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Ainadaliel
« on: October 28, 2004 12:09:50 AM »

I've made like, four totes and I decided to make a bowling bag--just to get it out of my system! LOL!

http://www.geocities.com/maui_pics/bag.jpg
The lining is in black satin. I placed a water bottle next to it to show its actual size. Smiley

I like the fabric print, reminds me of off-the-walls VANS slip-ons! LOL!



1.) Use the pattern to cut out the pieces of fabric for the main bag, adding an extra 1" for the seams. Cut out the iron-on interfacing for all pieces using the same pattern.

2.) Using an open-ended zip, pin and tack it onto the right side of the zip panel (but now you should have cut the zip panel along the cutting line). Maching along the stitch line and trim the seam allowance. Fold over to the right side. Repeat for the other side of the zip. Zip the two pieces together.

3.) Place the pattern for the zip panel centrally over the sip and mark the new seam lines.

4.) Keeping the ride sides of the fabric together, stitch the two "bag sides" (the one under the zip panel on the pattern above) to the end sections of the zip panel. Trim the seam allowance and press.

5.) To make the handles, cut some leather cord in half (I couldn't find leather cord, so I used rubber tubing and inserted rope in it to make it sturdy). But the ends diagonally.

6.) Fold the fabric handles down along the edges. Wrap around the leather cord, and using a double thread, whip stitch the two folded edges together.

7.) THIS IS WHERE THE BAG COMES TOGETHER: Place the handles on the side panels of the bag (wherever you want them to be). Tack them into place. With the right sides and maching notches together, tack and stitch the main body of the bag to the zip panel/side bag (what you stitched at step 4). Avoid sewing over the leather cord, since that could ruin your machine...instead, sew diagonally where you cut the cord. *This step is such a bitch to do...I had to do it like, three times each side because the curving parts were so hard to stitch.

8.) using your base pattern, cut a piece of corrugated plastic card 1/4" smaller than the original pattern. Place the card onto the fabric for the base.

9.) Tack a piece of lining on top of the card. Using a piping foot (I used a zipper foot), stich around all sides as close to the card as possible.

10.) Your bag should still be inside out (wrong side facing out). Stitch the base onto the base of the main bag. MAKE SURE THE ZIPPER IS OPEN, OR ELSE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO TURN YOUR BAG INSIDE OUT!  Shocked

11.) Using the pattern, cut out the lining pieces. Now, stitch it the same way you stitched the bag, starting with the zip panel. What I did was I folded them in, so it gives a neat finish.

12.) Now, turn the lining inside out. Here's the annoying part: you have to turn the main bag inside out. It's SUCH A STRUGGLE but hang in there!!! Then place the lining into the bag and slip stitch the top to the zipper. Smiley

I hope this helps... Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2004 12:25:39 AM »

Very nice bag and nice colors! (and that's from someone who doesn't really like pinkWink
How did you do the handles, and did you use a pattern or make you own?

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004 12:26:24 AM »

thats great!!! where did you find that fabric?
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004 12:34:36 AM »

Hey guys! Smiley Wow, been online for less than 10 minutes and I got feedback already! I love this site! LOL!

For the handles, well, I couldn't find leather cords, so I bought the thinnest clear rubber tubing I could find at the hardware store (the one they use for garden hoses and cleaning fish tanks), then put plastic rope in it to reinforce it. Then I just whip stitched black fabric around it. Smiley

I live in the Philippines and I got the fabric at a local store. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004 05:36:31 AM »

Thats such a cute bag!!  i love the pink!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004 06:20:22 AM »

do you actually bowl?

w/ a bag that cute, you wouldn't have to  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2004 07:41:44 AM »

how awesome!  it does remind me of the vans shoes.  very 80's. ^_^v
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2004 01:31:22 PM »

Ainadaliel,

Cool bag and I like how you did the handles - I need to try that.  Where are you in the Philippines?  I'm Filipino, but I'm here in the U.S.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004 09:52:36 PM »

I'm from Manila. Smiley It sucks so bad that there are hardly any craft stores here...whenever I'm in the U.S. I go crazy when I go to Michael's. Over here there isn't much, plus the people at the hardware store look at me funny when I ask for materials "to make bags". LOL! but fabric is pretty cheap, although fabric is way cheaper there in the States when it goes on sale! Smiley

Ainadaliel,

Cool bag and I like how you did the handles - I need to try that.  Where are you in the Philippines?  I'm Filipino, but I'm here in the U.S.


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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2004 05:31:43 AM »

awesome bag, i love checkerboard print, it's my alternative to polka dots lol.


i probably sound liek a complete dumbass but what's whipstitching?
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2004 07:09:16 AM »

You can check out what a whip stitch is at this site: http://www.embroideryden.com.au/embroidery_stitch_guide.htm

it's the very last stitch Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2004 03:30:59 PM »

very cute!
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2004 03:37:52 PM »

That bag is really nice looking (and I love the choice of material).

Would you be able and willing to post a tutorial for the bag?






edited for bad typos I failed to see months ago!
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2004 03:44:48 PM »

Adorable.....did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2004 06:53:40 PM »

oooo.  that is super spiffy
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2004 09:53:16 PM »

Thanks for your comments! Smiley

I got the pattern from a book by Terence Terry. Smiley I'll post the pattern and the directions on how to do it. Smiley You'll need corrugated plastic board for the bottom. You can use cardboard too, but I wouldn't advise it, since cardboard gets funky when it gets wet.



1.) Use the pattern to cut out the pieces of fabric for the main bag, adding an extra 1" for the seams. Cut out the iron-on interfacing for all pieces using the same pattern.

2.) Using an open-ended zip, pin and tack it onto the right side of the zip panel (but now you should have cut the zip panel along the cutting line). Maching along the stitch line and trim the seam allowance. Fold over to the right side. Repeat for the other side of the zip. Zip the two pieces together.

3.) Place the pattern for the zip panel centrally over the sip and mark the new seam lines.

4.) Keeping the ride sides of the fabric together, stitch the two "bag sides" (the one under the zip panel on the pattern above) to the end sections of the zip panel. Trim the seam allowance and press.

5.) To make the handles, cut some leather cord in half (I couldn't find leather cord, so I used rubber tubing and inserted rope in it to make it sturdy). But the ends diagonally.

6.) Fold the fabric handles down along the edges. Wrap around the leather cord, and using a double thread, whip stitch the two folded edges together.

7.) THIS IS WHERE THE BAG COMES TOGETHER: Place the handles on the side panels of the bag (wherever you want them to be). Tack them into place. With the right sides and maching notches together, tack and stitch the main body of the bag to the zip panel/side bag (what you stitched at step 4). Avoid sewing over the leather cord, since that could ruin your machine...instead, sew diagonally where you cut the cord. *This step is such a bitch to do...I had to do it like, three times each side because the curving parts were so hard to stitch.

8.) using your base pattern, cut a piece of corrugated plastic card 1/4" smaller than the original pattern. Place the card onto the fabric for the base.

9.) Tack a piece of lining on top of the card. Using a piping foot (I used a zipper foot), stich around all sides as close to the card as possible.

10.) Your bag should still be inside out (wrong side facing out). Stitch the base onto the base of the main bag. MAKE SURE THE ZIPPER IS OPEN, OR ELSE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO TURN YOUR BAG INSIDE OUT!  Shocked

11.) Using the pattern, cut out the lining pieces. Now, stitch it the same way you stitched the bag, starting with the zip panel. What I did was I folded them in, so it gives a neat finish.

12.) Now, turn the lining inside out. Here's the annoying part: you have to turn the main bag inside out. It's SUCH A STRUGGLE but hang in there!!! Then place the lining into the bag and slip stitch the top to the zipper. Smiley

I hope this helps... Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2005 04:27:28 PM »

!!TUTORIAL!!

are you asking for a tut or just happy one is up?Lol
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2005 08:26:13 PM »

Wonderful!! ACK! I'm pattern illiterite so I shall attempt this later when I get more talented.  Wink


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!!TUTORIAL!!


are you asking for a tut or just happy one is up?Lol

I'm not sure. She's done the exact same post in every thread that has a tutorial.
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are you asking for a tut or just happy one is up?Lol

I'm not sure. She's done the exact same post in every thread that has a tutorial.



lol..didn't know if like i was the only one who saw the tut right above her post
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Hi Im a long time lurker here and i have fallen in LOVE with this bag. Great job you did..I love the fabric. Im pretty much a beginer so I hope this isnt too silly of a question...How do I know what size to cut the fabric?  Huh I would love to give this bag a try. Thanks for posting the tut! 
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2005 07:43:20 AM »

That's freakin adorable, I need to make one of those (I dont bowl...but um... I like the bag, haha) Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2005 01:33:50 AM »

Hey!!! I saw the Summit mineral water bottle and thought. . . is she Filipino? Hmmm. You are! Hehe. Hello there : ) Am totally addicted to this site. I love your bowling bag : )  Will try to make one in this velboa camo material I bought from Divi.
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2005 08:21:56 AM »

Hey!!! I saw the Summit mineral water bottle and thought. . . is she Filipino? Hmmm. You are! Hehe. Hello there : ) Am totally addicted to this site. I love your bowling bag : )  Will try to make one in this velboa camo material I bought from Divi.

I know, MANCO rocks! LOL!
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2005 07:54:27 AM »

Ainadaliel, this is an awesome bag. thnks for the tut. i would definately make one soon, i'll make a  purse (instead of a bowling bag) for everyday use. thank again!!
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2007 07:53:42 AM »

I made a bag, inspired by yours. I made it out of reversible pre- quilted fabric. And obviously, I used the same fabric for the handles.



Here's the linkie in case the image doesn't appear: http://dolcezza.blogspot.com/2007/04/my-new-spring-purse.html
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Gorjus! Love it! Gonna make this one!
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2007 06:37:25 PM »

I positively adore this silhouette on bags and yours is so cute, ill be making one of these for sure, and the plastic tubing and rope for handles is a great inexpensive trick, plus a good alternative to peta lovers who are a lil anti leather.
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2008 02:20:51 PM »

Did  I miss  the  part that  said  what  sizes of  the  pieces??  I  wanna  make one!   can  some one please  advise me on this?
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2008 01:31:39 PM »

What a gorgeous bag, and thanks for the tute, but I too would like to know what size your bag was cut out at....I have no idea of the size of a summit water bottle....I'm guessing maybe it's about a 600ml bottle right?Huh  If you could possibly let us noob's know the size to cut the initial pattern to and then we can alter it later on! lol

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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2008 09:13:41 AM »

I  would  love  some  help with sizes can anyone point me  in the right direction?
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« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2008 02:06:55 PM »

I  would  love  some  help with sizes can anyone point me  in the right direction?

me, too. that would be most helpful.
i ADORE this bag beyond belief. your choice of materials for thw handles is beyond inventive. clever!

do ya think i could make this bag from a felted sweater? said sweater after being felted is now a child's size- say for a 10 year old. before felting, it was a large men's size. the felt is very dense.
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2009 09:26:00 PM »

I totally love it!!! Is there anyway you could possibly PM me the measurements you used? I'm a total noobie to the crafting world but I would love to give this a try Cheesy
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