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1  Re: Little bags as teachers' gifts in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by evysmom on: June 06, 2008 07:14:04 PM
Yes, the outer fabric is one fat quarter, and the lining is another.  After washing and drying, the fat quarter measured about 17 1/2" X 21 1/2".  So I cut a paper bag into those dimensions and manipulated til I came up with this.

This is the outer fabric.  I used almost every inch of it.  The only difference for the lining is that instead of making handles I used that extra fabric to make 5 squares measuring about 3"X3" to make the flower. 

In case you can't read the measurements:  11 3/4" across the top, 10" across the bottom, and 10 1/4" deep.  Then cut about 1" squares out of the corner

Hint: I folded the fabric in half and cut out the bag shape, NOT cutting across the bottom, so I only had to sew up two sides instead of three.  Then sew the little cut out squares to form the bottom.  (Just search Jordy on craftster and you'll come up with a million examples.  Smiley  )

I added heavy interfacing to the outer fabric, then sewed right sides together for each outer and lining fabric.  Place lining inside outer fabric with right sides touching.  Sandwich handles inbetween and sew around the top leaving a few inches to turn.  Turn and topstitch. 

Oh, I also added a layer of interfacing to the handles to make them sturdier. 

I know you only asked for the dimensions, but I just kept going.  Smiley  I hope this is clear.

Thanks again for all the nice things everyone is saying!!!!!  Craftsters are so supportive. 
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2  Little bags as teachers' gifts in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by evysmom on: June 05, 2008 06:40:17 PM
24 hours before my daughter's end of year party (preschool) I decided to make her teachers gifts.  She has 3 teachers, plus one that subbed a bunch this year (so 4 teachers total).  It was so last minute because I wasn't sure I wanted to make them something.  I knitted washclothes for them for Christmas and didn't even get a thank you.  But I didn't want that to stop me from continuing to make gifts. 
I also decided to make one for my son's kindergarten teacher. 
Each bag is made from 2 fat quarters (dd picked out the fabrics), and the flower on the outside matches the lining fabric.  Just a basic tote shape.  I think I used the Jordy way for the bottom.  I've been reading here so long that I've picked up tons of hints here and there.  They look a little wrinkly, but they ironed out nicely.  This time all the teachers were so appreciative.  Smiley   (Sorry the pics are so big!)

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3  Re: toporini for my sis.... or is it? in Knitting: Completed Projects by evysmom on: May 28, 2006 07:28:21 AM
stretchy bind-off? what kind of bindoff is that? i have problems with binding off, and i could use some link or tutorial or something:)

I just did a search to find a link, and found many stretchy bindoffs, but none matched the one I did.  And I don't remember where I learned it.  Here's how I did it.  Knit 2, pass first stitch over second, then slip the stitch remaining back onto the left needle.  Now, start that process over.  Knit 2 (and that includeds that one you just slipped back on), pass 1st stitch over 2nd, slip remaining stitch back to left needle.  And continue until finished.  It gives a slight ruffly edge, but I think of it as being decorative Smiley, and it's the only way I've found to get a loose/stretchy enough bind off.
I hope I explained that clearly.  Smiley

Here's a close up of how it looks.
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4  toporini for my sis.... or is it? in Knitting: Completed Projects by evysmom on: May 27, 2006 07:14:50 PM
I kind of finished this a few weeks ago, but it was too short (and I ran out of yarn).  So I undid the bindoff, and when I received the rest of the yarn yesterday I added another inch or so of ribbing.  It could still be longer, but it'll do.  It's so cute I want to keep it for myself.  BUT, I was smart, and ordered more yarn in another color to make one for me.  My sis thinks that knitting is all big baggy sweaters and scarves, and that I couldn't make anything for her to wear in the summer.  So I hope she likes this.

  Ignore the cheesey look, my 4 year old took the pic and told me to say "cheese".  Smiley

Oh, I used Kim yarn and followed the pattern, except I used a stretchy bindoff because I couldn't get the regular bindoff loose enough. 
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5  basic little girl shrug in Knitting: Completed Projects by evysmom on: May 11, 2006 04:12:27 PM
I made this for dd to wear with her sundresses.  I knit it flat in stockinette with 10 rows of ribbing on each end.  Then seamed it up from ribbing to underarm.  Very very easy. 

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6  citrus moon in Knitting: Completed Projects by evysmom on: May 11, 2006 04:06:26 PM
I finished this in February, but just never got around to posting it.  This is the alternate version of the honeymoon cami.  A very easy knit.  (I've since knit a second one.)  And I love the way it fits.  The only problem is that I used Plymouth Encore, so some days it's a little to0 warm for it.  I would definitely make a third, this time using a lighter weight yarn.  My second one was in TLC Heather, but I don't have any pics of it. 

Excuse the dirty mirror.  Smiley
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7  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by evysmom on: May 11, 2006 03:57:19 PM
I've been following this kal since I started my clapotis, and now that I've finally finished I thought I'd show off pics.  This is a bday present for my MIL next month.  I knit it in SWTC bamboo.  I think the color was plum.  And it took only 1 1/2 skeins. 

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