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« on: April 15, 2010 03:40:16 PM »

I bought a sham at crate and barrel outlet for $1 and liked the colors. I changed it into a large shopping bag. I use it when shopping at costco and it holds a lot! It's already quilted so I just added a lining (off cuts from a king duvet cover that I also got at C&B outlet and resized to fit a queen).

Does anyone have any tips on how to sew a square bottom on to bags with 4 sides, if you know what I mean? I've done a few bags like this and it's always stressful hoping that everything will line up.





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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 05:20:13 PM »

Wow your bag looks great and what a deal on the materials!

As far as making the square bottom on the bag, if you mean where you just make and sew the little triangle, I make the triangle and then put a pin through so I can tell if the lines are lining up on both sides. The pin should go through both seams on each side. If not then make adjustments. I hope I'm making sense.

If you mean sewing a whole separate gusset on the bottom of the bag I have never done that.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 06:03:36 PM »

My grocery bags are just a rectangle with 4 rectangles attached to each side. If that's what you mean by a square bottom.

I love the bag. Cheesy
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a rectangle with 4 rectangles attached to each side
That's what I meant.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010 09:21:38 AM »

For easy squared bottoms I would fold the bag and cut the triangles method.  It's easy peasy nice and cheesy so it would work up fast -  you just got to make sure you mentally add some height to make up for the loss in the bottom.

I love love love your bag!!  It came out fantastic
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