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Topic: An Easy Sewing Project (Tutorial Now Included!!!!!)  (Read 4795 times)
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« on: April 06, 2005 06:23:39 PM »

I just finished my friend's 30th birthday present and thought I would share it!  It's a knapsack!

It was really simple to do!

2 rectangular pieces of fleece
2 rectangular pieces of interfacing
2 rectangular pieces of liner
and the extras to go onto the front and for the straps!

This is what it looks like with the draw string pulled

This is the back of the knapsack

This would be the very front

And this finally would be the liner!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005 07:40:56 PM »

I want to make something just like that--was it simple enough? It looks pretty easy...but i'm not so sure. Can you post a tutorial maybE? :-)
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005 08:01:04 PM »

please post a tutorial
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2005 09:12:25 AM »

That is exactly what I was looking for...I'm trying to sell "nap sacks" for toddlers and kids and I just have the bag with no handles.  Your explaination was very clear and I think I can do it now.  Thanks!!

« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2005 11:44:37 AM »

Hi everyone!

Thank you for your interest!

I don't have any pictures while I was making it so you will have to imagine it!!!!!

Cut 2 pieces for the outside of the bag 15 inches X 17 inches (or approx.)
Cut 2 pieces of interfacing 15 inches X 17 inches
Cut 2 peices for the liner 15 inches X 17 inches

Pin the interfacing onto the back of the outside pieces

Sew rick rack or any other decorations you would like to go onto the front now

Put 2 grommets onto the back outside piece

With both right sides of the outside bag together sew leaving the top of the bag open

Take your liner pieces and place both right sides together and sew the same...this time leaving about a 3 inch gap in the bottom of the bag to turn it

Turn the outside bag pieces right side out and place inside of the liner

With all of the right sides together pin the liner to the bag and sew the enitre edge of the bag together at the top (where it hasn't been sewn before)

Turn the bag right side out through the hole in the liner that was left before

Sew the bottom of the liner back up once turned around

Apply 2 grommets to the bottom part of the bag for the straps...watch out for the liner...don't apply grommets to that

At the top of the bag sew about 3/4 of an inch down a straight stitch to make sure the straps don't slide around

Insert the cording.  I used about 4 metres. 

Cut the cording in half.  Insert the first piece into the left hole going clockwise and bring it out the same hole.  Once out place the cording into the bottom grommet and tie a knot in the cording.  Repeat the same for the other handle.

I hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005 12:44:05 PM »

Thank you so much!  Grin
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2005 12:54:22 PM »

Actually, i just read it and i'm confused on the part where exactly you put the grommets in. I know you put them on the outside fabric, but where specifically? just the bottom? Sorry if im a little overwhelming, lol.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2005 01:15:18 PM »

Looks great!

I think the first two grommets go on the back at the top (for the string to feed through the channel to close the bag), the second two grommets go on last through both layers of fleece (front and back) but NOT the liner.  Is that right?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2005 01:31:32 PM »

For the first 2 grommets you put them on before you sew the back and front together.  You put those on the top of the back piece.

The second of the grommets goes on once the bag is completed.  Pull both sides together, the front and the back, leaving out the liner.  Apply the grommets to that.  This is to ensure that the fabric doens't rip while pulling the straps!!!

I hope this helps!  If not there is no problem...I will help out where I can!

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2005 01:44:38 PM »

Sweet! I seen that almost exact pattern in simplicitys new line.. you make it look real easy Smiley

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