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Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags
These colorful triangles appear as if they're floating in midair! Use this small bag for shopping trips and excursions, or remove the shoulder strap and use it as a pouch inside a larger bag.

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© 2019 Akemi Shibata / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags’ by ISBN: 9781782216308 RRP Price: £14.99 Publisher: Search Press Available from www.searchpress.com
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  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heart Pochette

    This pochette was made using reverse appliqué, which allows you to create hearts with sharp, crisp tips and beautiful, round curves.

    A detailed view of a reverse appliqué heart on the back of the bag

  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    PROJECT OVERVIEW DIAGRAM
    Diagram shows finished measurements (seam allowance not included).

    Sew using 1⁄4 in (6 mm) seam allowance, unless otherwise noted.

  • Step 3

    Cutting Instructions

    Trace and cut out the templates. Cut out the following fabric pieces, adding 1/4 in (6 mm) seam allowance.

    Patchwork fabric
    • 26 A pieces
    • 4 C pieces

    Main fabric
    • 11 B pieces
    • 14 B’ pieces
    • 2 C pieces
    • 4 D pieces

    Cut out the following fabric pieces, which do not have templates, according to the measurements below (these measurements include
    seam allowance).
    Main fabric
    • Solid strips (cut 6): 1 1/8 x 12 in (2.9 x 30.1 cm) • Back: 7 3/8 x 12 in (19.9 x 30.1 cm)
    Lining fabric
    • Front lining: 7 7/8 x 13 in (21.3 x 32.9 cm) • Back lining: 7 3/8 x 12 in (19.9 x 30.1 cm)
    Batting
    • Front batting: 7 7/8 x 13 in (21.3 x 32.9 cm)
    • Back batting: 7 3/8 x 12 in (19.9 x 30.1 cm)

  • Step 4

    CONSTRUCTION STEPS

    Start the front: Sew pieces A-D together to make
    five patchwork rows.

  • Step 5

    Complete the front: Alternately sew the six solid strips and five patchwork rows together. Use the template to trim the bottom corners into a rounded shape.

  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Align the front and lining with right sides together. Layer the batting underneath. Sew all three layers together along the top.

    Note: The front lining and batting will have extra seam allowance along the sides and bottom.

  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn right side out. Trim the excess batting to match the size of the front. Use the template to trim the batting and lining bottom corners into a rounded shape.

  • Step 8

    Align the back and lining with right sides together. Layer the batting underneath. Sew all three layers together along the top. Turn right side out. Use the template to trim the bottom corners into a rounded shape. Quilt the back with horizontal lines spaced 5/8 in (1.7 cm) apart.

  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Align the front and back with right sides together. Sew together around three sides using 3/4 in (2 cm) seam allowance, as measured from the larger front lining. Trim the other seam allowances to 1/4 in
    (6 mm), leaving the larger front lining seam allowance untrimmed. Wrap the larger seam allowance around the others and hemstitch to the lining.

  • How to sew a patchwork clutch. Confetti Crossbody Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Turn the bag right side out. Backstitch the zipper to the bag lining, taking care that the stitches aren't visible on the outside of the bag. Hemstitch the raw edges of the zipper to the lining. Backstitch the D-ring tabs to the bag back using two strands of hand quilting thread (refer to the diagram below for placement).

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