Kids Book Bag Tutorial

Back to school time is here for many, so this kid's book bag tutorial by Sew 4 Home has great timing. )Perfect as an over the shoulder bag.) -Sewtorial

Back to school time is here for many, so this kid’s book bag tutorial by Sew 4 Home has great timing. This vintage inspired bag is small enough to be managed as an over the shoulder bag for kids of all sizes.

Supplies

  • Sewing Machine and standard presser foot
  • Zipper foot
  • ½ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the bag lining;
  • ¾ yard of 20″+ wide heavy batting or foam interfacing;
    NOTE: To give the bag the proper stand-up-on-its-own stability and form, we do recommend the foam over batting. It’s very easy to sew and provides great body.
  • Scrap or ¼ yard of 18″+ wide medium weight interfacing;
  • ONE 1¼” turn lock purse closure;
  • TWO ½” metal eyelets/grommets;
  • TWO ¾” D-rings;
  • 2½ yards of piping in a color to accent the exterior fabric;
  • All purpose thread to match fabric
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Tape measure
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins½ yard of 44″+ wide medium-weight duck, canvas or similar for the bag and flap exterior;

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

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