Moda Bake Shop: Doggie Do Bag

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.  Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t ran quite the way it used to run.  The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.  Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.  Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.  These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

I wrote this back when my beagle was Gracie.  I called this a Doggie Do bag.  You may wonder what a doggie do bag is…Well, Gracie needed to go to dog obedience class and the instructor required all owners to have plastic bags (to pick up any messes) and treats with us at all times. So I made this little bag to carry my keys, wallet, and all the necessities Gracie needed.
Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry. This cute little bag can be used for anything: makeup, a crayon case…whatever you like.


What you need:
1 honey bun of Charlevoix
2 fat quarters
zipper
fusible fleece
Deco Bond
black thread

Mini ricrac
Black scrap of felt

 

To make the bag:
From the fat quarter, cut two 7.5″ x 8″ pieces for the lining.

Cut 2 pieces of fusible fleece 7.5″ x 8″.

Fuse the fleece to the lining pieces.

 


Select 9-10 fabric strips from your honey bun. Layer two of the pieces right side together diagonally on the fusible fleece. Sew them diagonally onto the fleece, using a quilt as you go method.


Continue adding pieces until the whole piece is covered.


Do this for both pieces.

Trim both pieces to 6.5″ x 7.5″. Set aside.


For the front pocket, take the other fat quarter and cut a 7.5″ x 8.5″ piece. Cut a piece of Deco Bond 7.5″ x 4.25″. Iron the fabric in half. Open up. Place the deco bond on the fabric. Fold over.


Position a piece of mini ricrac 1/2″ from the fold. Using matching thread, sew in place.

Using the dog pattern included in the Printer Friendly Version, cut a dog from a scrap of black felt. Cut a 1/4″ x 6″ strip of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Tie in a knot around the dog’s neck. Position the dog 1.25″ from the side and .75″ from the top of the right-hand side of the pocket piece.

 

Sew in place using black thread.

Cut 4- 1.5″ x 2″ pieces of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Take two of the pieces and put them right sides facing. Slide the zipper pull down. Sandwich the zipper in the middle of the two pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2″ seam. Press the fabric open. Trim to 3/4″.


Cut the zipper so it is 7.5″ long including the fabric piece.
 Take two of the fabric pieces and put them wrong sides facing.

Sandwich the opposite end of the zipper in the middle of two of the pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2″ seam. Press the fabric open.

Trim to 3/4″.

Trim the sides so they are the same width as the zipper.

For the handle, cut 2- 12″ x 1.5″ pieces of fabric from the fat quarter. Cut one piece of Deco Bond 12″ x 1.5″.


Put the pieces right sides together and lay on top of the Deco Bond piece. Sew 1/4″ from each of the sides to make a tube. Turn right side out.


Pr
ess. Topstitch along both edges.  Fold in half.


Lay the zipper along the 7.5″ side of the bag piece with the right side together.
 Stitch in place.


Layer the other bag piece along the other zipper side with right side together and stitch in place.
 Press the seam away from the zipper. Top stitch along the zipper on both sides.

Lay the pocket along the edge of the bag piece. Pin in place. Baste in place.

Pin the handle in place just above the pocket matching the seams. Tack in place.


Open the zipper 3/4 of the way
. Fold in half with right sides together. Sew around the edge, pivoting at the corners. Trim near the zipper and at the corners.

Fold the corners in as shown. Pin. Measure in 3/4″. Draw a line. Sew along the line.


Cut away excess. Do this for both corners.

Turn right side out. Poke the corners out and your clutch is finished.


Your bag will be about 5.5″ x 7″…not including the handle. You can easily leave off or shorten the handle, depending on the intended purpose of your bag. I made my handle long so it could hook over my wrist when I was walking Gracie.

You will have plenty of honey bun strips leftover to make a few more bags.

 

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