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« on: January 22, 2008 06:33:01 AM »

Hi!

Using a bag I picked up at the op-shop today as inspiration, I made a new bag, the "Jessie".



As modeled by Bundy



and the door



the inside, and being black, I just realized I will never find anything without a torch



The inspiration



I took pics and measurements as I was going if anyone is interested.
Thanks for looking!
S

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 06:46:58 AM »

oh i like this bag. would love to see how you made it! Smiley and i love the material. what did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008 06:50:33 AM »

thankyou so much!
Its a chinese satin? I'm guessing really, its really smooth and so vibrant and it frays horribly, but its fairly cheap and yummy.
Stay tuned, just up loading some pics and deciphering my scribbled measurements.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008 06:58:08 AM »

That's a really cute bag! I love the material!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008 07:21:59 AM »

I love your bag the style is great and fabric is wonderful. You dod such great work.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008 08:00:09 AM »

I love, love, love your fabric choices! Looks fantastic! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008 08:29:54 AM »

What I particularly liked about the original bag was the kind of wrap around handle, made out a rectangle of unlined fabric. A soft fabric like a scarf would be ideal.

I tackled the body of the bag as two rectangles ( 52cm width, 64 cm length ), with rectangles (5.5cm width, 11 cms length) cut out in the "Jordy" fashion.


The fabric frays so much, I thought I would line it with interfacing, but it didnt stick very well at all, GRUMBLE!,
so in frustration, I sewed bands of thin black ribbon across the outside fabric to help hold it in place.
Now I like the look, so its all good. I figured sewing the pockets in would help hold the interfacing to the lining.


Then I thought the bag would look better with a pleated top. 4 peices 10cm by 37 cm.
I hate gathering so just pinned little pleats till the main fabric was the same length as the bands. 7 pleats held in place with pins was just right, and I sewed carefully and was able to sew straight over the pins. Yah!




sew bands to either ends, You can see the rectangles cut out of the body of the bag in this pic


you should have pieces that look like this


Handle is one piece 105cm long by 25 cm across. I zigzaged a hem down both sides,( at this point if you want a reversable bag, you would need double the fabric and sew the handle right sides togeter as a tube, then turn the right way).



Big pocket is a rectangle 48cm height by 27cm width, folded in half, right sides together, stitched most of the way around, turned in the right way, ironed flat and topstitched closed. Sewn to the bag lining where desired. finished pocket will be about 23 cm height, 25 cm width.


Small pocket is 34cm height by 13cm width, sewn as above.(these sizes where dictated by the fabric I had left over)





With right sides together, sew each of the main pieces together down their sides

because this fabric is so prone to fraying, I stitched twice and zigzaged also


Then fold the bottom openings across and stitch closed. I am not pulling the bag through the base like a "Jordy"



Turn the exterior bag in the right way


Wrap the handle around the bag, right side to right side and tuck into the lining, right side to right side ( its late, oh how I hope that makes sense!)


Pin all layers together around the top and stitch, leaving an opening a bit bigger than your hand.



Pull the bag inside through this opening.


Topstitch around top of bag, folding the opening edges in, ( you wont see them trust me)


TA DA!
your bag is now ready to photograph!
Congrats!

(phew that took the longest time! night!)



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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008 08:30:10 AM »

Very nice! I love those fabrics!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008 09:52:27 AM »

Thanks very much, the tut is brilliant !!
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008 01:57:58 PM »

It's a lovely bag and I'm very impressed with the detailed pictures!
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