I made this kite bag last year, for Christmas. It's a simple, unlined, drawstring bag that was so quick and easy to make. Recently I borrowed the bag back to take these photos, as I ran out of time when I was making it. I would have loved to have done a tutorial, but in my mad rush sewing for Christmas, there was no time for taking photos along the way.
This is the kite that the bag was made to fit. I had the measurements of the kite, but not the actual kite, when I was sewing. The kite is 90cm tall x 25cm around and the winder is 12cm x 9cm x 2cm.
The strap is made from two pieces of fabric 5cm x 105cm, the same way as the Little Shopper Tote. The strap works well, but I could have made it a little shorter.
The bag is made in two sections. The bottom half is made with two pieces of fabric: 17cm x 85cm.
- With right sides together, sew the side seams and the bottom seam, using a French seam.
- Make boxed corners the same way as in the Fabric Basket. (I can't remember how wide I made the boxed corner, but it needs to be at least as wide as the strap.)
- Insert one end of the strap into one of the boxed corners before it is sewn.
The top section of the bag is made with two pieces of fabric: 17cm x 15cm.
- With right sides together, sew one side, using a French seam.
- Turn a hem on either of the two edges on the other side.
- Join the top and bottom sections and neaten.
- Fold over the top of the strap and join to the top section of the bag where it joins the bottom section.
- Sew a cross to securely attach the strap.
If the top and the bottom don't fit exactly, the top of the strap will hide this.
Hem the top edge and feed a cord through to use as a drawstring.
It's a bit hard to see what this photo is, but it's the winder sitting in a pocket inside the bag. The pocket was made before the bag was sewn.
That's all there is to it.
I'll be adding the kite bag to the Drawstring Bags and Fabric Baskets link party.