Big Shot Scallop Square Purse

It is quite the rage now to make these purses using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Clear die which you can purchase through my Stampin' Up! website. I choose springy colors for my bag. I wanted my bag to hang cross-body so I made the straps extra long. I am so delighted with the way this bag turned out!!! I sewed a couple of velcro strips on the inside to close my bag. I recommend that you use a shorter stitch length when you sew your bag to give additional strength to the seams. Big Shot scallop square purse The Big Shot can cut 8 layers of material at one time so cutting out the squares was quick. I wanted my bag to be deep enough to hold all my 'stuff' so I made the purse 3 x 3 squares per side. Altogether, I cut a total of 27 squares from 5 different patterns and colors of material. I wanted the bag to have body so I used two pieces of batting for each square. The straps are about  54" long. I had originally not planned to cut between the scallops on the selvages, but my quilting friends who have made rag quilts urged me to do so. I am glad I did. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment so I know you have been here and do come again!



One thought on “Big Shot Scallop Square Purse

  1. Judy Calderbank

    Hi Sue – just found your blog – I’ve made a couple of the “original rag purse scallop sq die bags ..and was looking for something different

    boy, have I found it ….love love love it – and your directions are great

    now on to check out your blog




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