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Old 02-04-2009, 08:39 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm going to a quilt group for the first time next week and suddenly realised I didn't have a bag to tote my sewing stuff in - so I started making one!

I've made and quilted two pieces but I've no idea how to join them together :oops: ; obviously, I don't just do it right sides together cos then I'd have raw edges on the inside?!

I plan to make two fabric handles as well but no clue how so any tips gratefully appreciated!

I've also prepared a little pocket to slipstich inside for those bits and bobs!

All help much appreciated, thanks guys!

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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French seams

Wrong sides together with the tiniest seams you can while catching all layers then turn it right sides together and stitch again.

To get a flat bottom on the inside pull the seams together making a little triangle and stitch straight across depending on how wide you want it to be. Do both sides the same depth though.

Clear as mud?
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:44 AM
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Ummmm - sorry to be monumentally stupid, but what are they? I should know - I live in France ha, ha!

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I have a tutorial for it on my blog.

http://quiltingadd.blogspot.com/2008...te-part-2.html
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Doh, sorry Mary, only saw French seams before I replied! Don't completely get it though, could you try again in words of one syllable? Thanks a lot.

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:47 AM
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Oh pics, great! That I can understand! Thanks both of you!

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Saw your blog Sharon, your bag is great but I did notice you still had raw edges on the inside; is this a problem or not? i'd be worried that I'd catch the batting pulling stuff in and out and wear it away?

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Yes, there are raw edges on the inside. Making it lined was beyond my capabilities. LOL

So far, there haven't been any problems. I did go back and double stitch the bottom seams of the bag for extra durability.
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Why not make a lining for your bag? That will cover your seams and you could even add pockets to the lining.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:18 AM
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Sorry, I'm hopeless at this sort of thing! Chele, would I just make another 'bag'' slightly smaller, fit it inside and slip stitch round the top? Or not?!!!!

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