Helpful Hint: I figured out a way to turn my fabric quickly…I attached a safety pin to one end of my turning tool and clipped it to one end of the fabric ‘tube’. Rather than starting at one end and pushing the turning tool all the way to the other side, then pulling the fabric through, I reversed my turning tool through the tube, pulling the fabric through as I went along.
3g. Press your fabric strip so that the seam is in the center of one side.
3h. Press both short ends in approximately 1/2″, then topstitch 1/4″ from the edge.
4f. Remove the basting stitches on your ruffles.
7a. Take the Exterior Zipper Panel and the Exterior Bottom Panel and place them, right sides together, along one short edge. Sew. Press seam open.
7e. Notch small v’s into the seam allowance of both Exterior Main Panels, being careful not to cut into the seam allowance.
Please give your bag a careful pressing for a nice, professional look.
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