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Topic: Another cosmetics bag :) **TUTORIAL ADDED**  (Read 17435 times)
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Donella
« on: May 06, 2007 08:36:43 AM »

I made this one for my little sister who just turned 9 Smiley I'm a little unsure about the colors, I'm not used to using very bright colors.. but other than that I'm happy with it Smiley
What do you think?



***TUTORIAL***

This is my first ever tutorial and English is my second language, so if anything is unclear, let me know Smiley

STEP 1 - DRAFTING THE PATTERN
You can make it in whatever dimension you want, but it's very important that the measurements of the flaps are all equal. Once your pattern is done, remove 0,5 cm at both topsides for the zipper (see drawing).

All my measurements are in centimeters!!!
EDIT/ Here's a cm-inch converter for everyone who's not used to working with cm.. http://www.manuelsweb.com/in_cm.htm



STEP 2 - MAKING THE BODY
You won't need the pattern just yet. First you're gonna make the body. This should be a square that's a little bigger than the pattern.



I've chosen to make mine in patchwork, but you could also just use one fabric or one at the top and one at the bottom. This is individual, be creative!! Here's some patchwork examples:



STEP 3 - QUILTING
Once you square is done, cut out some batting (not to thick) and a back-fabric (this will be the lining). And then you freehand quilt your square how ever you want it. For example: stipple, flowers, stars, checkers... use you imagination Smiley



Once you're done quilting it, pin the pattern on and cut it out. Add a seam allowance you feel comforable with. This is what you should have now:



STEP 4 - HIGHLIGHTING THE ZIPPER
On this bag, I highlighted the zipper with stripes of fabric. You can skip this step if you want, but this is how it's done:

Cut stripes of the fabric, pin it on the topsides and stitch it on about 0,5 cm from the sewing line (I had 1,5 cm seam allowance, so I stitched it 2,0 cm from the edge). Then fold it over towards the edge and overlock/zigzag.



I used an overlock on all my edges, but if you don't have one, you can either zigzag them go use a lining, like in the original tutorial.


STEP 5 - ATTACHING THE ZIPPER

Pin the zipper on before you sew. When the zipper is attached, stitch the edges down about 0,3-4 cm from the edge.



STEP 6 - SEWING THE ENDS TOGETHER

Stitch the top ends together. Overlock / zigzag the edges and lay the seam allowance downwards.



Now squeeze the sides together vertically and sew together and overlock / zigzag the edges.



All done SmileySmiley

« Last Edit: August 11, 2007 03:20:14 AM by Donella » THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
whyme81687
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 08:42:25 AM »

I love it and i'm sure your sister will too. Don't worry about the colors that's my favorite part about it  Grin
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MnkyMama
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 08:47:35 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!  It is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 08:59:27 AM »

kewl! Grin  could you post a tut?
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Donella
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 09:03:32 AM »

kewl! Grin  could you post a tut?

Thank you Smiley
I made it based on this tut: http://smallhand.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_smallhand_archive.html (scroll down)
but I've made some changes myself, so I'll make my own tut for you guys Smiley just give me a couple of days Smiley
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So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
rr
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007 10:16:55 AM »

Very cute I like the colors
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007 11:19:47 AM »

Aaahhhhh!  I love it so much!

I LOVE the color combo and the quilting, too, especially!!  The way you highlighted the zipper with the gusset of the green fabric is absolutely perfecto!  So amazing looking!   Cheesy

That is a great tut, and I'll look forward to your modified version!
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Damaranti
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007 11:47:48 AM »

My niece of 9 years was also looking at this bag and asked me pleeeezzz can you make me one as cute as this one.... so I think yours ROCKS !!  Grin Grin Grin
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moonmom
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007 12:08:08 PM »

Ah,,,,that seems a little too nice for someone so young, maybe good for someone,say,,,,30ish, lol. This is a really great case and I'm super jealous.
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Donella
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 12:27:32 PM »

Thank you so much SmileySmiley I have plans to make at least 9 more!! that's how many zippers I've bought so far.. I wanna make one in more luxurious fabrics like satin, taffeta and lace... what do you think? Good idea?
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So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
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