Portable Ott-Lite Carrier

Gwen Frazier 2004

   
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This is a neat carrier for protecting your portable Ott-Lite when you are going to that CQ class or meeting! This one is strictly serviceable and made with pre-quilted material, but you could easily use up that RR CQ block you have been hanging onto for a long time and make it part of this carrier!

This one is made out of pre-quilted material and I found a great one with Red Hat motifs -- which is so appropriate since I just turned the Big 50!!

 Materials Needed:

  • yard of pre-quilted reversible material
  • matching thread
  • Package of Extra Wide Double Fold bias tape
  • 2" of Velcro Tape

Directions:

Step 1. Cut a rectangle out of the quilted material 16.5" X 19.5". Cut a strap out of the quilted material 3" X 21". Cut a flap out of the quilted material 3" X 7.   
Step 2. Serge or zigzag around all cut edges of the large rectangle.  
Step 3. Put long edges together and sew together with a inch seam allowance. Press open.  
Step 4. Sew across bottom edge with a inch seam allowance. Press open and then measure in 2 inches and sew straight across each pointed corner and make a triangle on each end. 
Step 5. Push triangles into the center and then turn right side out and push corners out carefully to make a square bottom.  
Step 6. Pin seam binding to top edge and then stitch seam binding around the top to finish the top edge. 
Step 7. Make handle by pressing in inch on each long edge of handle.

Put the two pressed edges together and sew down the length, turning up each bottom edge by " and thus making a finished strap. I topstitched both sides of it.

Step 8. Attach handle by finding the side center and top stitch the handle in place on both sides. 
Step 9. Sew the small flap piece together by putting right sides and turning up each bottom edge " to make a clean edge. Sew and turn right side out. Sew the male side of the Velcro piece to one end and position the other end to the center of the back and stitch in place. Sew the fuzzy female side of the Velcro piece to the bag. This flap will hold the two sides together! You are now finished! Here is a picture of the finished bag with the light inside! 
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