A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 296,688
Currently Running With Scissors:
693 Guests and 37 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Gothic-y, Halloween Inspired Tote  (Read 2273 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
hollylynne
Offline Offline

Posts: 1235
Joined: 23-Aug-2006

step away from the cashmere


View Profile WWW
« on: September 22, 2008 01:36:08 PM »

Like most girls with desk jobs, I carry a purse to work everyday but also a BIG tote bag.  Mine is filled with things like my wedding planning binder, jewelry bits for my Etsy shop, my mortgage binder, and sometimes my lunch Smiley  I had a bag I'd made for this purpose but it was seeming a bit small, so I decided yesterday to make a bigger one. 

The black fabric is denim from Joann, the center panel and the lining are an awesome kitschy halloween spiderweb print.  The lacing was done with ribbon from the $1 ribbon rack and Joann's.  I've done purses with lacing like this before . . . its a little fidgety but I love the look! 

Total cost:  about $8 Smiley



And a blurry mirror shot for size perspective:


Hope you guys like Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Littleelfing123
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 01:45:22 PM »

This Rocks.  Can you tell me how you made it.
Or a brief tut..

Its awesome.


M
THIS ROCKS   Logged
erinrosemary
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 01:46:46 PM »

I love it! I think its cute! Now....if I only had a place to carry such totes too... lol.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hollylynne
Offline Offline

Posts: 1235
Joined: 23-Aug-2006

step away from the cashmere


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 02:06:46 PM »

thanks guys!

Erinrosemary, are you job hunting?  good luck!!!

Littleelfling . . . I did a basic tote bag tutorial on my blog a while back, here's the link:  http://indiehomeec.blogspot.com/2007/08/tote-torial.html

the only difference with a corset bag is the front panel. What you do is:

1) Cut 3 strips of fabric the length of your bag and the widths of which add up to 3-4 inches over the width you'll want your bag

2) fold over a seam of about 1/2 an inch on the outside 2 panels (the seam that will be facing inwards) and press well

3) Use tailors chalk on the back of the 2 outside strips and mark the top and left or right (makes it easier later!)

4) lay the pieces out in front of you with the raw, folded over edges facing up (so the left piece will actually be on the right, since you're looking at the backs)

5) take your bits of ribbon for the loops, fold in half widthwise and press well.  then line them up along the folded over seams and (here's a trick!) TAPE them in place.

6) Sew one line over the interior edges, so you're effectively sewing in the loops and sewing the interior hem all at once

7) remove the tape if you want

Cool lay the exterior pieces over the interior panel, all right sides up, make sure the width of this panel will match the with of the back panel, and sew the side panels to the middle panel on top of the same lines you just sewed.

9) you can sew another piece of ribbon on top of the places where the sides join the middle, just to hide any mistakes, if you want.

then just finish the tote bag per the tutorial!

Sorry if that sounds like a LOT of words, but it really is very simple, just a little fidgety. 

If you do make one, I'd love to see it! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ledleeaf
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008 02:10:00 PM »

you're bag is really adorable, but I'm really impressed with how clean your bathroom is!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 02:18:13 PM »

Adorable!! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
noirmuse
Girl.Anachronism
Offline Offline

Posts: 62
Joined: 11-Sep-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008 02:53:26 PM »

It's cool. the lacing up looks awesome on it  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Captain, where are we going now?

- Electrostatic - A creativity collaboration journal.
hollylynne
Offline Offline

Posts: 1235
Joined: 23-Aug-2006

step away from the cashmere


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008 03:22:22 PM »

thanks guys!! (and especially thanks about the clean bathroom Wink)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thatsneat
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008 03:37:13 PM »

Ha Ha! I had to laugh when I read the comment on your clean baathroom! LOL! I'm a maid and I can verify that you absolutely do have a very clean and tidy bathroom! Plus your bag is totally awesone too! Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Avian Flight
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008 04:13:44 PM »

love your tote! the ribbon detailing makes it great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Wists
eula.wordpress.com - updated frequently! (food and bento)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Eyebrow Shaping Tutorial
How to Create Grunge Inspired Hairstyles
How to Create a Braided Bun
Blondes Vs. Brunettes
Runway Hair Curling Tips
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.