21 Sensational Patchwork Bags by Susan Briscoe

By Susan Briscoe

Those aren't your mother's purses; they're higher! long gone are the times of the fundamental black or brown bag that used to be equipped extra for garage than for kind. This intriguing advisor offers quilters the opportunity to teach off their abilities, upload a fabulously particular bag to their very own dresser or provide as a present, and examine new talents too.

Acclaimed writer Susan Briscoe offers and impossible to resist new selection of patchwork bag designs to excite and encourage bag-lovers all over the place. From beautiful night baggage to functional portfolios and strong rucksacks, every one venture is gifted with complete step by step directions and illustrations, permitting you to create your individual specific add-ons comfortably, and prompting the query at any place you pass: 'where did you get that bag?'


* thirteen units of specified designs to create 21 attractive bags
* instructions for making a number of luggage together with a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and digicam satchel
* possibilities to delve into new thoughts on a small scale prior to taking up greater projects
* crucial suggestion approximately picking out cloth and securing cozy sporting straps

Meet the Author

Susan Briscoe studied visible artwork and Drama on the college collage of Wales sooner than relocating to Japan to coach English. the following she grew to become fascinated with jap materials and their patchwork and quilting concepts. She has succeeded in combining her layout and needlework talents with a necessity for functional add-ons in her activity as a footpath officer. Susan now writes and designs for needlecraft magazines and teaches bag making and sashiko quilting. She has exhibited at united kingdom nationwide quilting exhibits in addition to in Japan. Susan Briscoe lives in Wrexham, North Wales.

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5 Work a turning chain, turn. Insert the hook into the first single crochet of the previous row. 2 6 Pull extra yarn through; turn the hook around toward the front once, twisting the loop on the hook. 3 7 Half-turn view. 41 CROCHET M a ki n g M o t i f s CROCHETING IN THE ROUND & JOINING MOTIFS Motifs are worked in rounds from the center outward, with evenly spaced increases worked on every round. An important part of crocheting motifs is the starting point, and techniques for beginning a motif are introduced in this chapter.

In/15-mm ring 58 ⁄ -in/13-mm ring 12 49 Making Motifs TECHNIQUES FOR JOINING MOTIFS The main techniques used for joining motifs are joining finished pieces and the join-as-you-go technique. The second technique is used both for motifs with straight edges, such as squares and triangles, and for pieces with fewer connecting points, like rounds and flower motifs. JOINING FINISHED PIECES When connecting motifs that have straight edges, the edges are placed together and joined using your method of choice.

It also works well for joining other pieces. The following illustrations show a flower-type motif being joined to a completed flower as the final round is worked. They are joined at the center of the chain-loops of both motifs. Yarn over and pull up a loop through the chain of the second motif, joining the motifs. Joining chain First motif Second motif 4 Join together here Joining chain 1 First motif Second motif Work the second motif to the point where it will be joined to the first motif. Remove the hook from the last chain worked, insert the hook through the chain space of the first motif, then reinsert the hook back into the working chain of the second motif.

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