It’s made from strips of oilcloth – actually some leftover pieces that I was almost going to toss. Then it dawned on me to just sew them all together to make one bag.
First, lube up your presser foot with some Sewer’s Aid.
You will need to sew strips of oilcloth together horizontally, all the way down until you have one long piece of fabric that measures about 30″ x 14″.
Next, cut a piece of lining to match.
Sew the two pieces face in, on three sides. Turn it inside out and sew the raw ends closed (fold in the edges and stitch).
Fold it in thirds, determine how long you want the front flap to hang. I wanted mine about 3/4’s down, and I wanted to add pompom fringe.
With the lining facing out, sew up the two sides. Turn that baby inside out and sew on that pompom fringe on the flap.
Sew the strap end to each inner side and you are good to go!
7 thoughts on “Oilcloth Patchwork Messenger Bag”
It’s a lovely bag – but what is oilcloth? The stuff you use for picnic tablecloths?
Your bag is cute!
You never cease to amaze me w/ your spontaneous creativity.
What a great idea! Thanks so much!
ooh Sewer’s Aid? I’ve never heard of that but it sounds like something I definitely need to get. Fab, thank you!
Good luck on your new product line! Where is the best place to find oilcloth, other than oilcloth.com?
Oil Cloth is a bit pricey…LOVE this bag! I love ALL your bags!! Maybe eBay will have it cheaper…