The Sewing Corner
By Gayle McGibbon, Salem, New Hampshire
Reprinted From Her Column “Stitch ‘N’ Time”,
Northeast Square Dancer Magazine, June 1995
A lot of ladies give me ideas about sewing & crafts
Florence Farrough from Indiana gave me this idea for a petticoat bag.
It will hold two petticoats.
- 1 yard 44″ fabric of 1 1/4 yds 36″ fabric
- 1 18″ zipper
- 3 yards bias tape, (optional)
- Cut 2 circles 13″ in diameter, side by side on width of material
- Cut handle 10″ x 2 1/2″ directly below circles.
- From remaining material cut one piece 23″ wide by 41″ long.(optional)
- Note that the handle, although not drawn on both halves of the material, should have been.
- The handle dimensions are 3″ x 26″ only the 3″x13′ was shown.
- Fold in half cutting out the hole on the other half of the material.
- Make handle by folding material lengthwise (right sides together).
- Stitch a 5/8″ seam on 3 sides. Then turn it inside out.
- Trim seams and clip corners.
- Turn piece right side out and press.
- This is the end of the handle.
- Fold large piece in half (short ends together, right sides facing).
- Stitch in 2 1/4″ from both ends.
- Then sewing handle in middle of seam, while you sew the zipper in.
- The handle should be in the canter, sewed to the material pinched between 1/2 the zipper and the material.
- Sew zipper into opening.
- Sew in a circle at each end. (If desired, sew circles with seam on outside, then bind with a colorful bias binding.)
- Be sure to leave zipper open before sewing in second circle.