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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk Doctor's Bag Purse for my niece's birthday! on: February 02, 2016 03:44:08 AM
WOW - you did an incredible job with this one!!  I have no doubt your niece will love it.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag on: January 17, 2016 04:11:40 PM
You're welcome!  Glad you found something you liked.   Grin
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black pleather bag with purse frame - looking for some suggestions! on: January 17, 2016 06:21:08 AM
Check out my reply to your question in the 'Straight Sided Bag Tutorial' thread.  The style you are looking for is a Doctor's Bag.  Here is the frame that is the same as the one your niece likes:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127382858/14-inch-355cm-vintage-anti-bronze-doctor?ref=market
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag on: January 17, 2016 06:18:07 AM
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???

Any help would be great!

Thanks!

The style of the bag in your picture is a 'Doctor's Bag'.  Here is a link where you can purchase the hardware:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/127382858/14-inch-355cm-vintage-anti-bronze-doctor?ref=market

If you google 'Doctor's Bag Pattern' you will find some great patterns to make this style.  A free pattern (which is similar) is http://emmalinebags.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-retreat-bag-free-sewing-tutorial.html.  I have done a video tutorial on how to add handles to this style of bag here:  http://youtu.be/F3SIdj-a3ds.  If the link doesn't work, just search 'Retreat Bag with Handles' on You Tube.

Hope this helps!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag on: December 17, 2015 02:29:29 PM
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!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Big Thread of "Help Me Find a Pattern, Please!" on: January 18, 2015 05:43:05 AM
machinecool:

DRAGON BAG SIMPLIFIED?

This is a pic I found online and I'd like to make one that's more detailed in some areas. They seem to mass produced and I do want to change it to make it more my own so I hope it's OK to ask.

Here's a tutorial on Craftster I used which is similar to what you are wanting for the dragon bag:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42927.0

Here is how mine turned out after following the tutorial (I used quite heavy interfacing):

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pinterest Pin Zippered Pouch on: April 26, 2014 04:09:07 AM
Aww...thanks!
I had been away forever, too.

Welcome back!  Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: English Paper Pieced Hexagon Dumpling Pouch on: April 14, 2014 04:44:28 AM
Oh my gosh - that pouch is just gorgeous!!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pinterest Pin Zippered Pouch on: April 14, 2014 04:42:28 AM
Did it take much fabric? I'd like to try making one if you do a tutorial  Smiley

The first one I made only took two fat quarters (one FQ for both outer and lining and one FQ for the binding). 
The others took 3 FQs - one FQ for outer, one FQ for lining and one FQ for binding.

The reason the first one only took 2 is because I was able to use the selvedge.   There's a fair bit of hand stitching involved, but not totally necessary.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pinterest Pin Zippered Pouch on: April 12, 2014 05:49:37 AM
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:

http://blog.naver.com/PostThumbnailView.nhn?blogId=weebeehouse&logNo=150118184247&categoryNo=2&parentCategoryNo=0

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.  Grin

If you want any more info, ask away!!

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