I was looking through some photos in a kiv folder and realised that I haven’t blogged about this!
Way back in June, I showed how I madepaper templates to make the Dresden Plate using English Paper Piecing. Later I made many plates and with some stitcheries, I made Happy Scrappy Little Bird table runner. But I did not show how I pieced the wedges !
So, here goes :)
These are the wedges that you will get if you have followed mytutorial.
Cut off the tips of the points.
Cut your fabric with enough seam allowance all around except the narrow end.
Next, baste the paper wedges to the fabric.
Using whip stitch, join the wedges……
…until you get a complete Dresden Plate!
Super easy method..just perfect for hand stitching.
Last week, on my morning blog hopping ritual, I stumbled upon….
!!!……… a good excuse to make another bag!!!
If you have been folowing my blog, I’ve been showing some sneak peeks here , here and here.
Vicki and Cyndi….you guessed right!
The hobo bag is a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down.~ Wikipedia
That's my inspiration when I set out to make this bag. It's made from curtain fabric without batting or interfacing. I stitched two small darts at the bottom of each side of the bag. I find that two small darts gives it a ‘smoother’ curve at the bag bottom :)
The bag is 16" at the widest point , 15” high up to the beads, with an 18" shoulder strap.
I used my Brown Hobo With O-rings bag pattern which I drafted using Wikipedia’s description! ~ crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap.
To attach the shoulder straps, instead of O-rings, I made thin bias straps and thread them through wooden macrame beads.
When I saw this buckle at the local haberdashery, I knew it would be perfect for a bag! I made a simple flap to attach the buckle.
I used a print fabric as bag lining . It is very roomy with four large pockets. I made the pockets using Christie's 'Lunch Money Cuff' Tutorial. I did not use a zipper. Instead, I let the pocket lining show a little to give it the bias piping effect. I added a magnetic button for closure.
If you are a bagaholic, there’s still time to submit your bags. Any bags made after July 1st will be accepted. I had to make a new one because the last bag I made was in March!
Am linking to Linky Parties to spread the word :)
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All entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges before the final voting by readers.