So Sew Easy Schlep Bag Tutorial – Part 1


I hope you'll enjoy making the basic squares version of the So Sew Easy Bag with me. If you haven't printed a copy of the fabric requirements and instructions you can get them HERE.

You need to choose at least 4 fabrics for the outside of your bag. One of them will be the top triangle row and the handles. I have no problem picking out at least 7 or 8 fabrics but narrowing them down to the final 4 is what causes me the most trouble. I try to think about what I'm going to use my bag for and that often helps. In this case, I'm going to schlep things back and forth to the cottage this summer so I've chosen fabrics with a dark background.

We need to decide on placement so before you cut your squares and triangles choose your favorite fabric. That's the one I'd label as "A". I like to use a darker fabric for "C" because it will be the bottom of the bag. Select a fabric for position "B" and one as fabric "T/H" (triangles/handles). Note: The handles don't have to match your triangles. They can be made from any of your choices.

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4 Responses to “So Sew Easy Schlep Bag Tutorial – Part 1”

  1. Carmen June 3, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    I am a big fan of black and brights so I am following in your footsteps with my fabri choices and the size of the squares 🙂 Thanks for the tute Gayle!

  2. Melissa June 4, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    I’m glad for this tutorial. I’ve tried to make this bag and just can’t seem to get it right. I will follow along and make a cute bag. Thanks!!

  3. Dianna Hamilton September 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    I am so glad you are back and feeling better. We have all missed your wonderful patterns and all your adventures. Take Care

  4. Shannon May 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Thank you for your wonderful directions. I have made three bags using quilting fabric so far and I am starting to experiment with felted wool. The bags feel so sturdy and I can fit so much into them. Next up is making bags using old t-shirts.

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