PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT. YOU CAN FIND THIS PATTERN ON MODA BAKE SHOP HERE.
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If you read the title of the post, then you know…It’s a Moda Bake Shop day!! I have a project features over at Moda Bake Shop!
I finally get to show you what I was working on….previously I teased you with this little pile of fabric.
…and it turned into these cute little owl messenger bags!
If you want the pattern and all the information and pattern on how to make the larger two versions, head on over to Moda Bake Shop. If you want the directions on how to make the small tiny bag, keep reading. That tiny bag can also be a coin purse….just leave off the handle. I used fabric from the line Just Wing It! I picked the darker colors from the line but, it would look good in the light spring colored fabrics too.
I made mine using my Accuquilt Go! Large Tumbler Die. If you don’t have the die, you can cut a pattern that is tumbler shaped. It would need to be 3.5″ at the top, 6.5″ at the bottom and 6.5″ tall. Gather your outer fabric and some batting scraps. Cut two of each that are 7″ x 7″. Layer a piece of the fabric onto the batting and machine quilt. I did a scalloped design to simulate feathers. Then use your tumbler die and run it through your Go! cutter. (or use your pattern and cut it out) Cut two large tumblers of the lining fabric too. You will end up with this.
Layer a piece of lining and a piece of the quilted fabric right sides together. Lay your ruler on top as shown. Measure 4″ up from the bottom and mark as shown.
Stitch from the line around to the other line as shown using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip the corners and clip on the line that your previous drew.
Turn it right sides out. Press and set aside.
Take the other lining piece and the other quilted piece. Lay them WRONG sides together. Lay the ruler on them as shown, measuring 4″ and cut. Discard the small piece. Take a piece of fabric that is 2.5″ wide and bind the edge as you would a quilt.
Lay the smaller bound piece on top of the larger piece as shown. Pin and stitch as shown.
Open the bottom. Align the seam allowances as best you can and draw a line 1/2″ from the point. Stitch on the line. Do the same for the opposite side. Trim and turn right side out. Set aside.
Sew a piece of velcro into place as shown.
Now make the eyes and beak. Follow the general directions on the tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop only using the smallest beak pattern and cut the eyes using the 1″ and the 1/2″ circles of the Rose of Sharon die. Attach them as shown.
If you just want a coin purse, you are finished. If you want to make a little purse for a special little loved one in your life keep going….you need to make the handle.
To make the handle you will need two 21″ x 1.5″ pieces of fabric for the handle and on the same size of batting scraps. Put the fabric pieces right sides together. Lay on top of the batting. Sew around the piece leaving a 2″ opening. Clip the corners.
Turn right side out and press.
I used a lapel stick to glue the opening together.
Top stitch around the outside of the handle. Put the handle on the back of the bag as shown. Machine stitch in place.
After I stitched the handles in place, I had trouble with the end flipping up so I hand stitched them in place.
There you have it! One little baby owl bag…
I have a bit of fabric left over from the project. It’s enough to make a coin purse or two. If you’d like to win it, leave a comment on my tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop. I’ll pick a winner on Thursday.
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