This is great! I have seen this before, and liked it, but never tried it. My niece would like a bag for her birthday in a steampunk style - I have never made one before, but this tutorial could help.
She said making it in fabric would be good, too. My question to you is - do you think this bag could be made with the kind of closure in the picture? I have never used that kind of closure, and am not sure how it works. Any thoughts???
I like the shape of this bag. Thank you for the tutorial. Good instructions, especially on the template. I was hoping to make one this weekend, so I hope you're monitoring for questions. Your wings for the boxed bottom are shown being cut at 1 1/2" to achieve a 3" deep bottom. I don't understand how that provides seam allowances. Shouldn't both edges of the boxed bottom be 1 1/2" + 1/4" = 1 3/4"? After sewing 1/4" seams, the finished depth would be 3". Am I missing something? Maybe your finished depth is 2 1/2". Thank you.
It's difficult to explain, but when you take up the seam allowances in the side seams, you also 'add' to that measurement when you sew on an 'inside' corner. The formula is that if you cut out a 1 inch corner, the final seam will also be 1 inch, except double that because of the other side. For example, if you want a 2 inch seam on the bottom corners, cut out 1 inch squares at the bottom. Try it for yourself with some scrap squares of fabric!
So, I haven't been on Craftster since.....forever!!! I have suddenly found myself with lots of time on my hands. You see, I'm an Aussie who has just moved to the US (Philadelphia, PA area) with my husband and two boys (12 and 15). My visa conditions don't allow me to work here, so I'm suddenly a stay at home Mum, which is foreign to me as I've always worked. Anyway, I have spent lots of time on Pinterest and one pin in particular has haunted me. It is a beautiful zippered pouch with no pattern. I had to dig around the internet to find the actual source of the post and found it here:
I really, really, really wanted to try this and I searched high and low on the internet for a pattern, but I couldn't find one the same. So, I drafted a pattern, made it, modified the pattern, made another, modified the pattern and third time lucky, I cracked it. The result is pictured below. I took pictures along the way and also made a digital PDF pattern. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to write up a tutorial. I did consider selling the pattern, but decided not to, opting to share instead - 'cause that's what my Mum taught me.