If you are wanting a simple bag tutorial, this is it! You can use these guides to make any size bag. I've completed two and am working on a third; all different sizes.
First, gather supplies.
You will need two coordinating fabrics; one for the outside (I used a thicker fabric for the outside) and one for the inside (I used a quilter's cotton); interfacing, a magnetic snap, and webbing for the handle.
Next, cut two panels from each fabric and from the interfacing. All of these panels need to be the same size. For this particular bag, I made my panels 10" high by 12" wide.
Iron the interfacing to the back of the outside fabric panels.
Pin fabric together with the patterned sides facing each other. (Pin inside fabrics to each other; pin outside fabrics to each other.)
Sew around three sides, leaving the top open.
For the inside fabric, leave an opening in the bottom. My opening was about 4 inches. This is how you will turn the bag right-side out.
Next, make a gusseted bottom by folding the seam over to make a triangle in each corner. Line up the seams. Determine how wide you want your bottom (mine was 4 inches) and mark the edge.
You should now have two inside-out bags, looking somewhat like this.
This is what it s like from the inside of the bag.
turn your liner right-side out and set down into the bag. The "good sides" should now be touching. The pictures really explain this step better than I can.
Pin the liner to the outside. Make sure your handles are tucked down and out of the way.
Now, carefully turn your bag right-side out from the small hole in the bottom of the liner.
Stitch all the way around your bag.
There you have it!
I added a fabric rosette.
This is another bag made from the same instructions. The starting panels were 12"x20" for this one, making the finished bag about 9"x15"x4".
I'm linking this to my favorite linky parties this week!