picnic bag updated with pattern and how
I went over to Joann fabric store yesterday and really scored with some embroidered linen fabric. It was 1/2 off the “red tag” price!! While I was there I met “Julie” while standing in the line to get our fabric cut. She was telling me that she doesn know how to sew, but has been so inspired by the Amanda Soule blog that she bought a sewing machine and now she is starting to “collect” (the quote is wholly mine rolex watches for sale ) fabrics. A telltale sign of a sewing genius if I do say so myself! last night I came home with my newfound fabrics and made up a pattern for this bag, basket, bag sket, whatever you want to call it. I think I am going to call it the “Lucille” picnic bag. I drafted a pattern based a bag I saw in this magazine:I love it. I made this bag for a husband and wife who are flying in to Colorado this weekend to do some teaching/training at our church. My husband and I are picking them up at the airport and delivering them to their hotel so I thought this would be a great substitute for a fruit/gift basket (since they probably wouldn want to lug a basket around the airport on the way home). Once I sewed the pieces together, I put binding around it and sewed the handles on when I attached the binding to the outside of the bag. Before I attached the handles, I sewed a piece of the inside material to the handles. Here are the pattern pieces you will need. Piece A is a rectangle 26X7.5 inches and for piece B, if you click on the pattern, then print the picture out and then enlarge it 230 percent, you will have the right size. (Piece is cut along the curves, not along the inside lines which indicate the measurement from point to point only:))cut two of piece “A”, one of outside fabric and one of the inside fabric.
cut eight of piece “B”, four of outside fabric and four of inside fabric.
Using .5 inch seam allowances, sew two of piece “B” RIGHT sides together along edge that measures 9.5 inches from point to point and press seam open. Repeat with other two “B” pieces of outside fabric.
Pin longest edge of the joined “B” pieces to longest edge of piece “A” RIGHT sides together and sew together. If piece A is longer than the longest edge of piece B after you pinned them together, just trim off the extra of piece If you do have to trim piece A however, make sure you start pinning the other piece B so sides up properly. seam open. Repeat with other joined “B” pieces. POY FECT.
i keep you posted with the coasters project. boy do i feel like an amateur when i browsed through your postings. it will probably take me DAYS and DAYS to make 16 coasters, meanwhile back at the ranch you on your third handbag, 21st bookmark, and you haven even broken a sweat yet!!!
take care and i hope your weekend with your guests is going well. the bag is truly beautiful. i sure your visitors will consider your generosity and the product thereof a genuine blessing.
I love your blog . it just super . I happened upon your Vintage Bag, the green wool one . I love the style . I printed out the instructions and the pieces (I have NEVER made a bag, I just h rolex watches for sale ave a fetish for them) so it takes little to confuse me . on piece B, it looks like the front part of the bag is 13.5″ and the back part is 13″ as it dips down, yet it says to make sure the top of the bag is 13.5″ once the pleats are in place . is ther rolex watches for sale e something I missing here? I thought the bag would be shorter after the pleats are in place? I obviously missing something . I really want to make this bag . I hate tote bags (they are boring and reek of sameness) and love bags with character. Thanks!
To answer a question I see posted in the comments here and one I had myself, the yardage required was about 1/2 yard each of the main and lining fabrics. For the first one I made, I only had a 1/2 yard of fabric and I just eked out the pieces, so I purchased 2/3 of a yard for the second bag just to rolex watches for sale be sure.