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Topic: Awesome paisley dee ring bag tutorial  (Read 52398 times)
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« on: April 29, 2008 10:49:47 AM »

Awesome paisley dee ring bag tutorial!   Grin


Cutting!

Body of bag:  Cut out 2 large rectangles from the main fabric and 2 large rectangles of the lining fabric.
13 x 17 inches.
Fuse interfacing to all of these pieces.
Stack up all of the rectangles.

Fold them in half widthwise

Draw these curves and cut them out.
(Revised pic)

You will have four pieces that look like this.
(Revised pic)


Bottom and sides:  Measure around the sides and bottom in this case that measurement is 39 inches.  Cut out one rectangle of each the main fabric and the lining.
3 x 39 inches
Fuse interfacing to these two pieces. 

Zipper:  Measure around the dip in the top of the bag.  In this case, it measures 18 inches.  Cut out one rectangle of each main fabric and lining. 
3 x 18 inches
Fuse interfacing to each of these pieces
Fold these two over and cut them in half longways.
      Two 3 x 18 inches = four 1.5 x 18 inches


Interior pocket:  Cut one smaller rectangle from the lining fabric.  Fuse interfacing on this one too.
7 x 13 inches

Strap:  Cut out a long rectangle of the main fabric.
8 x 33 inches
Loops for the dee rings:  Cut out two small rectangles of the main fabric.  Interface!
3 x 5.5 inches

Loops for the strap:  Cut out two small rectangles of the main fabric and interface them.  Dj vu!
2 x 5.5 inches

Strap:  Cut out a long rectangle of the main fabric.
8 x 33 inches

Loops for the dee rings:  Cut out two small rectangles of the main fabric.  Interface!
3 x 5.5 inches

Loops for the strap:  Cut out two small rectangles of the main fabric and interface them.  Dj vu!
2 x 5.5 inches

Sewing!

Find your pocket piece.  Fold it in half right sides together and stitch around the edges.  Dont forget to leave an opening to turn it inside out. 


Turn in right side out and pop out the corners with a chopstick or a pencil.  Press it flat. 
Grab one of the lining pieces, center the pocket, pin it down and sew it on.


Pin the side/bottom piece to one of the body pieces.  Sew all the way around. 


Pin the other side of the body on and sew all the way around.

Do the same with the lining except you leave an opening for turning in the end. 

Ohhhh.  Scary zipper part.  (Dont be scared.)

Grab the four skinny pieces we cut out earlier for the zipper.  Attach your zipper foot and sew the zipper face down onto one of the main fabric pieces. 

(Note:  Im nuts and dont pin anything.  You can pin it if you want.)
Sew the other main fabric piece to the other side of the zipper.  Make sure the right side of the fabric is together with the right side of the zipper.

If you open it up, it looks like this. 

Line up the edge of the lining piece with the edge of the zipper. (The right side of the fabric will face the wrong side of the zipper.)

LEAVE ABOUT AN INCH not sewn on each end.  (I always for get this and have to rip it back a little.  Grrr.)

Repeat the previous step with the final piece of lining.
Open it up and press everything flat It should look like this.   


Make little loops for the dee rings.  Fold them in half with right sides together.  Stitch around the edges.  Flip them right side out.  Slip them into the dee ring and stitch the ends together.

Attach the dee ring tabs by pinning them to the end of the main fabric and zipper.  Fold the lining back and sew down. 


Now we get to pin the zipper section to the body section.  Unzip the zipper a little.  Stitch it on. (I found it easier to do the front and back first and the ends last.)  I tend to flip it right side out at this point and make sure you like how it looks.  This is your last chance to tweak how the straps are lining up.  Flip it inside out.

Pin the lining section to the lining part of the zipper.  Sew it all the way around. 


Turn it right side out and stitch up the hole in lining.
Were getting close, but we still need a strap.
The strap gets a little tedious.  First press down the ends.  (you will thank me later)

Bring the edges of the piece toward the middle and press it down. 

Fold the whole business in half and press it down.

Topstitch the edges of strap.  Leave the ends open. They make cute little pockets.


Make more little loops to attach the strap.   Fold them in half with right sides together.  Stitch around the edges.  Flip them right side out.  Loop them around the dee rings and feed the ends into the cute little pockets on the ends of the straps.  Stitch them down.


Woo Hoo !!! We did it!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 10:59:35 AM »

Wow. That looks like a fabulous tutorial. I'm going to bookmark it. Please keep it online.

I have yet to put a zipper in. So scary. But with your tutorial I may be able to.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 11:06:39 AM »

Great tutorial, thanks!!

And I love your cat.  LOL.  Why do they always have to crawl over everything we are crafting?
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 11:07:54 AM »

the cat pic made me giggle.  reminds me of my own cats.  this tutorial rocks. and has really inspired me to try out my own bag thankyou thankyou.  *tackle Hugs*
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008 11:08:36 AM »

That looks great! Thanks for the tutorial, I might try this later today Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 11:12:08 AM »

That bag is really cute, and I love paisley, but the cat also cracked me up. I could totally see that on icanhascheezburger.com with the caption "crafty cat... is crafty".
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008 11:14:16 AM »

Wow! I've got lots of fabric that wants to be this purse!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008 11:15:25 AM »

Ooooh, that IS awesome. Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008 11:25:42 AM »

Great tutorial!
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008 11:35:55 AM »

Awesome tutorial, great way of cutting, this is fantastic, thank you for sharing.
Very cute.
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