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esarina
« on: August 17, 2009 07:51:43 AM »

This is my first tutorial on Craftster, so be nice to me. Wink The tutorial is actually old, but I haven't published it in English before. This way of thinking is very versatile and can be adapted to a lot of projects, but I choose to illustrate it with this little case. Perhaps there's another tutorial for the same thing somewhere around here but I haven't seen anybody suggest sewing like this so I hope you like it. It has saved me a lot of time at numerous occasions.


Lined bag with 2 seams


Cut two pieces of equal size in your fabric choices.


Fold/press the seam allowance on one of the short sides. This will be the upper edge of the bag's inside.


Fold/press to mark the depth of the bag, right side in. The lid part will now stick up.


Put the two pieces on top of each other with the folded seam allowances inwards.


Baste if you want/need to.


Sew along the three unfolded sides.


Cut the corners. (Zigzag the raw edges if you want to.)


Turn the bag right by first turning it through the hole in the bottom...


...and then fold over the outer fabric.


Baste.


Top stitch around the edges.


Here I used a snap button for closure. Done!


English is not my first language, so please correct me if I'm not using the correct terms or if something needs clarification.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 08:03:44 AM »

WOW! this is really interesting  Shocked  I really need to try this and, as you suggested...It can be useful for other projects too.

Thank you for sharing!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009 08:05:40 AM »

Thank you for sharing this, it's so simple. My sister wanted me to sew a little coin purse for her in a style like this, but I never could figure out how to do it just right.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009 08:17:01 AM »

That does look like it would save lots of time...thank you for sharing the tutorial!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009 08:28:58 AM »

its a really cool bag  i like both , Grin i am going to try it .

ps english is not my first lenguage. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009 09:24:31 AM »

Thank you very much for this tutorial.  I'll have to try this soon.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009 09:34:50 AM »

Thanks so much for putting this together! I've always wanted to know how to make a pouch like that, I could never quite figure it out.  Very easy to understand, your English is excellent Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009 09:38:11 AM »

Fantastic tutorial!  Thanks for sharing! It's on my to do list for this week!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009 08:42:17 PM »

This is genius! I love the simplicity of it, I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009 01:34:09 AM »

Snap easy!  Thanks for sharing such a simple concept in simple terms!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009 05:49:29 AM »

So fast!

It looks like just finding my snap setting tool would take longer than the assembly of the bag!
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009 06:15:22 AM »

Thank you for sharing the tutorial, you make it look so easy and the finished product is super neat Smiley I will definitely try your technique!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009 06:17:10 PM »

What a great little bag, thanks for the tute.  Perfect for a laptop bag...bigger of course.   Wink 

And your English is wonderful...better than a lot of people I know which is their first language!  Smiley 

Cheers!
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009 08:51:53 AM »

Thank you for your comments! Cheesy

Thanks so much for putting this together! I've always wanted to know how to make a pouch like that, I could never quite figure it out.  Very easy to understand, your English is excellent Smiley
There are several ways to do the same thing, but the "standard" procedure is to sew the lining and the outer case separately. Then you put the lining right side out into the outer pouch turned inside out (or the other way around Wink ), and join them together along the opening, leaving an opening for turning. Then you turn and top stitch. It's a great way of sewing and I'd even recommend it above this if one wants to sew a PUL lined diaper case for example. One more advantage to this way in most cases though, besides it being faster, is that it's a little less bulky, especially for small projects.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009 06:09:57 PM »

This is great!  I made one today and it came out so neat.  Took me a while to figure out how to turn it, but I got it right.  Instead of topstitching the edges, I used fusible web tape to put the two edges together at the opening and just topstitched the flap part.  I made a button/buttonhole closure.
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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2009 08:46:04 PM »

Love the print!
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2009 06:45:40 PM »

Just wanted to say thanks for putting this together. It was really easy to follow, even for me (it was my first time sewing anything serious) and I was able to make myself a pouch for my phone by adding a little padding. So thank you!  Cheesy
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esarina
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2009 06:32:21 AM »

 Cheesy Thank you for sharing how you used it!
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rauni
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010 08:23:50 PM »

Genius!  I envy people like you who can figure things like this out.  I literally finished this in 10 minutes, including interfacing both pieces and putting in the snaps.  Thanks so much for this easy method! 

Rauni

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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2010 08:31:37 AM »

This is great I can think of a ton of ways to use this tutorial, I added you to my wist.
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2010 12:38:57 PM »

Love this pattern.  I've made a few and I'm always amazed when it suddenly just works!
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2010 03:17:11 PM »

WOW!  I'm amazed when people come up with a simple solution to make things easier.  You English is perfect by the way.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2010 01:21:30 PM »

nice - the last time I tried to use a snap, i messed it up.  thanks.
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2010 02:30:29 PM »

Nice work, Rauni!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2010 09:11:58 AM »

Nice work, Rauni!  Smiley

Thank you!
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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2010 06:03:02 PM »

Thank you sew very much for these directions.  I've made 5 bags and they turned out perfectly and they were oh sew fast!    

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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2010 11:19:27 PM »

Definitly have to try this next time i pull my sewing machine out!
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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2010 05:37:32 PM »

I just made a laptop sleeve for my MIL using this method, and it was so easy!  I used a loop and button to close it.  I used very stiff fusible interfacing on the other material, and fusible fleece on the interior fabric.  It's perfect. 

Thank you!
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« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2010 10:16:11 AM »

I have made a few things using this method.. card holders, camera cozy, wristlets... thought I should finally come and post my appreciation for showing how to do this. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2010 12:10:07 PM »

It's so simple, that you ask yourself why didn't I come up with this?

So THANKS... I want to make a purse, this should do the trick.
I just finished a laptopsleeve. I could have done it this way, Shocked

I'll post overhere whenever I use your method!

 Grin

UPDATE:
I used your method twice now. Fantastic!!! I you read the instructions carefully, you're done in just minutes... (not that it took ME minutes, doing it wrong and I forgot to add a few things, all my mistakes)

SO again THANKS!!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2010 06:55:39 AM »

This is simply superb !I'll try this ! thank you very much !
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2010 09:24:12 PM »

Thank you for this! I've been trying to figure out how to do the sides without topstitching Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2011 03:30:40 PM »

Wonderful! I have a perfect Kindle case now; you are so very clever, and I wanted you to know that this tutorial is still helpful. Smiley

PS: this works as both a vertical and a horizontal case for Kindle.  If you want to make a vertical case, cut the fabric 18x6.25 and use .5 inch seam allowances.
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011 09:36:18 PM »

I've made tons of kindle/reader cases from this tutorial, using velcro to close.  Super easy, and they come out great.  I've recently began rounding the flap edge (using a plate as my guide) and they seriously come out awesome.  And they take like half an hour to make!
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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2011 11:09:51 PM »

I wish I had seen this before I made my first kindle case the other day Tongue

I love it! Thanks for your tutorial Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2011 10:34:06 AM »

This would make an awesome IPAD cover!
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« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2011 02:54:56 AM »

I'm so glad you find it useful! I use it all the time, with lots of modifications. I even made a square bottom bag with handles using this basic idea. I love the tidiness of the lining neatly sewn into place, besides how fast it goes. This is one of my latest quick projects, with an extra pocket to protect my phone from my keys:
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« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2011 08:35:21 AM »

Esarina-  Thank you for taking the time to share this tutorial with us!!  I have been looking around for quick & useful projects to make for a friend's fundraiser (her sister needs extensive medical care), and you have simplified and improved on the pocket wallets I have been making for her. I can now make 2 to 3 times as many in the same amount of time, so I will have a lot more little wallets for her craft fair!!

Now I am going to have to wrack my brains to figure out how you added that extra pocket  - great job!!
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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2011 03:53:01 PM »

I have been having so much fun making these.   Here a  few of my newest:


These are a great way to use up scraps, and they make great gifts.  Thanks.
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« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2011 06:29:39 PM »

I recently knit my sister a lace stole for her wedding (more here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/keliope/peacock-feathers-stole), and I thought it would be nice to make a little pouch to put it in, as gift wrap/carrier/cat guard. This tutorial was exactly what I was looking for.



The inside of the flap isn't the most beautiful thing I've ever sewed, but the slippery lining fabric does its job.



My photographer/boyfriend was impressed by my pattern matching. He's a keeper.



Thank you, esarina!
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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2011 02:40:46 PM »

My photographer/boyfriend was impressed by my pattern matching. He's a keeper.
So am I! It looks great!
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« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2011 12:50:40 PM »

I would never have thought about doing it this way - thank you for the great tutorial.
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« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011 07:07:35 PM »

 Cheesy This works wonderfully ! Thank You so much for the great tutorial!
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« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2011 06:48:05 PM »

Am I the only one that can't see the original pictures?   Embarrassed
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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2011 07:26:04 PM »

I can't see the original pictures either, so I am totally confused.
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« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2011 08:24:22 AM »

Me neither... Web server issue, I'll have it fixed as soon as my kids allow me.
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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2011 10:28:12 AM »

Me neither... Web server issue, I'll have it fixed as soon as my kids allow me.

 Grin thank you! can't wait to make one. you make it super easy, even for my pea-brain Tongue
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« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2011 12:22:18 AM »

 Cheesy Thank you so much for this tutorial.
 I printed it out  and have made several things using this method.  I love the way it makes the bag or pouch less bulky and the lining it nice and tidy and stays in place.
Your english is perfect, by the way.
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