Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Angel Bag Tutorial

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Download patterns here and here
This pattern is a Copyright of Jana Nielson , Lola...again!!! 2008. It is intended for personal, non-commercial use. You may not make and sell items using this pattern. Thanks!
Materials needed:
*3 different fabrics; Main fabric, accent fabric, and lining.
*fusible interfacing
*fusible fleece/pellon
*Magnetic snap
1-Cut out fabric as instructed on pattern pieces

2- layer Bottom Overlay and fusible interfacing; right side of fabric with smooth side of interfacing.(.or glue side up.) Stitch across the top at 1/4 inch. Clip curves and turn to right side.

3- finger press, then iron, across the very top. Then iron the whold piece. Do this with both overlays.
4-Fuse interfacing to lining, and fuse fleece to Main fabric.

5-Line up the overlay with bottom of main piece. Topstitch at 1/8" and then again at 1/4"

6- With main pieces, right sides together, sew side and bottom seams at 1/4"

7-Line up side and bottom seam. Sew across at 1/4" to form corner..or flat bottom for purse.

8- Fuse interfacing to one of the pocket pieces. With right sides together, sew 3 sides at 1/4" seam allowance. Clip the 2 corners and turn right side out.

9- Press raw edges under 1/4". Edge stitch pocket closed.

10- Attach pocket to right side of one lining piece.

11-With right sides of lining pieces together, sew side seams, bottom seam, then corner seams.

12- Turn right side out, and press side seams of lining, and of main bag body.

13- Now it's time to make the handles. Take the handle pieces, fold in half and press. Open, then fold sides in to center fold line, and press.

14-fold in half and press again.

15- Top stitch handles at 1/8th and 1/4 inches. Press flat.

16-pin handles in the center of the handle spaces on main fabric. Set main body aside for a minute.
17- Attach magnetic snap to lining.

18-Put main purse into lining--right sides together. Match side seams and pin in place.

19-Sew around the top at 1/4" leaving an opening, about 3", for turning right sides out.

20-Clip corners and curves. Turn right side out and press.

21-Fold the spece you left open undre 1/4". Press and pin.

22-top stitch around the whole purse opening at about 1/4".

23-Press entire purse, especially the top edge.

24-Embellish however you would like!! I used this flower!

25-Enjoy your new bag!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Coaster Tutorial

To make each coaster you will need 2- 5" squares of fabric. I used squares from my Moda Charm Pack.
Step one- Take 2 squares. Put the right sides of the fabric together. Sew around 3 of the sides at 1/4 of an inch

Step two-clip the corners of the fabric close to the stitching.

Step three- Turn the coaster right side out, and press the seams flat.

Step four- Take the pin, and the pin cushion away from the baby!

Step five- Turn open end in 1/4 inch (top and bottom) and press.Step six- Top stitch about 1/8" from the edge. Top stitch again at 1/4". Your coaster is finished!