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« on: July 12, 2007 06:54:19 PM »

I've made all of these over the past week, and am very proud of (most of) them!

First, the fully reversable tote bag i made for my mother, to replace her 8-year-old, off-white canvas one, that she carries her book and kleenex and meds to work in:

the white stitches are around a pocket that you can't really see too well


full of large hardbound books, to show size and shape


there is a pocket on the inside, too, but i didn't get any good pics of it.

second, the messenger bag i made for my 14-year-old sister, to use as her backpack for school this year:

the buttons don't really do anything, they're just decorative


the ones in the back are harry potter 4 and 6, for size reference


maybe she won't lose her lunch card so easy this year


next, the shopping bag from the tutorial here. made of denim and a really heavy canvas-like fabric that i got as a remnant. the only thing i didn't do was the pocket to fold it into, because the fabric is too thick and doesn't want to be compacted at all. Also, it holds at least 17 pounds with no straining of the seams, and is still very easy to carry:

side-view, full of groceries


top view, showing that it's holding lots and lots of stuff


fourth, the "floppy bag" as i like to call it, since i completely forgot to use any interfacing. the fabrics are both very thin and flimsy (you can see them through each other), and it has no intentions of holding its shape at all. oh, also, it's the first purse i've made to sell at the booth i'm doing in three weeks! wish me luck!:

please excuse my fat arm


and my chipped nail polish


i love the two fabrics together!


aaaaaaand, finally, the cherry bag, which i just finished, and which is gonna be a gift to a friend:

not sure why it's so dark, my camera is being strange today


angle to show the jordy-style bottom (which is the bestest thing ever)


divided pocket inside


what do y'all think?
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 06:59:53 PM »

love them all especially the messenger bag. awesome. good luck with the booth Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007 07:19:31 PM »

cherries are my absolute favorite
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007 08:16:32 PM »

I think my favorite is the messenger bag, I love it! The heart is a great touch. The grocery bag is great too. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007 09:59:50 PM »

the messenger bag is great, but the floppy bag is the best! love the two fabrics together.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007 11:16:34 PM »

where did you get the patterns for all these?

are there tutorials?
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007 11:49:54 PM »

oh, let's see...

the gray messenger bag is just a jordy bag, except i like to use a single piece for the outside, and a single piece for the lining, with a fold at the bottom (instead of two pieces and a seam).

the messenger bag was completely from scratch, with the sizing based on the size of the remnant of houndstooth fabric i was using (lol), which also determined the choice of just pink for the flap, as there was not nearly enough of the houndstooth fabric for that. i'll make a tutorial in paint or photoshop or something within the next few days.

the shopping bag was from this tutorial, which i found by looking at the current thrifty craftster challenge!

the floppy bag was another jordy bag, except i made very short straps and threaded them through those silver rings that you see, and sewed those in (centered on the side seams) instead of regular straps. then, when i turned the bag right side out, i just had to sew a long strap onto those rings.

finally, the cherry bag was a cross between a jordy bag and this tutorial, but again with the lining and the outer fabric being one piece each (other than the stripe at the top), and with the same ring technique as the floppy bag.

i hope i made sense!
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007 01:55:13 AM »

okay, i've made a tutorial for the messenger bag, since it was the only one not from a tutorial or pattern. it is here
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007 02:52:22 AM »

love love love the polky dots and the cherries I swoon over! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007 12:17:41 AM »

My favorite is the messenger bag, I bet your sister is gonna have alot of jealous classmates. Though I love love them all. Great work.
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