Then centre up the tabs. Place them clasp faced down.
Place the lining piece on top of the bag piece, right sides together. Use plenty of pins to hold all together.
Sew along this edge.
This is what your bag should look like now!
Fold your bag in half, in and sew along the bottom and sides of the bag. Don't sew along the bottom of the lining.
Turn the bag rightsides out.
Push the lining into the bag and sew 1/2 inch down from the top edge. This strengthens the straps and defines the top of the bag.
I hope you enjoy making this bag.If any of the steps are confusing please let me know.
Funny though....I can make a bag in probably half an hour and it's taking me pretty much all day to do this tutorial!!!....