Scripture Bag

To start off, I want to let you know I am no seamstress. I have taught myself to sew, and so it isn't always pretty. I do a lot of trial and error. I don't know all the sewing terminology. So for your beginner sewers, my tutorials might be helpful. Just please....don't laugh! This is my first attempt at a sewing tutorial.

My daughters birthday is tomorrow, and she wanted scriptures and a bag. So, I attempted to make a scritpure bag. I don't think it turned out too bad; I at least think she will be happy.

These are the two fabrics I picked

I cut my polka dot fabric 13x20
and my pink fabric 13x24
I cut my pink fabric longer so I could have an overlap of pink on my polka dots.
(Does this make sense)

Then put your fabrics wrong sides together, leaving two inches of pink on each end.

Now fold your pink fabric in two inches

Sew all the way around, leaving an opening to turn it right sides out.

Turn it right side out, sew your opening closed, and it should look something like this.

Now sew all the way around it and sew your pink flap down, just to make it lay better.

Put wrong sides together and sew up each side

Now that you have it sewn together, still inside out, take the bottom corner and sew a straight line to make a triangle

Sew a straight line on both corners

Now you have a bag

I bought these little handles at Joanns. They make the project super easy!

It is always a battle to get any project done with little ones around. I decided to show this picture because I thought it was funny that right at the last second she went for the pin. She is so obsessed with my pin cushion. I usually have her on my lap, or right in the middle of whatever I'm doing! It is so fun!!!

I was trying to show how I pinned a little piece of ribbon on to hold the handle on.

Then sew the ribbon down.

I then sewed (I actually hot glued, shhhhh don't tell anyone, I was tired by this point) the little bows. I think it adds a lot!

And your done! If I can do it, you can!!! It is nothing fancy, but it will do the job!!
I think I will have a happy little girl!!


  1. Very cute great job teaching your self to sew!I made one very similar for my daughter last year for her birth day !

  2. Cute bag, and you did a great job on the tutorial!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  3. I really like the ribbon bows... fun detail!

  4. It's an adorable bag...i love it! I want one toooo! :D
    You did a great job...i can't sew and i'm definitely not brave enough to attempt a project like that, hehe. :)
    I'd love for you to link it up at my linky party this weekend if you want! :)

  5. Great tutorial! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. great idea. I love that you can really use this type of bag for anything. love it!

  7. So cute! I want one for my scriptures:) I am going to have to try one for me and my girls!

  8. So Creative! Thanks for linking up. Make sure to come enter contest to win a pair of DownEast Basic jeans this week.


  9. That you figured out how to do the gusset is wonderful. Wow. It makes the bottom square with only a little effort. I've done it both ways and this is the easiest. Good job and thanks for showing how you did this. Isn't it great to find all these great tutorials online? I just love it. Blessings to you. Linda

  10. i love love it! and i'm very impressed.

    i tried to teach myself to sew and....... well, let's just say- the fabric that i jammed up in there is still there 5 years later. if i can get some help and serious tutorial on threading that darn needle and bobbin thingy- i'm sure i can take it from there! lol

  11. You did a fabulous job--so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  12. I absolutly love the fabric you chose. And the bows are a cute touch. I'm your newest follower. I'm having my first link party tomorrow (Monday). It would be great if you could stop by and post your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  13. Very cute! Love the fabrics! Thank you for sharing your tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  14. I love this!! I need a Scripture bag and haven't found what I like. I am going to make me one along with my teenage daughter. I am your newest follower. I hope you will drop by my blog as well.
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. absolutely precious! Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings.

  16. Sew Cute!! Love it, I can't wait to make my little girl one! THanks for the tute, great job!


  17. This is so darling! My daughters would love these, but the first one I make will be for ME!! Thanks for sharing!


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