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Topic: Tutorial: Reversible tote bag  (Read 316702 times)
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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2007 03:26:45 PM »

this is the second tut of yours i've looked at: you do great work! you have a good eye for detail and the finished product looks so professional.

great work!

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« Reply #71 on: June 13, 2007 04:55:18 PM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'm just starting out on sewing, and this was the biggest, most difficult, and cutest thing I've made. I love how it turned out.

The only thing I had trouble with was straps. Many troubles with straps. First, I cut them the width of my fabric (44") because I didn't think 6 inches would make a big difference. I was wrong. So I cut out 6 inches and sewed them to the 44 inches.

Then, when it came time to attach them to the bag, I couldn't figure out how to attach them by machine (the top was finished, the sides were closed) and my hand-sewing is horrible. I don't know what I missed there, so I ended up tearing out a side to sew on the straps, and then resewing that.

And my final strap error was attaching them wrong (ie, one end of a strap on Side A and the other end on Side. B, as opposed to both ends being on Side A. I was so fed up with the bag at that point I just cut the straps down the middle and sewed them together how they should be.

So, apart from my patchwork straps, I love the bag! Thanks a million!

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« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2007 08:20:57 PM »

i LOVE this tute!  i (literally) just finished my bag and i plan on making some more very soon!  i also had trouble with the straps, i twisted the first strap so to make it even i twisted the second one too! Cheesy  i was lucky enough to have the fabric in my stash so this was very easy and fun for me!  thank you so much!

more info on my bloghttp://knittinggnomes.blogspot.com/ (i love saying that, it makes me feel like a real crafter! Grin)
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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2007 12:28:28 AM »

Your bag looks commercially made! Great job. Thanks for the tutorial!
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2007 03:47:08 PM »

Awesome bags! I've got to make me one of these. Cheesy

« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2007 11:51:35 AM »

I just got my material!  Grin I really hope mine turns out good. It's my first sewing project
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« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2007 09:51:04 PM »

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« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2007 11:29:45 PM »

It took me a few nights, but I'm done.  I wanted the straps longer, so I adjusted the length to about 34" for the handles.  I used some cute black flower & dot canvas fabric bought on the clearance rack at Joanns.  I can't say it was an easy pattern/instructions, but I did make it through w/o complications.  Probably won't make a reversible tote again even though it was a fun challenge.  There's usually one pattern combo that I prefer.  Instructions could easily convert to do away with the reversible part.  Overall, I like the size & the pockets.   Smiley  I love my bag!

Thanks for the free tutorial!   Cheesy

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« Reply #78 on: October 25, 2007 02:57:46 AM »

ohhh, i love those bags  Shocked Cheesy

i want one!

already bookmarked this thread and will surely try it out! i already sewed a messenger bag using glorianas tutorial and it turned out great. so i'm looking forward to making this one!

« Reply #79 on: October 25, 2007 03:16:28 AM »

I'm going to try posting photos again now that I've proven myself a worthy craftster poster.  haha   Grin

I'm looking forward to using this bag as my overseas craft travel tote to keep me busy on the plane.

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