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1  Casual over-the-shoulder shopping tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: June 09, 2008 09:11:54 PM
I made this bag with some bargain fabric that my Mother-in-law got at her local swapmeet. I was apprehensive to use the fabric because it felt cheap (even though it was heavyweight) and frayed easily. It was as hard to sew as it was to keep from fraying but in the end it turned out well. I lined it with a simple black cotton and gave the bottom some stability by adding plastic canvas.

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2  Re: Amy Butler: Swing Bag in Sewing Pattern Reviews by Rubywoo on: May 23, 2008 01:27:47 PM
I have made that pattern too. I posted it in the Purses forum a while back. It is a very easy bag to make. I made two of them, one for me and one for my grandmother. I only took a photo of the one I made for myself though. I made them both with the bow. It makes all the difference; it gives them a special one-of-a-kind look. It is made of black linen on the outside and 100% high-quality cotton on the inside and for the bow. This is my bag...

Full view (please forgive the lousy photo)

Close-up of the bow
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3  I love my new bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: January 27, 2008 05:39:13 PM
I made this bag for my own personal use. I make really cute bags for clients all the time but tend to leave myself carrying what I call my "quickie bag", a bag I made in a pinch that I myself am embarasssed to carry. NO MORE! Now I have this little number that I am very proud of. Here it is...

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4  Cute laptop bag, proud of it but way too much trouble! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: January 10, 2008 11:44:58 AM
This is a Laptop bag that I made for a client of mine. She requested a laptop bag that looked like a purse so I went with this design. I stumbled across it some time ago and made a sample in the actual size but it was too small so I enlarged it 200% and got a bag large enough to fit a MacBook and a couple of books. The zipper was the most difficult part to put in because I had a lot of padding going all the way up the bag. I will never do this design again as a laptop bag though. It was too much trouble. Hope you like it.

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5  Petit Noir Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 25, 2007 04:21:20 PM
I found the pattern for this bag on a post here on craftster and I knew immediately I had to make one.  This is the pattern http://www.ottobredesign.com/fi/kaavat/pdf/purse_EN_5-07.pdf

And here is my bag. I call it "Petit Noir" because it is small and black :-) I enlarged the pattern to double the size to make a laptop tote. It was a very simple bag to construct.



INSIDE (sorry it is not such a great shot, but the fabric is the same as the outer upper portion of the bag)
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6  Flower power tote! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 17, 2007 12:08:10 AM
I made this cute tote for my soon-to-be 9 year old daughter who just loves carrying bags around. It is made of dark denim and mid-weight cotton flower print fabric for the lining. I cut out a flower from the fabric itself and appliqued it onto the front with some stitches and frayed the edges to give it a nice decorative touch.

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7  Lingerie Travel Bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 17, 2007 12:02:29 AM
I was commissioned to make a couple of lingerie travel bags by my Godmother to give as gifts to my mother and youngest sister for their upcoming trip to France. I must say I had my reservations about the way the lace was going to handle, but nontheless I dove into the project head-on. Here is what I came up with. They are two different designs because of course as things always tend to happen, as I finish the first, I always end up thinking of ways I could improve the next one. Here are the results.

This is the first one. It has only one zipper across the top and a simple stitch down the middle to create two pockets. I wrapped a hanger with double-faced satin ribbon to make it a bit more elegant.

With this second one, I actually followed a pattern that I have for some laundry room organizers. I made the back from satin and added two horizontal zippered pockets. It is certainly a better design than the first. I realized a bit late that I attached the zippers in the wrong direction. They should open from left to right. Oh well, you live and you learn!

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8  Simple black tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 12, 2007 10:02:29 AM
I made this black canvas tote yesterday in about 2 hours. I needed a new bag and I had nothing to do, so I just went at it. I made pockets inside and added a D ring held by satin ribbon and added a small zippered pouch tied on by a cute little ribbon.

The outside is sort of plain, I am still thinking of what I can add to embellish it.

The inside has divided pockets for my cell phone, iPod and keys.

Zippered pouch for coins, ATM card or any small thing I wouldn't want to lose under all the junk my kids tend to shove in my bag on a daily basis.
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9  Black asymetrical purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 18, 2006 10:33:56 AM
Here is my latest creation. I made it yesterday. Hope you like it. Please pardon the background. It was very difficult to photograph becasue the bag is soft.

Full view.

Side view of the longer end of the bag.

Side view of the short end of the bag. It has a D-ring holding the scrunched part of the bag to the handle. 
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10  Soft reversible black linen bag with kona bay lining in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rubywoo on: October 17, 2006 10:53:12 AM
Hi all... Here is my latest. I really love the lining of this bag. It was sitting in my "blacks" pile for two years before I finally decided to cut it up. It really hurt... Ouch, but I like the end result.

Full view... Bow is kind of lobsided, sorry. The bow doubles as a sash.

Full view without the bow.

Full view, reversed.

Closeup of bow, fabric detail.
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