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1  Re: TUTORIAL: The fastest lined bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by esarina on: September 12, 2011 02:54:56 AM
I'm so glad you find it useful! I use it all the time, with lots of modifications. I even made a square bottom bag with handles using this basic idea. I love the tidiness of the lining neatly sewn into place, besides how fast it goes. This is one of my latest quick projects, with an extra pocket to protect my phone from my keys:
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2  Re: AAARRRGGGHHH HELP REQUIRED in Weddings and Bridal Showers by esarina on: September 07, 2009 02:37:48 PM
You're getting it anyway. Wink

Basically, just sketch up a basic grid of triangles with equal sides, define your bottom and make half of one of the six sides, mirror it to make one complete side and copy the pattern to all sides. The hearts take up no more than two halves of two triangles each. Fold like in your picture. Smiley
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3  TUTORIAL: The fastest lined bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by esarina on: August 17, 2009 07:51:43 AM
This is my first tutorial on Craftster, so be nice to me. Wink The tutorial is actually old, but I haven't published it in English before. This way of thinking is very versatile and can be adapted to a lot of projects, but I choose to illustrate it with this little case. Perhaps there's another tutorial for the same thing somewhere around here but I haven't seen anybody suggest sewing like this so I hope you like it. It has saved me a lot of time at numerous occasions.

Lined bag with 2 seams

Cut two pieces of equal size in your fabric choices.

Fold/press the seam allowance on one of the short sides. This will be the upper edge of the bag's inside.

Fold/press to mark the depth of the bag, right side in. The lid part will now stick up.

Put the two pieces on top of each other with the folded seam allowances inwards.

Baste if you want/need to.

Sew along the three unfolded sides.

Cut the corners. (Zigzag the raw edges if you want to.)

Turn the bag right by first turning it through the hole in the bottom...

...and then fold over the outer fabric.


Top stitch around the edges.

Here I used a snap button for closure. Done!

English is not my first language, so please correct me if I'm not using the correct terms or if something needs clarification.
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4  Fabric treatment for bags, are you using it? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by esarina on: July 07, 2009 02:35:56 PM
(Sorry for my lack of vocabulary in English on this subject - I'm not a native speaker.)

I've found a couple of brands of spray impregnation (sp?) for fabric to make them withstand moist and dirt better. Are you using it? I've seen several of those lovely weekender bags here, and my first thought is that I want something that can take at least a little rain. Are you using yours as is or are you treating the fabric first? What would you recommend: first making the bag and then treating it, or first cutting the bag and then treat the pieces of outer fabric before sewing?

(I'm making something similar to the Amy Butler weekender bag in this:
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5  Another purse organizer in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by esarina on: March 12, 2009 01:04:03 PM
I got inspired by the beautiful red/white polkadot organizer, which is actually the first of it's kind I've ever seen. Then I've seen some other solutions as well, but decided to make my own since I like that you really can't miss the pockets in this one.

There are two places where I keep my stuff: in a Japanese knot bag with a round bottom, or in a bag next to a laptop. So I wanted an organizer that would fit these places. This one does:

Like this for my knot bag:

And like this for my laptop bag:

Filled with some of the junk I carry around:

I'd love to hear what you think. Smiley
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