ATTACHING THE INTERFACING TO THE BAG
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of all the face fabric pieces for the main bag. Pin, baste, and stitch the top, back, and two side pieces together, right sides facing, and stitch up to the top seam allowance. Pin, baste, and stitch the base in position, trimming the corners of the seam allowance as necessary. Рress the seams open. Leave the top edge open (A).
MAKING THE LINING
Sew together the pieces for the lining as for the main bag, but omitting the interfacing and leaving an opening for turning in the middle of one side seam. Leave the lining wrong side out.
MAKING THE HANDLES
Fold one piece of handle fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing. Pin, baste, and stitch ground the raw edges, leaving an opening for turning. Turn right side out and baste the opening closed. Topstitch all around, 3mm from the edge. Repeat for the second handle.
ASSEMBLING THE BAG
Attach the handles and the lining to the bag following the instructions for a basic lined tote (B). Turn the bag right side out and topstitch all the seams. Use a top thread that tones with the tace fabric and a bobbin thread that tones with the lining.
MAKING THE LINING FOR THE ROSE CORSAGE
Fold the lining fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally across the folded fabric, starting 2cm above the fold at one end. Cut away the excess fabric (C). Turn right side out.
ATTACHING THE FLORAL FABRIC TO THE ROSE
Place the floral fabric on top of the lining fabric tube. Fray the edges of the floral fabric around the edges of the lining. Tuck in the raw ends at the narrow end of the rube and, catching in the floral fabric too, fold the end over so it ts level with the bottom seam. Using з doubled thread for strength, secure the end with running stitch (10).