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1  Re: latest but last collection of bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: February 23, 2006 07:48:39 PM
sorry for keepin ya waitin, my server was down again Grin

...zipper top tut....

Cut ur outer & inner fabric as shown in the pic (U don't need to cut it down the middle). I had cut this fabric to make a hobo bag but instead used it for the tut.

Now place ur lining right side up, then the zipper right side up (on top of the lining) n then the outer fabric wrong side up aligning the top edge and pin it.

Sew it in place, turn over and top stitch it for a finished look. Do the same with the other side.

This is what ull get.

Now separate both the linings n the outer fabrics at one side, like so

Stitch down the sides and bottom of both, leaving 2 hole in the linings bottom to turn it inside out. Its almost the same as the slouchy hobo bag but without those extra pieces of fabric around the zipper = )

This is what ull get in the end, add ur straps the way tinafish has shown in her slouchy hobo bag tut.

Hope this helps; well this type of zipper technique can be added to ur hobo, slouchy hobo, skipping bag etc., for adding a zip top to a skipping bag this link might help.

For the grey bag, I used separate pieces of fabric for the sides and bottom. In the tut I didnt have much fabric so I just sewed the sides n bottom. Any prob, just ask Smiley

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2  latest but last collection of bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: February 13, 2006 04:43:44 AM
hi pals,

i'm back after a pretty long time. my internet service was down for about a month so in the meantime i made a few new bags to keep meself busy. now i'm just tired of these, dunno y, so thought of quitting making more bags. well, 3 r under construction right now. would post them soon. oh well, lets get on...

my cousin who just luved my store bought bag (blue one) wanted one too...

so heres my creation, she luved it sooo much. i appliqued the flowers. made a pocket in the front, one in the back and one inside.

this one's made of  black dotted vinyl, added a mirror pocket inside, this is for my cousin hafsa.

i luv this skipping bag, wanted to make it in black but couldn't find a suitable fabric, so i used dark grey instead. i luv the piping touch.

...here with inner pockets.

of all the jordy bags i've made till now, this is the best. i used a black/biege net here with red sead beads to give it a finished look.

following klinga's small handbag tut, i made this for my cousin, isma.

inspired by muchachak's embossed vinyl purse, i made these. still couldn't get a hang of it, there r some minor mistakes.

and a black one too...

last but not least a jordy bag for my niece, janita.

thanks for lookin... Smiley

Zipper Tutorial - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79743.msg767152#msg767152
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3  Re: Boxy red bag with grosgrain ribbon trim! **TUT ON PAGE 2!!!** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: February 13, 2006 04:09:26 AM
made it atlast Wink better late than never. since i couldn't get grosgrain ribbon trim i used a beaded trim instead. came out fine but the straps came out pretty wide. well i luv it!!

just can't understand how to keep the handles together!! i pinned it here. thankx again. i luv my new purse.

cheers Grin
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4  Re: Looking for help. . in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by dia on: January 05, 2006 10:19:04 PM
ahh...yes that one, the slouchy hobo bag is really easy n i luv it. zip top bags r my fav.

OK, tutorial time...this is exactly like e.r.i.k.as LINED ZIPPERED POUCH here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0 but with the straps. Refer to it incase mine is iffy.

Start with the basic Jordy bag pieces including a zipper of course.

Place the lining right side up on ur working table, then the zipper right side up on the lining (top edges should meet), then the strap and then the outer fabric wrong side up.

Pin them and sew the top edge (the outer fabric, strap, zipper n the lining all together).

This is how it should look like.

Now repeat the same on the other side. Aligning the edges; pin the lining, zipper, straps and outer fabric in place and sew.

Now open the zipper half way and separate the lining pieces to one side and the outer pieces to the other side.

Now sew the sides (keeping the open ends of the zipper close together) and the bottom edges; leaving a 3 inches gap in the linings bottom for turning right side out. Pinch and sew the cut out squares too.

Turn right side out, there u go; a zip top Jordy in ur hands =)

My sewing machine isnt fixed yet, it skips stitches here n there so I have to double stitch itaarrrgh. This gives me fits. But since I had promised I had to put up the tut, no matter what the circumstances Smiley. Anyway, hope this helps.

Cheers =)
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5  i ruined my bag's bottom (with 10 small pics) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: December 20, 2005 10:36:58 PM

i saw a cute leather bag in a mag n thought of giving it a try. i took about three days to get started. it all went fine.... here's the front, made of black (slightly pebbled) vinyl. i machine stitched a flower in the front.

the back with a zipper pocket...

the top...

the zipper end...

the zipper sides...

the lining...

the detail...

this is the most bad part, the ruined bottom  Cry

so i thought of covering it with a cloth padding...

i was so disheartened, that i swore not to make bags for a whole week (my bro n sis were very happy at my decision). i thought of giving it to my sis-in-law but now i don't wish to give this spoiled bag to her. what do u guys think? is it worth giving as a present.

thnks for lookin.

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6  my PINK zip top bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: December 06, 2005 12:59:48 AM
hiya girls,

i made these lovely bags recently. this one is a slouchy bag. thnx to tinafish 4 the wonderful tut. its made of flannel, my fav. fabric, so soft n cushy. i lined it with tea pink cotton fabric. no inside pockets Sad

since i luv zip top bags as things r more safe n secure, i was compelled to make this bag. i made it by adding the zipper part of the slouchy bag to the top of skipping bag. it was fun. made of thick cotton fabric n lined by the same tea pink cotton fabric i used in my slouchy bag.

this is a jordy *quilted* bag with a zip top. i used batting inside, it was a pain in the ass, seriously. made of thin cotton, so i thought of using batting to give it some shape. lined by shocking pink cotton. added a zipper pocket in this one  Cheesy

thnx for lookin Smiley
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7  How to Make a PENCIL CASE in just 10 mins. (PICS FIXED) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: November 16, 2005 11:27:59 PM
finally i made myself a pencil case. had been planning about it for months. here i go...

n here's my tut...

take a piece of desired fabric, i took about 10" x 8". fold in half. cut squares at both ends of the bottoms (jordy's tip) i cut out 1.25" x 1.25" squares. also mark about 1" at top (both sides) n cut it diagonally.

when opened it'll look like this.

now u'll add the zipper. fold down the fabric about a quater inch n place it on the zipper. sew.

for sewing the other side, open the zipper completely, mark where the fabric edges meet. fold down, pin it in place n sew.

ur zipper part is done. turn wrong side out. keep the zipper half open. now sew the sides as shown.

now pinch the bottom n sew.

ur DONE! turn it right side out.


p.s any comments, questions, suggestions are most welcomed. <3
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8  Re: my bagz all in one post (with Ribbon Rose Tutorial) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: November 16, 2005 10:50:26 PM
OOPS! I DID IT AGAIN Grin another mini jordy.

this time i used my most fav crinkle fabric which my dad bought from Dubai. i used black cotton lining, has a zipper pocket inside n has two snap buttons as closure.

this one i made from my bro's old pants.

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9  Re: my bagz in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dia on: September 15, 2005 11:56:19 PM
Lovely bags. How big is the first one? It's so cute

Grin thanks. its approx. 4 inches high n 7 inches long.

That's fantastic.  I'm trying to find ideas for a bag for my personal effects that will fit inside of my son's diaper bag.  I like the ribbon rose.  How did you do that?

it took me long to reply. sorry for that, i was just busy in making a small tut. hope it helps. Wink

In the pic, purple is the ribbons right side n the grey, wrong side.

Take about 20 long, ribbon. Width depends on mood; I used 1 wide ribbon. I luv the tiny quarter inches ribbon too for cute fun effect.

1. Begin with the ribbons wrong side facing u. Hold the ribbon from the middle n fold in the left side downwards, as shown in pic.

2. Now fold over the right side to the left as in second pic.

3 4  Again fold over the ribbon (the one facing down) upwards (hope u get that). Again fold over the ribbon at ur left to the right n so on (keeping in mind; down, left, up, right) Ud keep doing this until u get a one inch layer.

Now ud pull one of the ribbon ends hanging; DOWNWARDS. (one of them would happily be willing to move down, the other would stubbornly stay in place, well if u try fidgeting with that, then it will have to come down, hehe )

As u pull down the ribbon end the rose would start taking shape. Once its completely pulled, ull have the rose ready in hand. Ta-da.

Any confusion, just ask. Smiley

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10  Re: Look for a salwar kameez pattern.. anyone? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by dia on: September 15, 2005 06:26:34 AM
sorry for late reply, hope it isn't too late. well, here i go.

Ud need a measuring tape, any t-shirt that fits u well, a marking pen n of course the fabric on which u gonna work. Smiley

Take a spare piece of fabric wide n long enough to make ur kameez. Fold it in half lengthwise n then again widthwise (the selvedges would at ur right and at the bottom) hope u understand.

Note: add seam allowances in all ur measurements. +++ signs show where the fabric is folded.

First ull mark the neckline. Its usually 2.5 x 2.5. Join them by a curve. (see the neckline in pic)

1* Now take ur measuring tape and measure ur t-shirt across the back (from shoulder to shoulder). This is ur across back measurement, supposing 14. Halve the measurement n mark the fabric at 7. (see 1 in the pic) Join the neckline n the shoulder with a diagonal line.

2* Now measure the armhole of ur t-shirt by placing ur tapes end at the shoulder seam n the other end at the armpit seam. Itd probably be 8. Place the tape diagonally on ur fabric n mark 8. (see 2 in pic)

3* Now take ur bust measurement. Say its 17. Mark it in a way that the armhole measurement n the bust measurement meet at a point. Got that. {I suck at explaining stuffs  : /  } Now draw the armhole curve.

4* Now measure down 4.

5* Now take ur waist measurement. (measuring ur t-shirt as u go)

6* This is ur hip measurement, mark it on the fabric, just the half.

7* Measure how much u want ur kameez front wide, got that?? Halve it n mark it on the fabric. Now join the four of them (orange part in pic) with a straight line. (re-mark the entire outline darkly so that the ink seeps thro n u have an outline on the other side too)

Now using ur scissors cut the green part only. Now separate the above n below fabric. U have the front n back of the kameez. Take the front, mark two inches n cut the neckline deeper. Cut the armhole too a bit as shown in the pic.

Lay both the front n back over each other right sides facing. U can now see the entire outline of the kameez. Sew the shoulders in place. Now start from the arm pits down smoothly joining the waist with a slight curve down till the hips (the pink part in the pic). Stop here n go back a few inches. The part down the hips is open. Fold over the side slits twice inwards n stitch them down. Trim off excess fabric. U can use piping on the neckline.

For the sleeves, ud take two big piece of fabric, wider than ur armpit measurement n long enough depending on the length u prefer, fold it in half n draw a figure like shown in the pic. A* is the armpit measurement. Ud start with a slight curve outwards n then a slight curve inwards. Now cut the green part only. Then separate the two sleeves n cut ONLY the front parts of both sleeves slightly deeper. Sew the pink part of the sleeves, trim the excess n then sew it to the kameez. Phew!!

TUT TWO: u could just place ur best fitting shirt over ur desired fabric n mark the entire outline n sew as I have said above. At least, here u wont need to fumble with the measuring tape. Lol.

I hope this is comprehensible. If u still have any prob, feel free to ask. Cheers.
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