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DIY sewing instructions for a linen bag

This small canvas bag is perfect for storing important travel documents while on vacation. Here is the sewing instructions.

This small linen bag is perfect for the holidays
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What you need for the linen bag:

  • white DIN A3 paper
  • Linen fabric (about 1 m)
  • Sprühstärke
  • Sewing machine and matching yarn
  • about 40 cm lace band
  • a few buttons
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • fabric scissors
  • Iron
  • pins
  • sewing needle

Here you will find the template:

And that's how easy it is:

  1. Download template. Print on DIN A3 (if necessary in the copy shop) and cut out. Alternatively transfer template to A3 paper.
  2. Transfer template to double laid linen fabric so that 2 equal parts are created. Apply seam allowances and edges to the fabric.
  3. Cut out the fabric. Then spray the fabric with spray starch and iron.
  4. Double the fabric again, fix the edges with pins. Sew both side and bottom edges together with 1 cm seam allowance. Leave the triangle open.
  5. Turn the bag through the triangle.
  6. Engage the edges of the triangle, insert 18.5 cm lace ribbon per edge and sew.
  7. Engage the pocket at the marked bend edge and sew the sides together.
  8. Decorate the triangle with buttons.