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engineer_girl
« on: April 27, 2009 08:07:12 AM »



I was in the market for a medium-sized brightly colored bag, so I decided to make one using McCall's M5599, style b. The bag is the perfect size and shape, in my opinion-- large enough to carry around books, lunch, and a small knitting project, but not enormous and bulky.

I like this fabric because it's summery and the neutral colors match with just about anything. On the inside, it has a silky chocolate brown lining with pockets.
I've been using the bag for a couple weeks now and I'm really happy with it so far.

I left out the interfacing-- which I never have and always forget to buy-- as well as the cardboard insert in the bottom. I'm still debating whether this was a good idea or not; although this makes the bag washable and allows it to be squished into a ball or folded into a small square, it probably would look better if it were more structured. I did double the material on the straps and the bottom for reinforcement.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009 08:15:05 AM »

I love this bag engineer girl, you did a great job,
I know what you mean about the interfacing, i used to forget to buy it too, i solve that by buying it in bulk everythime i go in the material shop.

But it looks like the fabric is thick enough not to need it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009 08:35:42 AM »

VERY pretty!!
great print and great style Smiley
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009 09:05:48 AM »

Great fabric!!  Love it!
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macmonika
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009 09:18:56 AM »

ohh, i love this fabric - lovely bag Smiley
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tonistagg
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009 06:29:18 PM »

Fantastic bag.  I have never noticed this pattern before, but I love it.  Good job!  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 12:45:50 PM »

What a super bag!  I like the fabric too - funky, but subtle too!  You did a great job!
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LDesjardin
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 02:25:32 PM »

I usually like bags heavily interfaced so they stand up on their own, but I really like the relaxed look of it. Love the shape of that bag and the way it hangs.
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silver mom
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 02:51:10 PM »

Do you Think that the pattern M5790-B from McCall's is the same , because I love it!
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