside the lining and all is assembled by sewing bag and lining around the top.
The bag is turned right side out and the opening in the lining is sewn shut.
Et voila! 2 cute little neck pouches for my girlies!
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