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TGIFF - How to Make Quilted Sling Bag

Hello and welcome to TGIFF!

This week, I'm sharing a tutorial for foldover sling bag. 
A few weeks ago, hubby's aunt came and she said her morning walk friend wanted a sling bag like the one I made for her. It's a simple foldable sling bag with elastic closure. Very light and handy.



So, here is what you need:

- Assorted of fabrics for exterior and lining
- batting (you can use fleece, flannel or cotton)
- Fusible lightweight interfacing (skip this if you are using fusible batting)
- Elastic cord or hair band
- Large Button
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Woven Interfacing Strip
- Swivel hook 0.5"

Measurement and cut

- Exterior Fabric :
   Top Panels  8" W x 3" H - cut 2
   Bottom Panel 8" W x 8.5" H- Cut 2

- Interfacing : 8" W x 22" H - Cut 1
- Lining Fabric : 8" W x 22" H - cut 1
- Batting  : 9" W x 23" H - Cut 1
- 0.5"Wide Ribbon  : 2" Long - cut 2
- Strap Fabric : 2" W x 44" H  - cut 1
- Woven Interfacing Strip 1" x 43 - cut 1

*RST - Right Side Together


Let's sew :

1. Sew the top and bottom panel together  on the 8" side (RST) with 3/8" seam allowance.
2. Sew the bottom of both exterior panel together (RST) using 3/8" seam allowance. You will get a long piece of exterior panel 8" W x 22" H.



3. Fuse the interfacing on the wrong side of the exterior panel and then place the it on the batting Right Side Up  and pin generously. The pins will prevent the fabric from shifting while you quilt it. Quilt as desired. Once you finished with the quilting, trim the excess batting.


I'm not very fond of free motion quilting, so I always use my walking foot. I quilted my bag using organic wavy lines approximately 0.5" apart.  Walking foot is just awesome! It goes through layers effortlessly like this bag and this bag.

4. Fold and attach the ribbons on the longer sides of exterior panel. Place it on the bottom panel part, just under the stitching line between the top and bottom part.


5 . Fold the elastic cord and make a knot. Center it on one of the exterior panel top edge. Top stitch with 1/8" Seam allowance. Run a couple stitch and back stitch to secure it.



6. Put the lining  and exterior  panels RST and sew the short edges (top) together with 3/8" seam allowance. Repeat with the other short edge.



7. Turn the bag inside out , pull the lining away from the exterior. Press the seam towards the exterior side and top stitch with 1/8" Seam Allowance.


It should look like the picture below.


On the wrong side , it should look like the picture below. 
Do not cut the knot.


8. Now pull out the lining and exterior panels separately, so that they are on opposite side. Match the top seam and secure it with wonder clips. 


9. Sew the longer side starting from the exterior panel with 3/8" seam allowance. Repeat with the other long side, but leave a gap around 4" or so for turning. Don't forget to back stitch at the beginning and end .



10. Diagonally cut the corners and turn the bag inside out through the opening, iron it and sew the opening closed.


Make the strap:

1. Center and fuse the interfacing on the wrong side of the strap fabric. You can opt out for the interfacing if using thicker fabric. Since I was using thin linen, I use  1" woven interfacing strip.
2. Fold it lengthwise and press to create a middle crease. Open the fold. (DIAGRAM A)
3. Fold in both short ends by 1/2” and fold both raw edges lengthwise towards the middle crease. (DIAGRAM B)
4.Press and fold it in half lengthwise again. Top stitch on both long edges with 1/8” seam allowance. (DIAGRAM C)



5. Install the swivel hooks on both ends of the straps and stitch the strap to secure it.



6. Sew fancy wooden button on the front of the bag. Fold top of the bag and mark the placement as you desired. And it’s done!! Yay!!


Do tag me on Instagram @chezvies if you make one!

Now, it's your turn to link up and show us your finish this week! Click the blue button below and start sharing~


Happy Sewing

Elvira









Book Review - More Adventures with Leaders and Enders

Hello,

If you're a seasoned quilter, the chance is you already know Bonnie K Hunter from Quilt Ville. I'm following Bonnie since years ago, I often watch her Quilt Cam series on youtube.

I finally recently bought her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I must say, it's simply amazing for someone who love to collect tiny scraps like me.

More Adventures With Leaders and Enders
At first glance, you might find the quilt design is a bit intimidating, but after slowly read the instructions it all made sense. Last week, I tried out the Scrap Crystal. I started digging my scrap baskets for blues and greens. But I was so eagerly trying it, I thought I will do with a single color background.


After making one block I showed to a couple of friends and they said, it looked great, but I want the Crystal-y effect like the one on the book!!


So, I started cutting the neutral colors. The best thing is Bonnie includes all the details of what neutral colors she included in her quilt so that we can get ideas.



Here is the first scrappy block look like. I have not stitched them together.What say?



I mostly used Indian fabrics since they have bright and lots of shades. I'm hoping to finish the quilt after I come back from my holiday! Wish me luck, everyone!!

Until then,

Happy Sewing

Elvira




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How To Hand Sew Wallet Binding Tutorial on YouTube

Hello,




Many of you asked if I can make a video tutorial for hand sewn wallet binding. I took the video quite sometimes ago when I make this matryoshka wallet and I just got a new mobile phone tripod which was just perfect. At least it's better than the mini tripod  I had earlier. With this mobile phone tripod I can get a good angle to shooting the video. The video was shot using my One Plus  phone


Lightweight Tripod

Really, there's nothing scary about hand sewing. If anything, it is easier than machine, since you're totally in control!



Do check out the video, like and subscribe! I am hoping to do more video tutorial in the future, Insha Allah.

Happy Sewing,

Elvira


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Some of my posts may contain Affiliate links,which mean if you purchase something through the links in my blog, I may get a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products and/or services that I personally use and believe will add value to my readers. Thank you so much for your support!