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June 17, 2012, 10:52 am Yahoo!7
Make a bunch of these cuties and you’ll have one to suit every occasion.
These little beauties are just as perfect for a formal night out as they are for a laid-back lunch – it all comes down to your choice of fabric. But don’t stop at making just one. Select any beautiful fabrics you like, then make a bag or two for casual outings and one or more for more glam affairs. The small rosettes on the bags can also be made a little bigger, then stitched together to form a stunning brooch.
1cm seam allowance used throughout. Mix the colours or make them all the same for serious wow factor.
Transfer pattern markings on bag grid pattern to right side of outer bagfabric piece.
Gather your supplies
- Makes 3: 50 x 75cm piece fabric
- Sewing thread to match
- Tracing paper
- General sewing supplies
STEP 1: Enlarge rosette grid pattern, onto tracing paper. Trace 3 rosettes onto fabric, then cut out.
STEP 2: With right sides facing, fold each fabric rosette in half lengthways. Using a 1cm seam allowance, stitch together raw edges leaving a 1cm opening at 1 end. Turn right side out. Press.
STEP 3: Make 2 rows of gathering stitch 2mm and 4mm in from raw edge. Pull threads to gather tightly, then tie off ends.
STEP 4: Starting from 1 end, roll up gathered edge to form a rosette. Pin, then hand stitch through spiral to secure.
You can also make a pretty brooch out the rosettes. Just adjust rosette grid pattern, to make any size you like (we used 1 square = 6cm). Make rosettes, following the instructions above (you may need a little more fabric), then simply stitch together in a triangle and attach a brooch finding to the back.
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