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« on: September 03, 2005 05:50:55 PM »

I saw a bag on here awhile ago that was this shape. i can't find it now though, but that was the inspiration for this one, i used black thin vinyl (it looks like i made it from an old trash bag in the pics, but it looks kinda leathery in real life.) I put the stars in myself, which was a pain in the bottom. once i got it figured out, it was actually kind of easy. :-)

so total props to the girl who made the first one, i believe it had a green and white vintage print on it.

This is it in all it's glory, hanging out on my floor.

this one is a kinda close up of the stars, it was hard to get them photographed because of the flash and the sheen on the vinyl.

this is another angle of the stars on there, and a little closer up.

anyhow, thanks for looking!

**** New Tutorial*****

pics of the last step....

sorry it took so long to repost.
hope this was understandable. if not, let me know and i'll clarify.
and if you make one, post it, so i can see.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2005 06:44:41 PM »

WoW!! you did GOOD.  Stars on the faux leather is a neat idea.  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2005 06:54:21 PM »

oh. my. God.
I had thought up that design a thousand years ago (or did i see it somewheres? hmm?) anyways, i was going to make one, but then i didn't, you did an awesome job!
if you find the link, be sure to post it!

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2005 08:01:54 PM »

thanks :-)

here is another one i'm almost finished with, it's reversible, but i don't like the brown side so much, i think i may take off that pocket and maybe do some beads or sequins or something... or maybe embroider an orange flower on it to match the inside. who knows. it is reversible though, so if you are feeling funky, go with orange flowers, feeling a little conservative, go with the brown Wink

but here she is....


and the orange side.

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2005 08:10:35 PM »

i really like your bags!  i especially love the orange floral lining on the second bag, it's so cute!
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005 02:24:58 AM »

i llooove the orange and brown one!

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005 04:09:57 AM »

You are on a roll!   The brown and orange are pretty.  I do see your dis-satisfaction with the pocket - it is not bad, just not totally harmonious as it is now.  Am wondering if it  turning it into an orange slice or making it otherwise more intentionally obvious would be more pleasing to you? 

How does the circular shape hold when using it?  Do you need to use really stiff interfacing to keep the shape or does it drape into a pretty slouch look?  I've been putting heavy felt in the bottoms of flat totes to keep them from having herniated bottoms when carried -- somehow that bottom lump bothers me.  Really like the look of your bags so was just wondering before trying one.  Thanks so much.

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005 06:30:31 AM »


The vinyl bag actually holds up pretty well. it slouches just a little when it is filled with my crap. The brown and orange one is cotton and alova suede, it isn't not nearly as sturdy as i would have hoped. When that one is filled, it looks like a hobo. I think on the next one, if it's not vinyl, i'll probably use peltex or craftbond (interfacing), especially around the handle.

I'm planning on making atleast one more stillhere, so i'll try to make a tut... but it may a take a bit. my husbands brother and uncle are coming to visit from Canada today so i have a lot of cleaning (my craft things of the table) and other "wifely" duties to preform.

but it didn't take me long to make it at all, so i'll see what i can whip up.

thanks girls :-)
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2005 03:11:04 PM »

These are great. I especially like the brown and orange one as well. Sometimes I have great bags but they are hard to photograph. I think your black one is great, but shiny stuff is hard to photograph. Must be a technique to do it though, cause they sell vinyl bags on lots of websites.
I have a really hard time doing pics of light bags, because they look all washed out, no matter what light I do them in.

Thanks for the construction details on the bags. I would be interested in a tute, too. I like how the back is another fabric. Not to sound dippy, but how do you get into the bag? Is there a zip? I'd like to try this idea out, too.

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2005 03:45:33 PM »

They are just beautiful Garyn!

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