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- One Yard of 45" wide durable fabric such as canvas or denim - Preshrink the fabric so it doesn't shrink the first time you need to wash the bag.
- One package of pre-made "Wright's Maxi Piping". This piping helps the bag stand on it's own which makes it easier to pack and unpack.
- Optional- 4 feet of 1" wide webbing (or sew handles as provided in the instructions)
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Cutting and MarkingCutting
- Cut one 37" by 14" piece
- Cut two 15" by 8" pieces
- Cut two 24" by 4" pieces for the straps or two 24" pieces of 1" wide webbing.
- Mark the centers of the 14" edges on the body of the bag.
- Mark the centers of the 8" edges of the side pieces.
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03 of 06
Sew the Sides of the bag
- Sew the piping to the 37" edges of the body of the bag. (More on sewing piping)
- Placing the right sides together, matching the center markings of the body of the bag and the sides of the bag.
- Pin the body of the bag to the sides of the bag, clipping the body of the bag at the corner of the side of the bag.
- Sew the body of the bag to the sides of the bag, using the piping stitching as a seam guide.
- Apply a seam finish to enclose the raw edges.
- Press the seams.
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The Top Edge of the Bag
- Press under 1/2" on the top edge.
- Measure and press under 1" to enclose the pressed under edge.
- Stitch the hem in place by sewing as close to the turned under edge as possible.
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05 of 06
The Straps - Making Your Own
- Press the straps in half length-wise.
- Bring the raw edges in to meet the center fold line.
- Press so that the raw edges are enclosed.
- Sew the folded edges and 1/4" in from the folded edge.
- Sew a seam finish on the ends of the straps to enclose the raw edge.
Note: If you're using webbing for handles consider making a comfortable handle as described in the Simple Log Carrier Instructions
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Attach the Straps
- Measure in 3" from the side seam on the body of the bag.
- Pin the strap in place, aligning the seam finished edge of the strap with the bottom of the hem and the un-sewn edge of the strap with the 3" marking.
- Sew a square with an X through it to securely hold the strap in place.