July 12, 2019
You Receive All Design Files to complete 2 Types of Satchel Bags in 2 Unique Sizes:
In this Tutorial you can learn to make the Gusset Satchel:
Step 1. Start by hooping your Fabric + Batting + Stabilizer. The batting should only cover the stitch area – not touching the embroidery frame. Use embroidery adhesive spray to keep the batting in place while stitching.
Step 2. Stitch the Design according to the Color Change Sheet.
Step 3. When the design is stitched, remove from the hoop and cut a 1” seam allowance all around
Step 4. Cut away any excess batting and stabilizer from the area between the stitch outline and the seam allowance
Step 5. From the same Fabric - Cut a strip of approx. 2” wide (or 4” wide if you would like a bigger bag) x approx. 23” long
Step 6. From a Contrast Fabric – Cut a duplicate set of all the panels (1 x front, 1 x back, 1 x flap, 1 x gusset)
Step 7. With a straight stitch on your sewing machine (SL 2.5) join the flap to back panel.
Step 8. Add Gusset: Measure the center of the gusset strip and measure the center of the front bottom panel. Pin in place and stitch the gusset to the front panel. Measure the center bottom of the back panel and pin to the bottom center of the gusset. Pin and join with a straight stitch.
Tip to ensure neat corners: I found that a “slim presser foot” eg. Zipper-foot works best for this step. Stitch slowly around the corners and flatten the bulky fabric in the corner as much as possible. You can also make short cuts in the corners. Avoid cutting to deep.
Step 9. Lining: Follow the same steps mentioned above and complete the lining section.
IMPORTANT: leave the last base section in the lining “open” as we will use this opening to turn the bag inside out.
Step 10. Joining the LINING to the EMBROIDERY: Pin the lining to the embroidery (right sides together) only from the flap…following the seam of the upper opening of the bag.
Step 11. Cut inner and outer corners to ensure your bag looks neat when turned inside out. Turn the Bag inside out.
Step 12. If you would like to attach a magnetic closure, you can still reach the inside of the bag to do so.
Step 13. Attach a Shoulder Strap. Once you are happy with how your bag looks – Close the last seam in the bottom lining and your Bag is complete!
All the best with your project!
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My friend Maria sent us these endearing photos of the delightful "Baby Giraffe Reading Pillow" she made for her granddaughter.
Bravo Maria, she is one lucky little lady!! And you showed us that, even on a tight budget, a person can make a stunning project.....