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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 777947 times)
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ahimsapls
« Reply #800 on: October 09, 2009 06:11:31 PM »

i finished my bag today! i'm really happy with how it came out, but the fold-up pocket thing didn't end up working for mine. Sad i think my exterior fabric was too bulky. or maybe it's because i used some really flimsy fabric for the pocket, and figured that it wouldn't hold up well on its own. so i used some fusible interfacing (first experience with interfacing, btw. i'm quite the novice) to strengthen it before sewing up the pocket, and i think it became way too stiff. oh well! it still works as a pocket, and a good excuse to show off the pretty fabric. Wink and it gives me the additional excuse to get some practice making a drawstring pouch to keep it in instead. Smiley

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42572401@N06/3996240367/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42572401@N06/3996998958/in/photostream/

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fabric close-up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42572401@N06/3997001120/in/photostream/

p.s. i can't seem to embed photos from my flickr into my posts properly. Sad when i grab the html from the "Share This" menu it ends up just posting all the code instead. i'm no expert, but as far as i can recall from what i learned during my myspace profile personalization days, pasting the html code of a picture is supposed to embed it, right? should i be doing something differently?
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« Reply #801 on: October 22, 2009 10:11:46 PM »

You need an image code... it should be <IMG> link </IMG> but this kind of brackets: [ ]

But I don't use flickr and have heard that sometimes it's harder...do they have a specific code for bulletin boards? I know photobucket does...

Ok I tried putting that around your link and it didn't work. sorry!
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« Reply #802 on: October 23, 2009 11:18:23 AM »

p.s. i can't seem to embed photos from my flickr into my posts properly. Sad when i grab the html from the "Share This" menu it ends up just posting all the code instead. i'm no expert, but as far as i can recall from what i learned during my myspace profile personalization days, pasting the html code of a picture is supposed to embed it, right? should i be doing something differently?
Another quick and dirty solution is to right click on the images, go to "Properties", and copy the image URL.  Use that in the <IMG>link</IMG> code (with [] in place of <>).  If you use Firefox, you can right click on the image, choose "Copy Image Location", and proceed as before.  This may not be within Flickr's rules; so, check before you do it.
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« Reply #803 on: October 26, 2009 11:01:02 AM »

Within Flickr, go to the All Sizes option at the top of the photo. Follow that link, then select the size you'd like to display (I normally go Medium). Once you click on that, you'll see a thing that says Image URL. That's what you want to copy in to the image tag here on craftster. Hope that helps. Smiley
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« Reply #804 on: October 27, 2009 08:31:07 AM »

ok, let me test that...

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« Reply #805 on: October 27, 2009 08:31:50 AM »

it worked! yay! thanks a ton you guys!
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« Reply #806 on: October 28, 2009 10:32:32 AM »

Glad to help - it took me FOREVER to find the first time I went to do it myself. And then I forgot how to do it the second time I tried, so I had to figure it out all over again.
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« Reply #807 on: October 29, 2009 08:46:34 AM »

...but the fold-up pocket thing didn't end up working for mine.

Cute bag!
You can use the fold up instructions on this thread even without a functional pocket.  None of my bags have the outside pocket but I used the instructions to fold into small square.
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ahimsapls
« Reply #808 on: October 29, 2009 08:27:38 PM »

SkitzoLeezra, yeah i tried that idea i think, where you fold it up and tuck it into itself? it wasn't quite right that way either. but i did make this cute little drawstring bag out of the leftover liner material to roll my bag up and stuff into:

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« Reply #809 on: October 30, 2009 02:52:50 PM »

Very cute, Ahimsapls!
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