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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009 12:06:15 PM »

This is really cute.  The fabric looks vintage.  And I too would much rather sew then pack - good choice!   Cheesy

Same here. Packing=boring. Sewing=therapeutic.


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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009 10:22:57 PM »

I really love this bag!
My little sister was just saying to me that she wants a patchwork satchel, and I said I'd make her one. And then I found this, and we both think it's awesome!
Did you just make up the pattern? Was it easy? Would you mind sharing how you did it?
Thanks for the compliment (complement?).  This bag is based on pattern found on the internet, but cannot find now. . .  but I can tell you the basics.   Besides, I made a few changes.   
Basically, I used two left-over 8 1/2" square quilt blocks (8" finished, for you quilters out there) for the body of the bag.  I then sewed a 6" x 1 1/2" strip centered on the bottom of the bag (the corners will look like cut-out squares) - you could also use a 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectangle - I was using an actual quilt block, so I had to add strips to make it longer.  I then machine quilted this to a piece of leftover batting.

The straps are about 32" long x 1 1/4" (before you sew them) - if you do not have a tube turner, you might want to make it 2 1/2" wide, that you fold and sew - I use a tube turner, so the lining also lines the straps. . .   I then sewed this with the lining (8 1/2" x 9 1/2" like the jordy bag, so no need to explain something someone else did better.  see: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0.

If I haven't lost you yet, I made the flap from a 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of random scraps I sewed together. I then quilted the flap, sewed the lining to the flap, right sides together, leaving an opening for turning. I turned this right side out, closed the opening, top-stitched it, then I appliqued the flap to the back of the bag.    I realize that these instructions probably don't make sense unless you know something about sewing, but it is a start.

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009 10:26:31 PM »

OOps, I also sewed a pocket to the lining.  I wish that I had also put a pocket on the bag, hidden under the flap - may be my next one.

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009 12:36:19 PM »

Love it!

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