Graphic Black-and-White Purse
Sew a trendy purse from striking fabric. This purse matches any outfit and can go from work to a party with no problem!
1. Insert bag lining into bag body with wrong sides together. Align the side seams, the folded side edges, and the raw top edges; pin.
2. Referring to Diagram 3, topstitch a bag body folded side edge to a bag lining folded side edge, stitching 1/4" from folds. Repeat with remaining folded side edges.
1. Turn bag wrong side out. Fold 1-5/8" of a bag top edge over lower bar of handle toward lining (Diagram 5), allowing enough ease for handle to move freely and for the gathers to be distributed across bar. Hand-baste bag edge to lining. Attach zipper foot to your sewing machine. (The zipper foot enables you to sew close to handle.) Stitch through all layers, 1/4" from bag edge, moving gathers along handle as you sew (see Editor's Tip, next page). If desired, omit machine stitching and hand-stitch bag edge to lining.
2. Repeat Step 1 with remaining handle and remaining bag edge to complete bag.