3/11/2012

Tutorial - P.S. I Love You Bag - Part II : Constructing and Finishing the Bag

Here is the second part of the "P.S. I Love You" bag tutorial

Seam allowance 0.5” (otherwise stated)

Constructing the bag:

1. Put the outer body shell inside the lining bag right side together, pin along the top – making sure that the side seams and the bottom of both the outer body and the lining are all matched up
2. On the front side, mark the positions – 3.5” and 5.5” from the center of the bag – to make pleat
 3. Fold from one marked line to another and pin – repeat this step on the other side, and also on the back then stitch across the top of the bag
Making the top band:
Cut 4 pieces of the fabrics (16”x5”) and 4 pieces of interfacing – to keep the band stay in shape (15”x4”)
Iron the interfacing onto the 2 pieces of fabrics according to the manufacturer guidelines

4. Place the fabrics right side together, match the raw edges and pinned along before stitching both sides and clipping the corners
5. Repeat step 4 with another 2 pieces of fabrics that will use as the lining of the band, add the magnetic snap on this pieces if you like

6. Place the band and the band lining together (right side of the band onto the wrong side of the band lining) and sew across the bottom raw edge
Turn the band right side out and iron press
7. Place the band (the side that did not stitch across) on the top edge of the bag, line up -- pin along as shown in picture, then stitch across the top of the bag
Then fold down the other side of the band and stitch across the top
For the handles, I used a read-made handles for this bag. But if you’d like to make one, here is a great tutorial to make the handles that would work for this bag. :)

Then, you are done..Congratulations! :)

Thank you very much for your visit. If you have any question, when you try this out, please feel free to ask any question or any suggestions or comments are welcomed.



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