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kate conspiracy
« on: January 22, 2005 08:21:04 AM »

Modified to add: I've post the pattern and instructions now. If you want them, you can get them here: http://www.savvyseams.com/bags/adventure.html

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So this is my bag that I'm calling my "Choose Your Own Adventure" Bag, for reasons that will make more sense when I get the pattern and instructions finished (It's snowing like crazy today, and it's quite cold, so I've got nothing to do but stay in and work on it Smiley ) Plus, it sorta looks like the type of bag you should carry if you were off on some fairy-tale adventure in the mountains. I made it "water resistant" by fusing coated ripstop nylon to the fabric (it also doubles as interfacing). So, it should be a pretty rugged bag. The seams aren't sealed though, so it's not completely water-tight, but it's good enough to protect the insides a bit.

It's a surprisingly minimalist bag for me, usually I go all out with pockets and such. This only has two pockets, plus the main compartment. This is the first thing that I've made *entirely* from my stash. The fabric is left over bits of a wool/poly blend  (actually it didn't take much fabric - less than 3/4 yard of 54", and I wrecked a little trying to figure out the design). The thread is extra from some other project. It's lined with a different wool/poly blend fabric, some bits that I've had for years. The buttons (which don't match, they're just about the same color) are from my button tin, which is mostly buttons from my grandma's button tin. The coated ripstop and fusing material - again remnants from another project. The zipper was reclaimed from something. (It feels great to use your stash - too bad it's still accumulating faster than it's being used!)

Okay, so here are the pics:

     

Close up of the strap pocket and my little free-hand embroidered savvyseams logo:

     

The front of the bag

     

Close up of the double-welt pocket (or do you call this a piped pocket?)

     

The green lining in the pocket



The zipper close and the lining

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005 08:35:20 AM »

Your double welt pocket is soo beautiful!  Are they hard to make?  I love the fabrics you chose. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005 08:40:51 AM »

Ooooooooh! I like it, ALOT!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005 02:52:53 PM »

Beautiful. I also like the way you attached the handle!
Hurray for stash  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005 09:26:49 PM »

this is a great bag. i love everything about it. it is uncluttered, and inviting.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2005 09:59:52 PM »

i love the material and the strap and that double welt pocket is amazing! Shocked it looks very tricky

btw the lil spirals are adorable Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2005 04:03:12 AM »

GREAT BAG!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005 04:20:52 AM »

WOW!  Great bag.  Funky! and I love the waterproofing idea!

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005 05:28:56 AM »

This bag does look like you can take it on an a CYO adventure (can't wait to see the tute).

There's stuff on the straps (besides a little spiral)- is there a button there?
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005 04:13:06 PM »

the bag is wonderful!! and I love your website.
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