Bags

Hi,
Happy Easter weekend. Lovely and sunny here in New Zealand. A good day for sewing…I think it should be gardening ! I’ve had a go at making some small bags. I did one from some French fabric which is lovely but i love the brighter colours.
It’s a strange thing that i usually can talk the hind legs off a donkey yet i get on here and my blog posts read like the books from early learning Dick and Jane ! Oh well i hope you like the pictures !!

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Until next time,

Linda :)

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15 Minute Purses

Hi, Does anyone fully understand google+ in circles? I click on buttons to find out what they are and delete things and the whole thing is frustrating…..that’s the trouble as you get older…it’s like learning to drive when you are 50+..I need lessons..plenty of them.Step by step learning. I think i should just sit and sew instead anything new about sewing and the brain just lights up . I have been making purses. Made about 12 so far for my future daughter in-law. They should be called 15 minute purses….just two 8.5 x 10.5″ pieces of fabric. One for the purse and one lining and batting the same size.

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For a rounded edge mark 2″ both sides from the corner. Line up a plate against the pen marks and draw round the plate. Put the two pieces of fabric right sides together and place on top of the batting. Sew around with the usual 1/4″ seam leaving a gap near the bottom to turn inside out. Trim the corners. The gap will be top stitched so no need to hand sew closed.Turn out and press.

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Turn the bottom up 3 1/2″. Top stitch all around the purse.

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Sew a poppa on the inside and a button or bead on the outside of the purse on top of where the poppa is sewn. I know everyone knows how to do this but for a quick present with a soap..tissues or whatever they’re not bad.
Until next time, Linda

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