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« on: January 18, 2006 04:07:07 AM »

In your opinion and experience, which bag do you feel (on Craftster or other & please provide link) is the fastest and easiest to make?  I'm just curious and I'm sure others could benefit from this as well.


« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006 05:42:51 AM »

Hi there... well I'm not exactly the most experienced bag-crafter here, lol ... but to me the absolute simplest/easiest (also very readily-adaptable) is the plain ole 'envelope' style.
Lots of interesting possibilities......
Could be made out of just about anything & in just about any size (including smallish sizes as m-u holders & other catchalls 'in' a larger purse). 
Could be no-handle clutch style -or- could have either a permanent or a removable shoulderstrap/handheld strap (made from just about anything, chain, ribbon, leather/suede cord, beaded, etc etc).
[[edited to add: almost forgot about clasps, probly my most favorite thing to play with, lol..  envelope style lends itself to all sorts of interesting 'outside' sewn-on clasp ideas -- braided frog, button & loop or focal-bead & loop, ribbon tie, a 'hardware' closure such as toggle, bit, buckle, clip/ lanyard ... & so on & so forth -- but of course just a plain hidden snap is fine too]]
Sorry I don't know of any tutes, although you might try the Craftster search up there for envelope bag. As for pattern... well, one day I just unstuck all-around & opened up an ordinary business size envelope and kinda movvved right on from there ..!   
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006 07:12:44 AM »

taht depends  on the type of bag you are needing.  if you mean a draw sting bag the simplest easiest way to do taht is get 1 yard of material  Or as close to square as possible (if material is wider then need more yardage)

lay it flat draw a giant circle as big as you can from side to side.  make a hem 1/4 in all the way around  tack it down.   then  make a hem 1 1/2 inch  all the way around. sew it down make 2 slits on teh outside of the bag IN that hen area adn feed an old shoe (or jacket) string thru the hole all the way around to the othr hole.  bring it thru and sinch it up. the hardest part to me is taking teh time to iron teh 1/4 inch hem.the hem does does not have to lay perfectly because it will be  hidded anyway.

looking for instant coffee from australia or russia made with mustard and champagne.  VIOLET CRUMBLES and VEGEMITE would be welcome swap items!!
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