Now, as I said before, normally I you would probably just embellish the front and back before sewing the bag together (making sure to leave 1/4" from the edge clear for a seam allowance).
I did do this for the back of the bag (see picture below) and only stitched along the straight part of the bone, as shown. By leaving the ends un-sewn, it added a very cute 3-D aspect.
|The red lines show where I sewed|
If you also want a design on the side of the bag, now is the time to do it. I did add bones to the ends of one long strip, so that the sides of the bag would be decorated too.
|Before it gets pinned|
|After it has been pinned, looking at it from the front|
|After it has been pinned, looking at it from the back|
|Looking at it from the inside|
|Front and sides sewn together!|
I laid out different sized bones in a fitting pattern, and sewed down the long edges only (about 1/8" from the edge).
Add the other handle to the back side of the bag, again using the same method.
You are almost finished!
The only thing left to sew is the top. As you can see in the picture below, the 2 pieces of fabric on each side are still open at the top. Sew along each side, with about 1/8" seam allowance, to close the holes.
|Front and Side|
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