These free sewing patterns from Heather Parsons teach you how to make a binkie bag to hold your child's "binkie" not matter where you go. Sanitary and cute!
- 1 fat quarter (and actually less if you just want to use scraps but if you are going to go out and buy fabric don't buy more than a fat quarter)
- Same amount of fabric for the lining (could be printed or plain).
- 1 piece of Velcro (both sides)
- Cut all pieces according to pattern. You will also cut a 10 1/2" x 2" strip for the handle
- Place all pieces right sides together.
- Sew flap pieces together with an 1/8" seam.
- Turn, press and top stitch as close to the edge as possible.
- Press the handle piece in half lengthwise.
- Open it up and press each half in to meet the center crease.
- Now press it in half again (it should now be a 1/4 of the width you started with).
- Topstitch down both sides.
- Fold the handle piece in half and...
- place in between the two outer pieces. Fold it back so that it won't get caught in the other side seam. You will want it to hang over the edge a bit.
- Pin the other outer piece over top (sandwiching the handle piece in between).
- Sew a 1/4" seam (I do a backstitch over where the handle is attached to make it stronger) and trim with pinking shears. Turn right side out.
- Now sew the lining pieces together only leave an opening at the bottom (backstitch on both sides of the opening).
- Lay the flap piece on one side of the outer pocket and pin to hold it in place (match the top, raw edges). Place the whole outer pocket with flap attached inside the lining (right sides together). Pin the top edge, matching your side seams.
- Sewn around the top edge with a 1/4" seam.
- Now turn right side out through the opening (should look like this).
- Tuck in the edges on the opening. Stitch closed and tuck down inside.
- Attach velcro pieces to the flap and pocket.
- Add a cute embellishment on the outside if you choose and...
- TADA!!!! You have a cute little binkie bag.