• 09-04-2011, 08:41 PM
LLWinston44
My bff wants a bow tucks bag, but she wants it bigger, so she can use it for work.

The pattern calls for the top piece 8.5 x 19 and the bottom piece 6 x 19. The end result is the front and back pieces being 14 x 19. I figured that I can extend the width from 19 to 21 so I can still maximize the fabric, but what would I do for the other part??

I hope the question is clear. It's confused me to try to figure out and trying to explain it has further confused me. lol. The math is NOT my strong point.
• 09-04-2011, 08:50 PM
If you plan to add two inches to the width, way don't you just do the same with the height. So instead of 8.5 X 19 you would make it 10.5 X 21. See what I mean?
• 09-04-2011, 08:57 PM
LLWinston44
Quote:

If you plan to add two inches to the width, way don't you just do the same with the height. So instead of 8.5 X 19 you would make it 10.5 X 21. See what I mean?

Well, I can do that, but the height is in two different pieces, making one piece. So I don't know how much to add to the top piece (which is originally 8.5) and also the bottom piece (originally 6) including a half inch extra (I think) for seams. I know it must be easy, but I just can't get it....... Do I just add one inch to each piece? Is it that simple? lol
• 09-04-2011, 10:22 PM
Annaleehunter
Eeek! Can only do quilt math. Sorry :(.
• 09-04-2011, 10:41 PM
LyndaOH
I would add an inch to each piece. That way the seam between the two pieces will be in about the same place as it was. Hope I didn't confuse you more!
• 09-05-2011, 02:43 AM
twinkie
That is what I would do. That way it will be the same addition on both parts if that makes sense.

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Originally Posted by LyndaOH
I would add an inch to each piece. That way the seam between the two pieces will be in about the same place as it was. Hope I didn't confuse you more!

• 09-05-2011, 05:14 AM
Glassquilt
21 is approximately 10% larger than 19. 19x1.1=20.9
Multiply by 1.1
• 09-05-2011, 05:20 AM