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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2009 04:02:43 PM »

No problem!

15" wide at top, 12" wide at bottom, 4" deep, 10" high

I also posted a larger version here that's more like a tote, and the measurements for that one are:

18" wide at top, 15" wide at bottom, 4" deep, 12.5" high

Since then I have expanded the tote 1 inch, which also resulted in it being 1 inch deeper.

No tips on the zipper really! I just followed the tutorial. The only thing I changed is I made the side strips 1.75", which is narrower than hers.

For those who have asked about the construction of the bag itself, basically it is a Jordy style bag. Except instead of 2 pieces you have 4, so instead of regular side seams, you have a piece that wraps around (that is the same width as the bottom) and your side seams are now on the front. Does that make sense?
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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2009 05:25:26 AM »

thankyou!  i looked at your etsy shop.  i really like your big ben style bags!!  very cute!
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2009 09:26:46 AM »

Thanks! I've got more Big Bens "under construction" so hopefully I will have some in new color/fabric combinations soon! I've also decided to call this zippered handbag the "Chelsea" and I've got more of those on the way too!
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2009 11:17:28 AM »

That is awesome!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2009 02:47:51 PM »

Love your bag, looks awesome. I am trying to put zipper in purse. Do you mind sharing how you put the zipper in your purse? Thanks Barbara
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2009 12:07:15 PM »

that looks store bought  Shocked
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2009 05:37:34 PM »

bjkeep - There's a link to the tutorial I used just a few posts up!

uk_blondie - That's the look I was going for, thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2009 09:09:01 AM »

bjkeep - There's a link to the tutorial I used just a few posts up!

uk_blondie - That's the look I was going for, thanks!

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