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« on: February 18, 2012 04:21:14 PM »

I saw something like this (on facebook I think) and decided I must must must have one! I didnt follow a pattern, but lets face it, this wasnt hard to make.... I even sewed a lining for it! (can you believe??!) My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, but you cant see the lining by just seeing the bag anyhow. I even added pockets, one ideal for my blackberry (which is about a half inch deeper than the phone), and the other a little wider (for rummaging in comfort) Smiley The colour is somewhere between the two pictures, and I used patons smoothie yarn, which has a kinda super fine metallic looking thread woven in with the acrylic.

I've decided while I'm sat here that it needs a clasp, so I get a magnetic snap for it I think, and my bug with it is that I didnt sew the strap behind the lining, I think it would look better finished if I had.

As always C&C welcome Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012 04:38:08 PM »

Cute. I like the pattern you used.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012 08:40:38 PM »

Cute!  The lining looks neat enough in the pic.  The colour looks very different in the 2 pics, though, at least on my monitor.  Is the crocheted exterior light or dark blue?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 04:49:46 AM »

How in the world do you line a crochet bag? My sister gave me one to line for her and I cannot figure out how to do that. Your bag is similar. I love the neatness of your crochet. Totally jealous.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012 08:38:22 AM »

Cute!  The lining looks neat enough in the pic.  The colour looks very different in the 2 pics, though, at least on my monitor.  Is the crocheted exterior light or dark blue?

Thanks Cheesy I'm not disappointed with my effort on the lining, esp since I just sorta winged it  and have never made anything more complex than a cushion cover (many moons ago) But I am glad its hidden away! Smiley

the colour is between the two, its patons smoothie dk in teal http://www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk/patons-smoothie-dk-yarn-1058-teal-2975-p.asp I choose it because it looks very much like cotton, but is acrylic (so better for a bag thats going to get knocked about and not so heartbreaking at only 2.99 a ball!)

How in the world do you line a crochet bag? My sister gave me one to line for her and I cannot figure out how to do that. Your bag is similar. I love the neatness of your crochet. Totally jealous.

it was fairly easy, I used a folded piece of fabric and cut it just a teeny bit wider than the bag when flat (there will be a card insert in the bottom later to make it look better) and about an inch taller, then I added the pockets Smiley I sewed it straight up the sides about an inch in, and at the corners sewed across them to give it a boxy bottom (for the card (that I'll cover in fabric and velcro in, so I can take it out to wash the bag) and this made it perfect to slide into the crochet bag, where I pinned the top in the right place to mark the hem. Then I just sewed all the way around the top of the bag with the pinned lining still in to instantly hem and secure at the same time Smiley My crochet is quite tight, so you don't at all see the raw edges of the outside of the lining through the crochet, but I'd imagine bias tape would solve that possible problem if the edges were visible Smiley

Thanks michelleandbean, I didnt use a pattern, its just granny stripe worked in rounds. And the straps were rows of each -ch, sc, *3dc in st, sk2st* , sc, sc, *dc3tog, ch2*, sc, and ss-
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012 09:02:33 AM »

Thank you so much for the response. I will bookmark this so I will be able to fix sis's bag. And the velcro to wash, great idea.
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