Handbag doorstop pattern
This latest do-it-yourself project from Country Homes & Interiors shows you how to sew a fun doorstop in the shape of a chic handbag.
You will need
- Dressmaker's pattern paper or graph paper for patterns
- Close-weave cotton or linen fabric for lining
- Tacking thread
- Matching thread
- Decorative button
- Bamboo handle with D-ring fittings (the gap between the base of the handles needs to be at least 11cm)
- 2 woollen pompoms
Step 1) Click here for the main bag and flap pattern pieces and transfer to dressmaker's pattern paper to the sizes shown. Or make to your chosen size. Cut out.
Step 2) You will need to cut two main bag pieces and two flap pieces. Fold the main fabric in half and pin the two pattern pieces to the fabric. Use tailor's tacks (see illustration) to mark the position of the darts. Cut out, snip through the loops on the tailor's tacks, remove pins and carefully lift of the patterns. Prise the two main bag fabric pieces apart slightly and snip tailor's tacks so that each piece of fabric retains threads to marking the dart positions. For the side gusset, cut a 13cm by 85cm strip of main fabric, joining pieces as necessary.
Step 3) Use the main bag pattern again, this time to cut out two pieces in cotton fabric for the lining (there is no need to sew tailor's tacks). Similary, cut a gusset strip in cotton fabric to the same size as the main fabric piece.
Step 4) Using the tailor's tacks as a guide, pin, tack and then machine stitch the darts in place on the wrong side of the two main bag pieces. Remove pins and tacking and press each dart towards the nearest side edge.
Step 5) Right sides facing and matching raw edges pin one long edge of the gusset strip to one main bag piece all round bar the top edge. Machine stitch taking a 1.5cm seam. Repeat to attach the second long edge of the gusset strip to the second bag piece. Remove pins, trim and snip seam allowances and press open seams.
Step 6) Repeat step 5 to join all the cotton lining pieces (there is no need to stitch the darts) and turn through.
Step 7) To make the handbag flap, take the two fabric pieces and, right sides facing and matching raw edges, pin and tack all round bar the top, straight edge. Stitch taking a 1.5cm seam. Remove pins and tacking, trim and snip seam allowances, turn through and press. Tuck in the raw edges along the top straight edge by 1cm and tack the opening closed.
Step 8) With the main fabric bag still inside out, turn down 3cm along the top edge and press. Then tuck the raw edge under by 1cm and pin in place all round. Slip stitch the hem in place and remove pins.
Step 9) Turn the bag through and position the flap centrally along the inside back edge so the straight edge of the flap sits 1cm down from the top edge (see illustration). Pin then slip stitch in place. Remove pins and tacking.
Step 10) Half fill the lining bag with sand (try Argos) then push it into the main bag. Continue filling with sand until the doorstop feels heavy enough to hold the door but not so full that the lining bag will be difficult to remove through the opening should you wish to wash the doorstop cover. Fold in the raw edges of the lining bag and slip stitch closed.
Step 11) Bring the flap over to the front of the bag and stitch the button in place, pushing the needle through the flap and the front side of the bag. Use loose stitching that can easily be removed should you wish to take out the lining bag later.future of front-end development 2021 future beyond shell future tense into passive voice future pro flag football future net worth future among us meme future yeezy releases future trunks what is the difference between near future and simple future since future perfect tense future instagram futurology delphi method future diary future past meaning future avengers future love tarot spread future near earth asteroids future without dreads futurology subreddit futurology books 2020 futurology ologies future inside future flutter future through comics before future boy future engineers futurology in the us future off facebook activity reddit future relationship between us and china futurology of art futurology tracklist future past present future by paramore lyrics future new song future gif concept of futurology future quotes for her futurists future about me future days futurology wiki future at rosebar future on purpose future with glasses meme future of bitcoin futurology news future world future up education futurology discord futurology what is the meaning future sight futurology history definition future tense of except future through training future and dess dior future progressive spin_until_future_complete future man future earth future past tense future among us maps future through palm reading future in front of meteorology books pdf sentence with futurology future albums future automation futurology in urdu what is futurology future to the streets future after pandemic futurology predictions future of outside broadcasting future with hat future z puma futurology studies limited future super bowl locations futurology definition deutsch future life during pregnancy future ryder cup sites up future africa future out the mud future birthday future from 8 mile synonym till future future about technology future baby girl names 2020 future value of even cash flows future and lori harvey fridays for future contra futurology en español futurology twitter via future future islands outside lands future planning during covid definition for futurology futurology noun futurology food futurology nedir future with will future of next generation sequencing future over the counter future like ours concept of futurology future wife futurology center into future movie future games future at stake futurology with example future energy future albums future jobs the future of made in china futurology in education in hindi futurology websites futurology in a sentence futurology journal future outta time future drive thru future before rap future contra torete capitalvia future future plan near future synonym future without speciesism award futurology youtube whats futurology future baby girl names 2020 future goals within company future life during pregnancy future vs young thug future by paramore lyrics future quotes for her future made of futurology masters till future tense future value of annuity calculator future of next-generation sequencing for life sciences futurology jobs future zodiac sign futurology with example future past review future authoring program future tense of made future war between india and pakistan future kia future made of future through choices future endeavors future about date of birth future by future future at wedding future till my last breath future goals future instagram future at oasis wynwood future goals within company future by red velvet future generali since futurology sociology future is made of the same stuff as the present future shock future behind bars future of work futurology books 2020 future before rap future nostalgia future me future to present value future past present future of outside broadcasting future without glasses future by drake future like pablo escobar future up the river lyrics future relationship between us and china futurology university futurology degree future meaning until future tense futurology pronunciation future world future like ours argument
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