The Aloha Satchel Sewing Tutorial

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Hi everyone! I have a super fun and easy tutorial for you today. I’m calling this the Aloha Satchel and it features a fun patchwork top panel, backpack type straps, and a button closure.

Watch The Aloha Satchel Video Tutorial here:

For this project I used Aloha Girl fabric by Fig Tree fabric which I’ve been hoarding, and some natural canvas for the bottom and straps.

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Fabric Requirements:

    • 1/2 yd. Lining Fabric
    • 1/2 yd. Canvas (Bag bottom and straps)
    • 1/4 yd. Outside Fabric
    • 1 mini-charm pack (Or 42-2.5”x2.5” squares)
    • 1/2 yd. batting or fusible fleece
    • 1 decorative button
    • 6.5” long x 1/4”wide elastic strip

I used canvas for the straps as well, not only because they’re cute, but also durable.

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I made this for my 10 year old daughter, so I attached the straps a bit higher, but if you make it for a teen or adult you may want to attach the bottoms a bit lower. There are instructions for strap placement for both child/adult sizes in the PDF download!

I also added a small interior pocket to hold extra goodies! Aren’t these flowers cute!?

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I also added this cute floral wood button to finish it off!

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And that’s it guys! I love this project so much and I hope you do too!

Click the image below to download The Aloha Satchel PDF for exact cutting instructions and fabric requirements.

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If you make this project make sure to share it on social media with #thealohasatchel so I can see what you make!

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1 Comment

  • Heidi April 5, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This looks like a great project for someone wanting to give quilting a try.

    Reply

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