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gatchley
« on: March 29, 2009 10:30:28 PM »

I been making these hipster bags today and I love them.  Smiley They are my favorite style of bag. I wear them cross body so it leaves my hands free for shopping. One side has a zippered pocket and one side has a open pocket for my phone and keys and it also has a middle zippered main compartment. I took a lot of pics while I was making the brown one so I will try to add a tutorial tomorrow.










Now for the tute.. I like making these bags with outdoor furniture fabric. I think it looks like fabric that backpacks are made of and its stiff enough you don't need any interfacing.  Your going to need a sewing machine and some heavy needles that can sew through several layers of fabric. I'll do this in 3 parts, the zippered side , the open pocket side and the lining and top zipper.
  Lets start with the zippered pocket side first.
You will need a zipper that is 11" or longer. I prefer longer. It's easier to work with and can be cut off .
I like making these bags in 2 colors .
You will need 2 -8 1/2 x 11 pieces of the solid fabric which happens to be the exact size of your ordinary printing paper.
1-4x11 print fabric  and one 9 1/2 x 11 print fabric.
Lay your zipper upside down on the on the 11" side of the solid fabric with the right side of the fabric facing up and pin. 

then sew as shown in the pic below.

Now lay your other 8 1/2x 11 solid fabric with the right sides of the fabric together and sandwiching the zipper and pin.
Sew through these layers as shown in the pic below.

Lay your zipper right side up now and pin the 4x11 print fabric on the zipper with right side of the fabric facing down as shown in the pic and sew the zipper on as you did for the other side.

Sandwich the zipper now with your 9 1/2 x 11 print fabric as shown sew as you did the other side.

You need to press it as shown in the pic. The 9 1/2 x 11 print piece will be laying down toward the bottom. This is the back of your zippered pocket.

Top stitch on both sides of the zipper.

Pin these layers together and sew within the seam . Don't cut that zipper off yet. We will do that later. Now the zippered side is complete. Grin


Now for the open pocket side of the bag. This side is easier than the zippered side. Smiley
You will need 1- 8 1/2 x 11 solid fabric
                   1- 8 1/2x 11 print fabric
                   1 - 12 1/2x 11 print fabric
Lay your 8 1/2x 11 solid fabric and your 8 1/2 x 11 print fabric with right sides together and sew one 11" side. Turn over press and topstitch.

Lay this on your 12 1/2 x 11 print fabric and pin and sew within the seam to hold these layers together.

Now you have completed the pocket side.
Lay your pocket side and your zippered side with right sides together and match up the pockets and pin .


Sew a seam down both sides and the bottom. I always sew double seams to make the bag sturdy then trim your zipper even with seam and turn right side out.



We are ready for the final part of the bag. The lining and zippered top.
You will need - 1 6x50" solid for the strap
                     4 - 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 Print for the zippered top
                     2 - 10 1/2 x 12  for the lining for your center compartment.
Lay your zipper upside down on right side of the print fabric.


Pin another piece of the print fabric sadwiching the zipper as shown and sew.

Do the other side of the zipper the same way and press and top stitch both sides along the zipper and it will look like this.

Pin your finished zippered top to the right side of your lining fabric.

Now pin the other side of the lining the same way .

Sew both sides you have pinned and it will look like this.

Pin both your lining sides together and sew down both sides and the bottom, then trim of the zipper even with the seam.

Press down 1/2 inch of the top of the bag toward the inside. Press down 1/2 inch the top of the lining .


Put your zippered lining in the bag and pin both together around the top.

Make your strap by taking your 6x50" solid fabric . Fold and press in half then press both sides to the middle and top stitch along both sides .

Pin your finished strap in both sides and sew around the top. Sewing the straps is the thickest part to sew through.


Yay!!! Your done.  Now you have cute little hipster bag.
Sorry for such a long tute and so many pics but it was the only way I knew to explain how to make this bag clearly.  Gwen  Smiley















« Last Edit: March 31, 2009 07:11:50 PM by gatchley » THIS ROCKS   Logged
ladyceltic
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 06:52:00 AM »

Those look awesome! Can't wait to see the tutorial.
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Jatoha
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009 06:59:44 AM »

These are so cute!  I love the pockets!  I will be watching for your tute!  Smiley Smiley
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sewfumust
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009 07:50:09 AM »

Wonderful!  It's great to finally see this type of bag posted.  It'll be very interesting to see your tute.  I've been making them for the last little while.  I create the patterns as I go and do run into "unforeseen" problems but soldier through. I'm not sure if I love making them, but I do love wearing them.  I'll post some once I've done my obligatory ten posts.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009 07:51:56 AM »

Awesome bag!

Waiting patiently for the tute...
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009 11:10:46 AM »

How funny!  I have been thinking about making something very similar this week.  I'll have to wait for your tute, too!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009 05:37:36 PM »

Thanks a heap!  You've done a very thorough job which was obviously a lot of work.  It was super of you to share and so quickly at that.  I like the dropped zip in the centre, as it allows the strap to be sewn inside at the sides easily. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009 06:37:19 PM »

Thanks for the great tute!  I am so bookmarking this!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009 09:20:54 PM »

Wonderful....thank you for taking the time to write up your tute.  I've been looking to make one of these!!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009 07:11:02 AM »

Cute bags, thank you so much for the detailed tute! I love lots of pictures, it really helps me understand everything. Fabulous bags and tutorial!
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2009 07:33:21 AM »

thanks so much for adding your awesome tute, I know how time consuming they can be.
The zip always has been a bit of a problem for me, but you have explained it so well, I'm convinced to have another shot.
Thanks again, your bags are really cool.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2009 03:53:27 PM »

Thanks for the tute.  I love fabric purses and especially those that are worn across the body.  It's much easier on the neck & shoulders.  Can't wait for the weekend to try this.   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009 10:30:21 PM »

Clever bag! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009 07:23:01 PM »

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments on the bags and the tute. I enjoy all the great tutorials here on craftster so I like giving back.
           Gwen
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009 08:34:37 PM »

Wow! You got the tute up so quickly! Thanks for posting all the photos too! It really does make it so much easier to understand. I'm still working my way up to using zippers in my bags. I've been really stuck on using velcro and magnetic snaps.

You are giving me a lot of courage to try it out! Thanks!

Stephanie
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009 06:28:01 AM »

What a great idea, to use outdoor fabric.  Brilliant!  Thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009 11:00:28 PM »

i really like these hipster bags. they would make great gifts.  i also, liked that you included a tutorial.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009 05:00:46 PM »

Thanks for the tute! I made two myself last weekend SEE!!



Full post here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303932.msg3477597#msg3477597

They were so easy to make. I would highly recommend this tutorial to anyone.

Thanks again
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2009 08:20:04 PM »

Great job on your bags Casstasstrophie. Smiley I'm glad you found the tute easy to folllow.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2009 08:15:03 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!  I'm hoping to find some time to make one of these up - it looks like it would be great for going on short trips or just out and about Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2009 03:09:08 AM »

Thanks for the tute - here's my effort:

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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2009 04:33:23 AM »

Oooh!  Yours came out so pretty!  Very sharp!!

I saw a woman at the library who was wearing a similar purse the other day and I had asked her if she made it or bought it and she said she had it for years and loved it - but it was purchased.  Hers had a pocket on the front similar to a cargo pocket.  Funny thing is I was thinking of adding that extra pocket to mine - for quick cell phone retrieval..!
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2009 09:29:34 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial!  Here is my version for my best friend's 30th Birthday!www.saltwaterkids.blogspot.com
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2009 04:01:39 AM »

Very cute!  I love hipsters!  Thanks for the awesome tute!! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2009 08:56:05 AM »

I have been looking to make a bag like this, but all the ones I have seen have flaps and I really wanted a zippered one, thanks!
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2010 02:55:09 AM »

I was wondering why I am unable to see the pictures to this tute. can someone please help?
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010 05:43:22 PM »

I was wondering why I am unable to see the pictures to this tute. can someone please help?
Try reloading the page; I can see them just fine.
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2010 06:42:45 PM »

what a handy bag! Thank you so much for the tute... I can't wait to try one of these little bags... yes, it will come in handy for shopping!  I really appreciate all the hard work you put in with making the tutorial!
thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011 11:38:12 AM »

I love these bags! I've been looking for a cute cross-body purse forever and this one is perfect! Thanks so much for going to the trouble to write up the steps in such detail.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2011 06:58:49 PM »

THANK YOU!!! I have been online for four days straight searching for tutorials for this exact type of bag, and because I didn't know what it was called, it took me that long to find it. Thank you for all of the photos and for writing up the tutorial - I'm going to make this tonight, and I'll post photos when I've finished. Thank you!!!
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2011 08:03:24 AM »

Fantastic bags.  The tute is very easy to follow!!!! Great job love them
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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2011 06:36:41 PM »

I did it! I made this, and it was the first bag I've ever made (really) and I LOVE it and I keep getting compliments on it when I go out (yay!)

Thank you again so much for this tutorial. I only changed it the slightest bit and made it as wide as the strap - in other words, I lengthened the strap and sewed it all around the bag to make sides and a bottom. Does that make sense?

Without further ado:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382182.0
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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2012 06:54:48 PM »

This is a fantastic tutorial!  Here is my first attempt!  Not perfect, but not too bad.  I added an applique called "Anywhere Bear" from Shiny Happy World (http://shinyhappyworld.bigcartel.com/product/anywhere-bear-applique-pattern-pdf) as well as some Mickey balloons for my Disney loving Mama.  The balloon detail, strings, and belly on the bear's tummy are all hand stitched.  Just a basic straight stitch.  And thanks again for such a great tutorial.  I know it's been a bit since you posted this tut originally, but it's still WONDERFUL!  <3





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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2012 05:42:10 AM »

I love this. They are super cute bags! I cant wait to make one thanks for the great tute!
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2012 11:33:24 PM »

Great job on your bags! I'm glad someone could use the tute! Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2012 07:57:13 AM »

Wow!  I think this is one of the simplest and most direct ways to do a recessed zipper that I've seen.  Great work.
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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2012 04:46:38 AM »

Hi everyone!
I was just wondering what the final dimensions of the bag are and how much fabric was used. I'm making a trip to NYC in a few weeks and this bag would be PERFECT! I love it!
Thanks,
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2012 09:04:33 PM »

It's a small bag, about 9 3/4" x 11". but you could always make it bigger.  Smiley
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