Finish Bag Body
Referring to Diagram 2, trim excess fabric from light green plaid dish towel to make bag body.
Press Bag Body
Place bag body right side down vertically on your work surface. Turn each end of the bag body 2 inches to the wrong side; lightly press (Diagram3).
At one end of bag body, insert handle in fold; pin in place (Diagram 4). With folded edge facing up, sew close to finished edge of towel to enclose purse handle. Sew just a few inches at a time, and backstitch at beginning and end of seam. Repeat to attach remaining handle.
TIP: The designer suggests sewing only 2 inches at a time. "The fabric will begin to bunch up, so work slowly, keeping the 2 inches you are about to sew nice and flat."
- To form bottom of bag, at one corner, match side seam line with seam on bag bottom, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 6). Measure and mark on seam allowance 2 inches from point of triangle. Draw a line across triangle and sew on drawn line. Repeat with remaining corner.
- Turn bag right side out. Press if needed.
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