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Topic: "It's outta sight!", sling bag **Tutorial on Pg. 3!!**  (Read 61914 times)
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« on: November 03, 2006 11:59:20 AM »

So I was walking through target one day minding my own business when I saw (what I thought was) the cutest sling bag.  It was really simple like two pieces of fabric sewed together but it was cute.  Then I looked at the price and said, "Ha! I could make that! Why would I spent $15 on one here?"  So a while after that I made this...





What do ya think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006 12:03:43 PM »

That is so cute. Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006 12:10:31 PM »

WOW! the girlie in the fabric is really awsome!
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006 02:25:30 PM »

that's a really neat bag! I love the style of it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006 03:40:37 PM »

It really is Outta sight!  Would love to see a tutorial for this!  I am a purse fanatic!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006 04:57:35 PM »

Very very cool. I love the fabric. Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2006 06:31:00 PM »

I love it! Where'd you get the fabric?
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2006 06:38:05 PM »

YA, I second the comment on getting a tute!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2006 06:38:28 PM »

Where did you get that outragously great fabric?!?!?!?!?!

I *need* to know.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006 06:42:33 PM »

very awesome!!!!!!  i am a beginner - is it easy for a beginner project?

and yes! i wanna know where you got the awesome fabric
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2006 06:49:20 PM »

I must agree with everyone else.  I love love love the fabric!  And it's real cute, very different from the usual bag.
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2006 05:14:51 AM »

Love the fabric- very cute!
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2006 05:53:34 AM »

That's a great bag, a great style! I'm bookmarking this for future reference!
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2006 02:55:54 PM »

Thanks everybody for the yays! 

The fabric actually came from Hancock Fabrics.  It was like 7 dollars a yard (i bought 1yd and made like 2 things from it).  I forget the name of the designer it was from (alexander something; he makes some other fabric with girls walking on it??).

As far as a tute, I could do one.  I'll try to have one up within this next week. 

buddahsbaby: Yes it's a fairly easy purse, you should be able to do it.  The only more complicated part is the zipper inside, but it's doable.

Thanks for the comments!
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2006 03:10:04 PM »

Oh, that fabric is wonderful.  The bag looks great.  Clever girl!
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2006 07:36:48 AM »

Thanks Greeneggsandham!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2006 12:30:57 PM »

Thanks everybody for the yays! 

The fabric actually came from Hancock Fabrics.  It was like 7 dollars a yard (i bought 1yd and made like 2 things from it).  I forget the name of the designer it was from (alexander something; he makes some other fabric with girls walking on it??).

As far as a tute, I could do one.  I'll try to have one up within this next week. 

buddahsbaby: Yes it's a fairly easy purse, you should be able to do it.  The only more complicated part is the zipper inside, but it's doable.

Thanks for the comments!



I'm really excited. Mabery this tute wil motivate me to sew again!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2006 12:02:36 PM »

thanx nappyolme for letting me know its good for a beginner.  cant wait for the tute!  i really want to get a purse done.  tired of sewing pillows and curtains!  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2006 12:48:38 PM »

I absolutely LOVE that purse!! I love those style of purses and the fabric is awesome.Id love the tute too!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2006 12:54:44 PM »

What a great bag!  I like how it hangs.  Good Job! Smiley
 
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2006 04:16:28 PM »

I love that fabric...very cool purse.
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2006 05:28:20 PM »

That is one happenin' bag!  I love the fabric!!! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2006 02:51:43 PM »

I haven't forgotten about you guys! Life and school have just gotten in the way but I'm hoping to do a tute this weekend!
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2007 10:37:30 AM »

Here's the promised tutorial...I may have lied when I said it was good for a beginner  Undecided ...we'll see

1. Start with some fabric for the outside, lining, and strap.



I just use a magazine to judge how large I want my pieces to be...not precice...I know, but it works for me. Some rough dimensions: lining & outer body pieces 12" long, 10.5" wide


2. So, cut out outer and inner fabric (two of each).  You can also cut out interfacing if you will use it.


3. For the straps measure the width of the bottom against the pieces of outer/inner fabric you cut out.  You want the straps to look like this before cut out.. Rough strap dimensions are 25" long by 4" wide @ bottom


this is that they'll look like in end (after bag is complete)...

so we want to cut each side out to nearly equal the width of the bag (is that clear? It may become clearer in a second).

4. You want to cut out 8 pieces total of "strap" fabric.  I eyeballed my angles but you don't want to make the length of the straps too thin or you won't have room to sew the pieces together.


5.  Now we're going to cut out our little edge pieces of fabric.  Cut out four triangles (only four because we are only putting them on the outer fabric).  They rougly measured  4" on each side. While you're cutting the triangles it may help to put them against the outer/inner fabric edges to see if they will fit like this...


Cut out 4 like this..

Leave a half inch around the edges of the triangle for seam allowances.

This is what they look like pinned on.

6.  Add whatever things you may want on the inside of the purse (pockets, tags, whatever).  I used velcro closure.  Now the body of the purse is ready to go.


7.  Back to those pesky straps...Now we want to pin the pieces of strap together (at the straight edge) by twos as shown.  Then sew those suckers together like so...



8. Now put the angled edges of two (newly formed) strap pieces together to form two new larger pieces like this one...


9.  Take those two big ole weird looking pieces and sew them together at the top (smaller end not the wider end) like so...


10.  Almost to the end of the strap stuff...now take that really big piece and fold it over itself on the wrong side and pin edges and sew...



11.  Now turn that sucker to the right side...it takes patience..

Yay!! This is your finished strap...


12.  Back to the purse body...sew the triangles of strap fabric onto the outer fabric (repeat 4 times)...


13.  When finished with other pockets (if you want any) sew on velcro closure...


and lay outer and inner pieces together on their wrong sides.  Sew around edges but leave space at the bottom of the lining pieces (like 3 inches)...



14.  Getting ready to wrap it up!!  Place your strap inside your outer part (on wrong side still).  Once you situate the strap (to look the way it should in the end), place your lining part inside the outer (lining part on the right side.


15.  Sew that sucker shut at the top edge...


16.  Then pull it on through...


Phew!! There you have it!   


The one I made is just big enough to hold a magazine, next time I'll make it a bid wider and taller.






Sorry for all the pictures but I hope they helped...If there are any unclear statements please let me know...This is my first tute so it could need a lot of tweaking.
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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2007 10:53:37 AM »

Oh My Gosh! I'm completely in awe and terribly jealous all at once! That's an awesome bag, and a wonderful tutorial to boot. Now I'm inspired to try something new. Thanks!
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2007 03:59:59 PM »

What a good tut. When you first posted the bag, I wondered how the strap was put on. Now I know and can make one.
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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2007 09:47:34 PM »

Great job!  Thanks so much for the tute.  I have a felted sweater I've been looking for something to do with, and I think this is it.  Not as cool as your awesome, far out fabric though.  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2007 10:08:46 AM »

that's too cute -- great job!!!
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2007 10:19:21 AM »

that's awesome, and thanks for the tut!!!did you make your shirt too? it looks like the same fabric  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2007 10:34:10 AM »

Great!  Thank you very much for the tutorial.  I'm adding this to my list of things to do "when I have time."  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2007 08:34:31 AM »

Thanks for the positive replies! I wasn't sure if the tutorial was done well enough to follow. 

ica_grnKhameleon: I didn't make the shirt in the picture, though I wish i could have!
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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2007 03:52:42 AM »

thanks so much for writing a tutorial this easy to follow!! this bag is outta sight! Grin
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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2007 04:50:23 PM »

Both are fabulous and I love how your second bag matches your outfit. Great style. I'd love to try and make one of these bags too.
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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2007 10:30:29 AM »

totally fab :-D
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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2007 01:34:40 PM »

Great bag, thanks for the tute! Smiley About how long did it take you to make?
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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2007 08:54:45 AM »

I love your tut! I have made 2 bags already thanks!
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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2008 09:54:30 AM »

I made this one last night for my 17 year old SIL. Awesome tutorial!!
I made it extra wide and cut 1 inch squares from the corners to square the bottom so it will hold more stuff.
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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2008 04:39:32 PM »

cool fabric
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2008 07:25:59 PM »

I love it! Have you seen Vogue pattern V7862? It's very similar to your bag.
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« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2008 08:01:32 AM »

PBF2love, Teresa_T, and camilaustral: Thanks a bunch!

Michelyne: It took me about 4-5 hours between cutting out the fabric, making sure what i cut out was right, and making sure the bag body of the bag is sewed right.  It may take a less time the next time i make one.

lillidrew312: You must post pics! I'm so excited!

atmomma: Great bag! You know that's a good idea...squaring the bottom.  I may copy that, if you don't mind?

Becca77: No, I'd never seen that pattern before...their bag is interesting

Hey guys, make more bags!!!

I'd love to make another one myself...this time, when ever i get the supplies, i want to screen print the front.  That would be awesome!!
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Very FAB! I loves the fabric!
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2008 09:35:44 AM »

atmomma: Great bag! You know that's a good idea...squaring the bottom.  I may copy that, if you don't mind?
Of course I don't mind. You shared this awesome tute with us. I think I'm gonna make another one for me this time but I have to make some clothes for my kiddos first.
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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2008 07:08:22 PM »

the first bag, the second pic, it looks like your wearing a skirt.  It's a cool fabric and it works well. In the second bag photos, it looks for all the world like you took another of your shirts and made one out of the fabric.  It's a cool bag though.
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« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2008 01:30:03 PM »

So Cool....
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« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2008 02:13:57 AM »

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!  I was just saying to my friend that I wanted to make a bag exactly like that!  Thanks so much for the tute - it's awesome, but sorry, your "Outta sight!" fabric is the most awesome!

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« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2008 03:09:55 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!!! My daughter is just getting into purses and this would be awesome for her (and me)!
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