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Ribbon Tote

#No. KW04 – Kid Friendly Sewing Instructions

The Ribbon Tote is the perfect first project choice.   The supplies are enough for two projects

This pattern is KID Beginner and will teach:

·      Following Instructions

·      Pinning

·      Cutting out patterns

·      Straight Stitch

·      Zig Zag Stitch

·      Ironing

You will need the following Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 6” Sewing Gauge or Ruler
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Fabric & Supplies are enough for 2 bags:

  • 1/2 yd. At least 44” wide fabric for bag – Canvass, light weight denim, heavy cotton work best
  • 1 pkg Quilt Binding 7/8” Wide Double Fold 3yds for handles
  • 5/8” Fusible tape
  • Ribbon remnants for front pocket – 8” wide each
  • Thread to match Bag Fabric

Getting Started

  • Read all instructions – Be sure to read all instructions before cutting
  • Review the Lil’ Stitcher’s Sewing Guide
  • Check when you are done each step – put a check in the star

Cutting

  • CUT 2 Piece 1 Tote Bag – Piece together Pattern Piece 1A and 1B to make a 12” square.
  • CUT 2 22” of Binding for handles

Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the section

Setting up your Sewing Machine

  • THREAD with thread that matches the BFF Bag fabric
  • LOCATE 1/2” marker on your machine. All seam allowances will be 1/2”

 Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the section

Zig Zag Edges

Step 1:          ZIG ZAG STITCH two 12” x 12” Bag edges

Step 2:       PRESS FLAT

Tip:

Zig Zag stitching the fabric will prevent the bag from fraying.  It is always good to Zig Zag all edges of your fabric before you start piecing together your project.

 Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the next section.

Handles

Step 1:          ZIG ZAG stitch down the center of both handles

Step 2: PRESS FLAT

Decorate the front of the Bag

Step 1: LAYOUT the decoration for your BFF Bag with lace, ribbon, ric-rac or other fun items.

Step 2: PIN or IRON design down using fusible tape

Step 3: Use ZIG ZAG or STRAIGHT STITCH the lace and ribbon with medium width and length.   Make sure your lace goes 1” beyond the edges

Tip

When sewing on ribbon items, figure out where you want the ribbon then use your fusible tape to iron it in place.  It will stay in place better when you top stitch.

 Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the next section

Sew on Handles

Step 1:       PIN handle to the bag on the pretty side of the bag – both front and back 3 inches from the side

Step 2:          ZIG ZAG  down the handles PRESS

Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the next section

Sew Front to Back

 

Step 1:          PIN Pretty sides of the bags together Front to Back

 

Step 2:          STRAIGHT STITCH 1/2” from the edge – sides and bottom

Step 3:          CLIP off the extra ribbon

 

Step 4: TURN right side out PRESS

Check the star if you are done & ready to move to the next section

TOP Stitch the Top of the BAG

 Step 1:          FOLD 1 1/2 inches of the top & PIN

Step 2: STRAIGHT STITCH  1/2” down – PRESS

 All done!!

 Take some picture of your finished project.  I’d love to see your purse.  I may even want to put it on my website…

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All rights reserved.  No part of this pattern may be photocopied or reproduced in any form for commercial or resale use.  These skirts may not be manufactured personally or commercially to be bought or sold by anyone without prior written consent from Kendall’s Wardrobe.