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« on: May 30, 2009 06:45:56 PM »

I came across this bag, http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2009/1/13/japanese-crafting-with-mari-monks-bag.html. I decided to give it a whirl in some fabric I am trying to use up. The mods are 2 zippered pockets a key leash and cute UK related zip pulls. It was super easy, even adding the pocket on the outside was easy. I wanted a zipper under a flap and I just winged it, I think it came out ok. What do you guys think?



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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009 06:52:58 PM »

I love the addition of the zippered pockets on the outside!!! I need to make a new one from the same pattern because someone bought mine off me for $50 while I was doing errands downtown a few weeks ago!

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 07:02:52 PM »

ooh thats pretty.  I like your fabric choices and the modifications you made (gotta have a zippy pocket).  Nice job.

« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009 09:09:35 AM »

cute bag!  thanks for the link to the tutorial.  now I'm interested in making one!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009 01:31:58 PM »

Sweet! I love the style of that bag and the fabric you used for it is great! Love the mods too! I have that tutorial but it's one of those I really need to sit down with and go over step by step. I love your version!  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 12:06:16 PM »

Thanks for the link and your wonderful outcome.  I love the bag but I must admit that the idea of sewing those two exactly shaped pieces to form the handle was awfully depressing.  That's just not my forte.  What to do?  I cheated by cutting the handle separately.  Sewed it together, as I always do, with right sides facing. Then I turned, pressed and topstitched it.  Next, I attached it between the lining and exterior, as I sewed them together.  Chicken, I know.  But, I've still got a great little bag, I think.
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