The Summer Scrap Elimination 2021: Week 5

Good morning Scrappers! We're making a bag with our scraps today!

Now, I'm no professional bag maker, but I think you'll see this is a project that you, like me, can handle. We're going to use a variety of scraps in yellow, orange, and red, paired with left over strips of a dark and a length of binding I had left over from a large project I finished last year.

This bag is not difficult and you will have some video support to help show you how to attach the sides later in the blog.

Supplies you will need:

A variety of scraps in the colors of choice I chose to use just the warm portion of the spectrum

Two dark strips 2 1/2" x 34"

A batting scrap at least 35" x 16"

A piece of backing (inside of the bag) 37" x 18"

2 scraps of dark 6" x 14 1/2"

2 scraps of batting 7" x 16"

2 scraps of backing (inside of bag) 8" x 17"

Length of binding material at least 110 inches

Step 1. As we did in week 4, I chose the width of the fabric strips I would like to create. In this case, I determined 4" was just a bit larger than I would like, so I started with that. I began creating a long strip of scraps, connecting various pieces by using the sew and flip method. Sewing a new piece on, flipping it out and pressing, then trimming it straight and adding the next piece.

I worked in this fashion until the piece was

33 1/2" long.

Create three of these strips in the colors of your choice and trim each to measure 3 3/4" x 33 1/2".

Step 2. Complete the front outside of the bag by piecing all three strips together with the two 2 1/2" dark strips.

Press toward the dark strips.

Trim away any excess of the dark strips on both ends.