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Topic: Pleated Scrap Bag w/ Belt Strap ::Tutorial/Tute:: (pic heavy!)  (Read 4733 times)
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« on: December 28, 2012 10:10:01 PM »

This purse is a great way to use up some of those coordinating scrap pieces you have lying around. Besides the lining fabric, the largest uninterrupted pieces I used were (4) 4.5" x 16" pieces. This purse in particular is a finished size of 19" at its widest, 15" at its narrowest, and 11.5" deep.

I made this bag for my sister-in-law for Christmas and after a successful trial run (which I used for a white elephant gift), I decided to do my FIRST ever sewing tutorial. Please let me know what y'all think of the bag and the tutorial. Is it clear or too long to bother reading (let alone try!)? Anybody see anything I can do to make things easier on myself? Please feel free to ask questions, as well! The picture size was giving me some issues, so if you can't read any of the steps, please let me know. I will post them in the comment section below.

As always, please do not claim this free tutorial as your own or use to produce for profit. On that note, I'd LOVE to see if any of y'all try it. Please post in the comments (if you can?!) or email me at boatsandsews@gmail.com. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012 02:20:12 AM »

Thank you for the tutorial, it looks like a great way of using up scraps and also it's so colourful too.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012 10:01:10 AM »

Thanks! I hope it's easy enough to follow, and read for that matter! The pic sizes were really making things difficult! And yes, I had several "leftover" pieces from quilts and other bags I had done and figured there had to be a stylish way to make them all go together! I hope the tute really does come in handy! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012 11:46:17 AM »

What a great way to use up scraps! It's so pretty too, doesn't look like a 'scrap craft', you know?


« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012 05:45:43 PM »

Thanks! I am so glad you said that! I think the coordinating fabric really helps with that...and the best part is you can easily adjust the original strip size to get the size that's best for you. I made a smaller one using (7) 3" strips first.

Anyway, I hope someone somewhere uses this. I know I have been the beneficial user of some very easy-to-follow patterns and I was hoping to create one similar! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013 11:21:03 AM »

Using up fabric scraps and pleats---two things I love---it's a win win!  Thanks so much for including a tutorial! Lovely item!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013 09:13:04 PM »

Cute bag, and an awesome way to repurpose a belt!

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013 08:28:46 AM »

Thanks so much, my sister in law was inspired by a pic on pinterest! Love the tagline, btw!

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