Multi-Needle Monday: Speed Techniques for Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs

If you plan properly, you can stitch four grommets and four corners in three hoopings instead of eight or six.  Here’s how to do it. Hoop tear-away stabilizer in a large hoop, 8” x 12”. Select the grommet design and move it to the edge of the hoop.  Stitch the first color, the placement guide.  Place one interfaced outer bag panel on the placement guide, matching centers. Stitch the grommets. 1 Fold the edge of the bag back over itself and tape it down. 2 Rotate the design 180 degrees and move the design down to opposite edge of the hoop.  Stitch the first color, the placement guide (shown here in pink thread). It will overlap with the first placement guide but as long as the tape holds, the first bag panel is safe. 3 Place the second interfaced outer bag panel on the new placement guide. 4 Stitch the grommets. All four grommets are stitched in one hooping! 5 Let’s move onto the corners. Follow the instructions in Designer Knockoffs to pre-cut the applique corners.  Hoop tear-away stabilizer in a large hoop, 8” x 12”. Retrieve the corner design.  Copy and paste it. Mirror image of one the designs and position them as shown. FacingIm Stitch color 1, the placement guide for the left corner (which is actually on the right in the hoop). Place left corner of the bag on the outline and stitch color 2, the applique placement guide. Place the prepared applique over the outline and stitch the next color, the satin outline. Stitch the decorative detail if desired. Stitch color 1 of the second design. 6 Place the right corner of the other bag panel on the outline. 7 Stitch the applique placement guide. Place the prepared applique over the outline and complete the design. 8 Check out all the different handbags you can make with Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs by Eileen Roche and Nancy Zieman. Here is my finished bag!

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10 Comments on Multi-Needle Monday: Speed Techniques for Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs

  1. Ginger
    July 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your new finished bag! I really like the grommets and the idea you used for the straps! Excellent!

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  2. Joan Davidson
    July 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow. I absolutely love your bag. Very, very nice! Thanks for the tips!

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  3. Gail Beam
    July 28, 2014 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Your finished handbag is awesome! Always love reading your tutorials.
    Gail

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  4. judit z
    July 29, 2014 at 11:00 am (3 years ago)

    Love shortcuts ….. time so limited. Taking care of great grand daughters and volunteer work plus family……. where does the time go.

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  5. Valerie Herrington
    July 29, 2014 at 11:41 am (3 years ago)

    I also figured a way to save time by layering two layers of stabilized applique fabric and then stitching out the two mirrored images at once. Cut them apart and now you have four appliques ready to go on the bag corners. So far, I have made about six of these bags. They go together so perfectly and look better than “store-bought” ones.

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    • eileenroche
      July 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing your tip, Valerie! That’s a great time (and material) saver.

      Reply
  6. Barb Miller
    July 31, 2014 at 3:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I think this bag is a keeper. Great design with grommets and flowers. It takes this bag from plain to HELLO!

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