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Large Patchwork Bag

Sew up a spacious bag that meets all your needs. Two sets of inside pockets have room for keys, a notebook, a cell phone, and a planner, making this roomy carryall the perfect size for taking along on an all-day outing. Project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching bold prints from the Santorini collection by Lila Tueller for Moda Fabrics.


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Add Bag Sides

1. Fuse an interfacing D rectangle to wrong side of each brown dot D rectangle.

2. Using Corner Cutting Pattern, mark curved cutting line on bottom corners of both interfaced D rectangles (Diagram 7). Trim along lines to round corners and make side panel pieces. Fold each side panel in half lengthwise; mark bottom center with a pin and unfold.

3. Matching bag center bottom seam and a side panel bottom center, join pieces, easing bag center around rounded corners of side panel and securing tabs on interfacing in seam (Diagram 8). Repeat with opposite bag center edge and remaining side panel to make bag body.

4. Turn and press top edge of bag body 1/2" to wrong side. Turn bag body right side out.