PINK PAIR

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - BY LAURA CUN­NING­HAM

Try a cute draw­string duo in pretty pink and peachy hues, fin­ished with Kan­tha quilt­ing and co­or­di­nat­ing beads

Look­ing for a quick sewing fix? Then try this cute draw­string duo in pretty pink and peachy hues, fin­ished with sooth­ing Kan­tha quilt­ing de­tails and co­or­di­nat­ing beads

COM­PLETE YOUR BAGS WITH PARA­CHUTE CHORD AND BEADS FOR A PRO­FES­SIONAL FIN­ISH

NOTES

Q Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less

oth­er­wise noted.

Q RST = right sides to­gether

Q WST = wrong sides to­gether

Q Laura used Para­chute Cord 325 for

her cords.

Q Fab­rics sup­plied by RJR fab­rics

(rjr­fab­rics.com)

FAB­RICS USED

Q Fab­rics are Cot­ton Supreme Solids in Lip Gloss, Flamingo and Cream by RJR Fab­rics.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From main fab­ric cut:

Q Two (2) 9in x 11in rec­tan­gles.

2

From the lin­ing cut:

Q Two (2) 9in x 11in rec­tan­gles.

3

From the cas­ing strip cut:

Q Two (2) 9in x 1¾in rec­tan­gles.

QUILT­ING THE PAN­ELS

4

Place one of your main fab­ric pieces on top of your bat­ting, right side up. Quilt as de­sired. Laura hand quilted a sim­ple Kan­tha quilt­ing run­ning stitch (Fig A). Leave the top ¾in and bot­tom 2in un­quilted. Re­peat for the sec­ond main fab­ric piece. Trim the ex­cess bat­ting and square up to mea­sure 9in x 11in.

PRE­PAR­ING THE CAS­ING STRIPS

5

Take one of the 9in x 1¾in cas­ing fab­ric strips. At each short end, press un­der ¼in, then press un­der ¼in again. Top­stitch ap­prox. 1/8in from the edge. Fold the strip in half length­ways, WST and press to com­plete one cas­ing strip (Fig B). Re­peat to make a sec­ond cas­ing strip.

MAK­ING THE BAG PAN­ELS

6

Place one of the quilted pan­els right side up. Lay one of the cas­ing strips along the top edge, match­ing up the raw edges. The cas­ing strip is shorter than your quilted panel, so there will be space at each end. Clip or pin in place (Fig C). Ma­chine baste the cas­ing in place us­ing a 1/8in seam al­lowance.

7

Place a lin­ing rec­tan­gle RST on top of the quilted panel. Pin or baste in place. Sew to­gether along the top edge us­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance. Press the lin­ing away from the quilted panel to com­plete one bag panel. Re­peat steps 6–7 to make two bag pan­els (Fig D).

JOIN­ING THE SIDES

8

Place one bag panel on top of the other, RST, with the quilted pan­els fac­ing and the lin­ings fac­ing. Make sure that the cen­tre seams where the pan­els and lin­ings are joined match. Clip in place.

9

Mark a 1½in square in the four cor­ners, and trim along the lines (Fig E).

10

Sew the bag pan­els to­gether us­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance, leav­ing the cut cor­ners un­sewn. Also leave an ap­prox. 3in gap in the bot­tom of the lin­ing, which will be used for turn­ing later. Press the seams to set the stitches.

BOXING OUT THE COR­NERS

11

At one cor­ner, pull the fab­ric open and pinch the two edges flat to­gether, match­ing up the side and bot­tom seams (Fig F). Clip in place and sew to­gether along the open edge us­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance. Re­peat to box out the re­main­ing three cor­ners.

FIN­ISH­ING THE BAG

12

Turn the pouch right side out through the open­ing in the lin­ing, care­fully push­ing out the cor­ners. Close the gap in the lin­ing ei­ther by hand or by sewing ma­chine, us­ing a 1/8in seam al­lowance. Push the lin­ing in­side the bag, then press around the top edge.

13

Trim the cord into two equal lengths. Start­ing at one side, in­sert the cord through both cas­ings. Add a bead over both ends and knot off. Re­peat with the sec­ond length of cord, start­ing at the other side to fin­ish (Fig G).

quilt­ing the pan­els

Mak­ing the bag pan­els

fin­ish­ing the bag

boxing out the cor­ners

Join­ing the sides

pre­par­ing the cas­ing strips

Laura Cun­ning­ham Laura is an in­die sewing pat­tern de­signer and lover of hand­made bags pay­hip.com/ lau­ra­cun­ning­ham lau­ra_zuck­erkuss

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