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« on: March 31, 2014 08:49:45 PM »

So back in August, Subway's kids' meals came with Gravity Falls lunch bags. Gravity Falls is pretty much my favorite cartoon in existence, so I bought all six of them on the spot. Then I realized I had no idea what to do with them.

I finally settled on making a lining and strap for each and turning them into purses. Unfortunately, back in August my sewing machine and I didn't get along at all (I'd been putting my sewing machine needle in backwards by accident for TWO YEARS) and so I only had the patience to finish one before I gave up.

Fast-forward to the present: I now get along with my sewing machine, and I've been carrying my Subway-bag-turned-purse for several months and love it, but now it's finally falling apart. So I decide to pull out my machine and one of the other bags and make my second purse, and I thought I'd share it here!

The lining and strap are cut from granny squares- one granny square is a little more than enough for the lining of one bag, and you can make two straps out of a second square (cut in quarters lengthwise).

I couldn't remember if I had meant for the green or the orange to be the strap color (I bought the granny squares for all the bags back when I did the first one), but this is what happened. The orange looked good enough on the outside anyway.

The back, in case anyone was curious.

I think I'll like this one even better than the first- it's deeper, and came with pre-attached velcro, so I didn't have to mess with that! If anyone's interested in a tutorial, let me know, and I can whip one up the next time I make one of these.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014 09:01:25 PM »

Funny story, backward needle girl  Roll Eyes
I've done that...that is why I laugh.  Cheesy
{Ooops.} Glad you made friends with your machine.
Very cute lunch bag.
Kind of a live and learn project.
We all do those!


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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014 02:41:34 PM »

Great job!  Love it. Smiley
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