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The Angel Bag Tutorial

Posted by Lola...again!!! from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Lola...again!!!'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out fabric as instructed on pattern pieces

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    layer Bottom Overlay and fusible interfacing; right side of fabric with smooth side of interfacing.(.or glue side up.) Stitch across the top at 1/4 inch. Clip curves and turn to right side.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    finger press, then iron, across the very top. Then iron the whold piece. Do this with both overlays.
    4-Fuse interfacing to lining, and fuse fleece to Main fabric.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Line up the overlay with bottom of main piece. Topstitch at 1/8" and then again at 1/4"

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    With main pieces, right sides together, sew side and bottom seams at 1/4"

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Line up side and bottom seam. Sew across at 1/4" to form corner..or flat bottom for purse.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fuse interfacing to one of the pocket pieces. With right sides together, sew 3 sides at 1/4" seam allowance. Clip the 2 corners and turn right side out.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Press raw edges under 1/4". Edge stitch pocket closed.

  • Step 9

    Attach pocket to right side of one lining piece.

  • Step 10

    With right sides of lining pieces together, sew side seams, bottom seam, then corner seams.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn right side out, and press side seams of lining, and of main bag body.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now it's time to make the handles. Take the handle pieces, fold in half and press. Open, then fold sides in to center fold line, and press.

  • Step 13

    fold in half and press again.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Top stitch handles at 1/8th and 1/4 inches. Press flat.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    pin handles in the center of the handle spaces on main fabric. Set main body aside for a minute.

  • Step 16

    Attach magnetic snap to lining.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Put main purse into lining--right sides together. Match side seams and pin in place.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sew around the top at 1/4" leaving an opening, about 3", for turning right sides out.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    Clip corners and curves. Turn right side out and press.

  • Step 20

    Fold the spece you left open undre 1/4". Press and pin.

  • Step 21

    top stitch around the whole purse opening at about 1/4".

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 22
    Step 22

    Press entire purse, especially the top edge.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. The Angel Bag - Step 23
    Step 23

    Embellish however you would like!! I used this flower! Enjoy your new bag!

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tootsiewootsie M.
tootsiewootsie M.
thanks!!!! I can't wait to make myself one!
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Claire M.
Claire M. · Manchester, England, GB · 4 projects
I love it! Thanks for sharing this Happy
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soon
soon
pretty purse and thanks for the patterns!!
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