21 Sensational Patchwork Bags
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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½in 1½in ¾in 3½in 5½in 6½in 8½in appliqué back panel backing fabric bags Batik blanket stitch Bollywood bottom buttons centre top Clip cord corners D-ring loop denim double bias binding embroidery stitches embroidery thread eyelets fabric pieces fabric strips finished flap Flying Geese fold Four-Patch front panel hand quilting hem stitch includes seam allowances Inserting length lining fabric Log Cabin block machine embroidery machine quilting machine sew machine stitch metallic needle overlock overlock or zigzag patchwork blocks patchwork panel perlé Pin and machine Pin and tack Pocket Book pocket panel Press the seam quilt sandwich quilting patterns quilting threads raw edge rectangle right side running stitch scraps seam allowances included sew the binding Sewing and quilting sewn shown in Fig side panel side pockets side seam slipstitch tack baste threads to tone tone with patchwork topstitch triangle squares trim webbing width wrong side zip gusset zipped pocket