21 Sensational Patchwork Bags

By Susan Briscoe

Those should not your mother's purses; they are higher! long gone are the times of the fundamental black or brown bag that was once equipped extra for garage than for variety. This interesting consultant supplies quilters the opportunity to teach off their abilities, upload a fabulously exact bag to their very own dresser or supply as a present, and study new abilities too. Acclaimed writer Susan Briscoe provides and impossible to resist new choice of patchwork bag designs to excite and encourage bag-lovers all over. From beautiful night baggage to functional portfolios and strong rucksacks, every one venture is gifted with complete step by step directions and illustrations, permitting you to create your personal particular add-ons very easily, and prompting the query anyplace you pass: 'where did you get that bag?' Discover:

  • 13 units of specific designs to create 21 wonderful bags
  • Directions for making a number of baggage together with a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and digital camera satchel
  • Opportunities to delve into new suggestions on a small scale sooner than taking over greater projects
  • Essential suggestion approximately determining textile and securing cozy wearing straps

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Developing THE BAG 6 Assembling the wallet: utilizing the 4 3½in × 1in strips and following the folding diagrams for the Quilter’s notebook (page 24), make the button loops. computing device stitch alongside each one loop two times, on the subject of the sting. Fold each one loop in part and tack (baste) one loop to the centre most sensible of every part pocket, as proven. front pocket has loops, focused above each one megastar block. make sure to fee that the button can struggle through the loops simply. Pin the pocket lining correct facets jointly alongside the pinnacle of every pocket panel and computing device stitch jointly.

While the periphery is entire, proceed including extra appliqué, spiralling in in the direction of the centre. I replaced the course of the appliqué items after the 1st around, so many of the stripes run outwards. the image (right) exhibits the surface of the completed bag, revealing this modification in stripe course. notion utilizing an analogous THREAD and sew FOR all of the APPLIQUÉ provides better cohesion TO quite a few varied materials yet you may test SHADING FROM gentle TO darkish OR FROM ONE color to a different. or simply fritter away AS many alternative THREAD ODDMENTS AS attainable!

Use directly bindings (cut from the directly grain) the place an organization immediately aspect is required, reminiscent of the pinnacle of a pocket. Use bias binding the place the sting has curves or curved corners. Double bindings are simplest to make and stitch and are more suitable in put on than unmarried bindings. Take care to not stretch bias binding whilst easing round corners. Bias strips is usually used to make co-ordinated. lined piping. 1 lower 2in large textile strips to the size required. instantly grain strips may have a bit stretch if lower around the textile, from selvage to selvage.

Developing THE BAG three Making the pocket panel: as regards to Fig 2, use the bag panel as a advisor to chop the Log Cabin bag pocket to dimension. fit the corners of the Log Cabin block with the centres of the fast facets of the bag panel. Mark and trim off the pocket panel triangle issues and minimize either triangles in part back, as proven via the purple dashed traces at the diagram. utilizing the pocket panel and items as a advisor, minimize the 25in sq. lining textile to check. if you want, you'll laptop stitch the minimize bias edges of the pocket panel to stabilize them.

United kingdom For sepia and nation textile levels, zips and bag fittings The Button girl sixteen Hollyfield highway South, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1NX Tel: 0121 329 3234 www. thebuttonlady. co. united kingdom For buttons (including wood ones), clasps, charms, beads, sequins and delicate leather-based items The Cotton Patch 1285 Stratford street, corridor eco-friendly, Birmingham B28 9AJ Tel: 0121 702 2840 electronic mail: mailorder@cottonpatch. internet www. cottonpatch. co. united kingdom For materials (including woven stripes) and patchwork offers Euro Japan hyperlinks constrained 32 Nant highway, Child’s Hill, London NW1 2AT Tel: 020 8201 9324 e mail: eurojpn@aol.

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