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JoyFoolery Knotted Handbag – Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

+ Bulky Intersections - Fanning Seam Allowances

JoyFoolery Knotted Handbag - Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

This sewing project began as a one-of-a-kind handbag just for fun, but when a reader asked Christie of JoyFoolery how she constructed this bag, she was kind and clever enough to write and photograph this easy-to-follow tutorial.  I really like the casual yet feminine look and would use this as an everyday run-around bag!

Machine Minute: Bulky Seam Intersections

Fanning Seam Allowances

To achieve a smooth and even quilt top, it’s important to consider how the seam allowances come together. Watch this video to learn a great way to evenly distribute seams.


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