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Quilted Purses

Hodgetm42 | Posted in General Discussion on

I want so bad to learn how to make these, I have purchased a Simplicity pattern but the pieces like the pockets look so big on the pattern. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get started using a pattern??

 

I would like to make a quilted Bengals Purse for the football season…..Theresa

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  1. rodezzy | | #1

    First of all, read all of the pattern instructions, notes and processes before you start anything.  This will give you an overall thought process for the construction.  The pattern will give you seam allowance specifics and everything you need to know. 

    Next, pieces that are going to be quilted need to be large because the quilting shrinks it some.  I would feel sure in saying that the pocket has to be quilted before it's final applicaiton to the bag.  Therefore, the quilting process will shrink it to what should be it's final size.  If you are still concerned, do all of the steps to make the pocket in some scrap fabric to see how the final pocket will look. 

    Or do the whole purse in muslin for the entire bag (quilting and all) before you use your fashion fabric to see how it comes together. Extra work, but it's better to find out the trip hazards before you use your good fashion fabric.

    Does the pattern specify what type of batting is to be used? 

    You also have to turn a seam allowance.  Subtract that from the flat pattern piece also to see how it looks. Or does it use a binding for the edges?  After making all of the preliminary suggestions, you will also be able to figure out any additional design elements that will give it your personal signature.

    Good luck.

    1. solosmocker | | #2

      Redezzy has given you great advice. Are you an experienced sewist or quilter? If you get to feeling unsure about anything just get on the board here and post. We are here to help. solo

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