Unstructured sewing can be an enjoyable process. In fact, sometimes a pattern that you have to expertly precut and follow can be intimidating. I frequently enjoy taking remnants and odd pieces of fabric cutting and laying things out as I go to make something that is beautiful and functional. Bags are my go to project when I want to sew this way because they are so versatile and forgiving. There is no right or wrong way to sew a bag. It really is up to you and that freedom leads to great inspiration. This bag came about because I found this outstanding Elvis fabric in the remnant bin. *Note the fabric used is trademarked and this pattern is not to be sewn and sold commercially* On a prior shopping trip I picked up the musical notes fabric and I had the soft towel in my stash. If you are familiar with using a measuring tape and have a straight edge to assist with cutting, you can design and sew as you go without spending a lot of money. The next time you visit your local fabric store, take a trip to the remnant bin. It is very satisfying to get home with your treasures and then when inspiration hits, you don't have to go to the store. You will already have something on hand that will do nicely.
The tutorial can be downloaded below. It is full of color pictures and measurements for you to use. If you don't have the same fabric, just improvise with what you do have. Remember to have fun with it. I hope you enjoy the tutorial, share what you learn and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift