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1200+ Free Bag Patterns
And since bags often consist of simple shapes with just a few seams, they can be a
great first project for a beginner just learning how to sew. And since they can often
be completed in very little time, the new sewer will feel an
immediate sense of accomplishment.

Making a bag can also be a great way to use those smaller pieces of fabric you may
have leftover from other
projects, particularly if the bag design is small. They can also be a great way to try
out a fun and funky print that you may not feel quite comfortable wearing as a
clothing item. And since bags are made to hold “stuff,” you may want to consider
adding a lining to your bag or interfacing your bag for added durability.

Sewing Quick Tips:

#1: Make sure to reinforce seams that will be subject to stress (such as the seams
of a bag or where the bag handles attach to the body of the bag, especially if you
plan to use the bag for heavy items) by either stitching again over the first row of
stitching or by using a smaller stitch length. And be sure to use a durable thread
such as polyester or cotton-wrapped polyester.

#2: Before cutting your pattern pieces from your fabric, always press your fabric
first. It can be tempting to skip this step, but cutting a pattern from wrinkled
fabric could result in fabric pieces that don't fit together quite right and a finished
item that doesn't fit right.
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