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Easy-Sew Purse

All it takes to make this fun and easy bag is two fat quarters for the body and two fat quarters for the lining. Some of the stripes on the featured bag were machine-quilted with narrow zigzag stitching. To prevent warped areas from occurring between parallel rows of stitching, start the machine-quilting of all rows from the same edge. Fabrics are from Anchors Away collection by Dear Stella.


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Assemble Bag Body and Lining

1. On bag front match a set of traced dart stitching lines with right side inside. Sew on traced lines to make a dart. Repeat to make a second dart on bag front. Repeat to make two darts on bag back.

2. With right sides together, layer bag front and back. Pin, then sew curved edge from one large dot to the other to make bag body. Press seam open. Leave bag body wrong side out.

3. Using bag lining pieces, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make bag lining. Turn bag lining right side out.