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« on: April 04, 2005 10:41:41 AM »

i am so proud of this bag. ive had it in my head for awhile...and it came out exactly how i wanted it to. i used my own pattern, and it only took me a few hours to make. it is, i would say, the most complicated thing ive ever made. the pocket in the front is like a hoodie pocket, and it has a zippered pocket on the inside. hope you like it. Smiley

(bag next to water bottle for size comparison)

P.S. made a coin purse a while back with this fabric...



1. Make your patterns. I use tissue paper, because its ironable(if your careful) and because its easily foldable.

2. Cut your fabric. I do it all at once, folded over just how i get it from the bolt, because it makes all of my seams line up perfectly. This is what you should end up with. (white stuff is interfacing, which is optional.)

3. Now take your two smallest pieces, the ones for the front pocket, and stitch all along the top, stopping before you get to the sides.

4. Once you have that done, turn it inside out and place it where you want it on one peice of your outside fabric. Sew along the top AND about an inch or so down the side. (this is a functional thing)

5. Once you have all of that out of the way, go ahead and  pin your 2 outside fabric peices together and sew up to this point on each side:

6. Now start working on your lining. Put in your pockets, buttons, whatever. Once your done with that, pin the 2 lining peices together, leaving the bottom open, only going in an inch or so. (this will be useful later)

7.Once thats all put together, pin your lining and outside fabric right sides together all the way around the top and sew.

8. Pull your entire bag through the bottom of the lining.

9. Now, start folding over the edges on the bottom. (see why you went an inch or so in? its like a guide.) Once you do that, sew all the way across. (make sure you have enough seam allowance!)

10.Now would be the time you could sew around the top of the bag again, if you prefer. Then finally, you add the handles by folding over the long peice at the top and pinning close to it. Sew a line that goes with the shape of your handle. (this will keep your handle from sliding around so much)

Ta da!

I made this one for my mom. Sorry if i went a little too in-depth...better to be safe than sorry, i guess. I hope that it was helpful. Grin If anybody makes one of these please post it i would love to see it! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005 11:09:08 AM »

that looks awesome! could you maybe post a tutorial?
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005 12:15:34 PM »

thats hot! , yeah could u post a tutorial?? Grin Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005 02:04:12 PM »

wow, im really flattered...ill try to make a tutorial as soon as possible. Grin

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 03:29:11 PM »

ohhhh! tutorial pleeaase! Smiley
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2005 07:00:36 PM »

Love the colors. Neat design idea!

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2005 08:45:53 PM »

Awesome design!!!  I love it and can't wait to see the tute.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2005 09:45:31 PM »

YAY a new purse design  Grin

It's awsome and great fabrics!

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2005 05:38:33 AM »

Love the fabric choices.

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2005 02:29:17 PM »

I'm going to jump on the tutorial-begging bandwagon.  Teach me! Teach meeeee!  Cheesy

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