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How to Sew an Accordion-Pleat Lantern Bag

Photo: Sloan Howard

The lantern shape makes this bag expandable and collapsible, and depending on how it's made, it can have a variety of uses. This technique by Judith Neukam involves sewing quilted circular shapes together in such a way that accordion pleats form. Customize this project from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 3 and make yours a gift bag or a clever pleated tote.

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