Welcome back for day 3! This blog hop is all about novelty prints from Kanvas--fun designs that make you smile--and our talented designing friends are offering up great ideas for using them! Be sure to stop back each day for a new tutorial.
Today the Benartex design team is sharing a drawstring camera bag tutorial using That's Hollywood. Enjoy the tutorial, and then scroll to the bottom of the post to see how you can win a fat quarter bundle of the That's Hollywood prints.
And a peek at some of the remaining prints in the collection--film spools, popcorn, pin-up girls, stars...
Let's get started.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 yard of the camera print
2/3 yard black solid
Two 15" squares fusible fleece
Chalk or fabric marking pen
Walking foot for your sewing machine (helpful, but not required)
Cut two 15" squares
Cut one 15" x 42" strip then cut into two 5" x 15" strips and two 14" squares
Cut three 2" x 42" strip then cut one strip into two 2" x 14" strips
Step 1: Following manufacturer's directions, fuse a fleece square to the wrong side of each 15" camera print square. Quilt each piece as desired. We did horizontal straight line quilting on the squares. Tip: Concentrate the majority of your quilting in the center 5" of the squares, as the bottom will be covered by the black base and the top by the casing. Trim quilted squares to measure 14".
Step 2: Draw a horizontal line 4-1/4" up from the bottom of the quilted square. Lay a 5" x 15" black strip on the quilted square with the bottom edge touching the marked line as shown. Stitch 1/4" in from the marked line.
Step 3: Press the black strip down over the bottom of the square and topstitch 1/4" from the seam line. Trim excess black fabric as needed. Repeat on the second quilted square.
Step 4: To make the casing strip, fold the long edges of a 2" x 14" black strip in 1/4" and press. On each short end, fold the fabric in 3/4" and press. Stitch both short ends to secure the folds and create a finished edge. Make a second casing strip.
Step 5: Measure 2" down from the top edge of the quilted square and draw a horizontal line. Position the top edge of the casing strip on that line, centered from left to right. Stitch the top and bottom long edges of the casing in place with a scant 1/4" seam. This creates the casing for the drawstring. Repeat on the second quilted square.
Step 6: Position the two quilted squares right sides together, matching up raw edges. Stitch along the sides and bottom using a 1/4" seam. Cut a 2-1/2" square out of each bottom corner.
Step 7: To box the corner, fold the bag so the bottom seam and side seam meet. Stitch across the opening created with a 1/4" seam. Repeat on the opposite side of the bag.
Step 8: Use the two 14" black squares to make the lining. Position them together and sew around three sides, leaving an opening on the bottom for turning. Cut 2-1/2" squares out of the corners and box them out in the same manner.
Step 9: Turn the outer bag right side out and slide inside the lining (which is still wrong side out). The bag and lining should have right sides facing. Match the side seams and sew around the top edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Step 10: Turn the bag right side out through the opening. Slipstitch the opening closed and stuff the lining into the bag. Topstitch around the top edge of the bag. Note: On our bag, the black lining shows slightly on the outer bag--that's just personal preference--you can tuck it all inside as well. The topstitching will secure the outer bag and lining together either way.
Step 11: Fold and press a 2" x 42" black strip in half, lengthwise. Unfold and press each long edge in to the middle fold line. Trim to measure 36". Fold the short raw ends in on both ends and refold on the center line to make a long, skinny strip. Topstitch the length of the strip to secure. Make two.
Step 12: Using a safety pin, feed one strip through both sets of casing, starting and ending on the left side. Knot strip ends to secure. Feed the second strip through both sets of casing, starting and ending on the right. Knot strip ends to secure.
Insert the camera for easy toting, and you're done!
Don't miss our other novelty print tutorials!
Day 1: Reverse applique pillow by Lisa from Stubbornly Crafty
Day 2: Boxy make-up bags by Jennie from Clover & Violet