***You can fine the popular envelope bottom tutorial used in this bag’s construction HERE***
Pin-tucking, Smocking, or pleating was the challenge laid out by Ricochet and Away. We were intrigued. We both like to pleat, neither of us love pin-tucking, and it turns out neither of us had really smocked.
We decided to create a lined market bag, and use some of our fab fold skills with accent pockets. Here is how it went!
Fill it up with groceries!
Since we both feel comfortable with pleats, we wanted to try our hand at something a little different. The inside pocket is an inverted pleat pocket. A great place to stash your list or coupons. I swear my coupons have a way of disappearing, having a home will help.
This pocket is attached to the lining. We’ve lined the bag in an embossed waterproof fabric. We found this on a large roll back with the table cloth materials.
We (and by we I mean Donna) smocked this pocket on the machine through a series of gathering and decorative embroidery stitching. In researching we discovered there are TONS of variations on smocking. Much of it is done by hand.
Find the Envelope Bottom Tutorial HERE
The Smocked Pocket and Pleated Pocket Tutorial HERE
Rachel and Donna
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