05 September 2014

Wonder Woman Block Tutorial

Hello! This is going to be a quick tutorial. I designed this block because I wanted to make a surprise tote bag for a friend of mine and she is Wonder Woman. I mean, seriously. She is amazing!

The finished size of this tutorial makes an 18" finished block (18.5" unfinished), but I added a little more to the width for the tote bag so that it finished at 18" x 20". If you want to do something similar and can't figure out the sizes, just let me know. Here is the tote bag. I used my go-to tote pattern which can be found here.


Cutting Instructions:
   Red
  • A. Cut 1- 3.5" x 18.5" strip
  • B. Cut 1- 1.5" x 4.5" rectangle
  • C. Cut 2- 3.5" squares, then draw one diagonal line on wrong side of square
  • D. Cut 4- 2.5" squares, then draw one diagonal line on wrong side of square
  • H. Cut 2- 6.5" x 7.5" rectangles
  • I. Cut 1- 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle
   Yellow
  • E. Cut 1- 4.5" square
  • F. Cut 2- 3.5" x 7.5" rectangles
  • G. Cut 2- 4.5" squares, then draw one diagonal line on wrong side of square
  • J. Cut 1- 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle
  • K. Cut 1- 1.5" x 18.5" strip
  • M. Cut 2- 2.5" squares, then draw one diagonal line on wrong side of square
   Blue
  • L. Cut 1- 5.5" x 18.5" strip
For assembly, please refer to the diagram for block orientations.
  1. Attach C to F by stitching on the diagonal line. Trim excess off.
  2. Attach G to H by stitching on the diagonal line. Trim excess off.
  3. Attach C+F blocks to the tops of G+H blocks. 
  4. Attach one D square to E on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off. 
  5. Attach second D square to E on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off.
  6. Attach B rectangle to the top of D+D+E block. 
  7. Attach one M square to I rectangle on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off.
  8. Attach second M square to I rectangle on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off.
  9. Attach one D square to J rectangle on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off.
  10. Attach one D square to J rectangle on the diagonal line.  Trim excess off.
  11. Attach M+M+I block to the top of the D+D+J block.
  12. Attach the block from step 6 to the top of the block from step 11.
  13. Sandwich the block from step 12 between the blocks from step 3.
  14. Attach strip A to to the top of the block created in step 13.
  15. Attach strip K to the bottom of the block from step 14.
  16. Attach strip L to the bottom of the block from step 15.
  17. Enjoy your awesome new Wonder Woman block!
If you have any questions about block assembly or if something is unclear, please feel free to ask. Happy Stitching!

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