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Wine & Dine Duo

This fun and frivolous bottle bag and lunch bag make the perfect pair to brighten up your next picnic! The colourful wine bag allows you to bring your own in style on that next dinner date, or it would make the perfect wrapping when giving a fine bottle of wine to a dear friend. The vibrant lunch bag can be used for so many purposes, whether food related or not! It is great as a school lunch bag, as the funky colours and patterns will stand out from the crowd.

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You will need

  • A total of 16 strips, each measuring 58.5 x 5cm (23 x 2in), from up to 16 scrap fabrics for main bags
  • 15cm (6in) black and white stripe fabric for handles and casings
  • 38cm (15in) pink lining fabric
  • 43cm (17in) lightweight fusible fleece
  • 2m (21⁄4yd) red cord

Finished sizes : Wine Bag: 35.5 x 10cm (14 x 4in) including handles

Lunch Bag : 32.5 x 16.5cm (13 x 61⁄2in) including handles

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Cutting

  1. Trace all of the Wine and Dine Duo templates (see Pattern Pullout Sheet) onto tracing paper or template plastic, transferring all the markings and cutting them out around the traced lines.
  2. From each of the 16 fabric strips, cut one strip measuring 53.5 x 5cm (21 x 2in).
  3. From the black and white stripe fabric, cut two strips measuring 4cm (11⁄2in) x the full width of the fabric, one strip measuring 29 x 5.5cm (111⁄2 x 21⁄4in) for the wine bag casing and one strip measuring 44 x 5.5cm (171⁄4 x 21⁄4in) for the lunch bag casing.
  4. From the pink lining fabric, trace the wine bag lining and the lunch bag lining templates once and cut out along the traced lines.
  5. From the lightweight fusible fleece, trace the wine bag lining and the lunch bag lining templates once (following the interfacing lines) and cut out along the traced lines. Cut two strips measuring 4cm (11⁄2in) x the full width of the fleece.

Preparation

  • Interface one of the handle strips with the matching lightweight fusible fleece strip.

TRY THIS!

Scraps are absolutely perfect for this project! A great way to use those favourite fabric leftovers to whip up fun and festive wine or lunch bags.

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Construction

5mm (1⁄4in) seam allowance included.

1). Take eight of the 53.5 x 5cm (21 x 2in) fabric strips and sew them randomly together along the 53.5cm (21in) edges. Press well, then repeat with the remaining eight fabric strips until you have two pieced panels, each measuring 32 x 53.5cm (121⁄2 x 21in), as shown.

2). Place the panels from Step 1 on your cutting mat. Neaten one 32cm (121⁄2in) edge, then cut across the piecing to create ten pieced strips, each measuring 32 x 5cm (121⁄2 x 2in). Repeat with the remaining panel so you now have twenty pieced strips, each consisting of eight squares, as shown.

WINE BAG

3). Take eight of the pieced strips created in Step 2 and sew together along the 32cm (121⁄2in) edges to create a chequerboard panel, as shown.

4). From the remaining scraps of the 5cm (2in) wide strips, cut four 5cm (2in) squares. Sew two squares together along one edge and press. Repeat to make two strips of two squares and then sew these on to the bottom edge of the main wine bag panel, as shown. Press, then interface the panel with the matching piece of fusible fleece. The fleece will be 5mm (1⁄4in) narrower along both side edges.

5). Take the strip of striped wine bag casing and fold it in half, right sides together, along the length. Sew together along both short ends and one long edge, leaving a 2.5cm (1in) gap in the centre for turning. Snip the corners and turn right side out (see Turning Handles), then press well.

6). Position the casing onto the wine bag panel, as shown. The casing should sit centred within the width, over the seam of the 2nd and 3rd row of chequerboard. Topstitch in place very near to the edge, along both 27.5m (11in) edges only (see Useful Stitches).

When creating the chequerboard panel, alternate the different strips and flip every second strip so that no two identical fabrics will meet.

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7). Fold the wine bag panel in half, right sides together, so that the two side edges meet. Sew together along the side edge and bottom edge along the two squares, leaving the raw angled bottom corner unsewn for now.

8). Sew the box corners into place at both bottom corners of your wine bag (see Cut Out Box Corners).

9). Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the wine bag lining piece, leaving a 12.5cm (5in) gap in the middle of the side edge for turning. 10. Place the two handle strips on top of each other, right sides together. Sew them together along both long edges and one short end, leaving one short end open for turning. Turn (see Turning Handles), cut off the sewn end and press the handle strip well. Topstitch the handle strip along both long edges with a double row of stitching. Cut two 20cm (8in) lengths for the handles and put the rest aside.

11). Fold one of the handle lengths onto itself along the length. Topstitch the handle in this folded position, starting and ending 2.5cm (1in) from each end. Repeat with the second handle.

12). Turn the main wine bag right side out. Position the handle onto the bag front (where the casing opening is), right sides together, matching the handle sides up with the outer edge of the centre two squares, as shown. Tack (baste) in place (see Useful Stitches). Repeat with the remaining handle on the bag back.

13). Keeping the main bag right side out and the lining bag right side in, place the main bag inside the lining bag. Carefully sew all the way around the top of the bag, capturing the handle ends in your sewing. Turn the bag right side out through the gap in the lining and push the lining inside the main bag. Press, then topstitch the  opening all the way around the top edges of the bag. Ladder stitch the opening in the lining closed (see Useful Stitches).

14). Take a 86.5cm (34in) length of red cord and secure a safety pin to one end. Using the safety pin to guide it through, insert and pull the cord all the way through the casing. Tie it in a bow and when you decide on the length you want, tie the ends and trim.

Place sticky tape around the ends of the cord before cutting to avoid fraying during use.

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LUNCH BAG

15). Take the remaining twelve pieced strips. Shorten four strips (two of each type) by removing one end square, so they are now seven squares long. Alternating the different strips and flipping every second same strip so that no two identical fabrics will meet, sew the twelve strips together to create a chequerboard panel, as shown. Interface the panel with the matching piece of fusible fleece – the fleece will be 5mm (1⁄4in) narrower along both side edges.

16). Fold the strip of lunch bag casing in half, right sides together, all the way along the length. Sew together along both short ends and one long edge, leaving a 2.5cm (1in) gap in the centre of your sewing for turning. Snip the corners and turn right side out (see Turning Handles), then press well.

17). Position the casing onto the lunch bag panel, as you did with the wine bag in Step 6. The casing should sit centred within the width, over the seam of the second and third row of the chequerboard. Topstitch in place very close to the edge along the 43cm (17in) edges only. Now fold the panel in half, right sides together, so that the two side edges meet, and sew in place. Open and refold the bag so the four squares at the bottom back and bottom front meet evenly. Sew the bottom raw edges of the four squares together, leaving the raw angled edge at each bottom corner unsewn for now.

18). Sew the box corners into place at both bottom corners of your lunch bag (see Cut Out Box Corners).

19). Repeat Steps 17–18 (omitting casing steps) with the lunch bag lining piece, leaving a 12.5cm (5in) gap in the middle of the side edge for turning.

20). Cut the remaining handle strip into two 25cm (10in) lengths. Take one of the handle pieces and fold it onto itself along the length. Topstitch the handle in this folded position, starting and ending 2.5cm (1in) from each end. Repeat with the second handle.

21). Turn the main lunch bag right side out. Position the handle onto the bag front (where the casing opening is), right sides together, matching the handle sides up outside the centre two squares, as shown. Tack (baste) in place. Repeat with the remaining handle on the bag back.

22). Keeping the main bag right side out and the lining right side in, place the main bag inside the lining bag. Carefully sew all the way around the top of the bag, capturing the bag handle ends in your sewing. Turn the bag right side out through the gap in the lining and push the lining inside the main bag. Press and then topstitch the opening all the way around the top edges of the bag. Ladder stitch the opening in the lining closed (see Useful Stitches).

23). Take a 96.5cm (38in) length of red cord and secure a safety pin to one end. Using the safety pin to guide it through, insert and pull the cord all the way through the casing. Tie in a bow and when you decide on the length you want, tie the ends and trim.

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Source :
Sew Cute to Carry
12 Stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses & totes
Melanie Mcneice

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