Cosmo Bag Sew Along: Step #11

Step #11 of the Cosmo Bag is a little misleading… it’s actually a series of steps.  After we attached the inside lining pockets in Step #10, we’re now going to construct the entire bag lining for Step #11.  The first thing we will do is attach the bag handles.  You should have four of these left after we made the bag exterior and you’re going to follow all of the same things we did the first time.

Starting with one pocketed lining main panel with the right side up, place the handle pieces as shown so that the fabrics are right sides together.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Pin them just as you did previously and stitch following the same guidelines.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Press the seam allowances upward toward the handle pieces.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Top stitch on all four handles, same as before, as shown in the following photo.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Once you’ve attached the handles, they need to be joined.  With right sides together, stitch the short seam and press the seam open.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

On the inside of the “doughnut hole” you are going (1) stay stitch, (2) press the small allowance of fabric inward, and (3) clip into the allowance every 1/4″ – 1/2″… it should look like the following picture when you’re done.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

After the bag handles are attached, we will attach the side panels.  The lining side panels do not have a pocket on them, so you’ll follow your exterior bag instructions for the side panel, but will *not* do the steps for making the side panel pocket.  I always like to keep myself oriented, so place my pieces right sides together as shown, with the smaller end of the side panel at the top next to the bag handles.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Pin as you did previously and stitch just the same as you did before.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Clip into the curved seams as you did before and press them open, too.

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Attach the bottom panel in the exact same fashion as you did for the bag exterior.  The following pictures should look really familiar… it’s all the same that you’ve done before.  Don’t forget to clip your corners!

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

When you’re done, you should have a full bag lining and be able to put some things in it and sling the lining over your shoulder to give it a quick test.  In the next step, we will attach the lining we just made to the exterior.  We are getting so close to a finished bag!  Just remember:  take your time on the lining — it’s a LOT of steps so this step will take a while to complete.  If you have problems or questions, feel free to post a comment…  happy stitching!

Amy Butler Cosmo Bag step 11

Subscribe for goodies!

  • Early bird announcements for upcoming workshops.
  • First look at new services.
  • Free webinars.
  • Exclusive offers.
  • Free stuff! (What's not to love?)
Powered by ConvertKit
sharetweetpine-mail
  • Cosmo Bag Sew Along: Step #12 : School of Moxie - […] so I got ahead of myself in my last post… in Step #12, we’re making the little button hole tab and we’ll attach it to our […]ReplyCancel

  • neicy - Hello I found your site extremely helpful b/c the book is confusing and badly worded at some parts. But I am a little confused about whether or not there is an inside pocket on the lining. Thank you for reading….NeicyReplyCancel

    • Mary Ann Williams - Hi Neicy – Yes! The inside of the Cosmo Bag has pockets. They are created by stitching a central line down the pocket panel pieces, so you’ll end up with four pockets of equal size on the inside (and the inside is the lining). I’m so glad you found my sew along helpful! I’m hoping to tackle the rest of the bags in the book very soon… stay tuned! 🙂ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*