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All American bag CAL part 3 - sewing the squares together!

There is no right way to do this...

I just laid out the squares and sewed them together one by one. I used red yarn and a darning ( yarn) needle to sew them. ALWAYS sew with the right sides facing each other.

When you are done your bag should look like this...

the blue will be folded and sewn together after the bag is lined.

This part is my least favorite part and can seem to take longer than it should but hang in there and keep with it.

Be sure to knot and weave in all you ends. When you are done with the bag be sure to trim any left over ends.
Check back on here Thursday night for the easy lining instructions!
this is what the wrong side looks like


  1. I am at a complete loss as to how to assemble these squares. It looks like 1/2 squares at the bottom. Could you please send me a detailed example of how to lay out these squares as I would like to line it and give it as a gift on the 4th. Thank you.

    1. If you look at the top photo those "half" looking squares are the ones you fold in half. Here is a tip/.. lay our four blue in a row.. lay out the 3 red under neath, the 4 white under that and the red red under that. sew them together and turn the bag over. the square that fold at the bottom red row, the whites on the side, and the bluses on the side. then sew in the rest of the square you have where they fit on the back. Does this help?


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