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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wristlet Bag with Kanzashi Flower

Wristlet with Kanzashi Flower

Materials and Supplies

1 fat quarter for the focus fabric
1/2 yd for outside fabric
1/2 yard for lining and trim
1 - 14" zipper
2 3/4" buttons
heavy weight pellon
Clover Kanzashi Flower Maker (2 3/4 - 3" size)

Cut from focus fabric
  2 of pattern A (outside pocket and bottom half of back)
1- 3" x 10" strip for strap
1- 1" x 4" strip for button loop
5- 2 3/4" squares for Kanzashi Flower
2 - 2" x 2 1/2" for zipper stops

Cut from companion fabric
1 of pattern B (front)
1 of pattern C (top half of back
2 - 3 1/2" x 7 1/2 " strip for inside pocket

Cut from lining fabric
2 of  pattern B
2" x 11" strip for trim
5- 2 3/4" squares for Kanzashi Flower

Cut from batting
2 of pattern B

Cut from heavy pellon
1 of pattern C

Putting the Wristlet Together:

Back of Wristlet:
Sew Pattern A (focus fabric) right sides together with Pattern C (companion fabric).
Press the seam and topstitch. Match the batting with back and machine quilt using your favorite quilting motif.  I used a one inch diamond grid.

Front of Wristlet:
Match the batting to front (B - companion fabric) with batting and quilt in the same design used on the back.

Adding Front Pocket:
Match the heavy weight pellon with piece B (focus fabric). Press the 2" x 11" strip of lining doubling the strip. With right sides together using 1/4' width seam sew the binding to the top edge. Press to the underside. I use a little glue to hold in place. Sew the binding down. Baste the pocket in place.

Inside Pocket:
With right sides together sew the 2 - 3 1/2" x 7 1/2 " strip for inside pocket leaving enough to turn the pocket. Turn the pocket, press and top stitch all 4 sides. Center the pocket on one of the lining pieces and stitch the sides and down the center.

Press the 2" x 2 1/2" strips first in half and folding the edges to the center. The zipper should be trimmed to 1/2" less on each end of the width of the wristlet front. Trim the end of the zipper leaving the metal stop. Sew one of the strips centering the zipper and stitch across the strip and the zipper. Repeat for the beginning end of the zipper.

Sandwich the front piece with the lining right sides together with the zipper sandwiched in between faced down on the front piece. Stitch along the edge of  the zipper using a zipper foot. Repeat the above to attach the back and back lining to the zipper. I placed the lining with the pocket on the backside.  Trim the extending fabric stops to match the seam width.

Wristlet Handle
Press the  1- 3" x 10" strip for the strap in half lengthwise. Press the edges to the center. Stitch along each side lengthwise. Pin to the front of the wristlet matching the edges with the seam edges. (The strap will facing inward)
 Sew the wristlet front & back and lining.
Make sure the zipper is open! With the right sides together lining with lining and pouch to pouch seam around leaving an opening large enough on the bottom edge of the lining to turn the wristlet to the outside. I used a 5/8" seam for the lining and 1/2" for the wristlet. Trim the curved edges and any bulk around the zipper area. Turn right side out. Pull the lining out so you press the bottom seam and then machine stitch close. 

Finishing Touches:
1- 1" x 4" strip for button loop - press in half lengthwise and press the edges toward the center. Stitch along the open edge. Sew the loop with the ends side by side and the loop part is facing the top of the wristlet. Sew a square and "X" to fasten the loop well. Sew the button on.

Make the Kanzashi Flower following the directions. It is very easy! Finish the flower with a button in the center.

Love is faithful - I will bethroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. - Hosea 2:20

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joanie, I am intimidated with making bags, tho I did do the snap bag ... once. I have a friend who LOVES to make bags, I'm going to share your blog with her.

    Your bag turned out beautifully!

    Have you seen the 'Bow Tucks Bag'? I keep seeing them at another board I belong to and they look so awesome, but again, I am 'afeared' to try! I am such a chicken.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA


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