The Quilted Bag With Floral Applique is easy and fun to make and it has the right size to carry everything you need in it.
Quilted bags are easy to make, and when you make one with an exterior pocket on it, you can get everything well organized, whether you use it as a regular bag or if you use it to carry everything you need for your patchwork and quilting projects.
On the previous post, I shared the easy steps to make a quilted quilt block, with big hand stitching and I also share the steps to create your own quilted patterns, on this tutorial, I will use this already quilted piece to make a bag with it, so let’s jump on the tutorial.
Quilted Bag With Floral Applique
For this tutorial, you need a quilted piece of 8 1/2 x 19 inches, you can follow the tutorial where I shared the steps to make a Hand Quilting Quilt block here.
1. Cut Your Fabrics
To make the external pocket you will need:
- 2 pieces of cotton 100% fabric, any color, of 7 x 8 1/2 inches
- Cotton 100% fabric, assorted colors and patterns to make the applique pieces
2. How To Do The Floral Applique
You can download here the Quilted Bag With Applique FREE pattern.
Print out the free pattern and cut out the paper templates with the help of a pair of scissors for cutting paper.
Trace each paper template on a piece of fabric, cut out each piece adding 1/4 inch for the seam, the applique of each piece will be done with the needle turn method.
Lay one piece of fabric for the external pocket on your work table, and lay all the applique pieces on it, pin each applique piece on the fabric, do the applique of each piece.
3. How To Do The Embroidery
Place the piece of fabric with the applique on an embroidery hoop, the embroidery on this piece will be done with the decorative stitches:
- Stem stitching – lines on the leaves.
- Spider stitching – round flower center
- French knots – round flower
- Satin stitch – Big flower
- Back stitch – flower on the right
4. How To Sew On The External Pocket
Lay the applique and embroidered piece on your work table, pretty side up, lay over it the second piece of fabric, pretty side down, pin both pieces of fabric together, and sew on the top side on your sewing machine, 1/4 inch for the seam allowance.
Open the piece and press the seam, turn one piece to the back and press again the seam. Pin the two pieces of fabric and do a light hand quilting.
Fold the two pieces of fabric 1/2 inch on the bottom to the back and press.
Lay on your work table the quilted piece for the bag, pretty side up, and lay the piece for the external pocket over the quilted piece, 1 inch up from the middle line on the quilted piece for the bag. Both pieces should be pretty sides up.
Open the piece for the external pocket, without losing the place where it should be stitched on, pinch two pins to hold the piece on its place and sew on the external pocket to the quilted piece for the bag, Remove the pins and take the piece up and pinch two pins to hold the external pocket on its place.
5. How To Sew On The Quilted Bag With Floral Applique
Lay the piece on your work table, pretty side up, fold the piece in the middle, pretty sides together, and pinch one pin on each top side.
Push the bottom 1/2 inch inside and pinch a pin on each side, to hold the fold on its place.
Sew on each side of the bag, reinforce the stitching at the beginning and at the end. Trim the seam allowance to 1.4 inch.
Sew on a bias tape on each side of the bag, to cover the seam.
Turn the bag out.
6. How To Finish The Quilted Bag With Applique
Cut a piece of fabric of 1 1/4 x 4 inches, fold both sides lengthwise to the center, and fold it again, top stitching. Cut this piece in two.
Fold in the middle each piece and pin one piece on the bag opening, one piece on each side of the bag.
Sew on a bias tape all around the bag opening. The bias tape can be stitched on by hand or with your sewing machine.
As a final step, sew on a button on the side where the external pocket is, and stitch on a loop to the external pocket.
To wear the quilted bag, you can use a bag strap with hooks on both ends and hook the strap to the bag, or you can stitch on a fabric strap, as long as you need it.
The quilted bag can be used on the shoulder or as a cross body bag, it will be depend on how long is the bag strap you make for this bag.
The Quilted Bag With Applique is done and it looks amazing!
I’m sure when you see how pretty looks like, and how easy is to make it, you will be making more than one!.
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