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Topic: Super Easy Bag with Tutorial---*Revised* New Tute and Post IMG HEAVY!!!  (Read 5301 times)
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« on: February 25, 2008 12:09:25 PM »






Ok so many had a problem figuring out the previous tutorial and I jumped on the French website and figured it out.  (Speaking some french did come in handy)  This is my first tutorial ever so be kind.

Materials:  Fabric for the shell and lining
               Thread (of course)
               1 Button


1.  Cut 2 pieces of fabric shell/lining 24" x 24"




2.  Mark and make your 4 button holes using both peices of fabric wrong sides together.




3.  Make fold "A".  The button holes should be right on the edge of that fold.  Do this for both sides marked "A"



4. Sew "A", then run a ribbon or what ever your tie for the sides will be through each button hole with a saftey pin.



This is what each side will look like once the ribbon or tie has been ran through each button hole




5.  Make fold "B" and sew, make sure the ends are open so that you can run the straps through.



6.  Cut out your straps and sew them 3" wide and 39" long. (that's easy enough so I didn't take any pictures of that)

7.  Run your straps through the tunnel made from fold "B"



8.  Sew the ends of the straps together to form the loop.  Do this for both sides.



9.  Okay so this is what it looks like when you got all that pelimanary stuff out of the way before doing the final touches. (please excuse my mess to the right and left  Embarrassed )



10.  Scrunch the sides and tie off.



11.  Hide the strap seams!  Et Viola!  C'est Fini!!!  (mine isn't quite finished I need a button and can't find one in my craft heap.)







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jbukovska
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 12:41:51 PM »

LOVE IT!
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Bjarke
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 07:05:59 AM »

Now I understand Cheesy. Thank you very much for making the tutorial.
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Padester
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 07:26:09 AM »

Cool! Thanks!  I just posted the question on the other thread about an English language tute for this one - it's great and clears some things up a bit!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 04:44:20 PM »

Good I'm glad to know its helping.  One thing that I failed to mention that might be a good idea.  Is the tunnel you make for the straps once you get the straps sewn and the hide the seams.  It would be a good idea to sew that side up to prevent t hings from falling out.  Now if you do the scruch part really tight and tie it good there shouldn't be a problem there.  But at the top I do see an issue waiting to happen if those sides aren't sewn.
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rriley
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008 12:31:52 PM »

I have a question, are the button holes for decoration, or are they a necessary part of the purse?
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008 08:31:28 PM »

Personally I would definatly make button holes.  Just for the simple fact that it keeps the fabric from fraying so much after you cut the hole open.  Plus it gives that hole a more durability and it is less likely to tear or anything.  So it does serve a purpose.  I mean my button holes weren't perfect, I'll tell you that straight up.  99.9% of the time my seams are not straight, my button holes aren't perfect, but some how I still turn out really good stuff.  And it doesn't look all screwy.  Practice makes perfect and well I've been out of practice that was the first bag I've made in 6 months or so. 
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rriley
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008 09:20:31 PM »

Sorry hun, hope I did not offended you, but I was just wondering if they like held something together.. but you answered it!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 11:53:26 PM »

that's so cute! thanks for the tutorial, i will have to try this out soon!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008 03:43:43 AM »

very nice....I will try this out.

Thank you for taking time to make tutorial.
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2008 05:32:27 AM »

Sorry hun, hope I did not offended you, but I was just wondering if they like held something together.. but you answered it!  Smiley

Oh no honey it didn't offend me.  There was nothing offensive about it.  It does hold the two pieces of fabric together because you make the button holes while you have both pieces of fabric pinned together.  That way you just have to make 4 instead of 8, much easier that way.
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008 05:34:01 AM »

very nice....I will try this out.

Thank you for taking time to make tutorial.

I'm so glad every one is enjoying this.  I had fun making it and its so simple.  That's the best part.  Once you fumble your way through the first time at it from there it just gets easier.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008 01:24:51 AM »

Very cute, and so easy to make!  Thanks for the tut-- I will definately try this one!!
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Mellowmau
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2008 02:35:06 AM »

Hi, newly registered ex-lurker here!

I have a question, cause either I am completely blind or just too much of a beginner still, but: do you ever sew the side seams together in this bag, or do you just tie them off with the ribbons that go through the buttonholes? I'm guessing this is the same issue you were talking about in this post:

--- It would be a good idea to sew that side up to prevent things from falling out.  Now if you do the scruch part really tight and tie it good there shouldn't be a problem there.  But at the top I do see an issue waiting to happen if those sides aren't sewn.

...but I wasn't completely sure. I have a real hard time imagining this bag in my head, but I also don't want to start making it and then realise I've completely trashed it  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2008 11:16:34 AM »

Hi, newly registered ex-lurker here!

I have a question, cause either I am completely blind or just too much of a beginner still, but: do you ever sew the side seams together in this bag, or do you just tie them off with the ribbons that go through the buttonholes? I'm guessing this is the same issue you were talking about in this post:

--- It would be a good idea to sew that side up to prevent things from falling out.  Now if you do the scruch part really tight and tie it good there shouldn't be a problem there.  But at the top I do see an issue waiting to happen if those sides aren't sewn.

...but I wasn't completely sure. I have a real hard time imagining this bag in my head, but I also don't want to start making it and then realise I've completely trashed it  Grin



No you aren't blind.  ^^  Here is what I did.  When you scruch up the sides when you tie it off with the ribbon or whatever you use, just make sure its all squished really tight and you tie it off really good and that part is ok.  BUT, there is a space above that where the handles are and it leaves a bit of a gap and I just sewed it up so #1 nothing falls out and #2 so that the handles actually stay in place and the seam where you sewed the handles together to make the complete loop don't slip out and show.  Does that make sense??

If not I plan on making another one in a few days and I can take some pics to show you exactly what I mean.
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Mellowmau
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2008 06:34:11 AM »

Oh yeah, it makes complete sense now! Thank you so much! ^^ Now I can't wait to get started :b
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2008 07:09:49 AM »

 Wink  Good!!  I'm ready to make a few more myself.  I've thought about changing the closure a bit.  The pattern orginally called for making a button hole and sewing a button inside so that you can close it by putting the button through the hole on the other side.  Well I thought why not just use the button as a decorative touch and as a sort of pull, and just use some velcro on the inside or a magnetic button.  To me it saves a lot more time and besides I'm not good with button holes LOL. Embarrassed
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