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6341  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: ~*~ Tulip Throw on: May 11, 2008 05:25:27 AM
You are just the queen of the CAL's, aren't you! It's gorgeous, I'd make one for my mom, but I have a ton of projects already. I'll put it on my to-do list though. And I love the color combo of it, and I'm on a no buying yarn thing right now.  Cry

Ditto! I saved the PDF and once I can clear out the mega-ton of stuff I have already, I'm making one! It's so cute- I bet it would make a very cute baby blanket, too.

I'll be watching your progress!
6342  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: PLEASE help me with this fabric! on: May 10, 2008 07:51:06 PM
That's what I figured! Bummer! How have you tried to find it so far? Maybe I can think of another way to search...

Sometimes 2 heads are better than one!
6343  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: PLEASE help me with this fabric! on: May 10, 2008 07:17:57 PM
Oh, man! I love that fabric! I wish I could help you out (and I hate posting this kind of post), but I'm hoping someone can help you so I can get some too!

This is a stupid question, but there are no identifying marks around the edges? I can't tell from the pics, really (although A) I don't see any, and B) obviously you would have checked that first thing! Can you tell I'm tired?)

Good luck!
6344  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reading Rainbow 4 Gallery on: May 10, 2008 07:14:39 PM
I've started the Discworld series! But, I don't think I should read it right before bed. I need to concentrate a bit more. I find myself flipping back and re-reading Wink

Best quote in Walking On Glass so far, good because the characters say none of this in an attempt to be funny:
"What is your name?"
"Steven"
"That is your first name?"
"How many do you think I've had?"

Ha! That's totally funny!
6345  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grow-A-Bag Version 2- Lunch Bag Edition on: May 10, 2008 03:54:37 PM
Thanks, and thanks!

I actually have all of the supplies for the zippered one around here somewhere. I bought them over a year ago! Tongue

So, now that I'm back on a sewing kick, I may need to find them and make it!
6346  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: The "Running Away from Home" handbag! on: May 10, 2008 03:07:31 PM
This bag is so cute! I love the lining fabric!

For the outside, how about a flower applique? You could use the lining fabric for the outside, with an inner shape of the denim. Then you could put a sparkly button or something as the flower center!
6347  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grow-A-Bag Version 2- Lunch Bag Edition on: May 10, 2008 01:05:21 PM
Thanks! And, if you do make one, I'd love to see a picture! And, find out if my tutorial wasn't exactly clear...
6348  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Science IS Art! swap gallery on: May 10, 2008 12:29:40 PM
superhooker- Thanks for posting the scarf pattern link! And, thanks for the "feminine" modifications. Now, to see if I can A) find a knitter and B) bribe her into making this scarf for me!
6349  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Grow-A-Bag Version 2- Lunch Bag Edition on: May 10, 2008 12:13:39 PM
Last year, I made a bag for the Bottomless Bag Challenge and I called it the Grow-A-Bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150364.0). A few folks asked for a tutorial and somehow over a year went by before I finally got around to making one. This bag is the result.

It is modified from the original (a.k.a. Version 1) because A) It is smaller B) I used Velcro closures instead of buttons and loops and C) I made a placket to hide the upper piece of Velcro.

It isn't perfect, because I made a few measurement errors (hopefully corrected in the tutorial), and I used a cheap shower curtain liner as the bag lining. I already ripped the lining, so I'm sure it'll need replacing soon. Fortunately, I thought ahead and used a large stitch width for ease in "reverse sewing."

The bag has 3 size options:

Small-



Medium-



Large-




This bag measures about 12" tall, 10" wide and 6" deep, give or take. Even with the errors in measuring, I'm still very happy with it! It's sized generously enough for me to put a small plate in the bottom without it tipping over. There is also plenty of room for my assorted lunch containers and large bottle of water. And, the Velcro is much better at holding the sections closed.

The tutorial is posted over in the Version 1 thread, if you're interested. There is also some info about figuring out new dimensions for the bag. I included a PDF link, too (but it's a 3.5 MB file, so it takes a while to download!).

Next up- Version 3- With zippers!!
6350  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grow-A-Bag (Bottomless Bag Challenge #11)- Now with Tute (Pic Heavy)- Pg. 3 on: May 10, 2008 11:52:09 AM
If you'd like to make this bag in a different size, here is some (untested) math for you...

Let me know if you don't understand something or find any mistakes!

Grow-A-Bag Math   

These calculations are based upon a bag with 5 sections that are equal in size.

First, determine the following dimensions:

Bag Height (BH)- from the top to the bottom of the bag: __________

Bag Length (BL)- across the front of the bag: __________

Bag Width (BW)- from front to back of the bag: __________

Placket Size (PS)- based upon the size of your fastener: __________

Seam Allowance (SA): __________

Length of strips (all strips are the same length):

SA X 2 = __________
   
BL + BW = __________

   Total: __________

Height of accent strips:

BH / 5 = __________

SA X 2 = __________

   Total: __________

Height of main fabric strips:


BH / 5 = __________

SA X 2 = __________

PS X 2 = __________

   Total: __________



Height of bottom piece:

BH / 5 = __________

SA X 2 = __________

BW / 2 = __________

   Total: __________


Notch size:

BW / 2 = __________

SA X 2 = __________


   Total: __________



Im pretty sure that these calculations are correct, but if you find any errors, please let me know!

ETA: I forgot the math for the lining...

Lining:

SA X 2=_______

BH= ________

BW / 2 = ________

Total= __________

The length of the lining and the size of the notch are the same as the outside of the bag.
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