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« on: August 11, 2018 02:45:08 PM »


TM squares take a whole lot of time to make. If you're wanting a bag, even a small one, it can be ages getting all the pieces finished. Here's a quicker way to make the whole bag at once.

Cut 16 squares of different fabric, match up into 8 sets and stitch 3 sides of each set.


Sew together as shown (leaving the unstitched parts on the outside edges of the 4 piece squares). You can see that I added a longer piece at the top of one set of 4, this will become the flap. Leave it open on one side as well. Alternately you can add another closure of your choice, you don't need to make the flap like I did.


Here is the reverse, this will be the inside of the bag.


Stuff each square lightly with stuffing or bits of batting, you can even use squares of felt or fleece. Whip stitch around the edges with contrasting embroidery floss, fold over and whip stitch closed those open sides where you inserted the stuffing.

You will have puffy little things now, to flatten it all into a more reasonable density embroider and embellish each square.
I added a small loop of elastic to close the bag when it's all joined. You could use a snap or some velcro instead.


Place the front and back of the bag together and stitch the sides and bottom. I guesstimated button placement, check to ensure whatever closure you're using lines up properly and voila, you are fini!


There's another tutorial for the bag on the left, an even quicker version.

And the quickest one I've come up with yet, 2 hours from start to finish.


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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018 02:47:29 PM »

Disclaimer: this is an older project I never posted here that I am now moving over from another site.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018 10:23:00 PM »

This is good too! I like how you put it together! It's more like TM patches. On the other one you could put felt or stuffing under each square & maybe put a lining in it. B-)

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018 05:09:48 AM »

There's so much possibility with them for sure! I'm going to make some glasses cases & try out a couple ideas.
They don't really need a lining, the fabric on the inside is already like a lining. I am careful to bury my knots & any long connector stitches if you know what I mean. That way there's nothing to catch on or come loose inside the bag.
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