Hey everyone! While we’re all anxiously awaiting the PR&P results from last week (no? just me? Am I the only one biting my nails over this?) I’ve decided to do a quick tutorial on how to make the one-shoulder BDU bag.
Cut off the bottom right corner. Now you have two diagonal cuts where the strap will go.
Sew the two strips into a tube and press. Now you have a strap! Lay the back piece of the bag right side up and pin one end of the strap on the top diagonal, pin the other end of the strap to the bottom diagonal. Now pin the front piece of the bag on top, right side in (like a bag sandwich). Sew all around the bag except for the part where you sewed the velcro.
You could stop there, but to make it more functional we’re going to add some nylon webbing. First fold the end over and sew it down right where the strap and bag meet.
Then decide what you want to fit in the nylon ‘pockets’ and put it where you want it to go. For example I chose a water bottle. I pinned it on both sides so it was very snug, then I sewed the nylon webbing down where the pins were.
A small pocket for sunglasses 🙂 When you’ve added all the little ‘pockets’ you want sew the other end of the nylon webbing to the other end of the strap.
Now give it to a special little man in your life…
And watch his eyes light up!