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Windmill Bag


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I really like to make "useful bags". This one is great to take shopping or to sit and sew groups, as it is capacious, and has a generous internal and external pocket. I have shown two variations of patchwork which illustrate that your own choice of patchwork designs can be adapted, whether you are a traditionalist, or prefer a more contemporary style. I really like the fact that the detail of the piecing carries through into the strap, and that the shape of the bag is maintained by the interesting use of buttons, even though the boxed corners mean that there is a generous "gusset" shape to the bag. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY you should feel competent using your sewing machine, and creating your own patchwork design, to work with the given template sizes. The following skills are illustrated and explained carefully with step by step photographs: using freezer paper templates; cutting them out with a 1/4" seam allowance; making a simple tassel; boxing the corners to make a roomy bag; pulling the top of the bag together, using a pleat and button method.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Lining: 2 squares; one for the front and one for back of the bag, (Approx 16" sq.) This can be measured and cut when required. Pocket lining; approximately 12 x 10. This can be measured and cut when required.
  • Internal pocket. This is totally optional: 16" square of fabric; one poppa, and one button
  • Wadding: 17" x 17" (twice) and a piece 12" x 10".

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Di Wells's Pattern Store
Di Wells's Pattern Store
I am passionate about stitching, and an experienced teacher of quilting, design and crafts. I love supporting and helping students to share my passion. When I was growing up, there was always some sewing; spinning; weaving; hand dyeing ;craft making etc., going on around me at home, and I actually made my first dress when I was only 11 years old, with my Mums help, of course! I loved any opportunity to sew and create ideas from then on. I opened a small patchwork supplies business at home, when our family were young, and started teaching patchwork. This grew from a hobby to a career, and I have been teaching for the last 25 years. Now I am putting all those skills into writing clear and detailed patterns for projects. The instructions are supported by photographs at every stage. My selection of patterns is very varied, and will have appeal to a range of abilities, from beginner to the more experienced. They make fantastic presents as well as being great for personal use and enjoyment. All proceeds from selling my patterns will be given to a charity which helps to lift destitute women out of poverty. They are taught to sew and given a second hand sewing machine. You can find out more about me on my website:

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