Samsara Bag Tutorial
Introducing the FREE Samsara Bag pattern, a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
Sewalong as we upcycle an old pair of jeans into a sturdy reusable bag.
This versatile pattern has got you covered whether it's a unique gift bag or an everyday tote for the farmers market. Short or long handles, it's all good!
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Gather Sewing Supplies
In this example, an old pair of jeans is being used for the main bag pieces.
Cut Fabric Pieces
Fold the lining and main bag fabric in half.
Position the pattern along the folded edge.
Prepare Bottom of Lining Pieces
Fold over once and iron the bottom of each lining piece to encase the bottom raw edge.
Pin Lining to Bag
Sew Lining to Bag
Sew the six curved sides, making sure the top of the handle remains open.
Sew Handles Together
This joins both sides of the bag together.
Sew Sides and Bottom
So, the right side of the bag is facing outwards.
Sew Boxed Corners
Follow the process in step 11 to french seam the bags' bottom two corners.
i.e. the right side of the bag is facing outwards.
wrong sides facing outwards.
and you're done!