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11  Kaufman Circles Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 24, 2008 02:47:24 PM
This is the last of that Robert Kaufman's Stratosphere material I have, and I used every last bit of it too! ha!  This bag is turned and topstitched and I really like the look of it much better.  Reminds me of sewing diapers, ha!  Anyhow, it has a magnetic closure, and a strap at the top that attaches to the button on the front.  The bag stands on its' own, because it is lined with two different Pellon liners.  One is decor bond, the other is ultra firm stabilizer.  I'm beginning to like that stiff stuff, LOL LOL

Whatcha' think?

Then, I made a small zippered wristlet pouch thing, I love these little bags.  They are great for keeping things that you don't want flying out everywhere Smiley
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12  Flamin' Hot Bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 19, 2008 03:20:25 PM
This is Alexander Henry fabric called, "Wheels on Fire".  And, since today, I'm recovering from a terrible sunburn on my back, it only seemed fitting to make a Flamin' Hot Bag!  ha, ha!  I kind of had a hard time with the zipper at the ends, as I wasn't sure what to do.  I made it work though. 
Whatcha' think?

Thanks for looking?

zipped shut
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13  Koto Fabric Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 14, 2008 07:34:23 PM





small zippered bag to put inside

I made this bag using Alexander Henry's Koto fabric, I just love that fabric, so pretty!  I've had this bag in my head for awhile now, so it's neat to see it "alive".  The button was from a stash of stuff I got at the thrift store, and it just works perfect for the closure.  The straps for the closure are the pieces I cut off on the sides to give it the upside down triangle look (with the top cut off, does that make sense, probably not, ha?)  I try and use every spare piece of fabric I have, it just felt so wrong to waste any of it, ha, ha!

The bag is pretty big, and hangs on the hip, it's really comfortable.  I wanted my neighbor to be a "model" with my bag, but I was afraid she'd take off with it, ha, ha!  I do keep my neighbor in supply with bags by-the-way, so I actually call her my "tester", LOL LOL

Whatcha' think? Smiley
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14  Box Like Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 12, 2008 09:19:21 PM
I found this neat fabric at Walmart, of all places!  The wooden handles came from another bag I found at the thrift store.  I've been getting old bags here and there just for the cool handles.

It's very box like, and zips almost shut.  I should have worked more with the zipper area at one end, but after breaking a needle and stabbing myself with a pin in the arm, I just wanted to get it done, ha!

What do you all think?  I still need to make a zipper pull.


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15  Quirky Lil' Zippered Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 10, 2008 12:45:47 PM

Okay, I made this quirky lil' zippered bag to go along with my Kalahari bag.  Now, I didn't come up with the design of it or invent it, I actually found this lil black bag down below on the left in a box of sewing stuff I bought at the thrift store.

I thought it was cool, so I figured it out and made my own.  Really neat and simple and you can put a lot of stuff inside!  I think it helped my fear of zippers too, because this was easy to make.

NOW, does anyone know what you call that lil bag?  I'm sure someone knows?  Just curious.  I'm just calling it the Quirkly lil' Zippered Bag, ha, ha for now.
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16  Kalahari Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 10, 2008 10:40:40 AM

Front and the back are the same, with a velcro closure pocket on each side.




Zipped shut

Long strap
I made this bag for a "trade", she is a knitter and making me some sort of "throw" for my couch.  Fun stuff!

Anyhow, this is loosely based on a pattern, like very loosely.  I had a hard time with the zipper, but I finally conquered it.  What I've noticed in bag making, is how you have to think backwards when you sew things together.  So very hard for me to do sometimes!

Forgot to add that the fabric is from Alexander Henry, 2006 collection, Kalahari is the name of it.  Smiley
Thanks for looking Smiley
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17  Roomy Bag made from 3 fat quarters in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 07, 2008 02:32:39 PM
I made this one out of 3 fat quarters and some muslin for the inner, it's a fairly large bag and very roomy.  The retro button is super neat.  The bag is a mixture of things I've learned here on Craftster.  Do y'all remember that "3 fat quarters" bag from youcanmakethis.com?  It is similiar to that I think.  

Whatcha' think?


Inner with extra big pockets on each side

My sewing machine has some cool stitches, so I thought I'd give them a whirl on the pockets Smiley
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18  Diaper/Messenger style Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: June 03, 2008 09:02:34 PM
I made this today for someone who was wanting a diaper bag that was similiar to a messenger style bag.  I really like how it came out and I totally winged it!  The fabric is Alexander Henry, I forget the exact name of it, but it is very pretty.

It measures 19 inches across, 12 inches tall bag, 31 inches tall with the strap, 6 inches wide.  The bag wouldn't feel that big unless you filled it to the brim with things. 

There are pockets on each side of the Inside of the bag.  There is a pocket on each end of the bag.  And, a pocket that is under the flap on the main bag part.  I put the metal feet on it, and there is one magnetic closure.  I sewed on a button near the magnetic closure just for "looks".

I intended to use all the AH fabric for the outer part of the bag, but I ran out of that fabric and had to get inventive.  I think the "inventiveness" really made a great contrast for that busy fabric, so that was good. 

Thanks for looking Smiley




bottom with four metal feet

Inner with pockets on each side in there

What it looks like open, so you can see the two pockets that go under the flap
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19  Busy and Loud Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: May 24, 2008 02:09:17 PM
This is from a Simplicity pattern, but I did several things differently.  I thought this bag would be a handy diaper bag, it has plenty of room and the colors just look "diaper baggish" to me, ha, ha!  I'm not really sure what to think of this fabric, it's busy, loud and kind of "out there".  I originally bought it for making a "whack and stack" quilt, but wanted to see how it looked as a bag.

It has a pocket on the side, and the flap was supposed to only cover that outside pocket.  But, I thought it would be better to cover the top also.  It doesn't close the top completely, but enough to keep things from flying out.

I made two inner pockets with one being able to hold two pens and a few cards, etc.   I also put metal feet on the bottom because it just looked like it needed them.  Smiley

Thanks for looking, Smiley

Bottom with metal feet.  You can see on the right where it got a little wonky, I could not get that bottom to line up and had to rip out, and re-sew and re-do to the point of driving me crazy, LOL

Side view

Front pocket

Top flap closure originally intended to just cover the front pocket.


inner with the pocket that holds two pens and some cards
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20  Retro Curtain Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PoodlyBooty on: May 21, 2008 12:51:49 PM
I found this material at a thrift store, it was originally used for a valance.  Its a heavy cotton material and very sturdy.  I had made a bag with it as soon as I got that material home awhile back.  So, today, I took it apart and started over since I know a little tiny bit more about bag making.  (Thanks to several of you bag makers on Craftster who inspire and give me good ideas Smiley) I made the liner out of thin black cotton fabric, and decided against using anything fusible because the bag is not really huge.  Plus, it just didnt feel like it needed it.  I put a pocket on the inner on each side.  I sewed on a neat old button for a simple closure.

It measure 30 inches tall with strap.  The bag itself is 11 1/2 inches tall, and 8 inches wide.  The depth of the bag is 2 inches.  Not a super huge bag, but very usable.

I just love this fabric, I have more to play with, yea!!!!

Thanks for looking Smiley

The Back, each square is different



Side view

Button closeup
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