Today I want to show you how to make a Mug Carrier. You will need the following material.
Centre piece 3 1/2 x 12 inches Fabric A
Side pieces 2 of 1 1/2 x 12 inches Fabric B
Side Gusset 2 of 4 1/2 x 8 inches Fabric A
Handles 2 of 10 x 1 inch Fabric A
Handles 2 of 10 x 2 inches Fabric B
Lining 1 of 12 x 7 inches Fabric B
Loop 1 of 1 1/2 x 6 inches Fabric B
Binding 1 of 40 x 2 inches Fabric B this allows a few inches extra it is easier to work with
Pellon 1 of 13 x 7 inches
Elastic 8 inches long by 1/4 inch wideThe next thing to do is get the side gussets and fold in half wrong sides together . Stitch forming a casing for the elastic at the top sewing about an inch down.
To make the handles get the 10 x 1 inch strip cut in Fabric A and join a 10 x 2 inch strip of Fabric B first to one side then another. This forms a tube, use a loop turner to pull it out the right way then press. Make two handles and the loop. Pin the handles to the top of the Mug Carrier in line with the edge of the centre panel making sure they are placed the correct way up. On one side attach the loop. The next step is to attach the binding by pinning in place to the outside preferably starting along one of the sides making sure the handles are down. Stitch mitering corners at the top of the bag. Join the ends together in your preferred manner. Hand stitch the binding to the inside with matching thread. Attach a button or toggle on the opposite side of the loop.
Your finished Mug Carrier should look like this. These little bags are quick and easy to make and would make a great gift for those good ladies out there that are making items for the Mother's Day Stalls. As this is my first Tutorial please do not hesitate to contact me if you have trouble following the instructions. Most importantly have fun, make one for yourself.