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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Mug Carrier Tutorial


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 wide

First off you join the centre and side pieces. Press. Place top on pellon with backing underneath. Then stitch down the seams. This joins the three pieces together.Trim to neaten it all up.

The 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.

Next you get the side gussets and attach to the main part of bag centreing the two pieces together. I found it was easier to sew along the bottom first leaving a little at each end then rotate and sew up the side. Before sewing right to the top of the bag insert elastic then continue to sew to the top. Use 4 inches of elastic for each side. Some of this can be cut off depending how tight you want it to be.

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.
Happy sewing
Bev C


Vickie said...

wow that is a super mug carrier -holder..well done and thatk you for doing a tutorial to share, cheers Vickie

Janellybelly said...

Great Tutorial Bev, I love your finished version.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev, I made the great little mug carrier yesterday and it turned out super. The instructions were easy to follow and it was quick to make. Have a great day, Anita.

Unknown said...

That's great Bev , thanks for sharing .

Khris said...

If its okay I am going to put a link for this mug bag on my freebie blog Bev. www.freebiesforcraters.blogspot.com
Hugs Khris

Teresa said...

This is wonderful Bev. Definitely going to make this and a big thank you for the tutorial xx

Julia said...

I love it Bev...I will make myself one..thanks so much.
Julia ♥

Paige said...

Loving the mug carrier. Your tutorial is great - very easy to follow. (looking forward to the next one) I am so going to make some of these for Christmas pressies.