Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags

Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags

Amy Butler

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 0811866696

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Celebrated designer Amy Butler's most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler's fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer's library.

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panel. This will give the bag its shape. e. Repeat steps 4a through 4d to make a pleat on the other exterior main panel. Figure 1 5ATTACH THE BANDS TO THE EXTERIOR MAIN PANELS. a. With Right sides together, match the top edge of the main panel to one long edge of the band and pin in place. Stitch a 1/2″ (1.3 cm) seam across the pinned edge. Backstitch at each end. b. Press the seam allowance* toward the band. Then, edge stitch* across the band just above the seam. c. Repeat steps 5a and 5b

Repeat steps 4e and 4f to make the gusset on the other bottom corner of the main panel. h. Turn the exterior Right side out, using a turning tool* to gently push out the corners. Press all the seams. Please set the exterior aside. Figure 1 5MAKE THE FLAP. a. Fold the lining flap in half, Right sides together, matching the side edges. Gently press a crease along the folded edge. Open the flap. b. On the Right side of the flap, measure and mark 1″ (2.5 cm) up from the rounded edge on the

in place. There will be 1/2″ (1.3 cm) of fabric extending from either side of the top edge. Edge stitch completely around the inside edges and backstitch at each end. This piece will now be referred to as a single handle. h. Match the bottom edges of the handle and pin them together. i. Repeat steps 9a through 9h to make the second handle. Figure 5 10MAKE THE TAB CLOSURES AND ATTACH THE MAGNETIC SNAP. a. Find the center of the tab to mark the placement for the magnetic snap. Fold the tab

Color: Grey From the Midwest Modern 2 collection Lining: AB-45 Color: Fuchsia From the quilting-weight Solids collection MISS MAVEN RUFFLED HANDBAG (PAGE 141) Medium handbag Exterior main panel: AB-32 Fresh Poppies Color: Green From the Midwest Modern collection Exterior handles/ruffle: AB-45 Color: Green From the quilting-weight Solids collection Lining: AB-23 Garden Maze Color: Green From the Midwest Modern collection Large handbag Exterior main panel: AB-40 Sweet Jasmine

marked lines. • Cut 1 bottom panel: 61/2″ (16.5 cm) wide × 17″ (43.2 cm) long From the coordinating fabric c. Lay the fabric in a single layer with the Right side down. Fold each selvage edge 9″ (22.9 cm) in toward the Wrong side and gently press a crease along the folded edges. • Cut 2 main panels on the fold • Cut 4 pocket panels on the fold (fold the pattern piece back on the dashed line) Fold each edge of the fabric again 4″ (10.2 cm) in and press a crease. • Cut 2 side panels on the

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