Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mystery Purse Day 4

Today we are going to work on a lot of little things. You will need your 4 handle pieces and your 2 handle accent pieces.
** If you are going to use D-rings you will need those, and your 4" x 12" piece.

**Step 1- Lay 4" x 12" (d-ring strap) piece, wrong side up, on your ironing board. Fold long edges over 1/2" and press them in place.

**Step 2- Fold the entire piece in half matching folded edges. Press.

**Step 3- Topstitch down both edges at 1/8".

** Step 4- Take this "strap" to your cutting board and cut it into four 3" chunks.

**Step 5- Thread each of the 3" pieces through a d-ring.

**Step 6- Sew across the strips as close to the D-ring as your presser foot will let you.

**Step 8- Line up you Strap pieces with an accent piece in the middle. Sew them together with 1/2" seam allowance. Press seams flat.

Step 9- Take straps to the ironing board. Lay them interfacing side up. Fold long edges in 1/2", and press.
Step 10- Fold entire strap in half, matching folded edges, and press.

Step 11- Topstitch down both sides, of both straps, at 1/8" and 1/4".
Step 12- Zig-Zag ends of straps to finish the edges. Trim all stray threads.

**Step 13- Thread end of strap through D-ring. Fold strap up 1".

**Step 14- Attach strap end to strap with a tight Zig-Zag. (on top of previous Zig-zag)

Do this with all four ends of your straps!
This is all for today!
We are half way there...are you getting excited?


JJ said...

help you forgot step 7

ckdavis1971 said...

day 4, step #10 looks like the 4x9 pieces that are sewn in the middle of the straps have interfacing? but day 1 , didn't show that step?