pattern correction for making the pleat on the Large Tear Drop Bag

One of our sewing friends discovered that the pleat measurement for the Large Tear Drop Bag was a 1/2” short. I’ve corrected the instructions in Step 4B on page 84 of my “Style Stitches” book. Please replace the step in the book with the new version below. The corrections are shown in red. These changes will be reflected in all future printings from November 15, 2010 forward.

NOTE: All of the measurements and pattern pieces for the small Tear Drop Bag are A-OK.

b. Stitch a seam along the folded edge; 1” (2.5 cm) in for the small bag or 1 1/2” (3.8 cm) in for the large. Sew 1 1/2” (3.8 cm) in length down from the top raw edge of the panel, and backstitch* at each end.

Please note, the illustration in Figure 1 is for the small bag only.