A simple and useful idea! To make this super simple sack any easier would be practically impossible.
Creation time: 30 mn
- In 2 different fabrics:
- 1 square measuring 60 x 60 cm (2 x 2 ft)
- 2 bands measuring 100 x 8 cm (39-5/16 x 3-3/16)
- 1 square measuring 60 x 60 cm (2 x 2 ft) of fabric for the lining
- 20 cm (7-7/8 inches) of ribbon, 1 cm (3/8 inch) wide
- 2 buttons
- 2 small links (of ribbon, for example)
- Sewing machine
- Sewing or paper pencil
- Draw and then cut a square of 60 x 60 cm (2 x 2 ft) in the 2 fabrics.
- Put them on top of each other, wrong sides together.
- Draw and cut 4 buttonholes at 10 cm and 3 cm (3-5/16 x 1-3/16 inches) from the edges, on 2 opposite sides, following this downloadable pattern.
- Sew the buttonholes, going through both layers of fabric.
- Fold closely along the buttonholes and sew the wrong sides at 2 mm (1/32 inch) from the edge.
- Fold 10 cm (3-5/16 inch) of the other 2 sides and sew the wrong side at 2 mm (1/32 inch) from the edge.
- Slide the ribbon in one of the buttonholes and make it come out through the other.
- Gather the fabric and knot the ribbon on each side of the sack.
- Add a link and a button to close above each knot.
Make the handles
- Fold the bands of 100 x 8 cm (39-5/16 x 3-3/16 inches) in half lengthwise, with the right side of the fabric on the inside.
- Sew them lengthwise.
- Turn them right side out.
- Sew each open side shut at 2 mm (1/32 inch) from the edge.
- Slide the handles into the 10-cm (3-5/16-inch) flaps.
- Sew from end to end, hiding the stitching in the flap.