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Topic: Do the Funky Zebra  (Read 654 times)
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« on: May 01, 2009 08:51:38 PM »

So I've been making a lot of bags using this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149376.0 and I decided to change it up a little.

The zebra print one is very structured.  I sewed down all the pleats for a couple of inches to make sure they would stay very stiff.  It's also more of a square shape, due to the sewn pleats, but I really like how it turned out.  The inside is lime green and has three pockets running across the width of the bag.  The strap is black webbing and the trim is faux leather with grommets.  I got the zebra print fabric as a remnant and I'm thinking about getting more of it.   Smiley

The whole bag:

A close up of the trim and the pleats:

The second bag is a flower print cotton that was very floppy and more difficult to work with than the zebra print.  It is reversible and so has no pockets on the inside.  The handle is just made out of both fabrics.  Both handles are between 36" and 40". The second bag has a floppier shape, causing it to be a little more rounded than the original pattern.

Here it is:


Neither bag has interfacing.

Enjoy!  Comments and critiques always welcome.

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 03:20:17 AM »

I love what you did with the pleats - gives it a very "classy" look!

It's a great pattern isn't it? I made one, gave it its first outing by taking it to my best friend's whereby best friend promptly decided it was just right for her daughter and I had to bring my things home in a shopping bag!!!

« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009 02:01:14 PM »

Thanks, bagtart.  I really enjoyed using the zebra fabric in a more structured piece.  And that's funny about your bag.  Hopefully you made a new one, just for you.

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
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