A Simple Six-Pocket Bag

This easy-to-sew bag cleverly incorporates outer pockets for everyday necessities.

What You'll Need

green and blue bag on doorknob

  • 1/4 yard blue print (straps)
  • 2/3 yard blue-and-green print (pockets)
  • 2  10-1/4-x-14-1/4-inch rectangles thin, firm batting
  • 1 yard green print (lining)

Finished Bag

  • 8 x 10 x 4 inches
  • Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
  • Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances.
  • Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From blue print, cut:
  2  4-x-34-1/2-inch strips

From blue-and-green print, cut:
  2  14-1/2-x-16-1/2-inch rectangles

From green print, cut:
  2  14-1/2-x-20-1/2-inch rectangles

Continued on page 2:  How to Make It