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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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Add Handle and Buttons

1. Referring to Diagram 5, fold top raw edge of bag front over handle toward lining. Insert edge under lining. Topstitch close to lining edge to secure, stitching only a few inches at a time to ease fabric around handle.

2. Repeat Step 1 with remaining handle and top raw edge of bag back.

3. Hand-sew buttons on upper side edges of bag front. Loop fabric closures over buttons to close bag.