Boho Sling Bag Tutorial: Using “Fat Quarters”

The fabrics available in Fat Quarter cuts are just beautiful…just too nice to pass up!

Completed Boho Sling Bag - the blue green fabric is a "Fat Quarter"

Completed Boho Sling Bag - the blue green circle fabric is a "Fat Quarter"

One simple seam allows them to be used in the Boho Sling Bag.

Use the same pattern used to cut the other Boho Bag pieces.

1. Laying pattern on Fat Quarter fabric.

1. Laying pattern on Fat Quarter fabric.

Lay the pattern on the Fat Quarter as shown in Photo 1.  Most Fat Quarters are cut “square” so the lay the pattern close to one corner.  Pin and cut out – but do not remove pins yet.

2.  Not quite enough!

2. Not quite enough!

There will be a portion of the handle section of the pattern for which there will not quite be enough fabric.

3.  Using remaining fabric to complete handle portion

3. Using remaining fabric to complete handle portion

There should be more than enough fabric to make that handle portion from the pieces of the Fat Quarter that remain.

Making sure to overlap the fabric pieces at least one inch, pin remaining portion of the pattern to the fabric.

4.  Fabric 1" overlap between blue and green lines.  Make 1/4" cuts at red lines.

4. Fabric 1" overlap between blue and green lines. Make 1/4" cuts at red lines.

Photo 4 shows the fabric overlap between the green and blue lines.  Cut 1/4″ slits at locations shown with short red lines.

 

Pattern can now be unpinned from fabric.

5.  Align red dots - RIGHT SIDES together

5. Align red dots - RIGHT SIDES together

Place the smaller handle piece on top of the larger piece – lining up the small cuts made at the red line locations as shown in Photo 5.

 

6.  Sew straight across handle from one slit to the other

6. Sew straight across handle from one slit to the other

Sew straight across handle from one slit to the other as shown in Photo 6.

 

 

The small seam is difficult to see!

The small seam is difficult to see!

Press seam open and your piece is complete!

When complete, the small seam in the handle is very difficult to find!

One suggestion – this “piecing” method works well with smaller prints.  The seam all but disappears in the print.

However, if a larger print was used, such as the print on the right, the seam would be much more visible.

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Boho Sling Bag Tutorial: Using “Fat Quarters”

  1. Pingback: Boho Sling Bag Tutorial | The Destashification Project

  2. merrybee says:

    Do you think you could make a video of this bag?

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