Daisy Shoulder Bag
A few hours and a bouquet of flowers - that's what it takes to create a Daisy Shoulder Bag that blossoms with embellished elegance. With Sizzix, everybody is free to express themselves their way!
Artist: Cheryl Adam, Guest Quilter
|1/2 yd||Fusible webbing, 18" wide|
Cut 3" x 6 1/2" pieces to fuse to the back of the
|1/8 yd||S09 Orange solid|
Qty 2: dies with medium petals
|1/8 yd||JY24 Red|
Qty 4: dies with medium petals
|1/4 yd||S16 Royal solid|
Qty 4: dies with medium petals
|1 1/4 yd||JY25 Charcoal|
Qty 2: 18" x 28"
|Scraps||Brown fabric with fusible webbing|
Qty 1: 1" and qty 2: 1/2" circles for daisy centers
|18" x 28"||Batting|
|2" x 42"||Batting for handle|
- Finished Size: 9 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W x 5" D
- Before cutting petals, cut 3" x 6 1/2" pieces of fabric and adhere fusible webbing to the wrong side.
- Align the fused fabric on the side with the medium petals (large and small petals are not used on this project).
- There will be extra petals that can be used on another project.
- Seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
- WOF = width of fabric
- LOF = length of fabric
Body of Bag Assembly
- Layer the two 18" x 28" pieces of JY25 and the 18" x 28" piece of batting as if you were making a quilt. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Fold the quilted fabric in half to make a double 18" x 14" piece. Lay the patterned piece on top, taking care to put the fold line of the pattern on the fold of the fabric. Cut out.
- With the scraps, cut out a 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the bag closure.
- Use a small zigzag stitch to finish the edges of the bag to prevent raveling.
- Again using the photograph as a guide, place the petals and flower centers in place. Use a small zigzag stitch around the flowers to permanently attach.
- Fold the bag in half, right sides together, matching up the top and bottom edges of the side pieces. Pin both side seams together and using 1/4" seam, sew the sides of the tote. Press the seams open.
- Sew the bottom of the side to the bottom piece on both ends.
- Fold the binding in half, lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press. Sew the raw edges of the binding to the top edge of the right side of the bag. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand.
- Use the remaining binding to bind two long and one short side of the bag closure. Pin the closure on the right side of the back of the bag, 1" down. Use a 1/4" seam and sew the handles to the bag. You might want to stitch this twice for added strength.
- Flip the closure up and stitch them down again, 1/4" from the first seam. This also adds strength and hides the raw edge of the handle.
- Sew a snap on the closure and the bag.
Make and Attach the Handle
- Take one of the 6" x WOF pieces and press in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together.
- Open and insert the piece of 2" x 42" batting making sure one edge is on the fold line.
- Hold the top half of the handle fabric off the batting; carefully press the fabric that shows above the batting, over the batting, down the length of the handle.
- Carefully pick up the handle and turn it over. You will see fabric sticking out above the fabric you just pressed over the batting. Carefully press this fabric over the edge of the fabric and batting. When the piece is cool, take the fabric you just pressed, carefully open it up, take it off the part with the batting and refold it on itself. Press again, and you should have two folded fabric edges together with batting in the middle. Pin down the length of the handle to hold everything in place while you edge stitch down each side.
- You will have to decide how long you would like the bag handle to be. A good way to do this is by measuring a tote or purse you already own and like. The handles on this project are cut to 39" long. Trim to the desired length.
- Pin the handle on the wrong side of the bag, with half the handle on each side of the side seam and 1/2" from the top. The handle will be in the inside of the bag. Use a 1/4" seam and sew both sides of the handle to the bag. You might want to stitch this twice for added strength.
- Flip the handles up and stitch them down again, 1/4" from the first seam. This also adds strength and hides the raw edge of the handle.