NOTE FROM jMi: The pictures appear to be missing from this post- but the tutorial itself is still intact and there are a few pictures throughout the topic of other people's work. Please do not reply asking what happened to the pictures. I am not going to delete this because it's still useful
Just made myself some mini jordy bags and since I didn't have any zippers or money I added a flap with snap buttons (or whatever you english speaking people call them
) Just to make sure my stuff won't fall out when I go out. I'll be happy to post a tute about how to add the flap. I forgot to take pics this time but I'm going to make some more for friends so I'll post a tute one of these days if anyone's interested. It's quite easy actually..
Anyway, I'll quit the yabbing and show you the bags, here we go!!
The first one:
Black denim with green satin lining.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/denimmini.jpg
And the inside.. It holds just the basics; phone, wallet/coin purse, lipbalm, keys and other itty bits.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/opendenimmini.jpg
Here's the second one:
White fabric with deep red flowers (who's says you have to use it for curtains just because the lady says so... weird lady) with pink lining. I think it's all cotton...http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/pinkmini.jpg
And the inside:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/openpinkmini.jpg
So I finally got the time to make another bag and take some pictures...
Now I'm not going to explain the entire bag since it is in fact a Jordy bag and Jordy already made a fantastic tutorial!! Here's the link for Jordy's tute:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7866.0
Now what you need to add a flap is, of course, the flap itself.. All the other parts are explained by Jordy.
How big to make the flap???
You can make your bag any size you want it to be but nomatter what you'll have a piece of fabric that looks like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0079.jpg
So what you do is you take that piece of fabric and use the same part of it as in the pic below! Most of it, that is, but not the side parts.. Now you don't cut up the piece that you have, but use the measurements for another two pieces...http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0079ekstra.jpg
There's no need to add seam allowances, this will make a perfect flap! Now make two pieces of this size, one with the outer fabric and one with the lining, add interfacing if you want to.
Now you have two pieces like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0080.jpg
Now sew them together, good sides facing each other. Make "round" corners and leave the top open! Remember; if you want to add buttons, applications, whatever, do so before you sew them together. That way the ugly stiching on the back will be invisible when the bag's done.
I hope you can see the thread:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0081.jpg
Now turn it inside out and iron till it looks good.
You now have a piece like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0082.jpg
So what you do is you follow Jordy's tutorial until you get to picture number 7. You lay the strap inside the inside-out outer fabric, but before you lay the lining in, you lay the flap in, like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0083.jpg
Lay it along one side of the bag, make sure the outer fabric is facing the outer fabric, otherwise the lining will be on the outside of the flap instead of the inside. Match up the tops and pin. Now you lay in the lining and pin again - this time all the way around.
Go back to Jordy's tute; Stich all the way around, turn inside out and voila!!! finished bag with flap:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0086.jpg
And the inside:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/SoulSister/Photo0085.jpg
I really hope this was useful and that my english isn't too bad, (i'm danish by the way..)
Comments, questions, anything! - very welcome!!