Kathleen Laurel Sage Wonky Houses applique bag

Wonky house bag, With Kathleen Laurel Sage



Come and make a wonky house summer time fun bag.

Cut out and machine applique the houses to decorate the front panel, adding their characteristics with extra top stitching to bring them alive in their charming and simple arrangements. We will line the bag and insert a zip for security, before tailoring the straps to your exact required length and finishing them with some decorative buttons and a side tag. A small purse or makeup hold-all could be made from left over materials.




Sewing machine with all bits and pieces

Open toed zig zag applique foot

Free motion machine embroidery foot (optional as can also be done on ordinary straight stitch)

Size 80 machine needles (sharp or top stitch)

A varied collection of scrap fabrics to make the little houses and front of the bag

1/2 metre blue soft denim or stiffish grey flannel or cotton in a colour

1/2 metre cotton fabric to line the bag (this could be plain or patterned)

1/2 metre of Heat and Bond

Cotton machine thread to match your fabrics

1/2 metre cs800 vilene stiffener (if you can’t find it, Kathleen will have some for you to buy from her on the day)

Rotary cutter and board

30cm zip to match bag materials (closed end zip, NOT open ended)

Buttons to embellish

Very sharp scissors

Marking out pen

Pencil to draw on Heat and Bond