Since my daughter has always loved owls we decided an owl share bag would be perfect. I went through my scrap fabrics and knew I'd find an owl print.
I drew my design on a brown paper sack and cut it out to use as a pattern.
I used interfacing on all of my fabrics before I cut them out. Then I pinned the front pieces together.
I used a simple zig-zag stitch around all of the pieces, including the face.
The front was now complete and in one piece.
I made simple straps and pinned them on. Turning fabric is not my favorite thing so I made the straps wide to make it easier on myself.
I pinned the right side of my lining to the right side of my owl's front (making sure my straps were sandwiched between the right sides of my fabrics.) I stitched around the top and stopped about 3 inches down from the ears. Then I turned it right side out. I repeated this with the second piece of lining and the back of the owl. You can see that the top is finished but the bottom isn't. I didn't want it to be too bulky when sewing the front to the back so I went this route.
Now that the lining was secured on the top of the owl's front and back pieces I pinned the right sides of the owl together (finished face to finished back). I stitched around the edge beginning and ending at the points where my lining was already secured. However, I left a small opening at the bottom to turn it right side out. The photo shows the owl being turned. Next I flipped it inside out again and stitched the opening I had left for turning.
Ta-dah! One finished owl bag for share day!
Here is a shot of the lining.
I'd say she likes her new share bag. It's one of a kind, just like she is!