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pandycakes
« on: August 10, 2010 04:20:10 PM »

I would love to make something like this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49734618/ramona-flowers-bag-scott-pilgrim-canvas

It's the bag that a comic character wears, and I really want to make a bag like that.
I can't find any tutorial on something like this, and I've never used a sewing machine.

Could anyone give me a few tips? I don't know how to start, tomorrow I'm going to buy some fabric. I would have liked to use vinyl, but I guess I'll buy canvas fabric or something like that.

Do you think it'll be hard to do? Is there a post with a bag like this on craftster? I can't find any...
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010 06:39:48 AM »

Funny, I was just thinking I want to do a round bag, too. Don't have a pattern, but seems to me you need 2 strips on either side of the zipper, 2 round pieces to sew it to, another fat strip to cover the bottom and not much else. I might do piping, I might not, but I would guess it'll be stiffer with than without.
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pandycakes
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010 04:17:01 AM »

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-totally-unusual-ROUND-circular-non-quadra/step4/Finish-zip-ends/


I am using this tutorial, but I still don't know how to make this:

http://prntscr.com/pzyg

How can you make the border?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010 04:23:26 PM »

Ah, that one is cute, too. I think I can make that one pretty well. I can't see the 2nd pic for some reason, but for the first one the border seems to me to be just a folded over strip sewn on to the outside when the bag is done.
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pandycakes
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010 04:03:24 AM »

The second pic was just a close up of the bag's blue border. I am not sure if I can sew it after the bag is finished.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010 07:22:00 AM »

It looks like a really cool purse to make but it might be a little hard to start with if you've never used a sewing machine before. Vinyl is a little harder to sew with so you might want to try making a mock bag first out of some simple cotton. Beyond that, there are some great tutorials out there for sewing a zipper and it shouldn't be too hard once you figure it out! Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010 10:34:51 PM »

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-totally-unusual-ROUND-circular-non-quadra/step4/Finish-zip-ends/


I am using this tutorial, but I still don't know how to make this:

http://prntscr.com/pzyg

How can you make the border?

the border is corded piping.  You can purchase ready-made or make your own by folding a strip of fabric (usually cut on the bias)over a filler cord, then stitching close to the cord (zipper foot helps to get really close to the cord).  Once prepared, the flange is sandwiched between the two layers of fabric and stitched into the seam. 

Google corded piping and you will find lots of how-tos.

GL,
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010 10:34:47 AM »

too cute!  I've made lots of bolster pillows and I noticed the first responder had it exactly right, two circles, two strips to attach the zipper to in between, and they need to be long enough to sew around the circle, put zipper in first, but if you've never used a sewing machine it might be kinda beyond your skills, tho' as a project it's not hard.  And it needs fusible webbing or lining with heavy fabric.  Did you want to maybe just ask someone to make it for you?
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011 02:18:13 AM »

Just stumbled across this - love that tute that you found. Just wondering did you ever get round to making your Ramona bag? Would be awesome to see it if you did Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011 05:22:43 AM »

I ended up making a prototype, and it wasn't too hard. I don't enjoy doing piping under most circumstances, so I ended up sewing around the edges when it was done, which worked fine, but I would use a less thick fabric next time if I was going to sew around again, as the corduroy I used was a tad too thick in some places.
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