21 Sensational Patchwork Bags by Susan Briscoe

By Susan Briscoe

Those aren't your mother's purses; they're larger! long gone are the times of the elemental black or brown bag that was once outfitted extra for garage than for variety. This intriguing advisor offers quilters the opportunity to teach off their abilities, upload a fabulously distinctive bag to their very own dresser or supply as a present, and examine new abilities too.

Acclaimed writer Susan Briscoe offers and impossible to resist new selection of patchwork bag designs to excite and encourage bag-lovers all over. 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 specific components conveniently, and prompting the query at any place you pass: 'where did you get that bag?'


* thirteen units of specific designs to create 21 lovely bags
* instructions for making a number of baggage together with a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and digicam satchel
* possibilities to delve into new innovations on a small scale prior to taking up higher projects
* crucial recommendation approximately determining cloth and securing cozy wearing straps

Meet the Author

Susan Briscoe studied visible artwork and Drama on the college collage of Wales ahead of relocating to Japan to educate English. right here she grew to become excited about eastern materials and their patchwork and quilting strategies. She has succeeded in combining her layout and needlework talents with a necessity for functional 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 indicates in addition to in Japan. Susan Briscoe lives in Wrexham, North Wales.

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks Make the Block Make the Point Units B2 A 1. Sew a piece B1 to a side of a piece A. 2. Sew a piece B2 to the other side of piece A. C4 C3 C2 C1 B1 figure a figure b 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 3 point units, each 41/2˝ × 41/2˝. figure a D2 Make the Contrasting Point Unit 1. Sew together pieces C1, C2, C3, and C4, centering each piece on the long side of the adjacent piece. C4 C3 C3 D1 figure c D1 C2 A C2 B2 A A B1 unit C from the pieced unit. figure b B2 C1 C1 2. Use Template C from Pattern 12 to cut 3.

Figure a Finish the Block Sew piece B to the left side of unit A, and piece C to the right side. figure b A A A A A C A A A A A A A A A B A A A A A A figure b figure a ALTERNATE IDEAS 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks 49 Mixed Use Fabric Requirements and Cutting B Piece Number to Cut Size to Cut A 1 21/2˝ × 5˝ B 1 11/2˝ × 21/2˝ C 1 11/2˝ × 6˝ D 1 4˝ × 4˝ E 1 11/2˝ × 4˝ F 1 11/2˝ × 5˝ G 1 21/2˝ × 31/2˝ H 1 31/2˝ × 5˝ I 1 1˝ × 31/2˝ J 1 1˝ × 5˝ K 1 1˝ × 81/2˝ H All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

Figure d figure a figure b figure c 3. Sew piece F1 and piece F2 to unit E. figure d Pattern 8 to cut unit D from the pieced unit. figure b E1 E2 E3 E4 D1 D2 D3 D4 2. Use Template E from 3. Sew pieces D1–D4 4. Use Template D from C1 C2 C3 C4 unit EF. figure d C1 C2 C3 C4 G B1 F1 A Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure d E1 E2 E3 E4 B2 F2 D1 D2 D3 D4 H figure d 6. Sew unit C and unit D to unit AB. figure d ALTERNATE IDEAS 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks 45 Apartment Fabric Requirements and Cutting G H D G I C B K A J C E B L J C A B C N M 46 Patchwork City B F O M Piece Number to Cut Size to Cut A 2 2˝ × 41/2˝ B 4 1˝ × 2˝ C 4 1˝ × 51/2˝ D 1 1˝ × 11/2˝ E 1 1˝ × 1˝ F 1 1˝ × 2˝ G 2 11/2˝ × 23/4˝ H 1 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ I 1 11/2˝ × 21/2˝ J 2 1˝ × 23/4˝ K 1 21/2˝ × 31/2˝ L 1 11/2˝ × 31/2˝ M 2 2˝ × 23/4˝ N 1 21/2˝ × 31/2˝ O 1 11/2˝ × 31/2˝ All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

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