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Azura
« on: March 26, 2011 08:21:31 AM »

As many others, I've been lurking around craftster for a while and decided it was time to start participating Smiley So I proudly present my first bag!



I used Lisa Lam's Reversible Bucket Bag pattern (which she generously posted online for free here). I changed the pattern a little bit, by adding a zipper closure (a bag that only has a button as closure is an invitation to pickpockets in my city!) and some inner pockets, as well as a key hook. Although I've been sewing for almost a year, this is the first time I've attempted to make a bag, and it was surprisingly easy! So it's definitely a good pattern for beginners.



Although the pattern is for a reversible bag, I never planned mine to be reversible... would have been a bit harder with the zipper Tongue



The inside, with a couple of pockets and the hook Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011 08:29:05 AM »

Really cute!  Love the fabrics you chose.

I prefer a zip closure too but have yet to figure out how to add one, it's on my list though.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011 09:35:34 AM »

Welcome to Craftsters! Smiley You did a great job, for never made a purse before. Yes you are right about the pick pockets. But I still like the magnetic closure, as I haven't yet put one of those zipper in. Was it hard to do? What kind of fabric did you use, I really like it, both inside & out.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011 09:50:19 AM »

Thanks to both of you! Smiley

The zip closure was a lot easier than I thought it would be... I just decided how long I wanted the flaps to be, sewed them to the zipper, and then attached them to the lining, it was a breeze! the trickiest part was sewing next to the zipper, but with the zipper foot on my machine and some patience I managed with only a couple of minor accidents Tongue The rest was just a matter of making sure both sides were aligned evenly Cheesy If you have never tried it, let me assure you, it's much easier than it looks! and I think it makes for a nice finish, so I encourage you to try it some time Smiley

The fabric I used on the outside is some red faux fur with black dots, the fur is not very long, so it won't get messy so easily, and the lining is just a cotton print. I used some pretty solid iron-on interfacing on both fabrics to give the bag a bit of body and also to stop little red and black fur flying everywhere as I sewed Cheesy the edges and the handles are good old bias tape.
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