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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Oh SNAP!!!!

At Scrapbook Blessings Club, there is a special feature on Tuesday's:  Anything Goes with showcasing current projects, what you would like to make and today, I would love to show you "Oh SNAP"!!!!

I hear you back there saying "Oh Snap?" . . . . well, it's a super easy project to make a little bag/purse to carry crafting supplies, quilting supplies, crayons for the little ones, make-up - hmmmmm anything you want to put in them! Originally, my friend, Kimberly Pate, and I had a Facebook chat where I learned how to make these and have been in love since!



Supplies:
  • 2 coordinating fat quarters (a fat quarter measures 18 x 22 inches)
  • carpenter's tape measure
  • quilt batting
  • fusible interfacing
  • scrap fabric either a 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 inch for the decorative triangle aka prairie point
Tutorial Step-by-Step Directions:
  • determine what size bag you would like to make (I have even made one to carry my notebook when we go camping just remember to add 2 layers of quilt batting)
  • today, we are going to make a crayon bag for a church bazaar measuring finished size 8 x 8 inch bag
  • cut 1 piece 16 x 8 inches for the top of your bag
  • cut 1 piece 16 x 8 inches for the lining of your bag
  • cut 1 piece 4 x 16 inches for the top band 
  • fuse 1 piece 2 x 16 inches of fusible interfacing to the band on the wrong side 
  • machine quilt layers of fabric with batting sandwiched between the two wrong sides - no fancy quilting is required but just enough to hold the layers together - for my project, I machine stippled with variegated quilting thread 
  • fold in half and stitch the front to the back using a 3/8-inch seam allowance 

  • I press the seam open but that's my own personal preference
  • sew across the bottom of your bag and turn right-side out 
  • press and fold your fabric square first in half and then in half again 
  • pin the raw edge to the center of the one side top of your bag
  • stitch your top band together beginning at the bottom and stitch up approximately 1/2 - inch 
  • start stitching again leaving a 1-inch opening to the end of the strip to form a loop 

  • pin wrong side of bag to the right side of the bag to attach the top band 
  • pin prairie point to the center of right side front of bag
  • attach band to bag stitching a 3/8-inch seam allowance 
  • turn to right side and top-stitch band onto front of your bag 
  • TIP; my sewing machine has a removable arm for stitching cuffs which makes this super easy to attach 
  • now, to make this SNAP - cut 2 pieces of a carpenter's tape measure, each measuring half the width rounding the corners 

  • slide the first piece through the opening that was left with how you had stitch leaving the opening and slide to the front with the curved numbers facing towards the front of the bag
  • slide the second piece through the opening centering in the back with the curved numbers facing towards the front of the bag
  • now comes the fun part - when you open/close your cute little bag, it actually snaps, holds close to store your precious items 



Thanks for stopping by today - By the Way - I'm making these for Rosie's Church Bazaar in various sizes all of which took me little over an afternoon to make.



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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  2. Cute bag, Great directions. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges.We hope you'll join us again soon. Judy DT

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  3. What a great project! Nice to see a fabric project. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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