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Topic: First completed Teesha Moore style patch bag, stolen immediately by my daughter.  (Read 5893 times)
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« on: February 26, 2012 03:14:41 PM »

I've been playing around with this technique for a while as well as swapping craft supplies etc for patches with people here AND I just finished a swap from which I received 9 lovely patches from my Craftster partners Smiley so I finally had enough of them to make a bag, yay!
My fingers are a little sore from all the stitching through many layers of fabric, ouchy. And of course my daughter has claimed the finished product for herself, she pretty much made it clear it was going to be hers when I first got started, lol. Each patch is a little treasure in itself with so much to look at, she loves those Eye Spy books and this is like a 3D version of that. She's filled it with things to take to school tomorrow for Show and Share, she's pretty excited to show it off.

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Side and bottom

Other side and bottom

Top

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And the girl after I handed it over. Guess mine's next, ha ha.

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012 03:19:47 PM »

I love the handle and the flap.  I'm in the process of making squares for 2 bags, so I'll definitely add these features.  The handle looks so professional compared to my braided one.  Great job!  (I gave my first bag away, too, so that's why I'm making one for myself!)
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012 03:27:57 PM »

I love the braided handles! I felt too lazy to do it though, lol. This was easier for me. It's a piece of fleece sandwiched between two fabrics, I trimmed the fleece right to the seam allowance once I'd machine sewn around all 4 sides. Then turned over the edges and zigzagged on the machine, did a decorative stitch from one side all the way to the other side to keep it all stable. The handle is super strong, I had to wash it and it held up great! The fleece I used for the inside was from a bag of clothes somebody donated to me and the soap it had been washed in was heavily fragranced so after I had it all sewn but before I attached it to the bag I tied it up in a pillow case and threw it in the washer and drier to get that smell out. Durable! Good thing too, 4 year olds don't tend towards gentleness, lol!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012 03:35:49 PM »

Oh, great bag!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012 03:46:17 PM »

You did a great job on it! I love your idea of the top and flap, making your (well, your daughter's) stuff more secure than if it were just tote style. I may have to steal that one...
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012 03:55:51 PM »

Gorgeous bag! I don't blame your daughter for stealing it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012 04:15:49 PM »

Ah, thanks girls Smiley. It's so nice to look it over and see all the details, I was sent some really neat patches from other crafters. Some of my favourite parts though are the patches that people made after I turned them on to this style. I love that I addicted others crafters too, lol.
The thing about making a bag that's SO hard is choosing which patches to use. There were so many more I wanted to include but making them go together is like trying to get puzzle pieces to fit. What I ended up with was totally different than the first configuration, ha ha, I took some patches out and put some other ones in to get the size and shape right and even then I had to overlap here and there. I can see how journal covers end up with little empty spaces here and there! Can't exactly do that on a bag though... not unless the lining is pretty heavy. I didn't even line this, it's fine without it. I might add one eventually though, depends how everything holds up. We'll see!
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012 04:50:43 PM »

so beautiful CLM! I esp adore the handle and flap also, and all the fabulous wee patches!
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012 07:28:37 AM »

CLM, that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to make something out of my patches also.  But it's going to be awhile.  WE found out this week, we are moving from Al to FL for hubby's job.  So all of the crafting stuff has to be packed up for a few weeks.  I'm gonna go bonkers with no crafting to do.  I plan to keep my patches that I have already stuffed out in a sep tote to work on when I get a chance or when riding on that longggggggggggggg move.

This is awesome though!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012 07:35:46 AM »

Congrats! This is definitely a great travel project, I took tons of pillows with me when I went away for a month long training course, I always had one in my hand. It's super fun to have a little craft you can pick and put down any time. Plus there's so much satisfaction when you finish a square, and you can finish so many! LOL, this is one of my fave projects for sure, love that Teesha Moore So Muchy! 
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