Supplies you’ll need:
1/2 yard exterior fabric*
1/4 yard interior fabric (I recommend a quilting cotton)
9″ zipper that matches your exterior fabric
1/4 yard #808 Pellon Craft Fuse interfacing
Sewing thread that matches your exterior fabric
Sewing machine
Iron & ironing board
*I recommend a medium to heavier weight cotton for this. Linen is what I’m using, and it works perfectly.  You don’t want to use a quilting weight cotton or something really light – it will make the final product too flimsy.

1. Start by cutting your exterior pieces. I use a quilting cutting mat which makes things as accurate as possible.


2. Now cut interior fabric pieces.

3. Cut interfacing.

4. Bring your strap piece to the ironing board.


Sometimes, at the end of this step, if my strap doesn’t feel sturdy enough, I’ll cut a thin strip of interfacing and tuck it inside the crease before sewing. This is an optional step.

5. Now it’s time to sew your strap.

6. Set the strap aside and let’s work on the “knot” of your bow.

7. Once you’ve gotten the “knot,” let’s work on the other part of your bow.

8. Set your bow aside for now, and grab your interior and exterior fabric pieces and your pieces of interfacing.

9. Now it’s time to attach your bow.

10. Set those pieces aside and let’s work on installing your zipper.

11. Attach the exterior fabrics to the other side of your zipper.

12. You’re on the home stretch! Let’s add the strap and finish the bag!