Our Fat Quarter Club Members will be getting a little freebie in the collection for July! We were thrilled to find out that Villa Rosa Designs has added to their Rose Card collection and are now offering accessory patterns in the Rose Card format! Well, I LOVED Tabitha Jane! Who can't use a soft, interfacing-free shoulder bag to take to the grocery store, farmers market or park?
Now, this pattern has you leaving the corners flat but I like to have a width across the bottom of my bag in case I need to put my laptop, notebooks or just need to fit a little more than usual in my bag. This particular bag pattern is reversible so you'll be doing this a total of 4 times for each bag. Once for each corner of the exterior and once for each corner of the lining. When you have both the exterior and lining sewn, before you move on to attaching the straps, leave them wrong side out and stick your hand in the corner to spread it out so that the seam going up the side is in the exact middle.
You can use your 45 degree angle on your ruler to line up your square. Make sure your seam line is in the very middle of your angle. If it's off just a bit, adjust your fabric so it's very near or perfectly in the center. A nice square corner is what we are shooting for here!
Next, slide your ruler up your corner until there is 2" from side to side. Make sure that your seam is in the very middle of those two inches or you won't have a square corner! Draw a line along the 2" and place a pin so it won't shift on the way to your machine.
Sew across the 2" line. Lock your stitches at both ends.
Trim the corner out and continue with the instructions for Tabitha Jane.
Knowing this little trick will allow you to have a bag that will be able to hold just a bit more than a flat bag would!
Here is my finished bag! I used our July Fat Quarter Club collection, Tangier Ikat by Dena Designs! Each bag takes 6 fat quarters so with your collection, you can make two reversible bags! If you have any questions about this post or our Fat Quarter Club, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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