Download Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize by Lexie Barnes PDF

By Lexie Barnes

Because the plastic bag is more and more banished from shops, the material bag is stepping as much as shop the day. even if toting groceries, books, child offers, gardening instruments, or a pockets and a few digital devices, eco-conscious crafters will discover a bag layout to slot their wishes in Sew What! Bags. the focal point is on basic, pattern-free stitching that calls for no earlier event — simply an artistic spirit, a few enjoyable cloth, and a uncomplicated stitching machine.

Author Lexie Barnes is a nationally identified model within the bag international, famous for modern designs that mix useful aspect with stellar performance. Her new angle to bag layout — beginning with the necessity after which customizing the bag to slot it completely — is inspiring and releasing. She encourages crafters to jumpstart their creativity with "warm-up projects" that may hold only a unmarried item, from a couple of eyeglasses to a pack of tissues.

The 18 middle initiatives in Sew What! Bags convey easy methods to use daring, modern materials to make totes, drawstring sacks, messenger baggage, organizers, satchels, and handbags in a variety of styles and sizes. each venture is proven in a full-color photograph followed via step by step, illustrated directions. Many extra diversifications in dimension, cloth mixtures, and styling gains also are pictured to teach quite a few of the handfuls of percentages for customizing every one project.

Crafters of all degrees are bound to be over excited through Lexie Barnes's encouraged method of developing the bag of your dreams.

Share your projects at www.sewwhatbags.com

Praise for the book:
"Spot on assistance for hemming, deciding upon textile and breaking out of the development mildew support be certain this e-book is a crafter's delight." - Bookpage, August 2009

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J Here's how its done: Pin two pieces of fabric with right sides together. HOW TO PIN Your pins should be inserted perpendicular to the seam or edge . Position the pinheads to the right so you can easily remove them as you are stitching. You can space the pins as needed; I suggest starting at about 2" apart. right side 2 Stitch the side you want to sew, ¥£ from the sea in T edge of the fabric. Remove the pins as you go , just before you stitch over them (otherwise, you wrong side of fabric o might break the sewing-machine needle).

Since you need to reach in a little bit to pull out the bags, you can loosely wrap the elastic around your wrist and then add a couple of inches for leeway. Tube, cut 1 make the casing- To make a casing on the top and bottom of the tube piece, press under the edge W t then press again another Vz. ) Stitch the two casings. lop or bottom edge * STEP 3 62 WARM-UP PROJECTS n Vz' pin the loop at an angle insert the elastic. 4 elastic strips through the top and bottom openings " {see page 45). Pull them out 1 on each side and pin Si.

With the bag inside out, press under the top edge Va" Press under again by the " amount needed to accommodate the drawstring or elastic (in this case 1 ) and edgestitch on the bottom fold. With drawstrings, make the casing about 1 " wide, not because you need that much room, but because the gathers will look nicer. When using elastic, make the last fold equal to the width of the elastic plus another Vs to give you room to stitch the edge. Edgestitch the bottom fold. Inserting a drawstring into a casing is easy.

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