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« on: May 08, 2008 09:55:23 AM »

I'm so in love with this bag I think I'll have to make one for myself. The owl fabric is brushed cotton and the lining a silky blue so both feel lovely to the touch. And there's even a matching little wallet!

I used extra extra heavy interfacing for the top band so it would keep it's form well.


It's pretty big, 18" across at the widest point. Sometimes it's good to have a nice large purse to stash all your things in (when you're terrible at cleaning out purses like me).  Let me know what you think. Smiley









Edit: Made another one! (that's the silky blue again) I'm not sure about a tutorial as I'm selling these. I've also never done a tutorial before, tend to wing things but if a lot of people are interested i'll give it a go Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008 10:04:33 AM »

You did an awesome job! I love the pleated look!
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008 10:23:23 AM »

The navy lining looks fabulous with the fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008 10:24:46 AM »

Very Nice!! Love the fabric, love the bag.  Where did you get the pattern??  I would really like to try this bag!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008 10:38:50 AM »

same  here I would  like to try this too.  love it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008 11:08:52 AM »

thats an awesome looking bag.... and im in love with that owl fabric!
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008 12:07:56 PM »

Great shaped purse. Cute.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008 02:16:14 PM »

The lining makes the whole bag just POP. So gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008 05:21:47 AM »

Very Nice!! Love the fabric, love the bag.  Where did you get the pattern??  I would really like to try this bag!

I made the pattern myself, I'm thinking of doing one but as i've never done one before i think it might be a bit of work. If enough people are interested i'll get off my arse though Smiley 

Thanks for all your lovely comments people Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2008 08:54:15 AM »

Wow beautiful bags!  You did a great job on them.   Here is one vote for a tutorial.  I am sure there will be more to come. 
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2008 11:20:49 AM »

I vote for a tutorial, too! I'm looking for inspiration to make a new bag for my trip to Vegas (to get married!) next month.  I've got fab fabric, I just dunno what shape to go for -- this is awesome!

beautiful work Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2008 01:23:55 PM »

I REALLY love the shape of these bags, you did awesome!!!!  Love the choice of fabrics too!
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2008 01:40:04 PM »

awesome, I like the bag
the fabric is cute too
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2008 01:53:14 PM »

I love the shape of these! Very unique!
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2008 02:24:37 PM »

ok another vote for a tut!! I love the whole look of this.
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2008 06:38:19 PM »

I like the blue one.  It reminds me of a modified version of this one;

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149376.0
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2008 07:28:44 PM »

i love the fabric! it's owl!  Grin
and the design as well. cute!
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2008 08:40:17 PM »

Twit Twoo?  Mr. Dressup ROCKS!  (and if you did not intend to reference the magnificent owl from Mr. Dressup...this comment will likely confuse you).

LOVE the material!  Where is the owl one from?
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2008 08:44:37 PM »

very nice. love the colors and the shape
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2008 02:10:54 AM »

I like the blue one.  It reminds me of a modified version of this one;

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149376.0

I had a look at the tute and it's made pretty much like that one too except i have four pieces of the top band to give more shape and I do the top all at the same time (I suppose that bit would depend on your machine). I thought I was being a bit slap dash by just tracing the lining out around the bag, nice to know others do that too Smiley

Oh and I got the owl material from ebay.co.uk, wishing I got more now. I wasn't so sure about it on the screen but I've fallen in love with it now. From a seller called fabric addiction (it's american).

I'm putting together a tute the next time I make one which should be this weekend Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2008 07:47:50 AM »

oh  yea!!  watching closely to this post now.
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2008 09:54:51 AM »

oh  yea!!  watching closely to this post now.

wooohooo!! me too!  thanks, fugsly!
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2008 01:43:42 PM »

me too, I love the shape
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2008 08:18:37 PM »

yes, please post a tutorial!
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2008 09:39:24 PM »

I love these! The pleated look gives it a surprisingly clean and simple look. And that lining is gorgeous! Another vote for a tutorial please!!  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2008 02:08:37 PM »

Sorry I know i said the weekend but my mum's come up and my friend's taking a course in this town and asked to stay and to top it all off i have another friend, my boyfriend and my dad coming up this weekend!!!  Lukily I have a huge flat but it's going to be four in a room (which is a shame, i don't get to see my partner too often), must clear crafting junk up! How come these things always happen all at once?

Anyway, i'm going to be a bit longer with the tutorial - i'd love to say it'll be the next couple of days but at this rate Genghis Khan will turn up demanding I feed his horde...

Gah!!

Again, thanks for the lovely comments - makes me all happy clappy inside Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2008 04:55:36 AM »

Hi hun,

Looking forward to the tute, looks like a good bag.

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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2008 10:30:56 AM »

Ok, finally the tutorial. This is the version without pleats (as I had the pieces waiting to be sewn). It's exactly the same pattern but shortened at the top - for pleated goodness add at least 3-4 inches to the width of the top band. You also don't need to shape the bag at the top as the pleats do it for you. If I make no sense whatsoever or your a bit lost then feel free to comment or message me Smiley


Alright then, first cut out your pieces - 4 top band, 2 outer, 2 lining and your strap. Interfacing is very important for this bag, especially on the top band so layer it on!  I like to make the top band curve down towards the middle and in the interested of the tutorial it'll be easier if I assume that's what you've gone for.  Make a nice curve at the bottom of the body pieces - they get pointier once you've sewn them so overdoing the curve isn't a bad idea.


Once the interfacing's on place a top band on a body piece, right sides touching. The curved part of the band should be facing up, the straight part at the bottom. Make sure the middle of the band is at the middle of the body or it'll look all wonky.

Once you've sewn all 4 bands onto your outer and lining pieces grab your two completed outer pieces and places them together, right side up. Match up your seams between the top and body and sew all the way around. Turn right side out. Now do the same with your lining pieces but leave a gap at the bottom (to turn the bag through) and leave inside out. I always stitch around twice and zigzag but if you can't be bothered and it's just for yourself then once should do the trick.


Now grab your outer pieces and place them inside the lining piece (right sides touching). Your outer piece should be right side out and your lining piece wrong side out. Now is the time to put your strap on (hehe, punalicious). Place the strap in between your lining and outer piece (so that it's where the right sides of the fabric are). Pin the tops of the strap in place. Now sew all the way around the edge at the top. Again I tend to stitch this part to death but if it's for yourself I'd reccommend stitching around twice. Go over the straps a few times though to make sure everything stays where it should.

Now for the fun part - pull the bag through the gap you left in the lining, try not to tear anything or pull your stitching apart. Once that's done sew up the gap in your lining (matching thread's a bonus) and put everything in place. Sometimes i sew around the top again on the outside and sometimes I don't - entirely up to you. And unless I've confused you completely you should be done! Here's my completed bag below, with added ribbon-ness and skulls.



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