• 4th paragraph:
      Finished product is 7″ high, 10″ wide and 6″ deep.

      I use it for my library books all the time! Great for keeping a few novels around with my card in the pocket.

  1. Crayon roll pattern available anywhere? Might be too complicated for quick sew me. I love this bag. Thank you so much for the pattern. It will stretch my patience, hmm sewing ability, hmm patience. I like 2 minute projects, this will take me hours but the results will be so worth it.

  2. I just finished 2. 1 denim, works fine without inner facing and a solid black and pink that is quilted. I shortened the straps and just made 1 strap. The black and pink one has a zippered pocket. Now both my daughters have one. Thank you.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I have a couple of questions.

    #1. When I click on the patterns & the file opens up, is that the actual pattern (true to size)? Can I print & pin the pattern right on the fabric & it will be the size of your bag?

    #2. I am a bit confused about the strap. Are there 3 pieces sewn together to make one long strap? If so, do I just sew each piece with a 5/8 seam allowance?

    So sorry for my confusion. I just need a little clarification for my intermediate sewing skills 🙂


    • 1. It is true to size on my end. I uploaded it and drew it as a standard 8.5″x11″ piece of paper. I cut it out and pin it right to the bag for the dimensions I have listed.

      2. There are 3 pieces of the pattern for the strap. Once you have all 3 cut out, you will see lines that you need to line up to get one continuous pattern from the 3 pieces of paper. In order to fit the strap on a standard sheet of paper, it has to be split into 3 sections and then I tape them together. I used a 1/2″ seam allowance. 5/8″ is generally for clothes. For other items like this I use 1/2″. Top stitch I use 1/4″

      Hope that helps!

  4. On step # 13, you said to “top stitch.” I am assuming this is the bottom of the strap? Also, when you said at the beginning of this step to “clip the point at the top,” I didn’t know what you meant and I cut off the top of the arrow :0( any ideas on how to fix that?

    Any way you could clarify step # 15 alittle?

    • The entire strap is top stitched except for the bottom of the strap (the straight edge) – which will be sewed shut once it is sewn onto the bag. Although maybe not 100% necessary, it gives it stability and a “finished” look.
      The “clip the point at the top” is done after sewing the strap right sides together. This is to ensure there is less bulk when turning the strap Right Side Out (or wrong sides together). Here is a link to the photo for that step. It is also above the direction 13.

      Step 15 is where you put the straps on the bag. So you take 1 strap that has already been turned right side out, and pin it to the side of the bag. The side of the bag will have a very straight edge. Once pinned, I sewed it to the bag with the straight edge of the strap matching up to the straight edge of the bag. The strap’s point should be pointing down. It states to sew within the seam allowance, so I sewed it at 1/4″.

      I hope that helps. If I can give you any more clarification, please feel free to reply on here. It hits my email account fast!

      • thanks for your help. I also added a duplicate pocked on the inside of the bag. I am a beginner, so we will see how this turns out! It was fun though. Thanks again….

    • I used the standard quilting cotton material found at Walmart, Joann’s, etc. I believe someone else made this from discarded/old bluejeans and recycled them into a bag. I think either would work and I would love to try this out with outdoor material to make it more waterproof like a typical Thirty One gift bag.


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