Materials (for four bags):
This project results in two sets of two contrasting bags each (for example, two light bags with dark bottoms and two dark bags with light bottoms)
18x22" piece (fat quarter) each of light and dark novelty prints (bags, linings)
4 -- 12"-long pieces 3/8"-wide grosgrain ribbon: turquoise, red, black
Finished bag: 4x4x2"
Sew with 1/4" seam allowances and right sides together.
Cut the following pieces. See Cutting Diagram to get the most pieces from each fat quarter. To save time, layer two fat quarters and rotary-cut through both layers.
From each light and dark novelty print, refer to Cutting Diagram
4 -- 5-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles
4 -- 3-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles
4 -- 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles
For one light bag you will need two dark print 5-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles, two dark print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles, and two light print 3-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles.
To shape flat bottom for bag, at one corner match bottom seam line to side seam line, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 5). Measuring 1" from point of triangle, draw a 2"-long line across triangle. Sew on drawn line. Trim excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Repeat with remaining bottom corner of bag and both corners of lining.
Turn bag right side out through opening and finger-press seams. Slip-stitch lining opening closed. Insert lining into bag to complete a light bag. Press along top edge.
Repeat steps 1-8 to make two light bags and two dark bags, reversing fabric placement for dark bags.