Are you having a fun time with Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020)? I have to say that I am and I think you are, too!! I have loved reading all the comments and kudos from you all, thank you so much! Today is the finishing for the sew along Strip Pieced Embellished bag. When we left off, I had finished the embellishment of the accent stripe. Now that the embellishment is complete, trim this piece to 38-inches x 16-1/2-inches.
Cut additional fabric for lining and handles as follows –
Lining fabric 38 x 16-1/2-inches, plus 2 handles 2-1/2-inches x 20-inches.
Batting scraps 1-inch x 20-inches for handle filler
Hook and loop tape strip set 16-inches long.
If you’d rather not sew handles, you can use two webbing strips 20 inches instead.
Fold the edge over the batting and press.
Then press up 1/4-inch on the other side to form a finished edge, fold that edge over the other raw side, and topstitch on the seam.
Fold the bag right sides together, forming a bag 19 x 16-1/2.
Sew the side seam and bottom.
To box the corners, pull the bag bottom open on the corner so the seam is in the middle. Mark a line two inches from the corner. Sew on the line.
Cut away the excess.
Do the same to the lining, sewing the side seam, bottom seam and boxing the corners 2-inches. Leave an opening for turning.
Place the handle ends on the bag 5 inches from the sides. Place the handle ends for each strap on the same side of the bag, one on each side.
Stitch down at about 1/8-inch, just for security.
Place the bag inside the lining right sides together. Sew the layers together all the way around the top of the bag.
Turn bag right side out through the opening in the lining.
Stitch the opening closed.
Push the lining inside the bag and press well.
Topstitch the top edge.
Add hook and loop tape closure on both sides on the lining side.
Topstitch in place.
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Was this a fun project? Did you stretch yourself using your machine’s stitches?
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