Paris Traveler’s Bag

The cut size for the main fabric gusset and gusset lining are a bit too long. They should be cut 40” long instead of 42". If you haven’t pieced your bag , then simply trim it to 40".

If you have already pieced the gusset in and have discovered that it is too long then find the middle of the gusset [which will be right in the middle of the bottom of your bag so it is a fine place to make an alteration], pin it closed right sides together & in, measure 1" over from the fold , make a few marks and sew a seam on that line. Trim the leftover loop of fabric to a 1/4" seam allowance. This will shorten the overall size by 2" total.

If this doesn’t make sense to you, then simply trim off 1 1/2" from the middle of the length of your gusset pieces and sew them back together in the same place where you trimmed off the excess fabric.

Continue assembly. You need 1 1/2 yds. lining fabric