A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 306,393
Currently Running With Scissors:
426 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Monk's Bag  (Read 1548 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Please refrain from frying bacon naked.
Offline Offline

Posts: 925
Joined: 15-Sep-2007

Mango Tango Scented Love Machine

View Profile
« 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?



* I Love personal swaps! *

"A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such." - John Holmes
Offline Offline

Posts: 171
Joined: 10-Aug-2008

Go Team Venture!

View Profile WWW
« 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!

Stuffs for sale! I has stuffs for sale!
« 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

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Pablo Picasso
« 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.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Photographing the Extraordinary within the Ordinary
How to Do Beauty Pageant Pictures
John Baldessari Explains Unusual Framing of His Work
Meet Food Photographer Carl Warner
The Art of Food Photography
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Donut Cupcakes
@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Cake Stands
February 3, 2016 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.