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« on: October 05, 2012 08:04:33 PM »

So I joined the Unicorn Swap and got partnered with dreadlady who loves rainbows and unicorns as much as I do so I wanted to make her something special. It's my second bag and while it didn't come out as well as the first one I made, I still really love it. The front panel is patchworked together and then the unicorn is appliqued on and has an embroidered face. I normally can't find lining fabric that works well with whatever outside fabric I chose so I usually go with solids, but when I was meandering past the remnants bin I found this rainbow striped fabric that was exactly the colors I had already chosen so I had to get it.

I couldn't find any 1.5" webbing locally so I had to sew my own strap which I think I like better anyway. I originally wanted to do contrast stitching on it in rainbow colors, but just couldn't get the lines perfectly straight and it looked crappy so I ripped it all out and just did black. I did modify the pattern by interfacing all the gusset pieces (I meant to do the front and back panels too but forgot) for more structure and I changed the flap closure to velcro. It was really difficult to line that up with no markings on the pattern...

Anyway, it has a front pocket under the flap, another velcro pocket on the back, two elastic topped pockets on the sides, and inside it has pockets for like pens and a notepad or whatever. So lots of pockets! Made out of quilting cotton and black denim. Unicorn design was based on some Valentines from Target that I found on GIS but can't find again. The pattern is from Michelle Patterns (formerly KeykaLou?) Okay I'll stop talking now.

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012 08:34:28 PM »

It's my bag  Grin  I love it so much!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012 08:45:57 PM »

That bag is adorable. I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012 09:15:32 PM »

Lovely bag. The lining is exactly right.  It all looks so professional. And the unicorn is adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012 05:37:24 AM »

omgitsalisa! I love this bag. the colors, the style it is wonderful!

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012 05:39:58 PM »

That's awesome, I love the style of the bag and the front panel is so cute.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012 01:45:17 PM »

So adorable! And it looks so well made -- great job!
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