It is not difficult to make a folding bag. Read this blog and you can see how to make this folding bag and where to buy the fabric. And the sewing pattern of course!
I bought this beautiful fabric at Takoy. This online store sells beautiful prints. The fabric is made of water-repellent polyester and very suitable for a strong folding bag. It is slightly thicker than the usual nylon bags, but therefore also stronger and lasts longer.
The fabric: Golden coffee beans water-repellent polyester
Half a meter is more than enough.
The sewing pattern:
This Burda 7158 sewing pattern is ideal if you want to make practical bags. It offers no less than 6 variations and the bags are easy to make, even for beginners. From chic to practical and a folding bag. All equally beautiful and the examples in terms of fabric choice are beautiful.
You can make this nag in a few hours! Or maybe even in less than an hour.
1. Cut out the pattern pieces from the sewing pattern, with no extra seam allowance.
2. Sew the sides with the French seam.
3. Make the folding pouch according to the sewing pattern, or see photos:
4. Sew the bag at the top of the seam of the top of the bag that you now hem.
5. Make the hanles.
6. Secure it with nice triangles.
7. and the bag is ready!
A folding bag can also be beautiful if you make it from a suitable and beautiful fabric. Go for strong fabrics but not too thick.
Oh, and also very nice to mention: the bag, when folded, fits nicely in a handbag. But also vice versa: the Chanel bag in the folding bag.... fits exactly!