Featuring fabrics from the Grease collection by Paramount Pictures Finished bag size: 15” wide x 12 ½” high Design by Joyce Cronkhite for Clothworks
Grease Featuring fabrics from the Grease collection by Paramount Pictures for Clothworks
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Yardages based on 42” wide fabric
Fabric A – 1-3/8 yd 1 – Bag Front 1 – Bag Back 1 – Pocket Front 1 – Pocket Front Lining 1 – Flap Lining 2 – Straps–cut on the lengthwise grain of fabric; 1 – 5” x 45”, 1 – 5” x 10-½” 4 – 2” x 2” 2 – 1-½” x 18” strips Fabric B – 7/8 yd 1 – Flap Front Top 1 – Flap Front Bottom 2 – Bag Lining Fabric C – 1/8 yd 1 – Center Band on Flap Front Muslin – ½ yd 2 – Bag Front and Back Interlining Interfacing 1-3/8 yd 2 – Straps; 1 – 5” x 45”, 1 – 5” x 10-½” Batting – Crib Size 2 – Bag Back 1 – Bag Front 1 – Pocket 1 – Pocket Flap 2 – straps (cut later)
Bag Front and Back (sew with 1/2” seam allowance unless otherwise stated) 1. Sandwich the 2 pieces of batting between the wrong sides of the bag back and an interlining piece. Right sides should be facing out. Pin in place and quilt as desired. 2. Sandwich 1 piece of batting between the bag front and an interlining piece. Right sides should be facing out. Pin in place and baste stitch together. Front Zipper Pocket 1. Finish off both ends of the zipper. Using a zigzag stitch and the feed dog position down, stitch a securing thread across the zipper on both ends. The two secured stitches should be 15-½” apart. Make sure the zipper pull is between the two secured stitched ends. Trim zipper to 3/8” away from the secured stitching (Figure 1). trim to 3/8”
2. Next sandwich one end of the zipper between two 2” x 2” pieces of fabric, right sides together (Figure 2). Stitch across the zipper ½” from the raw ends. Press both pieces of fabric away from zipper. Repeat on the other end of zipper. Trim off the excess length of fabric from end to end to measure 18”. Make sure that the zipper is centered between the two fabric ends. 3. Sandwich one long edge of the zipper between the right sides of the 1-½” x 18” strips of fabric. Pin them together and stitch 3/8” from the edge. Press both pieces of fabric away from the zipper. Top stitch 3/8” from seam (Figure 3).
While every attempt has been made to give accurate measurements, yardage requirements, and construction directions, this does not allow for personal variations in measuring, cutting and/or sewing. Clothworks is not responsible for printing errors.
zipper sandwiched between 2 fabrics
1 – Purchased Buckle and Grommets 1 – 16” Zipper (can be larger)
stitch 1/2” from raw edge
4. Place the pocket front on the other edge of the zipper, right side facing the right side of the zipper. Place the pocket front lining on the other side of the zipper. Right sides of both pocket front and lining should be facing each other with the zipper sandwiched between them. Pin in place and stitch 3/8” from the edge. Press both pieces of fabric away from the zipper. Wrong sides of fabrics will be together. Put 1 piece of batting between these two pieces of pocket fabric. Make sure the batting overlaps the zipper on the inside. Pin in place and top stitch 3/8” from the seam. Be sure to catch the batting in this stitching. Quilt the pocket as desired. 5. To ease the top and bottom edge of pocket front, machine baste ½” from raw edges. Leave a thread tail on both ends of stitching. 6. Place the lining side of pocket front next to the right side of bag front. Pin sides in place and baste stitch together. The pocket front will be slightly bigger than the bag front. Pull up bobbin threads on the top and bottom of the pocket front to ease in fullness. Baste, adjusting ease evenly. Stitch. Straps 1. Iron or baste interfacing to wrong side of the 5” x 45” and the 5” x 10-½” pieces of fabric. 2. Fold both pieces in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press (Figure 4). Fold raw edges to the inside so that the finished width of the strap is 1-½” wide or the necessary width for the buckle. On the longer strap one end will need to be finished. To do this, unfold the first fold
first fold Figure 4
second folds first fold
stitch Figure 5
4. To make the buckle holes place grommets 2” apart on the finished end of the longer strap. Put on as many grommets as you like. Flap 1. Stitch together the front flap with a 1/4” seam allowance, stitching the flap top to the center band; then the flap bottom to the other side of the center band. Use this as a pattern to cut the lining piece of the flap and the batting for the flap. Place right sides of the flap front and flap lining together. Place the batting on the outside of the front flap. Pin all 3 layers in place and stitch with 1/2” seam allowance on the curved edge. Leave the straight edge open. Trim stitching and turn right sides out. Press. Lining 1. With right sides together, pin and stitch the lining pieces along the side and bottom edges. Stitch again 1/16” from the first stitching line. Trim. 2. To make the pleat in the bottom of the lining, fold the bottom corner so that the side seam is open and the center of the bottom is directly beneath the side seam. Right sides of fabric should be together. 3. Mark a line perpendicular to the side seam and 3/4” wide on each side of the side seam. Stitch along the marked line. Stitch again 1/8” from the first stitching line. Trim. Repeat for the other bottom corner. Press all seams (Figure 8). Bag Assembly 1. With right sides together, pin the bag front to the bag back. Stitch along the sides and bottom of bag. Stitch again 1/16” from the first stitching line. Trim. 2. To make the pleat in the bottom of the bag follow Lining steps 2 & 3. 3. Turn bag right side out and press seams. 4. Pin and stitch the bag flap to the bag back. The right side of the bag flap should be facing the right side of the bag back. Center the flap between the side seams. Stitch in place (Figure 9). 5. Attach the straps to the side of the bag. The top side (vs underside) of the straps should be facing the right side of the bag. Place the straps right next to the bag flap (Figure 10). The straps will be on the side seams of the bag. The side seams should be approximately in the middle of each strap. 6. Turn bag inside out. 7. With right sides together, pin the top edge of the lining to the top edge of the bag. Be sure to keep the straps and flap against the purse. Stitch around the top edge leaving 7” open on the bag back. You will need this open in order to turn the bag right side out. Stitch a second time around 1/8” from the first stitching line. Turn bag right side out by pulling the bag through the 7” opening. Push out the corners of the bag and lining. Turn the seam allowance on the opening to the inside and stitch together by hand with matching thread. 8. Finish the top edge of the bag by topstitching 1/4” from the edge through all thicknesses.
Figure 7 trim
so that the fabric folds right sides together. From the middle folded edge to the outer folded edges stitch to form a pointed end. (Figure 5). Turn right side out. Insert a piece of batting between the folded edges of both straps and topstitch 1/8” on all edges. 3. Attach buckle to the short strap. Stitch an oval shaped small zigzag stitch 1-¾” from one end (Figure 6). Cut open. This will be the area to attach to the buckle. Push the buckle point through the stitched oval and fold the strap end over the bar, covering the buckle metal bars. Stitch through both thicknesses of the strap as close to the buckle as you can get. Trim excess fabric from stitched line on the back side and use a small zigzag stitch through all thicknesses to finish off the raw edge of fabric by the buckle (Figure 7).
Pocket front lining
* cut this piece after the Front flap is pieced and use it as a pattern.
Fabric B 16-1/2”
Bag lining (tapered)
Center Band-Flap Top
Pocket/ Pocket Lining
Bag lining (tapered) 16-7/8”
2-1/2” x 16-1/2” strip
Pocket Bag Back 16-1/2”
WOF (width of fabric ~ 42”)
Fabric C 1/8 yd
Lengthwise of Grain
2=1-1/2 x 18” strips
Bag lining (tapered) 16-7/8”
LOF (length of fabric) Selvage Edge
5” x 10-1/2”
Bag front, back & interlining
5” x 45” strip
* wait to cut these pieces during construction of bag