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Topic: My First Bag, The Beautiful Soldiers!  (Read 1938 times)
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« on: March 25, 2013 12:45:37 AM »

The title here is a little misleading; this is actually my first finished sewing project ever. I could not resist this adorable Sailor Moon fabric, but at the price, I could only get half a yard. I thought about what could be made with only half a yard, and decided a purse would be a good idea since my old purse had just fallen apart. I found a simple looking tutorial online and went for it.


Here are the pieces. This is after I had already pinned the pleats on the bag bottoms. This bag was a great intro to pleats for me, as I hope to make my own Halloween costume and there will be much pleating involved with that.


Here is one side of the bag. I'm a little bummed that Sailor Jupiter got caught up in a pleat, but since the bag stretches a bit when it's filled, it's not a big deal.


This is the other side. I've dubbed this side the "front" since more of the Sailor Senshi are visible on this side.


The lining (with a pocket!) is a bright green. My boyfriend had just happened to buy this color fabric for an embroidery project he's working on, and I thought it would be a fun and unexpected complement to the pink Sailor Moon fabric.


Finally, an action shot with the filled purse. Do forgive the bathroom shot, it's the only mirror I have in my apartment right now.

Overall, I'm happy with it for a first project. Topstitching gave me a hard time, as well as attaching the top of the bag to the bottom, as their curves didn't match up because of the pleating, but I feel like it was all great for expanding my fledgling sewing skills.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013 04:41:32 AM »

Wow - this doesn't look like a first sewing project at all!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013 04:48:08 AM »

looks great! I love bags with bright linings! Congrats on your first completed project.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013 06:58:03 AM »

Excellent job! Did the boy friend miss his bright green fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013 09:04:05 AM »

This is definitely a fabric I wouldn't have been able to resist. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013 09:27:47 AM »

I see some mad sewing skills in your future, if this is you first project.  Your purse is cute and looks very well made.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013 09:51:39 AM »

Excellent job! Did the boy friend miss his bright green fabric?

Nah, he bought way more than he actually needed.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013 01:57:21 PM »

very nice purse and the fabric you used both for the bag and for the lining is to die for!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014 10:37:33 PM »

Awesome job with this
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