Step 1. Cut out the fabric pieces for the sling bag
To make this sling bag cut out 2 bag body fabric pieces and one flap piece from the outer fabric and 2 bag body fabric pieces and one flap piece from the lining fabric. You also need a 38 inch long bag strap – you can use webbing for this as I have. You also need a magnetic snap (or velcro) for closure.
The dart can be drawn 2.5 inches from the sides.
Cut from the outer fabric.
And the lining fabric.
Step 2. Prepare the main body of the sling bag
Sew the dart closed for the outer bag pieces and lining pieces.
Assemble the bag. Join the 2 pieces of the main body . Do the same for the lining.
Step 3. Prepare the flap for the sling bag
Separate the magnetic snap.
Take the projecting part and attach it to the lining flap. Please interface the back where you will be attaching the magnetic snap – other than this use another piece of interfacing or fabric to give some more strength to the area.
Keep the two pieces of the flap – outer fabric and lining rightsides to the inside and sew along the outer edge as in the picture below. Clip the seam allowance.
Turn the flap right side out.
Step 4. Assemble the bag
Keep the 2 bag pieces together. Your outer bag body should be ‘rightside out’ and lining should be ‘wrong side out’. Insert the outer bag body inside the lining bag body. Picture below
Insert the flap on the back of the bag body between the lining and outer fabric . Refer picture below – lining part of the flap and the bag will come together (Please make sure that this is done on the back part of the bag). Pin in place.
Insert the bag strap the same way – between the outer bag and the lining.
Pin the handle edge on the sides of the bag.
Ensure everything is tucker inside well. Now sew the the top edge of the outer bag body and the lining bag together. Leave 3 inches unstitched at the front of the bag (without the flap) . Give two stitching over the handle and flap.
Turn the bag rightside out through the hole you have left unstitched.
Step 6. Attach the other part of the magnetic snap
You have to find the exact position to attach the other part of the snap. Mark this place. Ensure that it will close properly. Insert hand through the unstitched hole on the top edge and make holes on the outer bag fabric and attach the snap.
After you have attached the snap, sew the hole closed. You can top stitch the whole area and also over the flap.
A small and cute bag.
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Updated on October 23, 2022 by Sarina Tariq