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« on: March 10, 2014 10:07:53 AM »

This is the second tote bag I have made using this tutorial from The Purl Bee.  I made this bag for my partner in the Box of Color Swap.  It does come together quickly but I wish it was lined. I suppose it wouldn't be that hard to add a lining into if you wanted though.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014 10:20:10 AM »

Nice job and great colors!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014 10:45:20 AM »

Cute! I really like the fabric. It would have taken me half a day to do this.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014 12:04:07 PM »

The worst part is cutting the fabric out.  No matter how hard I try it's always uneven!  Then I end up having to trim and trim so the bag ends up a bit smaller than it's supposed to be....
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014 12:37:39 PM »

The worst part is cutting the fabric out.  No matter how hard I try it's always uneven!  Then I end up having to trim and trim so the bag ends up a bit smaller than it's supposed to be....

Bwhahaha, that sounds like me cutting  Grin

Oh, you could do a French seam. That way the inside looks finished without the cutting and sewing the lining  Wink
It isn't hard at all and adds a little extra to it!  Smiley

It is a fun and nice colourful bag Lindy! I like it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014 03:31:45 PM »

The worst part is cutting the fabric out.  No matter how hard I try it's always uneven!  Then I end up having to trim and trim so the bag ends up a bit smaller than it's supposed to be....

Bwhahaha, that sounds like me cutting  Grin

Oh, you could do a French seam. That way the inside looks finished without the cutting and sewing the lining  Wink
It isn't hard at all and adds a little extra to it!  Smiley

It is a fun and nice colourful bag Lindy! I like it!

I will have to look up french seams!  I will need a nice tutorial to show me how to do it! 
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014 11:21:18 PM »

I will have to look up french seams!  I will need a nice tutorial to show me how to do it! 

It is very easy! Sew bag WRONG sides together. Iron and turn.
Sew bag rigth sides together... DONE!!


I'll look for a tut for you, but this is it..  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014 12:29:06 PM »

That does sound super easy! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014 01:15:18 PM »

That does sound super easy! 

Oh, believe me it is!! The name is more difficult than sewing the seam!

Here's a link to a tutorial on Morsbags. They use a French seam.

And here's a link to a Craftsters Morsbag gallery. Fun and all so different!

Try it, you'll like it!! I know  Smiley  Have fun!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014 06:16:57 PM »

The worst part is cutting the fabric out.  No matter how hard I try it's always uneven!  Then I end up having to trim and trim so the bag ends up a bit smaller than it's supposed to be....
I find the best way around this is to use my rotary cutter and mat. Best way to stay even.
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