Victorian Craft Projects - Travel Lingerie Bag
Sizes: Three cases: 13" x 16"; 11 1/4" x 13"; 9" x 10".
Equipment: Pencil. Tape measure. Scissors. Sewing needle. Sewing machine.
Materials: Printed fabric with some sort of a linear design, 44" wide, 3/4 yd. Color-coordinated lightweight lining fabric, 44" wide, 1 yd. Polka-dotted fabric to match lining, 44" wide, 1 1/4 yds. Sewing thread to match fabrics. Satin ribbon, 3/4" wide, 9 yds. White embroidered eyelet beading, 1" wide, 5 1/4 yds. One layer of polyester batting, 30" x 40".
Directions: Note: All cases are made with a single pocket in polka-dotted fabric to match lining.
Large case: Cut one piece of printed and one piece of polka-dotted fabric, each 26 3/4" x 17". For pocket, cut one piece of polka-dotted fabric and lining fabric, each 11 3/4" x 17". Cut a piece of batting 25 1/4" x 15 1/2".
Press 1/2" to wrong side all around both fabrics for case. With batting centered between them, pin and baste printed and dotted fabrics together, wrong sides facing and edges even. Following linear design of printed fabric, machine-stitch along lines to quilt, starting and stopping 5/8" from all edges.
With right sides together, machine-stitch dotted fabric for pocket to lining along one long edge; turn right sides out; press. Stitch together around three remaining sides, 1/2" from raw edges; turn seam allowances to lining side; press. Pin lining side of pocket to polka-dotted side of case at one end with three edges even and finished edge of pocket at center of case. Tuck 1/2" seam allowances of pocket between dotted and printed edges of case; baste through all four layers. Topstitch through all thicknesses.
For trimming, cut 74" lengths of satin ribbon and eyelet beading; thread ribbon through eyelets. Pin ribbon-beaded trimming around printed side of case, 1 1/4" in from edges, mitering corners and turning cut ends under. Blindstitch beading to case along both edges, catching only the printed fabric in stitching.
For ties, cut two 31" lengths of ribbon. Fold cut end of one to wrong side; with right side out, make a double loop, taking up 1 1/4", then 1". Tack together at side edges, then stitch to flap at center of edge. Repeat with second length of ribbon; stitch to center of bottom edge. Tie a bow. (see photo above).
Medium-Size Case: Cut one piece of printed and one piece of polka-dotted fabric, each 23 1/2" x 14". For pocket, cut one piece each of polka-dotted fabric and lining fabric, each 10" x 14". Cut batting 22" x 12 1/2". Make case in same manner as larger case.
For trimming, cut 65" lengths of ribbon and eyelet beading. Apply to case 1" from edges. For ties, use 20" lengths of ribbon.
Small Case: Cut one piece of printed and one piece of polka-dotted fabric, each 19" x 11". For pocket, cut a piece of polka-dotted and a piece of lining fabric, each 8 1/2" x 11". Cut batting l7 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Make small case with pocket in same manner as large case. For trimming, cut 50" lengths of ribbon and eyelet beading; apply to case 1/4" from edges. For ties, use 18" lengths of ribbon.