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Monday, March 23, 2009

lesson I ... purple patchwork bag

firstly...let me express my honour and greatful feelings to those that put an interest in learning how to make this bag....thank you all


- 3 1/2 in. squares ( 32 pieces)
- 3 1/2 x 12 1/2 in rectangle ( base - 1 piece )
- 12 1/2 x 27 1/2in. ( lining )
- 3 x 28in. ( binding )


1 - sew together all the squares and join to the base...to make 12 1/2 x 27 1/2
rectangle..(shown diagram)...

- do the basting and quilt as desire
- once finished..trim edges

2 - fold the bag rectangle in half on seam line,
sew together sides edges
- repeat step on lining

3 - to shape flat bottom for bag...at one corner match bottom seam line to side seam line, creating a flattened triangle...sew on drawline 3in..trim excess fabric (shown diagram)

- repeat step on remaining corners and lining


- center the bag and mark
- pin ends of one handle to one side of the bag body, placing each end 1 1/2in from top edge
- place handles 2 1/2in. from marked centering point...(shown diagram)
- sew second handle to the other side to complete bag


- insert bag lining into the outer bag..wrong sides together..
- sew both piece together
- lastly sew binding around top edge ..and hand-stitch the inside folded binding

....walla...the bag is done....!!!

p/s : really hope that my instructions are easy enough to follow....please try and happy sewing


  1. wah!...now they all can learn online plak....tabik you la sayang.

  2. Wow great tutorial...love to know wonderfull person like you...link u

  3. salam kak... best nyer ade tutorial nih.
    bole paham nih...:)
    tapi tak de handle cam akak .... hihihi

  4. What a nice bag for a newbie, great job. I love it.

  5. This is great. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. I may have to try it this weekend. :)

  6. thnx for sharing. thats a wonderful tutorial. u gave me great idea what i want to use with my moda charm pack in the future :)

  7. to all...thanks and i love to share..hope it inspire each of u to make one..happy trying n please post your product..