Back And Front Fabric

With A ami straight needles, loosely cast on 67 sts Work ill St st and follow chan. rep rows 1-2X of chart 3 times, rep rows 1-8 once more With A. bind offlooscly.

STRAPS (make 2)

With MC and dp needles, cast on 11 sts. div ided sLs over 3 needles Join and work in St si (k every rod) until piece measures 17743cm. Bind off loosely.

GUSSET, TAB, TOP BINDING FABRIC

Wilh MC and stnught needles, cast oil 39 sis. Work even in St st until piece measures 287 71cm. end wilh a WS row Bind off loosely.

FINISHING

Felting

Weave in all yam ends Set washing machinc at lowest water level (enough to just cover pieces>. hottest temperature and highest agitation. Add pieces and small amount of liquid detergent. Begin washing. Check on pieces approx every 5 minutes until desired felting of fabric is achieved; the stitch definition should be almost unrecognizable. Remove pieces and rinse by hand in lukewarm water Roll pieces in towels lo remove excess water. Dry flat.

NOTE

  1. Save leftover scraps of felled fabric after pieces have been cut.
  2. All pattern pieces, except tab. include *"' 1.25cm seam allowance.

Top bindings

Tnm V 2cm off each side of felted MC fabric Each piece will have I curled edge (outside edges of original knitted piece).

67 MS

Color Key

□ Black (MC) □ Cream (B) ■ Red (A) □ Green (C)

Front, back, gusset and tab

Enlarge partem pieces to actual m/c and cut out U»mg marker, draw outline of pattern pieces for back and front onto felted plaid fabric, centering plaid design as shown in photo and being careful to match front and back plaids. Draw outline of pattern pieces for gusset and tab onto felted MC fabric With sewing machine or hand-stitching, place pieces RS tog and. sewing on the WS of wink, assemble purse as foil: Sew uncurled edge of top binding to top edge of fronl. rep for back. Sew gusset to bottom edges of front and back

Willi MC and yarn needle, complete purse as foil fold curled edge of top binding to WS and sew in place on inside of hag. Embroider blanket stitch around outside edge of tab Sew tab in position on back, positioning cornets of tab as indicated on pattern piece, being sure that shaped edge of tab is pointing toward front of purse. Position end of one handle on top horizontal olive green stripe and parallel to and outside of gold vertical stripe; sew in place. In same way, sew opposite end of same handle to same side of hag Insert each part of the magnetic fastener into a I" 2.5cm circle of matching felled fabric: attach male side of fastener to WS of tab and female side to corresponding position on RS of lop of purse

Tote with felted applique (lowers edged in blanket stitch. Shown on page 54

'/472cm

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