Madison Bags Updates

CLICK HERE to download a printed PDF version of the updates for the Madison Bags.

These are new instructions for replacing Timtex™ with fusible Peltex® to stabilize the bottom of the Uptown Handbag and using Peltex® #70 to interface the Exterior of the Downtown Purse. Instructions are also provided to explain how to use a fusible interfacing to hold the Peltex in place.

Please note that Timtex™ is now available again through C&T Publishing. You can use either Peltex® or Timtex™ to make your project.

Before getting started, please mark these changes on your instructions pages for each of the steps below. The information that has changed is highlighted in yellow.

NOTE: If you have an earlier printing of the Madison Bag pattern that calls for Pellon's® Craft Fuse® for the interfacing you will need updated instructions from us to be able to utilize these instructions. Please email dianneb@amybutlerdesign.com and we would be happy to send the instructions to you.

~On the back cover and on page 1 side 1 of the instructions, please change the Materials List to:

Materials List

FOR THE UPTOWN HANDBAG:
Allow extra yardage to match or center a design on your fabric.
-1/2 yard of 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Exterior
-3/8 yard of 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Lining
-1 yard of 20" wide heavyweight sew-in Interfacing (we use Pellon® 50)
-1/4 yard of 22" wide single-sided fusible Peltex® by Pellon® or a similar extra-heavy stabilizer
-3" of 3/4" Sew-on Velcro
-1 sheet of 12" x 18" extra thick Template plastic from Prym-Dritz™ found at most quilting or fabric stores OR 1 piece of 1/8" thick heavy pressed cardboard or purchased "chipboard" from an arts supply store.
-1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)

On the instruction pages for the Uptown Handbag please change the following steps.

~In Step 2B:
From the heavyweight sew-in Interfacing:
-Cut 2 Main Panels on the fold**
-Cut 1 Bottom Panel on the fold** Please ADD
-Cut 2 Handles
-Cut 2 Tabs

From the fusible Peltex®:
-Cut 2 Bottom Panels on the fold**

~In Step 3 replace Steps 3B and 3C with the steps that follow.

B. Place the coordinating interfacing onto the WRONG side of the Exterior Bottom Panel and pin it in place. Machine baste a 3/8" seam down both long sides and across one short end. Leave the other short end unstitched to insert the Peltex® panel.

C. Next, use your scissors and cut 1" off one long and one short edge on both Peltex Bottom Panels.

D. Place the 2 Peltex® Panels with fusible sides together matching the outside edges. Use a pressing cloth and fuse* them in place following the manufacturer's instructions.

E. Insert the Peltex® through the opening between the Exterior Bottom Panel and the interfacing. Pin the open end closed. Machine baste a 3/8" seam across the pinned edge.

Please set the panels aside for now.

You have completed all the updates for the Uptown Handbag. Have fun!


PROJECT TWO
Downtown Purse or Clutch

~On the back cover and on page 1 side 2 of the instructions, please change the Materials List to:

FOR THE DOWNTOWN PURSE OR CLUTCH:
Allow extra yardage to match or center a design on your fabric.
-3/4 yard of 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Exterior
-3/4 yard of 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric for the Lining
-1 1/4 yards 20" wide Peltex® #70 by Pellon® or a similar extra-heavy stabilizer
-1 1/4 yards of 20" wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)
-1" of 3/4" sew-on Velcro™
-1/2 yard of Boning (sold by the yard or in packages)
-1 sheet of 12" x 18" extra thick Template plastic from Prym-Dritz found at most quilting stores OR 1 piece of 1/8" thick heavy pressed cardboard or purchased "chipboard" from an arts supply store.
-1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)

On the instruction page (page 1 side 2) for the Downtown Purse please change the following steps.

~Replace "From the heavyweight sew-in interfacing" with:
From the fusible woven Interfacing:
-Cut 2 Main Panels on the fold**
-Cut 1 Bottom Panel on the fold**
-Cut 1 Flap on the fold**

PLUS
-Cut 1 short Strap - Use the entire pattern piece and place it on a single-layer of fabric.
OR
-Cut 1 long Strap - Fold the Strap pattern piece back at the dashed line and place that line on the fold of the fabric.

~Change "From the Timtex" to:
From the Peltex:
-Cut 2 Main Panels on the fold**
-Cut 2 Bottom Panels on the fold**
-Cut 1 Flap on the fold**

~Please add Step 2C:
C. On each Peltex panel, measure 1/2" in and make a mark every 1" completely around the edge of each panel. Using your ruler, draw a line connecting the marks. Use your scissors and cut following the marked line. This will help reduce bulk in the seams.

~Replace Step 3A through 3E with Steps 3A through 3G that follow:
A. Center the first coordinating Peltex panel on the WRONG side of one Exterior Main Panel. Then place the fusible side of the woven interfacing on top of the Peltex and match the outside edges of the Main Panel. Fuse the interfacing to the Peltex and around the exposed edges of the Main Panel, following the manufacturer's instructions.

B. Repeat Step 3A to attach the Peltex and woven interfacing to the WRONG side of the second Exterior Main Panel and the Exterior Flap.

C. Next, place the 2 Peltex Bottom Panels together matching the outside edges and pin them in place. Stitch a 1/2" seam completely around the panels.

D. Center the Peltex panels on the WRONG side of one Exterior Bottom Panel. Then place the fusible side of the woven interfacing on top of the Peltex and match the outside edges of the Bottom Panel. Fuse the interfacing to the Peltex and around the exposed edges of the Bottom Panel.

E. Next, place the fusible side of the woven interfacing on the WRONG side of the Strap and fuse them together.

Please set the Strap aside.

F. Now find the center of the first Main Panel (which will be used as the front Main Panel) by folding it in half lengthwise RIGHT sides together. Gently press the folded edge to mark the center, then open up the panel.

G. With your ruler and chalk pencil, measure 4" down from the top raw edge on the center crease and make a mark. This mark will be used for placing a piece of Velcro in Step 4A.

~Change Step 4A to read:
A. Center a 1" piece of female Velcro over the center crease and below the 4" mark on the Front Main Panel. Pin the Velcro in place. Edge stitch* completely around the outside edge of the Velcro and backstitch at each end.

~The updated illustrations for Steps 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E, 4F and 5C of the Downtown Purse are included below.

Step 4A

Step 4B

Step 4C

Step 4E

Step 4F

Step 5C

~Change Step 4I to read:
I. Next, fold the top raw edge across the Exterior front 1/2" in toward the Interfaced side and press.

~On the pattern page please change the current information on the pattern pieces for both the Uptown Handbag and Downtown Purse to the highlighted text below:

For the Uptown Handbag pattern pieces:

BOTTOM PANEL
Cut 2 for Exterior on the fold
Cut 2 for Lining on the fold
Cut 2 from Peltex® on the fold
Cut 2 from interfacing on the fold

For the Downtown Purse pattern pieces:

MAIN PANEL
Cut 2 for Exterior on the fold
Cut 2 for Lining on the fold
Cut 2 from Peltex® on the fold
Cut 2 from fusible woven interfacing on the fold

BOTTOM PANEL
Cut 2 for Exterior on the fold
Cut 2 for Lining on the fold
Cut 2 from Peltex® on the fold
Cut 2 from fusible woven interfacing on the fold

FLAP
Cut 1 for Exterior on the fold
Cut 1 for Lining on the fold
Cut 1 from Peltex® on the fold
Cut 1 from fusible woven interfacing on the fold

STRAP
Cut 1 for Exterior
Cut 1 from fusible woven interfacing