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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / HOBO - Black / White toile & gingham on: July 11, 2006 09:11:47 AM
I knew I would like this as soon as I received the order for it.  I love it when customers know what they want.  Smiley

Originally inspired by tinafish's pleated hobo, with a few modifications...

2 open pockets on one side:

Zip pocket on other side:

Didn't get a picture of it to show the size, but it's the same size as this one:
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Accordian Pleated Hobo with grommets on: July 07, 2006 02:38:00 PM
So I tried something new, not sure how well I like it yet.  I haven't carried it out and about yet.  it's rather big for my usual taste, but I think it has to be this big for the according effect.

Thank you to Wal-Mart for the $1.00 clearance section for the outside fabric.  And the lining was free, given to me by my mother-in-law for a purse I made for her a few years ago.



This is how it "hangs" when it's just sitting.   You can see the grommets and how the handles are threaded that achieves the accordian pleat affect when pulled tight:

Inside - one pocket on each end.  Couldn't really do pockets anywhere else because of the pleats.  I could fit SOOOOO much more in here if I wanted to.  Also has a magnetic snap to help hold it closed when it's sitting:

And for size comparision:

The handles are strips of leather that I salvaged from a belt I bought originally for the o-rings (for a diaperbag).  I may make long strips of the outside fabrics for handles, not sure yet.


23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / and yet another diaperbag. :) on: June 23, 2006 10:20:26 PM
Hot off the machine, I couldn't even wait until daylight to get better pics.  Smiley  This has a total of 7 pockets:  3 are outside - one on each end, plus a large velcro one underneath the front flap (which velcros) that holds the changing pad.  Inside has 4 elasticized pockets, 2 appropriate for diaper/wipes, 2 appropriate for bottles, diaper rash cream, etc.  This can be worn as a shoulder bag or messenger style, or a backpack.  All straps are removable and adjustable.

Oh, and the label really isn't off-center.  I went and checked.  The flap is just hanging off-center.  Smiley

Front:                                                                                Side (note side bottle pocket, duplicate on opposite side):

As a backpack:                                                                    Side, backpack style:

Inside, elasticized diaper pockets:                                                                    And side bottle pocket (also one on opposite side):

And finally, the matching changing pad, in the front large velcro pocket:
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Just for fun...BLACK -N- WHITE! on: May 24, 2006 11:43:47 PM
About time for a new purse for myself!  Here's a zip-top jordy made of faux velvet white with black flowers.  Inside is a shocking bright pink with 3 slip pockets on the back side, including one perfect for my cell phone.  This actually didn't turn out how I wanted it to, my measurements must have been off.  I wanted it longer and shorter.  It was also my first time doing the zipper like this, now I know it's not a great idea to use such thick fabric when doing the zipper like this!  Just one pic for now...

Thanks for looking!
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Blue w/red flowers HOBO !! on: May 16, 2006 08:32:38 PM
This is for my friend that I gave the matching diaper bag to.   She's not due until November and couldn't wait to carry the diaper bag with this fabric, so I made her a hobo.  She requested the red on the sides and handle. 

Front, and a partial side view:

zipper pull:

Two open pockets on one side and a zipper pocket (with matching blue polka-dots) on the other side!!

Finally, I'm caught up on my orders and can sew something for myself!  I have some black-n-white fabric calling my name...  Smiley

26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / *** a POLKA-DOT tote *** on: May 11, 2006 07:53:53 AM
This was a commissioned bag.  I'm a little nervous about it because the girl that ordered it is VERY fashionista - carries Kate Spade, wears Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, etc.   Shocked  Hope she likes it!  (This was also my challenge entry!)

Here's the outside, there's a pocket front and center, between the straps:

Here's the inside, 2 open pockets edged in the outside fabric (one large, one small):

Opposite side with a zipper pocket half open, outside fabric is on inside of the zipper pocket, and zipper pull:
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Scrunchy red & blue paisley zip-top jordy on: May 03, 2006 02:57:16 PM
So I saw this tote in a magazine that I liked and thought I would try my hand at it (sorry for the bad pic quality, I took a snapshot of a crumpled magazine page!):

I used some instruction from  "Ruched Delight" (here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80208.0) .  I used elastic thread in my bobbin to do the gathers (although you could simple do them by hand).  So, thanks to thebagfairy!

I did mine with a cheap Wal-mart blue/red paisely, red webbing for handles, a vintage zipper from my Grandma's stash which I inherited, red upholestery fabric for the lining and craft-weight sew-in interfacing.  3 open pockets on the inside, ribbon & bead zipper pull.  Anyway, onto the pics!



And one more for size...

All in all, I'm kinda "eh" about it.  Not really my style.  I think I would like it better if it was a bigger tote instead of a medium purse size.  

28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / a "Pretty Healthy" bag on: April 27, 2006 01:38:21 PM
I call it that because it's pretty and it's healthy (ergronomic bag).

This was my "Spring Bag Challenge" entry, but thought I would put it here for comments.

I didn't think this one was going to make it, but I pushed through!  I almost gave up last night but after a long shower went back and started sewing again at 1:30 AM.   Grin  This is a present for my step-mother's birthday, cause she like's those "healthy back" bags.

I copied all the pockets and their placement from an actual "Healthy Back" bag.  I did forget the key clip.   Roll Eyes

I NEVER plan on doing one of these again.  I would rather do diaper bags! 

front, with one velcro pocket:

back with another velcro pocket with a flap:

gusset pocket on outside:

gusset pocket on inside:


pockets on other side, that zippered pocket doesn't want to lay flat against the side wall!  Sad And there's also the pocket sewed to the side wall:
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My new kitchen curtains! on: March 30, 2006 12:33:28 PM
Yea!  It only took me two months to get around to doing these.  But it only took me about 4 hours to complete them, start to finish!

Cost was about $5.00 to make them, but I have more material left over that I could make purses out of and make more than my money back.  Wink    The dark strips going down the front are from a coordinating plaid fabric.  I just cut the darkest and widest strips to use.  Oh, and they're decorative, not functional, though you can unbutton it and let them hang down, they're not pretty that way.  I'm going to put mini-blinds behind them for function.

30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Storage Bag on: March 20, 2006 12:13:36 PM
I guess this goes here, after all, it is a bag!  

I got tired of all the loose plastic grocery sacks in the bottom of my pantry.  So I made something to hold them!  It's not exactly original, you can buy these in the store, but why spend money on one when I have gobs of fabric to use up!  It only took me about 30 minutes.  Heck, last night I was in Wal-Mart for longer than that looking for something to store them in!  Cheesy

Here was the pantry before:

And here it is after:

And here's the storage solution.  It's just a long tube with elastic at each end and a little strip of fabric with which to tie it to the rack:
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