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« on: May 21, 2009 11:03:05 AM »

I actually made this a LONG time ago!  It lives with kittykill, but we were just together for a rockin' tour of the Midwest and she had it with her so I grabbed some pics!  


DSC06699 by jungrrl, on Flickr

It is absolutely 100% hands down based on something from her wist.  That page isn't working anymore but I did find it on another site, so support them if you can!

I took the picture off the net, printed it out, and used the copy machine at my job at the time to blow up the picture to the size I needed.  I made 2 or 3 of the same size so that I could cut things out for templates.  Her face, her black hair, the white strips in her hair, they were all cut out separately and traced onto the appropriate fabric. Her face is the same fabric as the lining.  Her black hair is another bit of suiting fabric.  For the white streaks I didn't want the zigzag stitching to distract so I used white iron on fabric!  I did the same with her eye (with black and white iron on).  There's lots of zigzag stitch from my machine for her outer lines, but her lips, her neck stitches, her eyebrow are all hand embroidered.


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DSC06704 by jungrrl, on Flickr

After that was done on the flap of the bag, the rest was a cake walk! Cheesy  It's basically like the gusset messenger bag tutorial.  Mine is wide instead of tall.  There are two pockets underneath the flap and one on the side (can't think of what they're called but they're not quite slit pockets and not quite patch pockets...).  There's also a slit pocket on the inside and I used a plastic latching contraption and some webbing for the closure.


DSC06707 by jungrrl, on Flickr


DSC06706 by jungrrl, on Flickr

Hope you guys enjoy! I haven't posted a project in what feels like forever!  Embarrassed

ETA: I almost forgot.  During our midwest tour, people kept coming up and asking about it!  Someone even asked to take a picture for their flickr. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 11:35:53 AM »

Wow, That is amazing! I love it. How did you make it?

Ok, scratch that. I just read the post thoroughly. Still awesome though. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009 11:38:18 AM »

Thanks! I gave the basic description but if you have specific questions or I didn't explain it well let me know!
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009 01:29:04 PM »

That is so fun! I love the lips embroidery, very kissable looking!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009 01:47:29 PM »

I love this idea!
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Very cool and funny!  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009 02:17:49 PM »

Thankya ladies! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009 07:31:04 PM »

This makes me so happy! I love this bag so much and yes, EVERYONE was asking me about it. Jungrrl rocks my world!
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That is so great
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