Peg Bag Sewing Tutorial!

My old peg bag was tired, it was made of less than funky fabric, it had an unattractive hole and it hung from a little coat hanger and generally annoyed me. As a result pegs found their way into jumper pockets, aprons and boxes, still less than useful. So the thought began to make a brand new peg bag, one that I could wear so it didn’t get in the way, but was also stylish enough that I didn’t make a break for the kitchen should the neighbour be waving over the wall. I’m really very pleased with it, so pleased in fact that I thought I’d share my instructions to make it 🙂

What You’ll Need

1/2m Outer fabric

1/2m lining fabric

Strong Ribbon or tape


Step 1

Take both your outer fabric and lining fabric and cut out a rectangle 30cm X 48cm. Place them right sides together and pin around the edge.

Step 2

Leaving a seam allowance of approx 1cm machine stitch around the edge, leaving a gap of about 6cm (2″) to turn the bag out. If your fabric is likely to fray remember to run a zig zag stitch around the edge or cut with pinking shears.

Step 3

Cut some of the fabric off at the corners to make it easier to turn out. Take out the pins and turn the bag the right way out. Iron your piece, making sure the seams are nice and flat. Then machine stitch the open edge closed. You should now have a rectangle that measures about 46cm X 28cm.

Step 5

To make our bag lay the rectangle with the lining facing upwards. Turn up the bottom to reveal about 20cm of the outer fabric. Pin and machine stitch about 1/2 cm from the edge.

Step 6

Cut two pieces of ribbon or tape about 85cm long. These will be sewn onto the back of the bag. First fold down the top of the bag, so that all the lining is hidden. Then place your ribbon either side and sew in place. Fold under the raw edge of the ribbon and sew.

Step 7

I finished my bag with a big button on the front flap, of course you could add your own touch, a flower, an applique design perhaps.

Step 8

Enjoy your new peg bag! You can tie it around your waist or over your shoulder. I normally fold the top flap back to allow easier access to the pegs, then when I put the bag away I flop it back into place.

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