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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I duplicate these tucks/gussets? on: April 24, 2014 10:19:43 PM
Thanks, Suereal!

So you think it's a really long rectangle? I couldn't tell if there might be some additional curves or something on the ends that gave the extra fabric for the tucks.

I'll have to find some scrap fabric and experiment.

Anyone have any ideas on the straps? Do you think they have some kind of interfacing to make them look thicker or is it just the volume of the fabric?

Thanks for any and all feedback!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / How do I duplicate these tucks/gussets? on: April 23, 2014 12:15:35 AM
I have seen a variation of this bag a couple of places but no pattern. I want to make my own version and incorporate the double tucks on the end of the bag.

I can't figure out what my pattern should look like. Do you think the bottom of the bag is just basic square before it is tacked into the two gusset/pleats, or is the pattern likely triangulated or rounded?

Can't get my head around how to replicate the double tucks, I'd love to hear any ideas. Thanks!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there a name for making a boxed bottom bag this way? on: April 20, 2014 07:19:30 PM
I don't know a name for it either, but I just watched a YouTube tutorial last night where a guy made a bag with a bottom like that.  Here's the video link, maybe you'll pick up some info there:

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Abi's Musical Pouch on: April 16, 2014 03:42:33 AM
Cute bag! I bet she loved it.

Where did you get your labels from? I have been looking for something like that for my stuff.

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tote Bags.. My first bag making adventures.. on: April 16, 2014 01:46:40 AM
I like your bag-making style! It's similar to mine - I get it in my head how I'm going to do something then I just plow ahead. Lots of times it works out great, sometimes I learn what I'm going to different the next time. I call it "field testing."  Wink

I know you can see all the things you wanted to have turned out differently, but to an impartial observer, I think your bags look great! Carry on with your "field testing."
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Funky Travel Bags on: August 11, 2013 10:06:11 AM
Those are great! I'm going to have to get that pattern.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow and Grey Bag on: July 31, 2013 02:58:10 AM
Love your choice of fabrics. Very cute!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Pros & Cons for Using Velcro? on: July 30, 2013 01:24:58 PM
That sounds very interesting. Do you have a pic so I can see an example?

I like using velcro where I don't want to have to worry about being fussy or accurate about how I close the opening

This! I didn't realize that was one of the reasons I like Velcro so much - I find it quicker to use on the fly.

I've done various buttons and magnets and when I'm running across the parking lot at my office in the morning trying not to be late, and I'm shoving my phones and my keys in the pockets, I can easily close Velcro as I'm jogging and jiggling.  Wink
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Drawstring Hobo on: July 22, 2013 05:33:02 AM
Thanks, Sharalee! I'm sure on my next hobo I'll change it up with a zipper. You're right - a nice big chunky zipper would be a great option.

Normally I'm all about tons of pockets but using outside pockets was part of my experiment this time.  About a year ago I started putting  everything in my purse in little zippered bags in separate categories. I use a variety of these  bags from Baggu:https://baggu.com/shop/zipperbagm/animals. I'll make some of my own one day, but for now I'd rather pay them to fuss with the lightweight nylon materials. Smiley The material is so lightweight (but durable) it doesn't add any weight to my bag. I know by color what is in each bag - pink bag has aspirin and Tylenol, green bag has mints,etc.  Bottom line, nothing is running loose in my purse. Makes it a snap to change purses too.

The outside pockets are for my constantly used stuff - keys, sunglasses, wallet, lip balm & hand sanitizer, etc. So far this system is working great for me!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tweed skirt to book bag on: July 21, 2013 08:31:18 PM
So cute! Great fabric and great job.

I recently bought a really good brown leather coat at Goodwill for $5. I bought it with the plan to turn it into some sort of bag, but it was such a good deal and such good quality leather I'm taking my time deciding what to do with it.  Your conversion project is motivating me to get busy! Smiley
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