Birdie bags

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These cute lunch box bags are based on a class I took at Modern Domestic – there’s a tutorial for a similar bag here.  I used fabrics from different designers that I selected online at Hawthorne Threads – four to five different fat quarters for each bag.  Because I used cotton, I needed interfacing to make the sides of the bag stiff enough – I used Pellon 870 decor bond fusible interfacing.  The bag sides, rim, and handles are all interfaced.

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I like the bag body’s simple construction – just two pieces sewed together a then you box the corners.  I used a second fabric for the lining, and a third for the cover.  I found the cotton cording that is used to cinch the cover up in a local fabric store.

I’ve got enough fabric left (I had to buy half yards) to make up a whole collection of these little guys in different color combinations – not to mention how many I could make from my fabric stash!  They were fun, quick and rewarding to make.

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