Dragonfly Hessian Bag Project

Level: Easy


  • 1m of Dragon Fly Metallic Printed Hessian Fabric
  • Simplicity Belting Natural 38mm
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine and Matching Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and ruler

Finished Bag Measures:

60cm wide x 50cm high


Step 1 - Cut out 1 large rectangle 62cm x 108cm for the body of the bag.

Step 2 - Fold a 2cm hem on the 58cm sides of the rectangle and press with an iron. Pin in place and sew down, this will be the top edges of your bag.

Step 3 - Cut 2 x 60cm lengths of the Simplicity Belting for you handles. Measure and pin these to the inside on the bag ensuring they are centred and line up on each panel. Sew in place.

Step 4 - Fold the main body in half and pin so the top hems align. Sew along the side seams with a 1cm seam allowance, repeat on the other side. You will end up with a bag that is 60cm x 50cm in total.

Step 5 - To create the boxed corners at the base, pinch out each corner to form a triangle with the side seams running down the centre of the triangle. Using a pencil and ruler, draw a line for the base of the triangle 6cm long (it should be 3cm on each side of the centre seam). Sew across the line and then trim any excess fabric leaving a 1cm seam allowance. Repeat on the other corner.

Step 6 - Turn the bag right side out and it is now ready for use!



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