Doggie Do Bag




Hello...I'm Jo from Jo's Country Junction. My beagle, Gracie, and I are here to share with you a pattern we put together for a Doggie Do Bag. You may wonder what a doggie do bag is...Well, Gracie needed to go to dog obedience class and the instructor required all owners to have plastic bags (to pick up any messes) and treats with us at all times. So I made this little bag to carry my keys, wallet, and all the necessities Gracie needed.

Don't have a dog? Don't worry. This cute little bag can be use for anything: makeup, a crayon case...whatever you like.




1 honey bun of Charlevoix
2 fat quarters
zipper
fusible fleece
Deco Bond
black thread



Mini ricrac
Black scrap of felt




From the fat quarter, cut two 7.5" x 8" pieces for the lining.
Cut 2 pieces of fusible fleece 7.5" x 8".

Fuse the fleece to the lining pieces.

Select 9-10 fabric strips from your honey bun. Layer two of the pieces right side together diagonally on the fusible fleece. Sew them diagonally onto the fleece, using a quilt as you go method.

Press open.


Continue adding pieces until the whole piece is covered.


Do this for both pieces.

Trim both pieces to 6.5" x 7.5". Set aside.




For the front pocket, take the other fat quarter and cut a 7.5" x 8.5" piece. Cut a piece of Deco Bond 7.5" x 4.25". Iron the fabric in half. Open up. Place the deco bond on the fabric. Fold over.


Position a piece of mini ricrac 1/2" from the fold. Using matching thread, sew in place.


Using the dog pattern included in the Printer Friendly Version, cut a dog from the scrap of black felt. Cut a 1/4" x 6" strip of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Tie in a knot around the dog's neck. Position the dog 1.25" from the side and .75" from the top of the right hand side of the pocket piece.


Sew in place using black thread.


Cut 4- 1.5" x 2" pieces of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Take two of the pieces and put them right sides facing. Slide the zipper pull down. Sandwich the zipper in the middle of the two pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2" seam. Press the fabric open. Trim to 3/4".


Cut the zipper so it is 7.5" long including the fabric piece. Take two of the fabric pieces and put them wrong sides facing.


Sandwich the opposite end of the zipper in the middle of two of the pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2" seam. Press the fabric open.

Trim to 3/4".


Trim the sides so they are the same width as the zipper.


For the handle, cut 2- 12" x 1.5" pieces of fabric from the fat quarter. Cut one piece of Deco Bond 12" x 1.5".


Put the pieces right sides together and lay on top of the Deco Bond piece. Sew 1/4" from each of the sides to make a tube. Turn right side out.


Pr
ess. Top stitch along both edges.

Lay the zipper along the 7.5" side of the bag piece with the right side together. Stitch in place.

Layer the other bag piece along the other zipper side with right side together and stitch in place.
Press the seam away from the zipper. Top stitch along the zipper on both sides.


Lay the pocket along the edge of the bag piece. Pin in place. Baste in place.

Pin the handle in place just above the pocket matching the seams. Tack in place.

Open the zipper 3/4 of the way. Fold in half with right sides together. Sew around the edge, pivoting at the corners. Trim near the zipper and at the corners.

Fold the corners in as shown. Pin. Measure in 3/4". Draw a line. Sew along the line.


Cut away excess.
Do this for both corners.



Turn right side out. Poke the corners out and your clutch is finished.





Your bag will be about 5.5" x 7"...not including the handle. You can easily leave off or shorten the handle, depending on the intended purpose of your bag. I made my handle long so it could hook over my wrist when I was walking Gracie.

You will have plenty honey bun strips left over to make a few more bags.

I'd love to hear what you will use your "Doggie Do" bag for....and don't forget to stop over and visit Gracie and me over at Jo's Country Junction.



Jo Kramer
{Jo's Country Junction}


61 comments:

Tamera said...

What a cute little clutch! I don't have a doggie, but I sure could make this for my kiddos to carry little things in, lol. They would LOVE it!

Quiltjane said...

Great idea and wonderful tutorial. Cute dog too!

Barb in Mi said...

Doggie do bag, what a cute idea! Gracie sure wnet to class in style!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

What a sweet little bag!

Karen said...

One of the reasons I really don't want a dog is the fact that I'd have to "pick up" after him. What a cute bag for those that do. Thanks!

Tiffaney said...

OMG! Thank you so much! I have been wanting to make one of these for TJ but wasn't sure where to start. This one is way cuter then anything I could have come up with.

Katrina said...

Jo that bag is just great! I must make one for my puppy so our walks will be in style :-D

Quilting with Ewe said...

How cut is that?! I love it! You are an inspiration!

Stella

Katie said...

Cute bag! What a great idea! We don't have a dog (yet!), but we have lots of dog friends that we take care of.

Michele said...

What a cute idea!

Brenda said...

Different project. Great idea.

Kristina said...

Oh, doggie do bag, how sweet! I made a similar dog bag for carrying bal and some treats.

http://blackbird-bags.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-black-bag.html

krisgray said...

Adorable bag - I love bags! Thaks for the zipper instructions - those are new to me.

Donna said...

very cute project...love black and red too.

KaHolly said...

SWEET!! Definitely a keeper! ~karen

Colleen M said...

Adorable bag...not sure my husband would carry it. But it would be great for markers etc for school. Thanks for sharing.

Elsa said...

lovely! I'll have to make one!

Ester Jean said...

little Gracie! I had to send a link to your last post for Moda to my mother because she has a short-legged beagle named Gracie too :) This bag is adorable - I love most your zipper tutorial! I tried my first zipper this weekend, got it in - 'oh my, that's wrong' - try again, sew it in, 'oh that's inside out...' - I'm on my third try and I'm not giving up! But your tutorial is the best visual, so thank you!

Marilyn said...

where is the "printer friendly version"

scottylover said...

This is too cute! Love the Scottie on it, too! Thanks for the great project.

Sandy A

gill said...

What a great idea! Cute for those without dogs too!!

keegolf said...

Great bag and very cute dog! Thanks for the tutorial (zippers tend to look so very hard to do but you made it look super easy!) The possibilities for this bag are endless!

Marcia W. said...

Very cute clutch. Thanks for the tutorial. I like the reds too.

loulee said...

What a cute way to disguise what your doggy may do!

Sandra said...

Great tutorial. This could be used for more than a Doggie Do Bag.

bcquilter73 said...

Hi Jo...love your little bag. I'm always making little bags for my little 4 1/2 year old grands...girl and boy...they would love yours...made with your scraps.
Dianne in BC

Cat said...

What a great idea. I can see making some of these and giving them to my fellow quilters - to carry the tools they need for their take along projects - scissors, needles, thimbles, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Totally cute! Love the strip pieced block!

akg said...

Very cute. I can definitely think of some non-dog-related uses.

Kitties and Quilts said...

I would carry my sewing kit in this cute little bag! It is terrific!

debbie said...

what an adorable bag. I love the tute, especially the zipper directions. This would also be cute as a purse for a little girl
debbie

Marianne said...

Thank you very much for this idea. Wish I still had my dog to go walkies with :-(
Will however use this pattern to make gifts for friends I used to walk with.

Charity said...

Now your just as ready to walk out the door, and in style too!

Christine M said...

I love your doggie do bag!

Shannon said...

I love this bag. So cute. I love your tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Will Work for Fabric said...

Very cute...and handy!!!

paulette said...

Great idea...I need one of these..thanks for the pattern!
Paulette

Eileen said...

Those beautiful fabrics sure do make this bag fabulous!

maggie said...

Love the Doogie do bag, and love your little dog. He appears sad that it isn't a beagle on the bag.

christhequilter said...

these would be great for my GF's rescue dogs

nice and neat, just what you need, and a cute design as well

Connie said...

What a great idea. I could have used one of these in doggie classes. thanks for the tutorial. This project will come in handy.

Patty D from NC said...

about the most creative idea on using fabric that I've seen (yet!)

Becky said...

Great tutorial! I love little bags. My "Rusty" would love this Doggie Do Bag especially if I hid a treat or two in it. Bravo!

Jeanne said...

Love this cute little bag! Don't have a dog but my grandaughters would love one of these! Thanks for the great idea!

Suzanne said...

That is just too cute! I love it. I have a friend who does lots of training and I think she would love it. Thanks!

lybmail said...

What a great bag.....looks fabulous in the reds with a touch of black. Very clever.
Lorraine B

Barbara said...

Super cute! I love Gracie!
Thank you for the great tutorial-especially the zipper step-by-step.

Mary said...

I suppose this cute bag would make the "doggy doo" chore more enjoyable. We live in the country, so I have never had the pleasure.
I sure do like the fabric you used though; red - yes!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a clever idea. Very sweet little bag.

Anita said...

Totally cute bag! I can think of so many other uses for it! Thanks!

Ladybug said...

I love this idea. When my beagle went to school we needed a little bag for him too. The one I came up with was not this cute I see this project in my future.

therealfrannie said...

Love it - Love dogs - I have 3!! Thanks so much!!

Glenda in Florida said...

Such a cute little wristlet--love the outside pocket!

bunbear said...

i'm so glad you explained what you keep in the doggie do bag! for a brief moment i thought it was a doggie do-do bag and couldn't imagine making something that pretty for, well, you know!

CaraQuilts said...

Too cute! And totally original!

VickiT said...

What a cute little bag for doggie walking or anything. Thank you.

Mary Tullila said...

Such a furlicious idea!!! Ten paws up!! You have the greatest quilty ideas....

chelsea said...

How cute is that? I like your idea It's very great!


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Jennifer said...

Great idea! I'll bet everyone in obedience class wanted one of their own.

MARIZE ARTES DIPANO said...

Maravilhoso seu tutorial. Súper prático e muito bem explicado, e as imagens autoexplicativas. Sucesso e felicidades! Deus lhe abençoe por tanta generosidade! Abraços. Marize/DiPATCH
Maceió-Alagoas-BRASIL

wendy said...

I have never quilted anything EVER, but I would just love to start learning how. Your Doggie Do Bag is so sweet and it will be my first project. I dont know how it ll work but will try my very best.
Thank you for these super patterns. I think you girls are so clever.
All the best
Wendy Cornah
South Africa