Pirteä Tuliaiskassi Tilkuista

A cheerful Tuliaiskassi from Tilki

The arrival of summer makes most Finns dig out of their holes and go to see relatives or visit friends and acquaintances. When there has been a long break in the meeting, it seems natural to take something nice to please the host spirit. You can always take the familiar and safe coffee packets and a summer bag of cookies, but what if you took something that will last a long time and will be useful and enjoyable later on.
Tuunaritarinas designed a small welcome bag that you can fill with the products you want, and even if the contents disappear to better places, the bag can still be used for a wide variety of needs. The bag is made with a very simple patchwork technique, and it is suitable even for a maker who is still unfamiliar with patchwork.
The fabrics used for the bag are basic cotton and thin striped corduroy. If the corduroy feels too heavy for the summer atmosphere, you can easily change it to a lighter fabric. However, it's worth choosing a durable fabric that won't unravel immediately if the bag ends up being used hard.
fabric strips
Choose your favorite cotton fabrics for patchwork. Four different ball fabrics are used in the example bag. Plan what size bag you want to make and divide the width of the bag you plan into six parts. One section is the width of one strip. In the example bag, the width of one strip is 5.5 cm and the height is 20.5 cm. Two identical strips have been cut from each fabric, i.e. a total of eight strips. You should be prepared to cut a few extra strips if the calculations or design do not quite match.
fabric strips
    Place the strips in two stacks on top of each other so that each stack has a strip from each fabric, i.e. each stack has four different strips of fabric. Cut one stack in half and the other stack so that you have a short piece and a longer piece.
    fabric strips
      Place the strips on the table in the order you want so that you can form a uniform surface from them. This is the most inspiring stage of quilting; you can play with fabrics as you like and create exactly the color and pattern combinations you like! Design both sides of the bag. You can make them identical or completely different. The designer's freedom is yours!
      Start by sewing the smaller pieces together lengthwise into bunches, and iron the seams open from the wrong side. Now you can sew the longer pieces to each other in the width direction. Iron the seams open again from the wrong side. A seam allowance of about half a centimeter is the most convenient for this job. Sew both sides of the bag.
      Place the patchwork you have sewn on top of each other on the table and cut the pieces to the same size.
      bag fabric strips
        Measure a strip from corduroy or other fabric to the top of the patchwork, which is as wide as the patchwork and 12cm high. Cut two of these strips, for each side of the bag. The strip is later folded to the inside of the edge. Sew the strips to the top of each patchwork.
        parts of the bag
          Cut a strip of corduroy 7cm high and the width of the patchwork for the bottom part of the patchwork for both sides. Cut a bottom strip that is the same size as the bottom strip. Cut two side strips with a width of 7cm and a height of 7cm: top strip folded in half + patchwork height + bottom strip + 3cm turning allowance for the top edge. The side rails shown in the example picture are a little too short, and it was a bit difficult to turn them at the top. In other words, the 3 cm turning space should have been added to the side rails shown in the pictures.
          attaching the parts of the bag
            With a seam allowance of half a centimeter, sew the bottom strip to the bottom edge of the patchwork, followed by the base and the second bottom strip, and connect them to the bottom edge of the patchwork on the other side. Also connect the short ends of the side rails and the base.
            bag inside out
              Sew the long edges of the side skirts to the sides of the bag. The threads that remain on the wrong side do not need to be finished, because the bag will be lined, and the ends of the threads will be completely hidden.
              bag lining
                Choose your favorite fabric for the lining of the bag. In the example bag, curtain fabric was used as the lining fabric, which turned out to be easily disassembled. Its edges had to be zigzag, so that they would not fray when sewn, not to mention used. Cut the pieces corresponding to the sides, bottom and sides of the lining fabric and sew the pieces together in the same way as the parts of the bag.
                bag lining attachment
                  Turn the bag right side out and thread the lining inside the bag so that the wrong sides are facing each other inside the bag.
                  the edge of the bag
                    Turn the strips at the top of the sides to the inside of the bag so that they cover the edges of the lining fabric and make the top of the inside neat. Pin on the right side. Also turn the upper edges of the side pieces neatly to the inside and sew them closed.
                    bag quilting
                      Quilt the upper edges from the right side of the bag, following the edge of the patchwork. Make sure that the top edge piece turned inside out stays under the stitch, even if you can't see it when quilting from the right side of the bag.
                      ready-made guest bag
                        The handles of the example bag are crocheted from thick cord, but the handles are only limited by your imagination. You can sew them from fabric, cut them from leather, braid them from cords, or buy ready-made handles from the store. And then just fill the bag with new ones!
                        Wonderful summer days are wished by Tunaritarinas and Kässä Kirppu!
                        When you finish your own summer bag and post a picture of it on Facebook, please also tag @tuunaritarinat and @kassakirpu in your post.

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