UPDATE: All free things are worth what you pay for them! I forgot to have you cut the front piece, and all associated front piece instructions when this pattern was first posted. It's updated now, but if anyone notices a mistake.... I won't be too surprised! Just let me know!!! Thanks for understanding my human-ness!!!
After posting this cute photo of Kate with the bag to my facebook page, the lovely Nicole Rixon asked if I would share my pattern.
EEEeeeeek! I told her I would need the weekend to translate it into something understandable because here's what a Julie Comstock bag pattern looks like.
Please don't try to follow this! There is a method to my madness, but I'm the only one that knows it!
The following should work much better for you all!
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As you cut your pieces, note that you can use batting and/or interfacing. I used batting for mine so it is a bit softer and less structured. I have made similar bags with interfacing and they are nice with a more crisp look.
Since I'm not making a second of this bag at the moment, I put the construction together similar to how a quilt pattern would be. Use any 12.5" quilt block or even piece of fabric to get started.
I told Nicole that the block was the hardest part of this bag. She said that that would be the easiest part for her?!
I can't imagine because the bag is super easy to sew. The only tricky part, and it's really easy, is starting and stopping correctly to sew your corners.
Once the outer part of the bag is done, you need to make a second one for the lining. It's a little different because we're not using a quilt block. Also, if you're using batting, layer it on the wrong side of the fabric as you sew your pieces. If you're using interfacing it's most likely fused, so no worries!
Make your handle. If you're a patient type of person, you can sew both edges and turn this, but it's tedious so most of my friends, make handles by pressing the raw edge and then top stitching.
That's all folks. Please enjoy!