By Susan Briscoe
Those aren't your mother's purses; they're higher! long gone are the times of the elemental black or brown bag that used to be equipped extra for garage than for type. This interesting consultant offers quilters the opportunity to teach off their skills, upload a fabulously particular bag to their very own cloth cabinet or provide as a present, and examine new abilities too.
Acclaimed writer Susan Briscoe offers and impossible to resist new number of patchwork bag designs to excite and encourage bag-lovers all over the place. From beautiful night luggage to sensible portfolios and strong rucksacks, each one venture is gifted with complete step by step directions and illustrations, permitting you to create your individual specified add-ons comfortably, and prompting the query anyplace you cross: 'where did you get that bag?'
* thirteen units of targeted designs to create 21 beautiful bags
* instructions for making a number of luggage together with a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and digital camera satchel
* possibilities to delve into new options on a small scale sooner than taking over larger projects
* crucial suggestion approximately identifying cloth and securing cozy sporting straps
Meet the Author
Susan Briscoe studied visible artwork and Drama on the college collage of Wales earlier than relocating to Japan to educate English. the following she grew to become excited about eastern materials and their patchwork and quilting ideas. She has succeeded in combining her layout and needlework abilities with a necessity for sensible add-ons in her activity as a footpath officer. Susan now writes and designs for needlecraft magazines and teaches bag making and sashiko quilting. She has exhibited at united kingdom nationwide quilting exhibits in addition to in Japan. Susan Briscoe lives in Wrexham, North Wales.
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Extra resources for 21 Sensational Patchwork Bags
Transfer pattern symbols to the appropriate side of the fabric, using one of the following methods. Pins are a quick way to transfer marks. Since they may fall out easily, use pin marks only when you intend to sew immediately. or, pin-mark first, remove the pattern, and mark again, using chalk or erasable fabric marker. Erasable fabric markers are felt-tip pens designed specifically for sewing needs. Air-erasable marks disappear within 48 hours. Water-erasable marks disappear with a spritz of water.
Sometimes there are advantages to folding wrong sides together, such as having a better view of the fabric design or ease in marking. Either way will work. indd 35 (Text) 35 2/26/14 9:26 AM 2/26/14 9:19 AM (Fogra 39)_Job:02-40706 Title:CPI-First Time Sewing #175 Dtp:221 Page:35 cutting and marking Don’t be intimidated! Locate the correct cutting lines, and cut with confidence. Transfer the necessary marks, and you’ll be ready to sew! cut t i ng Accuracy is important, since mistakes made in cutting cannot always be corrected.
Take a small stitch to anchor the thread in a seam allowance. Work with the needle pointing in the direction opposite from the way you are going. Take a very small horizontal stitch in the garment, catching only one or two threads. 3 cm) away from the first stitch, crossing the stitches. Continue alternating the stitches in a zigzag pattern. slipstitch. Fold under the raw edge 1 ⁄4" (6 mm), and press. Take a small stitch to anchor the thread in a seam allowance. Work with the needle pointing in the direction you are going.
21 Sensational Patchwork Bags by Susan Briscoe