107737 Violet Tonal, Dark Green FQ A One using the Dresden Center Petal template (pg 3) H One using the

handle template (pg 3) 107736 Violet Bouquets, Dark Purple FQ B Two using the Dresden Side Petal template (pg 3) one is reversed (Br) 107738 Little Violets, Light Lavender FQ C Two using the Front and Back template (pg 4) 107735 Little Violets Stripe, Cream FQ F One 5-1/2" x 9" (little pocket) 107734 Vintage Violets, Cream FQ C lining One using the Front and Back template (pg 4) D One 2" x 19" (gusset) H One using the handle template (pg 3) G One using the Front and Back C template + 5-1/2" (pg 4) 107741 Vintage Buttons, Dark Cream FQ D lining One 2" x 19" (gusset) H One usingthe handle template (pg 3) 107740 Violet Tonal, Cream FQ E Two using the inside pocket template (page 5) 107739 Vintage Plaid, Green FQ Binding At least 96" of 2" wide bias BATTING One 10" x 21", 1 H (optional one E) BUTTONS Three 3/4-7/8" DIRECTIONS Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless stated otherwise. 1- Sew the A and B pieces together. Press in the direction indicated Br A B by the arrows. 2Sew C to the B/A/B unit from step 1. Press. Place the unit from step 2 and the D strip on a piece of lightweight batting. Quilt using a C crosshatch over all but the B/A/B unit. Stitch 1/4" away from the seams on both side of the B/A/B unit.
Approx. 10" x 21" piece of batting

VINTAGE VIOLETS HANDBAG
Approx. Finished Size 10" x 6-1/2" x 2

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Sew the remaining C to the D strip. Clip the curves. Line D and C up with B/A/B unit. Begin sewing seam 1/4" below C (bag front) B/A/B seam. wrong side Pivot on this D point when sewing on binding. Center Center 5- Fold F in half (right sides together). Sew down the two sides. Turn F right side out. Sew a row of basting stitches along the fold and bottom of F. Gather each row to 4" wide. Fold a 4-1/2" piece of bias (green) 1/4" in on both short ends. Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Sew to the top edge of the bag. Fold binding to the back and stitch down. 4" Fold in 1/4" F 6Baste the pocket from step 5 to the C lining. Sew the bag (at the sides) to the lining C. Place the E pieces wrong sides together. (Optional; cut an E of batting, sandwich the E layers, quilt). Sew the bias strip (folded in half lengthwise) to the top edge of E layers. Fold the binding E over and stitch down. Pattern #991265
Created by Debbie Beaves for Connecting Threads ®

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Pin E to the right side of G. Sew a row of stitches down the center of E. Fold G over 5-1/4" and crease. E

G

16- REMOVABLE HANDLE: Sew a buttonhole on each end of the handle. Sew a button to each side of the bag.

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10- Repeat the process from step 4 using the lining pieces and a 3/8" seam allowance. Begin and end the D strip flush with the crease made in step 9. 11- Bind the edges of H. H 12- Slip the lining into the bag with the wrong side of the lining against the wrong side of the bag. Center the D lining with the D bag front. Pin to secure. 13- Trim the lining flush with the scalloped edge of the bag and top edges of the Lining outer bag.

PERMANENT HANDLE: Sew the handle to the bag. Sew a button, if desired, on each handle where it is sewn to the bag. 17- Sew a button hole in scallop A. Sew a button to the middle of C.

USE THE SCRAPS TO MAKE A SECOND BAG! Lining

14- Sew binding to the raw edges of the bag sewing through all layers. Slow down at the side seams. Lower the sewing machine needle where the seams match, pivot the bag and continue sewing. Stitch the binding down using tiny stitches. 15- Optional: add quilting stitches 1/4" in from the scalloped edge of the binding. 991265-02

PLACE ON FOLD

A
DRESDEN CENTER PETAL
CUT 1

H
HANDLE CUT 2

CUT 1 BATTING

DRESDEN SIDE PETAL CUT 2 (1 reversed Br)

B

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LINING G (in addition to cutting 1 C): Add 5-1/2" x 9-1/2" paper rectangle to the C template. Cut one of lining fabric. 9-1/2" 5-1/2"

C
FRONT AND BACK Cut 1 of each

C + 5-1/2" = G

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E
OPTIONAL CUT 1 BATTING

INSIDE POCKET CUT 2

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