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« on: October 28, 2008 12:06:27 PM »

One thing I would change is that the "flap" is too wide. It wads up around the strap. I would make that a bit narrower next time. Usually, I make bags out of bright, fun fabrics. But then they are harder to match things with. So I made myself use mostly the neutral, plain fabric on the outside and hide all the fun stuff inside. I used up a bunch of scrap fabric for this, and found I had a bunch that really did coordinate. I also had this 1 yard of ribbon that I loved, but it was never enough for anything I wanted to use it for. I put pockets on the outside for easy access to my phone, but they are really too low and end up being almost under the bag when it's full of stuff. So in the future, I'd move them up, and maybe use a stronger stabilizer.



Inside (there are also more pockets inside)


Back, with pockets that have piping. (I ran out of piping for the front, so it doesn't have any.) I would also have made these much deeper.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 01:35:57 PM »

That's gorgeous - I love the colours.  Lovely work!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 02:53:47 PM »

That is beautiful, love it, well done  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008 03:10:35 PM »

the bow on the outside adds a great feminine touch, without making it entirely girly.. I like it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008 03:38:36 PM »

the neutral colour looks great with that ribbon and bow.  The inside fabrics really go together well.  Lovely job!
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008 03:57:31 PM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008 04:40:38 PM »

Very pretty. I'm not noticing the front flap at all.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008 12:27:21 PM »

It's so cool. I love the fabric
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008 07:08:16 PM »

LOL! I've always get the "demo" bag too! I'm my best guinea pig! Very nice job!
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