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Topic: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag  (Read 680390 times)
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« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2007 01:13:21 PM »

That's lovely... I might just have to make one.

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« Reply #81 on: September 16, 2007 06:57:08 PM »

I was inspired again by everyone to make another bag, since my first one wasnt all that great, I learned from my mistakes and made this one, also inspired by that last polka dot one, this is black with hot pink polka dots, my camera was making the pictures not as true to color and the fabric looks weird in the first picture

I even tried out a cute little tag for the fun of it, printed on iron paper and transfered to a pink ribbon, when I pinned into the seam, the needle left a little hole in it, woops

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« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2007 07:05:22 PM »

That looks great - love the colours you chose.
« Reply #83 on: September 17, 2007 04:05:00 PM »

Oh Mahkev - I made one with that same hot pink polka dot and pink lining. It was my first and had such a time with it. Guess I wasn't paying attention to the directions and had to rip it apart three times. It's finished now and really nice for my first sewing in years --and a zipper at that! I'm trying to get an early start for Christmas for the family and want to make totes with matching wristlets and also some pencil bags for the gchildren.
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« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2007 06:58:45 PM »

First of all THANK YOU! I am making a swap to a friend and she needs a cosmetic bag. I was a little frightened but now with this tutorial I feel confident. Gonna make this weekend and post it here!

I just have a question: what is the size of the zipper? I am kinda new at sewing and have no idea about notions, ribbons, snaps and such.

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« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2007 01:46:32 PM »

Buy one that is either the same as or just larger than the top of your bag.  Of course, measure the teeth and not the end bits that don't have teeth.

Eg.  The pattern I did in the tut was 7.5" wide at the top (including seam allowances).  I would choose a zipper at least 7.5" long.  You can always shorten the zipper (which you can see in the pictures I do).
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2007 01:00:57 PM »

I saw this cut-out effect in a book somewhere and figured it would make a nice variation Cheesy

Looks like I need to lint-roll it hehe...
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« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2007 06:14:29 PM »

But I do have one quesiton. How did you stitch closed the lining? Just wondering. Thanks


I just handstitched the opening closed.  You could topstitch it if you didn't feel like handsewing.

Queenofdiy- thank you so much for answering. I know you are really busy! I top stitched it, I think what I did wrong was the sewing around to close the outside and lining just before you do the corners. I also think because I didn't have a zipper to the right length i used one a little long so I couldn't top stitch all the way around when done. I definately learned my lesson. I appreciate your answer that will help a lot. I was pretty pleased with my first one. Besides the two things I mentioned, the other stuff turned out perfect, I can't wait to try again. Thanks for the tute. I have been wanting to make those for some time. I am going to try a big one next.  Can't wait till your next entry!


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« Reply #88 on: September 26, 2007 08:00:10 PM »

Thanks for taking the time to make such a great tute. That's the kind of project I never would have attempted without detailed instructions and photos. You make it look easy. I can't wait to try it.

« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2007 07:25:15 AM »

I did it! Thanks for the tips on the zipper! I bought one with 20 centimeters (about 7") and worked perfectly!

Here are the photos:

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