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annoyinglittlegirl
« on: September 06, 2008 08:13:47 AM »

I made this little bag this afternoon, I intend to use it for going to clubs and stuff, since I usually end up lugging around a bag that is far bigger than it needs to be. This bag is just big enough for my purse, phone, a few little bits of make up, etc.
I mostly used this tutorial, except I added straps too: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.msg187145

Action shot (sorry for the terrible photos, as usual. I really should start taking photos in a different room, my bedroom has rubbish lighting):


Front of bag:


Close up of the shooting star embroidery:

This is sort of my first try at embroidery, apart from the odd bit of cross stitch from a kit. I just used backstitch and running stitch, I didn't feel like trying to learn any new stitches just yet!
I used metallic thread for the sparkles, you can't really tell in the pictures.

Lining (you might recognise this fabric if you saw the messenger bag I made a few weeks ago):


Full of stuff:


The strap is probably a little bit long actually, but it's still not quite as long as it appears in the picture. It's just a bit of cordy stuff I found at Hobbycraft, I hate making straps and turning them inside out SOOO much that I'm trying to find alternatives Smiley

I hope you like it, comments are VERY much appreciated, as usual Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008 08:22:56 AM »

I love it!  (And I love your belt, too!)
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008 12:27:42 PM »

Haha thank you Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008 12:34:48 PM »

Ohh I love the lining fabric you used!
and you look like you know how to sew in zippers well.
I hate zippers, their evil and hate me >.<

Very cute though!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008 01:24:40 PM »

That's really cute Cheesy (and I love your belt *lol*)

Btw, you don't have to turn straps inside out... when making straps I make the piece of fabric 4times as wide as i want to strap to be, fold it in half and press. Then I open it again, fold the edges to the middle and turn again.
In the end it should be folded/pressed like this:

Then I just stitch both edges (I want it to be symmetric, you can also just stich the open side) and it's done =) Quite easy and almost fun, actually ^^
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008 02:44:44 PM »

Ohh I love the lining fabric you used!
and you look like you know how to sew in zippers well.
I hate zippers, their evil and hate me >.<

Very cute though!!

Zips are easy once you know how! The tutorial I used (the link's in my original post) shows you how to make a pouch like this REALLY simply, give it a go - once you've got the hang of them they're fine Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008 02:46:14 PM »

That's really cute Cheesy (and I love your belt *lol*)

Btw, you don't have to turn straps inside out... when making straps I make the piece of fabric 4times as wide as i want to strap to be, fold it in half and press. Then I open it again, fold the edges to the middle and turn again.
In the end it should be folded/pressed like this:
http://minority.miaka-online.de/tuts/tasche/03.png[/img]
Then I just stitch both edges (I want it to be symmetric, you can also just stich the open side) and it's done =) Quite easy and almost fun, actually ^^

Thanks Smiley
I have tried making a strap like that in the past, but I didn't seem to be able to line it up properly so the edge was a little bit wobbly... and I'm a perfectionist (when I can be bothered haha) so that bothered me slightly... but I still agree it is far preferable to having to turn thin strips inside out! Smiley
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