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Matching bag and watchband FREE sewing tutorial

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Matching bag and watchband FREE sewing tutorial

This is the Matching bag and watchband FREE sewing tutorial from the designer Caroline from Sew Can She for the All People Quilt website.

Lots of people love to have matching things in life. So. if you are one of those people then you’ll love this tutorial because you’ll be able to make yourself a matching bag and watchband. And as a real bonus, this tutorial is FREE.

The bag is a small and very cute bag for your phone and essentials with a narrow strap. Perfect for dashing out to pick up the kids, or grab a takeaway when you only need your phone and a bank card.

All those small pieces of fabric might look tricky to sew, but it’s much easier than you would think and not too fiddly. The tutorial shows you how step by step.

Materials for the Bag:

  • Two 16″ strip each of solid navy blue and solid coral (bag exterior),
  • An 18″ by 21″ piece (fat quarter) of solid cream (bag exterior, lining),
  • A 5″ by 16″ strip of solid mustard gold (bag exterior),
  • Two 7″ by 8½” rectangles of thin cotton batting,
  • 3 yards of 3.1-millimeter deerskin lace leather cord,
  • Basting spray (optional).
Matching bag and watchband FREE sewing tutorial

Sizing info:
When you have finished making your own bag it will measure approximately 4½” by 6″ (excluding the strap).

The yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42″ of usable fabric width. The measurements include ¼” seam allowances. You should sew with the right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Materials for the Watchband:

  • A ¼” by 20″ strip each of solid navy blue, solid coral, and solid mustard gold (pieced rectangle),
  • 3″ by 24″ piece of solid cream (pieced rectangle, lining),
  • A safety pin,
  • A watch face with a ¾” to 1″ opening for the band (available in the jewelry section of large crafts stores, such as Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or Hobby Lobby),
  • A ⅜” diameter sew-on snap.
Matching bag and watchband FREE sewing tutorial

Sizing info (watchband):
When you have finished making your own Watchband it will measure approximately ¾” by 23″ (will wrap three times around a 7″ diameter wrist).

The measurements include ¼” seam allowances. You should sew with the right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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