Little heart bag for the "Oktoberfest" or the "Vienna Wies´n"

Bag for the Munich "Oktoberfest" or the "Vienna Wies´n"

Material: (you can use a lot of your old materials)

  • Small pieces of old Jeans fabric, cotton fabric, leather, linen,...
  • Zippers, 16, 18, or 20 cm
  • Different ribbons - cotton, polyester, velvet,...
  • Bias binding or mesh tulle
  • Metal halfrings
  • Metal rings
  • Chain, 120 cm
  • Old metal buttons
  • Stronger interfacing for ironing on
  • Polyester thread
  • Belt loops - wether you prepare three od you take it off from old jeans 


Make a paper stencil of a heart - mine is 22 x 22 cms and the smaller one is 20 x 20 cms.
Iron the Jeans fabric and fix the adhesive interfacing. Cut one heart (give an additional seam allowance of 1 cm !) out of the jeans and sew on the prepared belt loops as you see on the foto. (it will be the reverse side of the bag).

Then cut 3 half hearts out of the jeans fabric and iron on also the interfacing.

Prepare a zipper bag on one of the half hearts, see my tutorial for easy zipper bags:


It will be the front side of the heart bag.

For the lining  you need two half jeans hearts, pin a piece of lining fabric and make a seam. On one of these prepared lining pieces you can sew on a little rectangular pocket, on the other one a small loop --> foto.
Then cut out the hearts.

Make also a lttle ribon bow and a hanger for the metal halfring.

Pin the inside zipper on the lining pieces -  be careful with the opening and closing of the zipper - they should stay away from the ends at least 1,5 cms.

Then sew the zipper.

When you prepared all four layers, pin them together - make a seam with large sts. around the heart, then sew on the bias binding or the mesh tulle.

When you have been finished with sewing, fix the loop with the halfring, the bow, the old metal button.
On each side prepare a small piece of  leather for the metal rings, fix them or sew them on --> foto.
Insert the chain as bag strap.

Enjoy the Oktoberfest or the Vienna Wies´n !

The design and instruction are only for private use.

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