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Pattern Cover Project Bag

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

We love the original hand-painted watercolor prints used on the early covers of Children’s Corner patterns. This bag uses these vintage covers in a new way. Now you can carry a piece of Children’s Corner history around with you.


Ivory or White Thread Clear & White Thread Hammer Pinking shears or pinking blade for rotary cutter Hole Punch Sewing machine with size 12 needle or larger Vintage pattern covers and instructions (see cutting instructions)

Cutting Instructions

Cut out your “patterns” maximizing the images.

Vintage Pattern Cover Pages – “Pattern” Cut a front panel 9” X 7 ¼” Cut a back panel 9” X 7 ¼” Cut 2 side panels 6 ¼” X 7 ¼” Vintage Instructions Pages – “Lining” Cut a front panel 9” X 7 ¼” Cut a back panel 9” X 7 ¼” Cut 2 side panels 6 ¼” X 7 ¼” Cut 2 bottoms 6 ¼” X 9” Cut the clear contact paper into 10 rectangles 10” X 8”


1. Apply the clear contact to the trimmed patterns and lining. There will be a significant amount of sticky clear contact paper left around each image.

2. Apply the ‘lining’ on each coordinating "pattern". The clear contact paper holds pattern and lining together.

3. Topstitch across the top of the four pattern covers using a ¼” seam allowance. Do not include the clear contact paper as a part of the seam allowance.

4. Apply the grommets one inch down and three inches in from the side of each front and back piece. (pre-punch the holes with a regular hole punch, and apply grommets) Use quilting clips or tiny clothespins to hold the four sides together making the shape of the bag.

5. With clear thread in the bobbin, and white thread on top, sew together each side using a 3/8” seam leaving 1/2” open at the bottom of each side.

6. Attach the bottom to the sides of the bag, working with the long sides first and then the short sides.

7. Trim all the edges of the bag with decorative edge such as pinking shears. 8. Determine the desired finished length of handles. Add 3” to this measurement and cut clear tubing to this length.

9. Thread tubing through the grommets and tie a knot to hold them in place. 10. Enjoy your new bag!

Designed by Claudia Sullivan

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