Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Needlework Tuesday - Building a better bag
My grandmother is my quilting inspiration. From early years, I remember her appliqueing on quilt blocks. She belonged to a group at the church that made quilt to raise money for church projects. She always liked to keep her hands busy and there was never a shortage of blocks to work on. She no longer works on quilts, though she is always happy when my mom or I show her one of our newly finished quilts.
Pattern size, 16.5 inches wide and 20 tall. The circle opening 3 inches.
I cut two pieces from the t-shirt, centring the logo. I did have to piece the top edge to have space for the circular handle area. Then I cut two pieces of cotton lining. Putting right sides together, I seamed the sides of the bag.
Next, put the t-shirt pieces inside the lining with the right sides together, and align the top edges. I used a lot of pins to keep the t-shirt fabric from rolling. Sew with a quarter inch seam. Press, clip as needed and then turn right side out. Again, press, and then top stitch to keep it looking neat.
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