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Skull Sunflower Pleated Bag

Skull and sunflower pleated bag

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/skull-sunflower-pleated-bag • Posted by Ani W.

Was writing a work experience application letter to a dressmaker then got bored and decided to sew something. My fabric store was running out so decided to make this small bag. All my own design so wasnt sure how it would work but seems ok :D Hope tute is alright, if not message me please :DD Enjoy!

You will need

Project Budget
Cheap

Time

2 h 30

Difficulty

Pretty Easy
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Description

Was writing a work experience application letter to a dressmaker then got bored and decided to sew something. My fabric store was running out so decided to make this small bag. All my own design so wasnt sure how it would work but seems ok :D Hope tute is alright, if not message me please :DD Enjoy!

Instructions

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    Search through your stash of fabrics until you find two fabric that you like. Can be contrasting al completley mismatched like mine haha.

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    Ok, this is the basic bag design. (Sorry it messes up a bit)

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    You only need to cut out 3 basic shapes: 2x A of fabric 1 (red one for me) 2x B of fabric 2 (black one for me) 2x A Interfacing 2x B Interfcaing 2x C of your lining fabric(mine is same as fabric 1 lol) A = 5x18cm B = 15x24cm C = 24x15x18, look at picture lol i cant really explain

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    Draw them out, then get cutting :D

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    Now fuse on the interfacing onto the A's and B's.

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    Now comes the hardest bit( its not hard...honest!) Decide how many pleats you want (I had 5) and then put them in. Depending on how many you have the size will vary but ultimatley the size has be around the same size as A. This part takes a while to get right but then it goes quicker. Just do the same to the other part B (use the already pin pleated piece B to help you)

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    Sew the pleats in ABOVE where you would normally sew! Hard to explain but I hope you can see it in the pic.

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    Then pin together parts A and B and sew! Repeat twice.(for noth pieces of B and A)

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    OK then pin around the bottom and sides.

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    Now sew!

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    Trim round the sides.

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    Turn it inside out.

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    Ok now for the lining. Grab your fabric and draw out part C and cut!

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    Pin sides and bottom.

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    Get sewing! ... now trim edges.

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    Ok another slightly hard to explain bit to explain...pinch the corners and sew across about 2cm up each side fromt he corner. Do that to both sides.

  17. Oh I nearly forgot,grab the outside, turn inside out and do the same thing to the corners ^^ Turn right side out again. (havn't got pic sorry :( )

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    Now! Get your magnetic snap thingy and put into lining. Follow the instructions you got in pack (or just jab through and bend the metal things like I did :D ) Oh be careful to not have it too high up (like I did :((( )

  19. Ok get your lining (it should be wrong side out). Now turn over the edge and pin. Again forgot to take pics for next couple of steps!

  20. Get your outer piece, turn over the edge and pin.

  21. Put the lining into the outer. Start at the same (its the easiest I reckon) Pin them together, taking the pins out as you go.

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    Sew around the top..

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    TADAAAA! It's finished! (I hope!)