Fabric Editions Palm Beach Bag

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by Fabric Editions Design Team

Fabric Editions Palm Beach Bag

The Fabric Editions Palm Beach Bag has so many uses - it’s a great gift for any mom, sister or even yourself! And with so many different kinds of fabric available at A.C. Moore, you can easily make this fabric to match your or the recipient's style!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes: Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless stated otherwise. Stitch fabrics with right sides together unless stated otherwise. Do not pre-wash fabrics. When sewing strips, it is helpful to sew in opposite directions to prevent bowing. For a more finished look, add top stitching to the curved top, sewing 1/4 inch from the edge. Download and print project template.
  • 2
    Fabrics A and B: using Curved Top Template, cut two 1-1/2 inch x 16 inch strips. Fabric C: cut two 10-1/2 inch x 14-1/2 inch rectangles (these will be the lining). Using Curved Top Template, cut two 1-1/2 inch x 16 inch strips. Fabric D: cut two 1-1/2 inch x 16 inch strips Fabric E: cut two 1-1/2 inch x 16 inch strips. Cut two 3 inch x 21 inch strips (these will be the straps). Fabric F: cut eight 2-1/2 inch x 10 inch strips. Batting: cut a piece that is 20 inch x 30 inch. Then, using Curved Top Template, cut two 10-1/2 inch x 14-1/2 inch rectangles. Ribbon: cut 18 inch piece to tie a bow on bag.
  • 3
    With right sides together (RST), stitch the ten 1-1/2 inch x 16 inch strips together. Press seams together in one direction. From completed piece, cut six 2-1/2 inch strips. See Diagram 1.
  • 4
    Alternate pieces strips from above with Fabric F strips and stitch together to make the bag front and back. See Diagram 2.
  • 5
    Place finished bag front and back on top of same size batting pieces and quilt (stitch through both layers 1/8 inch from seams of Fabric F strips.
  • 6
    To make curved bag tops, place lining and front RST with batting on top. Stitch sides and curved top, clip corners and turn right side out. See Diagram 3. Press well.
  • 7
    With RST, center curved bag tops on top of bag front and back and baste.
  • 8
    Place front and back RST; pin and stitch sides and bottom, being sure seams are aligned.
  • 9
    To form bag bottom, match side and bottom seams as shown. See Diagram 4. Stitch 1 inch from point on both sides. Trim excess, leaving 1/4 inch seam.
  • 10
    To make lining, place 10-1/2 inch x 14-1/2 inch pieces RST and stitch sides and bottom, leaving 5 inch open at the bottom to turn. Make bottom as in Diagram 4. Turning lining right side out and slip into bag bag (right sides together). Align side seams and pin around top edge. Curved top pieces will still be inside the bag. Stitch around top edge and turn right side out through opening. Press well.
  • 11
    Using the two Fabric E strap pieces, fold in half lengthwise wrong sides together and press. Open, then fold raw edges to center and press. Fold strap in half to enclose raw edges. Stitch 1/8 inch from each folded edge.
  • 12
    Add grommets to the top using the placement marking on the Curved Top Template and Diagram 5 as guide. Pull straps through the holes and tie a knot at the end of each strap on the inside of the bag.
  • 13
    Tie the ribbon with a single knot in the center, clip both ends diagonally and stitch in place.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fabric Pallette Fat Quarters (6 different and coordinating kinds - these are indicated as A through F in the instructions)
  • Olfa Rotary Cutter Ergonomic 45 mm 104239923
  • Fiskars Cutting Mat 18 inch x 24 inch 104678811
  • Acrylic Ruler (6 inch x 24 inch)
  • Dritz Grommets 3/8 inch Nickel 8 pc. 104237261
  • Coordinating Ribbon (1-1/2 inch wide)
  • Poly-Fil Traditional 45 inch x 60 inch Quilt Batting Needle Pinched Polyester 104238507
  • Sewing Machine and Coordinating Thread
  • Iron
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