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« on: May 23, 2007 05:23:24 PM »

A few months ago, I made this sample piece (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146877.msg1507923;topicseen#msg1507923) from a Japanese crochet book.

I finally got around to making something with it! I picked up some fat quarters and a zipper and followed the tutorial for a lined zipper pouch (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0). I tried out something new with the zipper (still needs work), but overall, I'm pretty happy with it. Which is good, since it's a gift. I probably should have blocked it first, since it bows on the sides...lesson learned.

The crocheted piece is just on the front- I stitched it on to the fabric...

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007 12:32:48 PM »

That's great! I've never attempted anything Japanese, but that design is gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007 01:00:08 PM »

That looks great. I want to give something like that a try soon.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007 01:13:51 PM »

Thanks for the compliments! The pattern for the crochet was in symbols, and it was pretty easy once you got going. I even learned a new technique/stitch as I was going along (you can't really tell in the pic, but there are some "crossed" double crochet stitches)- seeing it charted out in symbols made it easier to understand. I could have made it bigger, but I was just trying it out so I made it exactly the size of the symbol chart in the book. It's definitely a pattern that I'll want to use on something else, I'm just not sure what that will be!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007 06:49:36 PM »

What a lovely pouch.  Smiley  I love the pattern on the crocheted part.

I've wanted to attempt a lined crocheted bag for a while, just can't quite figure out how...is your entire pouch hand stitched?   

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007 07:02:53 PM »

Thanks!

I'm lazy, so I machine stitched it. I stitched the crocheted panel onto the piece of outer fabric first, and then  basically followed the lined zipper pouch tutorial.

The crocheted piece had nice edges on the top and bottom, so it was easy to machine stitch that part. The sides were not as neat, which is one of the reasons it curves a bit (plus I tried to stretch it straight as I sewed the sides...clearly it didn't work...  Grin ).

I would guess that if you were working with a flat piece of crochet then it would be easy enough to sew the lining in with a machine. I know that some folks who have been making the fat bottom bag (at least that's where I think I read it) have been talking about the best way to do the lining. I haven't made the bag yet, so I can't offer any advice.

Maybe, if you were working with a non-flat crocheted piece, then you could sew the lining by machine, but stitch it into the bag by hand. You probably only need to stitch it by hand around the top edge.

I don't know how helpful this was...mostly thinking "out loud."
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2007 12:02:55 AM »

Very pretty.  I like the design and the lining is fun Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007 12:35:37 AM »

Looks really nice! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2007 02:20:29 AM »

That's really pretty and I love the colours. Thanx for the link, need to make something for my sisters B'day, wonder what it might be.........lol! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2007 10:13:16 AM »

craftADDchick,  Thanks for the tips; you make it sound so easy. Smiley  I'll have to give it a try.

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