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Mela
« on: November 17, 2005 08:28:47 AM »

made from the same simplicity pattern several have referenced here...although I modified the pattern to make a finished edge inside the handle.  The pattern leaves it raw (why?Huh).
This is the front of the bag, the back matches the handles/lining. I added a slash-type pocket inside.  It's a christmas gift for some yet-to-be-determined friend. 

Ha!  I just noticed that all the bags I've posted so far are brown.... I'll try to avoid it on my next bag.

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005 08:34:16 AM »

Beautiful, Mela. I love the fabric! Very stylish looking bag!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005 08:38:06 AM »

i have a skirt made out of the same fabric!  i love it. 
your bag looks awesome!  i really like the handles. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005 09:46:22 AM »

I really like this a lot.  The colors are fantastic, and nice job with the handle!  They're so tricky...
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005 10:10:47 AM »

I love that fabric you used!!  Beautiful. Smiley
I think they leave the handle edges raw because they expect you to use a fabric that won't fray.  They recommend pleather and faux suede on the pattern if I remember correctly.  *However*, I started making this bag again with a non-fraying fabric, and it still didn't look right to me.  Go figure!
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005 10:30:30 AM »

i have had that pattern for about 2 months and just decied to work on it last night but I thought that i was reading it wrong so instead of cutting the whole( i didnt want it a raggedy) i left it like it was and make to handles .I am not finished yet now that I see yours I may try a inside pocket but hoe did you do your handles so neat??
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2005 09:07:49 PM »

Ah, I love Craftster!  THank you for the kind words on the bag!! 

As far as how I made the handles, I did something very similar to what was done here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49706.0

I used a scrap of the pattern fabric as a lining for then handles. I was happy with how it turned out, only I had to make sure everything was lined up well to keep it neat.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005 05:22:18 AM »

thanks that was actually waht I was thinking of doing instead of the oval just cut a square and work from there.
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