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« on: March 26, 2004 07:38:27 AM »

I made this last night with my Wild Ginger pattern.  I used a linen for the outside and a pink lining.  I think it would have looked better with interfacing.

1.  Cut 2 of each outer material and lining for the sides and 1 of each for the lining

2.  Sew the sides together

3.  Open it out so the seams are opposite each other

4.  Pin the bottom to the sides.  You will need to clip the corners.
{I used felt here}

5.  Sew the bottom being careful to pivot at the corners and then do the exact same thing with the lining.  Make sure to leave a hole in the lining to turn it right side out.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2004 07:41:38 AM »

6.  Put the bag inside the lining, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER

7.  Pin lining to fabric and stitch.  Before you stitch, it is helpful to pin a ribbon to the tip of the handle to help in turning it right side out.

8.  Clip edges carefully

9.  Turn right side out through opening in lining, stitch lining closed, press, and topstitch.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2004 07:58:55 AM »

Wow thanks for the tutorial, it's really clear!
I love the color of the bag.  How much time did it take to make it?

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2004 08:01:02 AM »

Under 2 hours, I think.  I worked on it off and on.

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2004 08:09:42 AM »

awesome tut. i've always wanted to make one...as for the pattern...where can i find it?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2004 08:13:36 AM »

Go to www.wildginger.com and look for the free downloads.  It's called "Wild Things" and you can adjust the patterns to the sizes you want, set up the layout on regular sized printer paper, print it, and tape the pages together.  The instructions are not clear, though.  Wild Things just has accessories, unfortunately.

Does anyone know of any similar free patterns that can be downloaded that are actual clothing?

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2004 08:16:04 AM »

im not quite sure if i know of any place...http://craftandfabriclinks.com/patterns.html

is interfacing neccessary for this bag? and what about the top...does it need any top stiching like the jordy bags?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2004 08:19:40 AM »

I would definitely use interfacing and do topstitching.  (I didn't get to that part yet-will do it tongiht)

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2004 08:17:56 PM »

I love this style of bag, we do quite a few of them.

Here's a tip: if you want the square bottom, like in this tutorial, instead of having to go through the pinning on of the bottom (which can be a pain!) you can always cut the squares out and stitch the bottom up (like in Jordy's tutorial). I have been doing my bags like this for awhile, before I came across craftster...

because this bag is sewn differently than it *appears* when you've cut it out, it can be tricky. But.. it will look like this laying flat... (kind of eiffle tower-ish)


and then when you get to step 3 (above), you will have the cut outs on each side, and you can stitch across the bottom (leaving a hole in liner to flip) and stitch up your corners, and viola! Simple square bottom bag that ties on top  Wink

Hope that helps somebody!
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2004 11:10:07 PM »



i figured that out when i made my second bag today...so much easier to just make the bottom a jordy...thanks for the pattern beantown!

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