- Fabric (52x36 inches)
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
Step 1: Prepare the Fabric
Lay the fabric out flat and fold it lengthwise, bringing the two shorter edges together. This creates a 52x18-inch rectangle, with your chosen fabric neatly folded inside. Ensure that the design or pattern you want to showcase is facing inward. Secure the fabric by pinning along the open side.
Step 2: Sew the Open Side
Using your sewing machine or needle and thread, carefully sew the open side of the fabric closed. This forms the main body of your bag. Once you finish sewing, gently turn the fabric inside out, revealing the right side of your chosen pattern.
Step 3: Create the Knot Handle
Now, with the fabric still folded, locate the top of the bag (opposite the sewn side). This is where you'll create the knot handle. Tie a tight knot at this point, leaving enough room for the knot to act as a comfortable handle.
Step 4: Determine Bag Depth
To establish the desired depth of your bag, measure 7 inches from the bottom of the bag and use pins to mark the sides. This will determine how much space you'll have inside the bag for your belongings.
Step 5: Sew the Sides
Carefully sew along the pinned points from the bottom towards the knot handle. This step will create the depth of your bag, giving it a more structured and functional shape.
Step 6: Boxing the Corners and Sewing the Bottom Place your hands inside the bag and gently pull the sewn sides towards the middle of the bag. This action will create a triangular shape at each corner.
Next, align the edges of the bottom of the bag, making sure the folded corners lay flat against each other. With everything in position, sew across the bottom to close the bag, ensuring your stitches are secure and durable
Step 7: Final Touches
Once you've completed sewing, turn your bag inside out to reveal the finished product. Congratulations! You've now crafted your very own Self Knot Bag, a sustainable fashion statement that showcases your unique style.
By following these easy instructions, you've created a stylish and eco-conscious bag that reflects your creativity and care for the environment. The Self Knot Bag is not just a fashion accessory; it's a symbol of your commitment to sustainable choices. So go ahead, flaunt your creation with pride, and inspire others to embrace their creativity while preserving the planet we all call home. Happy crafting!