Designer Deb Jensen kept in mind kids of all ages when she created these tiny music player totes in iota fabrics by Kelly Alford for Robert Kaufman. With the swivel hook that snaps onto jeans or totes, your music will go where you go. You'll want to make oodles for gifts or fashion accessories in today's bright paisleys, polka dots, or florals.
3 X 5 X 1/2" Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 3/8" seam allowances unless otherwise stated. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order.
Tip: A mechanical pencil always keeps a sharp point so it's a good choice for marking placement lines on an applique foundation or tracing around templates on fabric.
2. Fuse a 4 X 6" rectangle of interfacing to wrong side of one green print 4 X 6" rectangle to make an interfaced rectangle. Repeat to make a second interfaced rectangle. (Using interfacing will help the bag retain its shape.)
3. Referring to Diagram 3, join outer pocket piece to one interfaced rectangle along side and bottom edges to make bag body.
4. To shape flat bottom for bag, at one corner, match bottom seam line to side seam line, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 4). Measuring 3/8" from point of triangle, draw a line across triangle. Sew on drawn line. Trim excess fabric. Repeat with remaining bottom corner to make bag body. Turn bag body right side out.
Referring to Assemble Bag Body steps 4 and 5, sew together remaining green print 4 X 6" rectangle and interfaced rectangle, leaving a 2-3/4"-wide opening at bottom, to make lining. Do not turn right side out.