Sew the Triangle Bag
Beginner | 21 min 33 sec
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Sew an origami-inspired triangle bag with author, illustrator, and maker Sanae Ishida. This simple and stylish design has been around for generations in Japan, and you can sew it in under an hour, no pattern necessary. Sanae will teach you how you to calculate the size of your fabric pieces to customize the size of your bag, how to fold the fabric to create its signature triangle shape, and how to sew it all together with basic sewing machine skills. You'll also learn how to add a leather or fabric handle. Whether used as a farmers market tote, a lunch box holder, or a casual tote, this bag is especially versitile and giftable. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 1/2 yards woven fabric for the bag (linen, cotton, cotton canvas)
  • 1/4 yard fabric for the handle
  • Sewing machine & coordinating thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Marking tool
  • Fabric shears
  • Small scissors
  • Ruler
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper

Fabric needed by size (all seam allowances are 1.5"):
  • Large - 18.5" x 52.5" to make a 17" x 51" bag
  • Medium - 15.5" x 43.5" to make a 14" x 42" bag 
  • Small - 11.5" x 31.5" to make a 10" x 30" bag
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Learn how to:
  • Sew a triangular eco bag
  • Calculate the size of your fabric pieces to customize the size of your bag
  • Add a leather or fabric handle

What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to sew a triangle bag
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Sanae Ishida
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Jenn N
Great class!
November 14, 2022
Jamie Vann
I really like these useful and simple bags.
October 13, 2022
Jennifer Horan
Very clear directions. Thank you.
September 23, 2022