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« on: February 29, 2004 11:38:46 AM »

I found a sad little lonely skein of Classic Elite Imagine in the bargain bin for 2 bucks, so I figure, why not?

This yarn works up a dream, but I'm not sure how to finish the bag. Suggestions on closures and the placement of buttons? (they haven't been sewn on yet. )

The front
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the back
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2004 12:40:00 PM »

this is so cute!! although I have no idea how you did it...
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2004 01:08:42 PM »

The colored panel is just a rectangle done in solid shell stitch.

Base chain in multiples of 6, then

Row 1: ch 1( counts as sc), dc in 4th ch from hook, 4 more dc in same space,* skip 2 ch, sc, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in ch,*

Repeat ** till end of row,

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in base of ch 3, *skip 2 ch, sc in ch, skip 2 ch, 5dc in ch*

Repeat ** till end of row, end row with only 3 dc instead of 5.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have the height of your purse and flap.

For the white I used sc to make rectangular panels for the sides and front, then joined them with sc. Sew the open side to the colored panel with a yarn needle and some dental floss.

I haven't lined the bag yet because I haven't decided if I want to put in a zipper or a frog closure.
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2004 02:06:22 PM »

ecinue88-
cute cute cute! I LOVE little clutch/purses like that! I  made a tiny crocheted purse (basic basic crochet) too....

http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=22;action=display;threadid=3159

I didn't put a lining in mine (the stitch was tight enough) but I was able to sew on a little bead and push it thru an opening to button it up....


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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2004 01:20:59 PM »

is that a bunny?  such a nice clutch!
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2004 01:25:21 PM »

Thanks. Yes, it is a little pink bunny button I found in Joanns.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2004 04:05:34 PM »

Dear ecinue88-

I am a crochet FIEND and have been slowly inching towards crocheted bags. My bags are super small so I can actually finish them. Can you tell me how to insert a lining and a zipper or frog closure? (If it's not too much of a pain in the tookus that is) I do so like the bag you made.

kimmie, I think your bag is tops too!

-Joey
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004 06:06:34 PM »

Hm.. I'm not too good at tutorials, but I'll give it a shot.

Lining the bag:

You will need to sew the lining separately. Measure the exact (finished) size of you purse, and use that for your lining measurements. This includes the seam allowance (otherwise the lining will be too big and wrinkle on you. ) Add an inch to the rim side of the lining (the part that will correspond to the opening of the bag.)

For a square bottomed bag, Jordy's tutorial covers how to make a lining that shape (steps 1-5)

For an envelope shaped change purse/ clutch, you need to extend one side of the lining to line the inside edge of the cover. You will also need to add 1/2 inch around the flap lining.

Step two: Once you have your lining, check your fit. If it does, tweak it as necessary.
Fold over your one inch extra allowance to create a cuff. Press this cuff. Fold under the flap lining to fit the flap and press this too.

Step 3: If you are using a zipper, place the lining into the bag. The  side of the zipper is sandwiched between the layer of lining bag. Pin the heck out of all three layers all the way around. Check the fit of your zipper and tweak as necessary, then sew just under the rim of the bag. I usually hand sew, catching only the inside loops of the crocheted part so the stitches are invisible from the outside.

If you're using a frog, measure and mark your frog placement.  Before sewing the lining into place, sew your frog to the bag, then just pin the lining in and sew around the rim to secure. I will try put pictures of the bag lining up when I do mine.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004 08:56:23 PM »

Thank you kindly lady for the tutorial. I'd love to see pictures when you're done. I'm gonna try to post a picture of my neat green bag, so...here it goes...


Hope it works,

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2004 02:54:02 PM »

wow, all you guys are so talented. I could not do that. It is too hard for me!!!! Embarrassed Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2004 03:04:25 PM »

I say frog closure...nice job on both bags
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2004 10:59:41 AM »

I ended up using a zipper because the bag was too wide and soft to stay closed with just a frog.  

Here are the steps involved in lining my clutch:

Step 1: Measuring. For a cuboid bag like mine, follow the steps in jordy's tutorial to make a box shaped lining.


For an envelope bag, just fold a piece of fabric in half and sew up 2 sides to get a flat lining.

Once you have sewn up the lining, fold over the extra one inch and press to get a cuff. The seams should be on the outside at this point.



** Yes, I know I didn't cut out my pattern pieces as in step one, however, do as I say and not as I do because I'm a lazy person. Wink Your results will be much neater and easier to work with.

With the zipper closed, line up the side seams of the lining with the center of the zipper and the side of the bag.


Repeat on the other side


Then, pin the lining to the zipper and the purse, taking care to line up the distance between the zipper, lining and purse.


Sew along both the long edges of the zipper first, catching only the inner loops of the crochet. Accuracy is not really a big deal here, as long as the stitches do not show through on the other side.
Lastly, tuck your zipper ends in and sew tight. Escape your thread by passing the needle through the crocheted part of the purse. A light tug should transfer the knot to the inside of the crochet. Then, pulling the thread taut, cut it close to the bag and the thread should snap right into the space between crochet and lining.


Stringed musical instrument! You're done.
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