Patchwork bag with matching zipper pouch – Sew along- Using Jelly Roll strips


hi everyone this is Yoan and today I
would love to share yet another fun patchwork tote bag project.
The measurement off this back is about 11 inches by 12 inches this bag has that
pleated look at the side seams obviously you can expand the pleat in case you are
taking much more stuffs with you so now you have like the classic tote bag look
this bag is really deep, so the base at the bottom is about 8 inches so it’s
perfect especially during colder months like now you can bring extra sweater or extra
scarf something that is fluffy and needs a lot of room. There are some
pockets inside so you’ve got one zipper pocket and two slip pockets plus a
bonus little pouch just perfect to put your cell phone in or cash or credit
card and I also added a little swivel hook so I can actually hook this with my
keys in case I need to run somewhere real quick without taking the whole
purse with me. You will need four jelly roll strips for the patchwork I use the
French General from the Modafabrics obviously you can use any fabric any
color of your choice. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask
me in the comment section down below and without further ado let’s get started.
Prepare your jelly roll strips and then you’re going to lay them out the way you want
them to be I like to alternate the darker color from the lighter color just
like so once you’re happy with the layout go ahead and sew them together
with 1/4″ of seam allowance so here I’ve got my strips already sewn
together and I also already pressed the seams I press the seams towards the
darker color trim of the savage ends of your fabric and then straighten up the
edges just like that now take your ruler and a measure four
and a half inch and cut so you will need to cut six of this and you should end up
with six rectangles measuring eight and a half inch by four and a half inch. Now
prepare your accent fabric you will need approximately 3/4 of a yard of this from
your accent fabric you’ll need to cut some strips and rectangle panels you
will see the measurements on the screen right now so just follow accordingly now
we’re going to lay out the patchwork for the front exterior shell so go ahead and
do just like shown here now I’m gonna piece the patchwork
starting from these jelly roll strip panels and of course I’m going to use a
quarter inch of seam allowance and I like to press the seams as I go now when sewing these two together try
to match the position of the jelly roll strips I use some pins to secure
everything so my fabric wouldn’t shift around all right here I’ve got my front
exterior shell already pieced together now we’re gonna work on the back exterior
shell so go ahead and lay out your fabric just like so now I’m gonna start
sewing from the jellyroll panels all right so here I’ve got both of my front and
back exterior shells ready to go. Prepare the interfacing for this project I use my
favorite combo which is the fusible woven interfacing with the fusible
fleece I cut the fusible fleece half an inch shorter to reduce the bulk at the
top so it’s easier to do the final top stitching later. Obviously you can use
any kind of interfacing that you like although you may want to shy away from
something that is too heavyweight this way you still can get that nice
naturally pleated look from the side seams. I’m gonna start by fusing the
fusible woven interfacing first so here I’ve got my exterior piece wrong side up
and then I’m gonna lay my fusible woven interfacing wrong side down and then go
ahead and fuse this according to the manufacturers instruction here I’ve got
my woven interfacing already fused in place now I’m gonna take my fusible
fleece and lay that wrong side down on the wrong side of my fabric see the gap
at the upper top there since I cut the fusible fleece half an inch shorter. Here
I’ve got both of my exterior shells already fused with interfacing
next I’m gonna go ahead and do the quilting so I’m gonna do the diamond
shape design with my walking foot so you can do any design that you like you may
also skip the quilting it shouldn’t be a problem unless you are using quilt
batting or some sort here I’ve already quilted both of my front and back
exterior shells now we’re gonna work on the straps so I cut my straps 27 inches
long by 4 inches wide obviously the length of the straps can be modified
according to your preference and then you want to interface this with a
fusible woven interfacing the width of the woven interfacing should be 2 inches
wide and the length should be an inch shorter than the length of the strap so
in this case it’s 26 inches for me and of course you want to position your
interfacing right on the center and then you’re going to go to your ironing board
and press the straps fold the end of the strap about half an inch just like so
and then press simply use the edges of the interfacing as the guide
and you want to do the same for the other end of the strap and then go ahead
and fold your strap in half and press, then open the fold and then fold the
edges towards the center fold just like so and then press and then you want to
fold everything in half and then press again this way you’re going to end up
with 1 inch wide strip once you’ve done that go ahead and sew all around with
1/8 of an inch of seam allowance here I’ve got both of my straps and ready to
go now we’re going to attach the straps to the bag so here I’ve got my front
exterior shell with me position the end of your straps right on the seams
between the 2nd and the 3rd and jelly roll strips count two strips and then
place the edges of your strap right on the seams just like so now I’m gonna use
my sewing gauge and measure one inch down from the seams between the first
row and a jelly-roll panel just right there and then that’s where I’m gonna
put the end of my strap just like so now I’m going to place a couple of sewing
clips to secure this in place then go ahead and do the same with the other end
of the strap now draw the stitch line for your strap
just like so so I will simply draw a rectangle following the stitch line from
the strap itself it’s about an inch long I don’t recommend you go beyond
that it’s gonna be a little difficult for you to do the top stitching later
and then I also draw a diagonal angle from both sides so it looks like an X
now I’m gonna go ahead and stitch the strap in place and you may also run the
stitches a couple of times to make sure that your strap is really secure all right so here I’ve got my straps
already sewn so you will do the exact same way for the back exterior shell as
well now draw four inch square from each
bottom corner of your front and back exterior shell so I’m using my square
ruler here and find that four inch point and then draw the mark now go ahead and cut the square corners
and you wanna do the same with the back exterior and your lining pieces as well
now we’re gonna move on and work on the lining, so go ahead and cut your
lining exactly the same size as your exterior pieces so this fabric that I’m
using is a flannel its double sided, I happen to have it on hand and of course
you can use cotton quilt weight fabric for your lining so whatever your
preference is all right now we’re gonna work on the slip pockets lay your pocket
pieces right set together and then pin them in place and once you’ve done that go ahead
and sew all around with 1/4″ of seam allowance leaving about three to
four inches of opening at the upper part of your pocket once you’ve done sewing you
can go ahead and trim off all the corners be careful not to cut through
the stitches. Now go ahead and turn this piece inside out use some kind of
blunt object to poke the corners like knitting needle, skewer, chopstick or the
tip of your pen fold the raw edges of the opening hole towards the inside
about quarter of an inch and then go ahead and press this with an iron once
you’ve done that where the opening hole is go ahead and top stitch this, and
again it’s gonna be the upper top of your pocket now position your pocket on
the right side of your lining piece right on the center about four inches
away from the top just like shown here secure this in place with some pins
anyway to easily find the center of your fabric simply fold your fabric in half
and then you can use that center fold crease as the guide once everything is set
go ahead and sew right on the side, the bottom and the center as well I like to
sew from the center first next you gonna work on the zipper pocket
followed by attaching the magnetic snaps now I’m not going to show you the entire
process in this video since I’ve already done this so many times in different
videos however if you’re new and you need the tutorial for zipper pocket and the
magnetic snap I will have the links to the particular parts of the video from
the Maker’s tote so you can simply follow that video, the exact same measurements
and the exact same steps applied now we’re going to start assembling the back
so lay your front and back exterior pieces right side together and then
secure them in place with fabric clips or pins so you want to match the seams
of the first two rows where the first strips in the first jellyroll panels are once everything is secure go ahead and
sew along the sides and the bottom as well and you want to sew with half an inch of
seam allowance now we’re going to box the corners of
this bag so go ahead and open up the square corners here match the seams and
then I’m going to secure it with a fabric clip then go ahead and sew with
half an inch of seam allowance so you’re gonna end up with something like this
now you can turn this inside out to see how it looks so far
all right it’s looking great assemble your lining pieces exactly the
same way you did with the exterior shell however you want to leave about five to
six inches opening at the bottom to turn this bag inside out later now it’s time
to do the final assembling so have your exterior shell wrong side out and the
lining right side out insert your lining into the exterior
shell just like so, so at this point the right sides of the fabric should be
touching each other and then I like to match the side seams first and I place a
fabric clip to secure this and then I do the same with the other side and then
make my way around it once you’ve secured everything go ahead and sew all
around with half an inch of seam allowance now if you use a walking foot
like I do since walking foot is a bit chunkier
than normal presser foot when you get to the strap the edges of your walking foot
may get in the way with the straps to prevent this simply move your needle all
the way to the left and of course adjust the seam allowance accordingly this will
make it easier to sew when passing the straps
once you’ve done sewing go ahead and turn your back inside out through the
opening hole poke the corners with your fingers then
you wanna neaten up the edges, I’m using my Hera marker here but you can also use
iron then go ahead and do the final top stitching again I move my needle all the
way to the left and then use the 1/16 inch of seam allowance gauge instead
this will give me 1/8 of an inch seam allowance this way my chunky walking
foot will not get in the way with the strap all right once you’ve done topstitching go
ahead and pull your lining out and find that opening hole then you want to fold
the raw edges towards the inside about half an inch and then go ahead and
Stitch this close with about 1/8 of an inch of seam allowance once you’ve done
that go ahead and tuck your lining back inside and you’ve pretty much done for
your bag at this point, you may want to train the side pleats a little bit and
that’s it now we’re gonna work on the bonus little
pouch so from the leftover jellyroll fabric that you get measure 5 inches and
cut and you will need two of those and you will also need to cut two accent
strips. Lay the jelly roll panel and the accent strip just like so and
then you’re going to sew them together with quarter inch of seam allowance I
also use the fusible woven interfacing with the fusible fleece for this pouch
again I cut the fusible fleece half an inch shorter to give room to sew the
zipper so it will not be too bulky and I’m going to fuse them exactly the same
way as the back so starting from the fusible woven interfacing and followed
by the fusible fleece and here I’ve got both of my pouch pieces already fused
with interfacing if you obtain to attach the swivel hook go ahead and prepare the
strap anchor so cut a rectangle measuring four by three inches fold the
fabric in half width wise and press and then open the fold, then fold
the edges towards the center fold just like so and press and then fold
everything in half again and press then you want to go ahead and sew along the
edges with 1/8 of an inch of seam allowance so you need a swivel hook
measuring 1 inch wide now insert your strap through the hole and then place this
right here where the seams of the accent strip with the jelly roll panel is now I want to secure it with a fabric clip and then stitch this in place with quarter inch
of seam allowance now prepare your lining pieces obviously they should be
the same size as the exterior pieces prepare a zipper you will need at least
nine inch long zipper my zipper here is a little too long
that’s okay I will trim that off later Lay your front exterior piece right side up
and then lay your zipper right side down and then take your lining piece and lay
that right side down and you want to make sure that the edges are aligned my
fabric has no right side and wrong side here but if yours do, you should be
looking at the wrong side right now so make sure that the right sides are
touching each other and here I’ve got mine already secure
with some fabric clips now go ahead and sew along the edges about quarter inch
of seam allowance I’m gonna unzip my zipper first once you’ve done sewing go
ahead and open a sandwich and find the zipper then I’m gonna use my Hera marker
here to neaten up the edges you can also simply finger press or use iron at
the very low setting although you want to make sure that your iron wouldn’t
touch the zipper coil because it may cause it to melt now go ahead and top
stitch along the edges now lay your back exterior right side up and then place
your zipper right side down just like so and then take your other lining piece
and then lay that right side down and then go ahead and secure the sandwich
with some fabric clips and then sew with quarter inch of seam allowance again you want to neaten up the edges and
then go ahead and give this a top stitch now it’s time to assemble the pouch
first you want to make sure that you unzip your zipper
now I’m gonna trim off my excess zipper separate the exterior from the lining
just like so so you will have the right side of the exterior shell touching each
other and then the right side of the lining touching each other then you want
to secure everything with fabric clips or pins match the seams of the zipper
now go ahead and sew all around leaving about three to four inches of opening at
the bottom of the lining to turn this piece inside out later once you’ve done sewing go ahead and cut
all the four corners be careful not to cut through the stitches now turn your
pouch inside out through the opening hole again you want to use some kind of
blunt end object to poke the corners alright now you wanna pull your lining
out and then fold the raw edges of the opening holes towards the inside about
half an inch and then go ahead and stitch these clothes once you’ve done
that put your lining back inside and voila your zipper pouch is done and
that’s all I have for you today guys thank you so much for watching and I shall see you
next time with another fun sewing project goodbye