You're going to need about 1/2 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics... and that will allow you to make about 2 or 3 purses, or a purse and coordinating wallet, plus a little extra. It's awesome.
I will also use this into to offer an apology for the fact that this is going to get confusing if you're an overly visual learner like me. I made two of these bags, and took pictures of both, so you are going to see some steps from both bags, so apologies if the constantly changing color scheme confuses you.
Here we go!
|Step 1: Creating the Pattern.|
Take a piece of computer paper (8.5x11)
Round off the two bottom corners.
There's your bag pattern!
|Step 2: Using your "pattern," cut two each of your lining fabric (the black and yellow stars from the first picture, and the brown fabric here) and your bag's main fabric (the black and yellow scrolls or this awesome circle fabric).|
|Step 3: Cut a piece of fabric about 4x24. This will be your strap.|
|Step 4: Fold your strap fabric in half, right sides together. Sew along the raw edge, leaving the ends unsewn. |
This will give you a "tube." You'll want to turn the tube inside out, so the right side of the fabric is out.
|Step 8: Then sew on your button! (This is obviously the back of the button.)|
|Step 9: Admire your button's prettiness. |
(Go on, you deserve it!)
|Ta-Da! My finished bag! You can see the button loop sticking up there. |
I'm terrible with button holes, so the loop is MUCH easier for me, and I think it's adorable.
The matching wallet tutorial is coming next!