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« on: September 13, 2008 10:54:54 PM »

This is a bag I made for one of my son's teachers.  I really had trouble deciding on a fabric because all I knew about her is that she wears 'autumn' colours and she speaks French.  I decided to go with the french theme when I saw this fabric.  It screams French to me - especially the colours.  Even if she didn't wear these sort of colours, I thought it might be a fun bag to take on a picnic/outing.  Anyway, she was thrilled with the bag, so that's what matters.  The little grey looking thing on the ribbon that divides the fabrics is a little metal spacer bead used for jewellry.  It was the exact width of the ribbon.  Obviously, I didn't take care when taking the photo as it looks a little wonky on the bottom right corner, but trust me, it's not.  Anyway, here it is:

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 12:25:45 AM »

Lovely!!!!!! Fabric is tres chic!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 06:39:38 AM »

beautiful... what did you use for the handles? webbing?  Did you use a pattern or tutorial for this bag?
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008 06:51:02 AM »

oooh that is fantastic fabric!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008 08:19:47 AM »

Beautiful fabric! and Lovely bag!  I'm sure anyone would love to be the recipient of such a lovely bag!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008 01:20:48 PM »

Thanks  Wink

beautiful... what did you use for the handles? webbing?  Did you use a pattern or tutorial for this bag?

I used my tutorial for the zipper here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85354.0
and the Jordy bag tutorial found here (but constructed using method in the tutorial above):  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0

For each of the handles, I cut a length of fabric 4 inches wide.  Fold in half lengthwise then fold either side towards the centre.  This creates 4 layers of fabric in the handles.  I then topstitched both sides about 3/8ths inch from each edge.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008 02:25:48 PM »

Your bag is beautiful!  You always do such lovely work, queenofdiy!!  I like the little jewelry thingy on the ribbon...what is it, exactly?
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008 04:56:12 AM »

I want!  I want!  I want!

That is just one of the cutest bags I've ever seen - and so French!

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008 01:24:21 PM »

Your bag is beautiful!  You always do such lovely work, queenofdiy!!  I like the little jewelry thingy on the ribbon...what is it, exactly?


Hi Runnermom *waves*.  It seems like forever since I've been on Craftster.  Life seems to get so busy!!

Anyway, thanks for the nice comment  Smiley  The jewellry thing on the ribbon is the same as this one pictured below.  It is exactly the same size and design.  I would guess it's a little over 1/4 inch (width of ribbon).  I sewed it on using the holes you see on the side view:

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008 04:21:13 AM »

Very pretty!!!
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