your Buckle Bag, I am trying my hand at a tutorial. I took these photos during construction and
tried to capture every step that needed clarification. I apologize for the quality of the photos – I
was working on this at night after the little ones were asleep so the lighting
is not the best.
dimensions as crocheted pieces and hand stitching to backs.
the bag full. This is two layers of
crinoline, but I was originally looking for a very stiff canvas. Any stiff fabric should do fine.
placing slide buckle through ribbon before stitching. (I didn’t take a picture of just the pocket
with the ribbon folded, but this is how I laid it out before I tucked the ends
under and sewed in place.)
leaving top open.
taller than crocheted pieces and sewing together by hand or machine with ½”
seam allowances on all sides. I
apologize, I did not take a picture of just the lining after it was sewn.
next step after finishing the crochet and fixing the pocket. I love having a lining as it really makes the
bag look professional. I get so many
compliments on this bag!
desired, and pin to top of crocheted bag with right side of fabric showing
inside bag. Here it is ready to be sewn
with pins in place. Fits nicely!
even went through the crocheted bag with my machine stitching – you can’t even
really tell.) I wish I had taken a
picture of this step! You can see how
the bias tape is positioned in the photo below. Hand sew the rest of the lining with a whip stitch,
or machine stitch around the top of the bag.
my CGOA conference, not thinking that I would carry it much (especially with it
being white), but I have found that I love
this bag!! It is roomy and easy to carry
and I’ve even managed to keep it clean after carrying it for weeks! I did add a very stiff piece of cardboard to
the bottom to help the bottom stay flat and next time I make one I will add
interior pockets, but for a basic tote it is amazing. I can’t wait to try my hand at another bag
design! Hope you enjoy!The crochet instructions for the bag can be found here.