Posted October 30th, 2012 in What's New
Here we go………….
Time to quilt that bag. If you made the last one you’ll know exactly how to do this. I take layer of batting and put it under the bag top. Lift up half of it and spray with the spray baste. Flip the bag around and do the other half. Do the same for the other bag side. I use up so much of that spray stuff it’s crazy. I love it. So easy to quilt with it.
Mark your bag front and back anyway you like. I’ve told you several of my ways on the previous tutorial for the Halloween bag. You can still go back and look at that here on the website. I love to crosshatch when I quilt.
Now let’s add the rick rack trim. I never add it before I quilt. It would just be in the way and I’d have to quilt around it. Makes sense??? Say yessssssss Sharon it does. :)
Time to box!! Your corners I mean. :) Pinch your side and bottom seams together to make this corner.
Like this You line up the side seam with the bottom seam.
Then you mark it. I did this seam 2 inch. Mark and sew. Then cut off the corners.
Your bag should now look like this. Now cut off those corner seams. You don’t need those. They just add bulk.
This bag needs some handles. Two to be exact. Take your handle fabric and cut your two handles any length you’d like them to be. I cut mine 3 1/2 inches by the length I liked.
Put some interfacing of your choice on the backside for support. I didn’t do these the way I did the Halloween bag. I decided to just use interfacing. Heavy duty interfacing. But you can do yours either way.
I even use up odd pieces of interfacing. Why throw that out? Use it up. It works just fine because you will sew it down.
Now let’s fold that handle into the size we like. For instance, fold each side over say 1/2 inch and press.
Here it is all folded and pressed. You can make the size of your handles any size you want. I fold mine in like I said about a 1/2inch on each side then fold it again. Then sew along the open edge to close it.
You can see here where I sewed along the open edge of my handles to close it. You can also sew both sides if you want even though only one side was open. It’s up to you. There are so many different things you could do. That’s why I love making bags. I have lots of bag patterns too and that gives me ideas to combine something from one pattern and add it to another bag pattern. There are alot of bag patterns on my website. You should check it out. If you see something you like on one bag but not the whole pattern, use what you like from that pattern. Doesn’t mean you have to make that whole bag the way they did. Make sense??? Yesssss Sharon it does. :)
Ok so let’s talk about the photo below. Attaching those handles. You want to NOT do it like this. I sewed them on the wrong side and guess what? I had to rip it out!!!!! DO NOT do it like the below photo.
Here is what you should do. Yes this is the photo of the Halloween bag. I forgot to take a pic of the red one because I was so mad I did it wrong.
Soooooo measure and make sure both front and back handles are in the same spot before you sew them on.
NOW you’ll put the right sides together and sew around the three sides. Leaving the top open. Your handles should be tucked nicely inside the bag.
Next step we will make the lining. I’ll give you a bit to get to this point. I’ll be back. :)