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Love Patchwork & Quilting - - BUSY BEE SEWING SET -

CUT­TING OUT

1

From each of the outer fab­ric, lin­ing fab­ric and bat­ting cut:

■ Two (2) 12½in x 10in pieces.

2

From the con­trast fab­ric cut:

■ Two (2) 12½in x 1in pieces for the zip trim.

■ Two (2) 2in x 1in pieces for the zip tabs.

PIEC­ING THE HONEYCOMBS

3

Pin the twelve Hexagon tem­plates on to the se­lec­tion of print fab­rics. Trim around each hexagon, leav­ing at least ¼in seam al­lowance. Baste in place, us­ing your pre­ferred method.

4

Sew the hexagons to­gether, plac­ing two hexagons RST and us­ing a whip stitch to join them at one side. Con­tinue adding hexagons to form the hon­ey­comb shape, re­fer­ring to Fig 1 as a guide.

5

Re­move the Hexagon tem­plates and baste or pin the hon­ey­comb sec­tion to an outer fab­ric 12½in x 10in rec­tan­gle. Cen­tre the hon­ey­comb so you have ap­prox. 1½in at each side, 2in at the top and 1¾in at the bot­tom.

PIEC­ING THE BEE

6

Pin each of the Bee EPP tem­plates onto a se­lec­tion of fab­ric scraps, re­fer­ring to the pho­tog­ra­phy for colours. Trim around each shape, leav­ing at least ¼in seam al­lowance. Baste in place.

7

Sew the large wings to the sides of the hexagon head, plac­ing RST and us­ing a whip stitch to join to­gether. Sew the small wings to the sides of the large jewel body. Then sew the head sec­tion to the body sec­tion (Fig 2).

8

Re­move the pa­per tem­plates and baste or pin the bee to the outer fab­ric, above the hon­ey­comb, re­fer­ring to the pho­tog­ra­phy for place­ment.

QUILT­ING

9

Lay the EPP panel on top of a 12½in x

10in piece of bat­ting and baste to­gether. Quilt around the hon­ey­comb and bee with metal­lic gold thread.

10

Add some hand quilt­ing to com­plete the front panel, if you wish. Kate used em­broi­dery floss and metal­lic thread to add hexagon shapes be­tween the hon­ey­comb sec­tions.

11

Lay the re­main­ing outer fab­ric rec­tan­gle on top of the sec­ond piece of bat­ting and baste the lay­ers to­gether. Quilt if de­sired. This will be the back panel for the pouch.

PRE­PAR­ING THE ZIP

12

Take one zip tab and bring the two short edges to­gether. Press. Open out, then fold each short raw edge into the cen­tre crease and press. Fold in half along the cen­tre and press to en­close the raw edges. Re­peat this process with the sec­ond zip tab.

13

In­sert one end of your zip into a zip tab. Top­stitch in place. Mea­sur­ing from the end of the at­tached zip tab, trim your zip to 11¾in long. At­tach the re­main­ing zip tab to the other end.

PRE­PAR­ING THE PAN­ELS

14

Fold one piece of the zip trim in half length­wise, WST, and press. Lay the folded zip trim along the top of the front linen panel, raw edges aligned with the edge of the panel, and baste in place with a "/ in seam al­lowance. 15

Re­peat step 14 to at­tach the sec­ond zip trim to the top of the back panel.

IN­SERT­ING THE ZIP

16

Place the front panel right side up. Lay the zip­per face down at the top of the panel, and align the edge of the zip­per tape along the cen­tre of the top edge of the panel.

17

Lay the lin­ing on top, right side down. Pin, baste and then sew the zip in place with a ¼in seam al­lowance.

18

Care­fully press the fab­rics away from the zip. Top­stitch along the side of the zip, "/ in from the zip seam.

19

Re­peat steps 16–18 to at­tach the other side of the pouch and lin­ing to the other side of the zip.

CON­STRUCT­ING THE POUCH

20

Open the zip roughly half­way. Place the two outer pan­els RST. Then place the two lin­ing pan­els RST. Take care to en­sure the sides are aligned at the zip join and the zip seams are pushed to­wards the lin­ing.

21

Sew around the out­side of the pouch with a ¼in seam al­lowance, leav­ing a gap for turn­ing right side out along the bot­tom edge of the lin­ing.

22

Trim the cor­ners and turn the pouch right side out through the gap. Sew up the open­ing in the lin­ing and then push back in­side the pouch to fin­ish.

Fig 1 Fig 2

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