Anyway, this is the pattern I used and then I changed it to suit my needs. You can see the flying geese bag in the lower right hand corner of the picture below.
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I also made the flying geese pinwheel bag but it was a bit big for me and I didn't like how the bottom pinwheel wrapped around to the bottom seam.
I'm just picky that way and hated losing part of the flying geese to the bottom of the bag.
It's a darling pattern and I do love it or I wouldn't have bought it. I especially love that cute sewing machine, too!!!
Here's the basics on how I changed the pattern. . .
(I'm sorry there are only a couple pictures but hopefully that helps)
- I only made 4 flying geese for the front and omitted the 4 flying geese for the back.
- I sewed a 9 1/2" square to the bottom of the 4 flying geese.
- I cut out a 9 1/2" x 14" piece of batting and put it on the backside of bag.
- I quilted it following the lines of the seams and a 1" grid on the black polka dot.
- I cut out a 9 1/2" x 14" piece of fabric for the bag lining.
- I added fabric ends to each side of the 9" zipper to make the zipper smaller.
- I attached the zipper.
- I turned it right sides in making sure the zipper was unzipped for turning later.
- I sewed up both sides of the bag.
- I opened the corners by matching the side seam and the bottom and then measuring up 1" from the corner tip and then sewed across the seam.
- Then I turned it right side out and pressed it.