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Topic: Bag Explosion!! Crafty themed, spooky, and a bunch of randomness [pic heavy]  (Read 8499 times)
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« on: July 23, 2013 06:15:49 AM »

After making a customized bag for the awesome Jennieingram I got a random urge to keep making patches and went a little crazy. I think I got to about 115+ individual patches before I decided to start piecing bags together...well that and my fabric buckets were bursting at the seams with finished patches. It was very liberating to let my imagination wander and go crazy with it. Here's a bunch of finished bags, a few with specific themes and a bunch without. I also used some hand screen printed fabrics I received in the recent Printed Fabric swap, and installed magnetic buttons for the first time successfully!

The crafty theme, how could I have not done this before??




A second crafty bag, a little smaller, a little cuter?



Something a little spooky, all sorts of creepy type inspiration.



A bunch of random bags...









Hopefully I didn't just crash your computer.  Roll Eyes Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013 06:31:56 AM »

So much to love!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013 06:45:04 AM »

They are wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013 07:14:23 AM »

Oh my goodness, those are all awesome!!  How are your fingers from all the handstitching??  Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013 07:37:18 AM »

Definitely so much to love!  Especially the "emergency button" and "better go in disguise" patches - those are my favorites. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013 07:41:02 AM »

ROCKS!  Great job, these are awesome!  
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013 07:51:38 AM »

Holy smokes! I have too many fav patches. Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013 07:56:04 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

this ROCCCCCCCKKKKKKKSSSSS!

um, wow. these pieces seriously are blowing my mind! amazing work here!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013 08:34:14 AM »

They came out spectacular sheeps!
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013 08:51:44 AM »

Love the crafty totes!!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013 10:02:54 AM »

This is truly amazing!  Gorgeous work, as always!
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013 11:29:03 AM »

OMG, rocks and soooooo cool.
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013 01:09:18 PM »

I love the "only place cleaning comes before crafting is the dictionary" one the most, hehe. They're all so awesome though!
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013 01:22:35 PM »

 Grin Wonderful, all of it! Rocks!
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013 04:00:52 PM »

Oh my thank you all for the lovely comments! I may have gone a bit overboard with the bags but I can't get enough of it  Cheesy

Oh my goodness, those are all awesome!!  How are your fingers from all the handstitching??  Grin Grin

Haha, I think in feeding my obsession with making these bags I've given myself carpal tunnel. Thankfully it doesn't act up all the time; I just have to be a lot more conscientious about not overworking myself. 
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2013 06:13:49 AM »

The 'crafty' bag is my personal fave, but seriously...anything you make is gold! I love looking at all the details you put into your work! "this ROCKS"  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013 09:22:26 AM »

those are all so fantastic, I love your random ones so much.  Great job.
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013 08:34:49 AM »

These are simply fantastic!  Do you have a tute somewhere showing how you make these?  I don't really sew but I do have a nice sewing machine that just sits there with nothing to do.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013 06:19:31 PM »

I love your bags and the themes for each one.
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2013 04:37:24 AM »

These are simply fantastic!  Do you have a tute somewhere showing how you make these?  I don't really sew but I do have a nice sewing machine that just sits there with nothing to do.

Thanks so much coocoosnest! I used this videos as a tutorial when I first got started

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ

Unfortunately to do it as the tutes show, there is very little room for machine sewing (believe me I've tried to think of the ways. But craftylittlemonkey made a terrific tutorial to create a similar effect with a lot more machine sewing.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356111.msg4168853#msg4168853
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2013 09:10:34 AM »

Thanks for the links sheepB, this looks like something I could do.  And since most of it is done by hand and small pieces, it would be great to take along anywhere.  Thanks again for the links and the inspiration and wish me luck.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2013 10:08:18 AM »

Wow! Amazing work! If I had to pick a favorite I think that I would have to pick them all. Their all beautiful. Love all the bright colors, and detail work. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2013 02:50:04 PM »

Wow!
There are so many great details on these bags. The colors go well together too. They simply are stunning.
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2013 07:34:19 PM »

Oh my stars.... Those bags are just freakin' AMAZEBALLZ!!!!!

My biggest question though is, how do you make those handles/straps?!?!?!?!

I've started a few of these bags... well started making patches for the bags... but this is one thing that is just a huge stumbling block for me.... any and all tips are welcome and appreciated!!!
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2013 03:52:34 PM »

Wow. Love all of them and what a fantastic job you did.
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013 10:28:18 AM »

Love, love, love all the new designs Smiley You're a bag-genius.
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2013 02:59:38 AM »

I love the "emergency button" idea!  Your patches look incredibly detailed with lovely texture.
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2014 06:01:57 PM »

Whahahahahahah....  The crafty one is mine, all mine!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2014 08:54:53 AM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2014 04:16:23 AM »

Amazing! My fave patch has to be the seam ripper with "no regrets!"  Grin.

Very very cool. How long does something like this take? There is just sooooo much detail!

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« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2014 04:30:41 AM »

Aw thank you! It depends on how big the bag is but I'd average it at about 20 to 30 hours of work goes into each bag.
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