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Topic: Crazy-quilt style patchwork messenger bag - TUTORIAL on pg 2  (Read 57972 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2004 09:21:27 AM »

the bag looks magnificent.  hippy-ish indeed   Smiley  what are the measurements?  it looks like the perfect size for my school bag.  [must i say i'm a nerd and carry around my dictionary, thesauraus, and numerous other books?  ..therefore, i need room!!]  if you could post the measurements, i'd be thrilled.  thank youu!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2004 09:52:17 AM »

How did you make it exactly? It's adorable! That would be an awesome book bag (even though I already have one) :p

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2004 11:09:13 AM »

Your bag is really neat, I love chaotic quilts like that, I just wish I had the patience.

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2004 01:34:43 PM »

gorgeous, oh how I love crazy quilts.

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2004 01:08:36 PM »

Awesome!!! Great job! It makes me want to go and make one now! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2004 10:33:53 PM »

Now that, indeed, is a work of art.  Very eye-catching and the perfect size for an overnight/cram the world into it bag!  Grin  I love it!

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2004 07:24:55 AM »

that is absolutely fabulous! love huge bags, and what's more it will match with anything!!!

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2004 06:48:07 PM »

Awesome bag!  But definately not too big for everyday.  I carry on a regular basis:  wallet, sunglasses, phone, assorted tins of altoids and gum, four to six diapers, pack of wipes, changing pad, two books, three to five toys, coloring book and crayons, bag of assorted meds, bandaids, skin cream, etc... think it would all fit???

Wouldn't mind -- and would be quite grateful --  if your tutorial came with measurements... hint, hint... as my frazzled brain is not good at computing these on my own.

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2004 06:49:35 PM »

that's cool

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2004 08:54:37 PM »

Okay... here's what I whipped up for a pattern...

1. I sewed all of the patches together into one large piece of fabric about 24" wide and 40" long.
2. I cut my pattern pieces out of a solid color fabric and pinned them to the right-side of my patched fabric.
3. I sewed the pieces like you would a pillow leaving small openings to turn the pieces right-side out.
4. I sewed the long side/bottom/strap piece into one continuous loop.
5. I cut a second piece of fabric the same size as the front and sewed pockets onto it (this became the inside divider.)
6. I sewed the back piece with the inside divider on top of it to the side/bottom/strap, wrong sides together, up to the dotted line in the picture.
7. I sewed the front piece to the side/bottom/strap.

Is that as clear as mud?  Wink It's been a long day so if any of that doesn't make sense let me know and I'll try to clarify.  Smiley

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