So I started the scavenger hunt for this skirt & top.
OUTER FABRIC & LINING
Repeat this for the other edge too ,the curved gusset gives the bag a lovely shape like this
Now to add the magnetic snap follow my tutorial here.
Now the outer shell is ready .keep it aside & pick up the lining fabric.
Fuse the interface to the wrong sides of the lining but remember to fuse it 1/2" down the top edge.Again remember to keep the sewn edge on the top for both the sides.
Add pockets-For the pockets follow my tutorial on how to add 3 D pockets
Now sew the lining pieces & gusset it same as the outer piece.
To make the straps - Fuse the interfacing to wrong side of one of the strips.Take the other strip & pin it to the interfaced strip right side together.Sew the long side with 2 cm seam allowance.
Now flip over the non interfaced strip so that you get a sandwich of two strips with the interface in between.Run a stitch on the long side again.
Now fold both the strips inside around 3 cms,pin them & sew them .
Now the final assembly.
Pin the straps 2" from the seams to the outer shell.See that the straps are not twisted:)
Now put the lining inside the bag & now the beauty of using a skirt really stares you in the face!!!!!!!!
No folding in the edges or trying to turn the tote inside out!!!!!
All you have to do is pin them together & sew them:)
I love this...................back stitch the straps for durability & you are good to go:)
Feel free to make ,sell (not the pattern),just link it back here:)
And if you make it,PLEASSSSSSSSE send me pics:)If you are on flickr add the pics to my flickr group here