Wednesday, March 6, 2013

square bottom tote

     My Fiber Arts Guild, Just Needles, had a purse class recently.  I was using this method for making a square bottom on the tote and a few of the members were not aware of this.  Soooo, I decided to create a little Tute for it...Here it is:

measure from the fold 1/2 the desired width of the bottom plus 1/4"

 measure the same distance from the SEAM line

cut along markings.  It will be a square from the
seam line (not the edge)  to the fold

Now, match the FOLD to the SEAM.  Stitch.  This will create a square bottom. A 1" square will create a 2" wide bottom.  

Stitch with a 1/4" seam...

Finished right side of flat bottom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Hope this works for ya!!! 

Keep stitchin', Marsha


Wow! been a long time since I posted and this thing has sure changed!!!  I just sent my mug rugs to the UK for the latest Quilting Gallery swap.  I really love these swaps! 
    My friend, Jeanette, and I are getting very excited as our trip to Scotland, Wales, and England approaches. We will be leaving June 6 and returning in July 9!!  What a trip!  I will try to remember to post pics when we get back.