21 Sensational Patchwork Bags

21 Sensational Patchwork Bags

Susan Briscoe

Language: English

Pages: 121

ISBN: 0715324640

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

These aren't your mother's handbags; they're better! Gone are the days of the basic black or brown bag that was built more for storage than for style. This exciting guide gives quilters the chance to show off their talents, add a fabulously unique bag to their own wardrobe or give as a gift, and learn new skills too. Acclaimed author Susan Briscoe presents and irresistible new collection of patchwork bag designs to excite and inspire bag-lovers everywhere. From exquisite evening bags to practical portfolios and robust rucksacks, each project is presented with full step-by-step instructions and illustrations, allowing you to create your own unique accessories with ease, and prompting the question wherever you go: 'where did you get that bag?' Discover:

  • 13 sets of detailed designs to create 21 stunning bags
  • Directions for creating a variety of bags including a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and camera satchel
  • Opportunities to delve into new techniques on a small scale before taking on bigger projects
  • Essential advice about selecting fabric and securing comfortable carrying straps

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With the pocket lining (trimmed to size in Step 3) and the pocket right sides together, machine sew from the left side up to the top point and down to the right side. Repeat along the bottom point. Do not sew the sides together. 7 Bag out, by turning the pocket panel right side out through the gap in one side. Clip the top points and make sure they are fully turned out. Press the edges around the pocket panel and top stitch around the panel, in from the edge. The pocket panel is now complete.

By the yard. Dressmaking haberdashers for buttons, loop-and-ball fasteners, beads and trimmings. Shoe and bag repair shops for hipster and swivel clips, eyelet and popper insertion services. Hardware shops for strong webbing and cord. And don’t forget the Internet and mail order! TECHNIQUES You may already have patchwork and quilting experience, but for beginners this section describes all the basic patchwork, quilting and bag making techniques used in this book. I have avoided.

Cutting mat through 180 degrees and line up the relevant mark on the ruler – for example, 2½in if 2in is the finished size. Line up your rotary cutter against the ruler’s edge and cut. You can cut strips very economically to standard sizes for squares and rectangles, such as 2½in squares and 1½in × 2½in rectangles from the same 2½in strip. Cutting Safety The rotary cutter has a very sharp blade and it’s easy to accidentally cut yourself or others, so please follow these safety tips: Hold.

Like to add the pocket. To make a pocket the same width as your lining, follow the assembly directions for the Crazy Patchwork Pouch lining on page 30. Cut the pocket as wide as the lining and any length you wish, shorter than the side of the bag. To make a self-lined patch pocket, decide the size of the pocket and cut out an extra piece of lining twice that size. Fold it in half, right sides together and sew around the edge leaving a 2in gap. Bag out, slipstitch the gap closed and machine sew.

Fabric strip • 1in antique brass D-ring • 1in antique brass bolt snap • Antique brass popper fastener and setting tools • Sewing and quilting threads to tone with patchwork • Contrasting machine thread • 2½in diameter circle template • Assorted A4 and A5 sheets of paper for notebook MAKING THE PATCHWORK 1 Begin by making quarter Log Cabin blocks (see Log Cabin, page 102). Each block is made from light and dark 1in strips, with a corner rectangle as shown in Fig 1. Sort your fabrics.

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