Making the One Hour Bag

Earlier this year we had a sew-a-long making this adorable purse. It was tons of fun but since we didn’t have a blog back then, I didn’t get to show off the beautiful bags that everyone made.

The tutorial we all followed (to one degree or another) is Ric Rac’s One Hour Bag. The link to this tute is also found on our ‘All Patterns and Tutorials’ page under the ‘Self Love’ category here.

This is my bag. I used a home decor weight jacquard for the exterior and some Amy Butler Love for the lining and one side of the strap.

My favorite part is the way the strap goes on. Instead of having to put it between the bag and the lining, you sew it on afterward. Then you put big fabric covered buttons over the stitching. At least I used big fabric covered buttons.

And I put a magnetic snap on the inside.

Here’s a bag sewn by my friend Angie. She also used big buttons (and fussy cut the fabric first – adorable!). She added a strap closure to the outside.

This one was sewn by my friend Andrea. Such cute fabric!

And the rest of these were sewn by other Sew Can She fans…

by Svalgoma

by handmade by jessica

and by outbutnotoutdone.

What have you made using tutorials we’ve featured? Post your pics in our

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. Maybe you’ll see them on the blog sometime!

Here’s just a little pic from my Instagram today…

It’s my daughter Cadie with her bestie Katie (both pronounced the same). They fight way more than play nicely. We hope that if we keep telling them they’re best friends it might be true by the time they’re 7 or 8. 🙂

Happy Sewing,

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