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lisatrix
« on: May 31, 2007 01:30:01 AM »

I made a tutorial for the bag in this post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172206.0

1. The pattern is simple- just draw the basic shape you want, then add an inch to the bottom and sides (but tapering up to the top- you don't want the extra inch there). Then cut triangles into the bottom- these will be your darts. Cut two of the outer fabric and two of the lining.


2. Also, cut two strips- mine were 4 inches by 24- out of the outer fabric.

3. Add any pockets now (I didn't use any here).

4. Sew up your darts by pining right sides together like so:

This will make the bottom of your bag all roomy and nice.

5. Sew the two outer pieces together, placing right sides together and matching the darts, like this:

Don't accidentally sew them together across the top!

6. Repeat step 5 for the lining, but leave a two or three-inch gap! You'll need to pull the outer part through it later.

7. Handles! Fold your fabric strips in half lengthwise, sew them up, and turn them right side out. Then, iron flat.

8. Turn the outside of the back right-side out, and pin the handles to it like this:


9. Then, stuff the whole thing into the (still inside-out!) lining, line up the tops of the lining and outside, and sew carefully around. you'll wind up with a weird-looking bundle like this:


10. Pull the outside part of the purse through the hole in the lining!

Purse vomit!

11. Pin and sew the hole...


Then just shove the lining into the bag and iron! And voila!



I also made this one:
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007 01:48:06 AM »

Simple and v cute Wink I like the first fabric
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007 05:32:25 AM »

That's beautiful! And I hope it's also easy...
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 05:45:15 AM »

They're are beautiful, and thank you for the tutorial.  I especially like the bird one. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007 06:25:58 AM »


where did you get this fabric?  i have another fabric with these birds on it, and it is my favorite.  so much so that i am getting the birds tattooed on me!!

great job and thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007 07:18:56 AM »

Yippy! Now I can make a bag too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007 07:31:03 AM »

A great tut. I also love your fabric selections!!! Thanks for sharing.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007 07:45:48 AM »

This is perfect! I've been thinking of how I haven't made a bag in a while over the past few days, and this would be a great one to get me back in the swing of things. I also picked up a bedsheet at Value Village yesterday that would be so cute and summery for this bag Smiley
Thanks so much, I'll let you know how it works out!

And I have to add that I love the bird fabric too!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007 09:19:19 AM »

cute! thank you. i am going to have to give this a try! and i just love that first fabric!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007 11:19:19 AM »

where did you get this fabric?  i have another fabric with these birds on it, and it is my favorite.  so much so that i am getting the birds tattooed on me!!

It was secondhand, I'm afraid!
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