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Topic: Brown with Bue flowers Handbag - NOW WITH PATTERN  (Read 13624 times)
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« on: July 20, 2006 12:57:09 PM »

So I saw this backpack:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107332.0

I knew I had to have some of that fabric.  I rushed out and got it, but then took several days to decide what kind of purse to make.  I had decided on just a simple two handled jordy, but ran across a picture I had printed off of a purse I liked.  I'm almost positive it was from Craftster, but I have no idea who made it - it was navy blue corduroy wth some red detailing on one of the front corners.  Anyway, I decided I would give it a go (even though I usually use crappy material the first time I try a new thing, I couldn't wait to use this fabric).  So if this is your design, thank you for the inspiration!

Front, closes with two magnetic snaps, one just below each handle:


Inside pockets: pen holder, and two open ones fit for lipstick or cell phone:


Large velcro pocket on other side.  This pocket is for all my receipts and paper I always have floating around in my purse.  I usually can't find anything because of all the receipts (I switched to a smaller wallet recently that doesn't have room for the receipts):


Small pocket on the end that holds my keys perfectly:


For size, on my shoulder:


And at my side:


I didn't take a side view, but it's 3.5" wide at the bottom, narrowing to nothing at the top.

Sor far, I like the style, though if you tend to carry a heavy purse, the handle situation might not work.  I'm trying to cut down on what I carry!
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006 01:07:20 PM »

I like that its cute it's very roomy.  Great job all the colors fit together.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006 02:11:07 PM »

I love that purse! Good job! I love the colors and just like the whole design. Is there any chance you might make a tutorial?
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006 02:14:25 PM »

I love it! The size is great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006 03:28:34 PM »

Ohhhh that fabric is excellent!! Great bag! Looks very professional and pockets always rock my socks. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006 06:26:01 PM »

You did a really nice job. Way to go.

Both the fabric, and the shape of the bag remind me of the Amy Butler Uptown bag. Below is the link to her site, and the pattern..

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=2
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006 10:14:23 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I've already gotten several compliments on it and just carried it today for the first time.  I think I'm going to make one for my SIL for her birthday next month.

Oh, and amenm, I love the fabric because it reminds me of Amy Butler as well.  I checked out the link you posted and maybe on my next on I'll round out the corners a bit like on the pattern.  That might actually be easier! 

I love that purse! ... Is there any chance you might make a tutorial?

It's basically a "jordy" style purse, I just cut the shape a little differently, added the pockets where I wanted them and put the handles where you see them  Here's the jordy tutorial:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006 06:55:03 AM »

Love your bag and the fabric is awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006 09:06:14 AM »

i am totally IN LOVE with this bag- the design and the fabric!!  i recently purchased some amy butler fabric (1/2 yard) and now i know that i'm going to make THIS with it!  I've made a jordy before, but i'm curious about your dimensions.  Would you mind listing them? i'd really appreciate it.  Also, i love what you did with the notches on this bag by the handles.  You did a super job.  my compliments! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2006 10:34:53 AM »

Looks really nice and well done! Great fabric!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006 10:45:43 AM »

Very cute.  I just picked a bunch of fabric out, now I need to remember how to sew..lol.  I want one now..
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2006 10:50:34 AM »

Hi Caffinated Craftster!

Here you go...



  • 16" wide total at the top
                   4" on each side
                   6.25" in the middle
                   1.5" long drop (approx)
  • 11" inches high
  • 19.25" wide at the bottom

Here's a hint for drawing the top:
 - draw the 16" total, then the 4" in from each side, then center the 6.25" in the middle, about 1" below the 4" lines, then connect the 4" lines to the middle "6.25 line.  This way you end up with the right total inches and don't have to measure the 1.5" drop line which is only approximate anyway.

Handles are 14" long and 1.5" wide FINISHED (does NOT include seam allowances).

Above dimenstions (except handles) includes a .5" seam allowance, and a 3.5" (when finished) jordy bottom.  Um, except I don't cut squares for my jordy bottom, I do it a little differently, I have templates I use.  So I don't know how big your cutout square would need to be?

And I'll let you do your own pockets since I think pockets should be personalized to a persons stuff!  Wink

PLEASE post when you complete it!
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2006 12:22:14 PM »

ok you TOTALLY just rocked my world right now.  I was originally going to use some amy butler, but i found some sis bloom fabric that would really do this amazing pattern justice!!  i just placed my order online and you bet i'll post when i'm done with it! you rule! thanx a mil!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2006 01:26:43 PM »

Thank you thank you
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2006 03:48:13 PM »

It looks great, and of course I love your fabric.
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2006 06:09:05 PM »

Sorry if someone already asked this, but did you use interfacing at all?
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2006 08:39:58 AM »

Well, my  BF has gone hiking for the day in the rain with his friends (have fun with that!) so I decided to do a bit of sewing.

My first project for the day has been slightly less than successful.



It looks ok from afar...



But the handles are very wonky.



I tried to sew the handles in at the exact same angle as the front/back/lining pieces and it just didn't seem to work.

I'm off to do some ripping and see what happens...wish me luck!

By the way..this is an awesome bag.  The problem is with the seamstress, not the pattern!


EDIT: Crisis averted....it was a much simpler fix than I thought.  What happened was when I got close to the curves, my seam allowance grew slightly. 
A few clips and a bit of trimming and all is well again.....whew!  I shall now proceed to finish the bag Smiley

Thanks for the great pattern brubendall!
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2006 10:20:34 AM »

I like. My bags usually have to be roomy cause I have lots of stuff to carry Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2006 12:21:59 PM »

A very smart design, a very pretty fabric, and very neat craftsmanship.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2006 01:42:18 PM »

I lovee that fabric. I'm bookmarking this, because I need a purse like that!  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2006 02:40:51 PM »

The bag is gorgeous!  Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2006 07:41:06 PM »

Sorry if someone already asked this, but did you use interfacing at all?

I don't think it has been asked yet, but YES I did use interfacing.  I use sew-in craft weight interfacing on all my bags.  And I also used it in the handles on this bag, which I don't always do.

Wow, I'm glad everyone likes this one so much!  I would love to see some more!  I'm hoping to start another one tomorrow and will post when finished!  Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2006 08:44:23 PM »

I love this bag..I luv the fabric and the colors.  Very nice job!
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2006 08:54:33 PM »

love it! Thats a great size
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2006 09:08:02 PM »

I think thats groovy.

The shape is basic, but still different enough to be like "wow, thats awesome".
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2006 04:21:51 PM »

I love this bag. I am new to sewing and only saw this thread yesterday. This is only my third sewing project. My first was a Sha Sha Dream Bag and my second was a Jordy Bag. (Hmmm maybe I have a thing for bags). I wanted to put a pocket inside but the rectangles that I cut mysteriously disappeared. I guess it wasn't mean to be. I tried to line up the stripes for the handles but it wasn't happening. I plan on making another one very soon with a ribbon closure at the top (and pockets). Thanks again for the tut!


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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2006 04:29:52 PM »

Your bag came out very nice HP.  This bag is on my list of things to sew.   Thanks to the original person for sharing the tute.

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2006 05:20:28 PM »

LOVE the brown and red (and stripes)!  Great job.  You did a nice job on the handles, from far away they look like they line up. Smiley

Keep 'em coming!

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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2006 04:52:05 PM »

Sorry I'm so late posting mine, but better late than never.

This is probably the worst sewing job I've done on any bag I've made but it's still my favorite. I love it.





thanks a lot for the pattern!
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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2006 05:45:11 PM »

I've seen several bags made of that awesome polka-dotted fabric....I need one!

May I ask where that fabric is from Diana12345?
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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2006 06:41:33 PM »

May I ask where that fabric is from Diana12345?

You can order it on fabric.com, but I found it at wal mart for 2 dollars a yard. I'm sure there are various fabric stores that carry it, too. I really love it but I used the last of it for this purse. I guess I'll just have to buy more.
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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2006 07:06:16 PM »

That is beautiful fabric.  Don't you just love it when you find great prints at Walmart prices.  It's hard NOT to buy it!  Your purse is lovely; I adore how the straps attach.  I'll be making myself one of these someday...
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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2006 08:18:22 PM »

They also sell it at Joanns... Don't remember for how much a yard it was, but yah. I remember it because when I was cutting it I had a lady say that it reminded her of funky olives :]
Anyhoo - I love this bag. I neeeed this bag!
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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2006 08:19:13 PM »

I love this bag. It's big but not TOO big. All of the purses on here have turned out wonderful.

As soon as I get my hands on some fabric and find interfacing I'll be making this. For sure.
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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2006 08:47:37 PM »

Your bag is awesome!!! , I try to do something similar, but I need a LOT of zippers and pockets to manage my life, so I made this...



the bottom is a zippered pocket...(front and back are the same)


in the inside i put a zipper pocket and a velcro one for my cell...


also other two ( i cant get enough pockets Cheesy)


the full inside view (with some of my stuff)


I would have been better if it was more stiff, but i didn,t had intefacing at the moment

Thanks for the pattern!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2006 02:20:52 AM »

wow!
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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2006 01:22:43 PM »

Your bag is awesome!  I love everything about it.
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« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2006 02:43:49 PM »

This is an AMAZING bag. I love it.
May I ask where you got the lining fabric? I have the outside fabric, but your lining goes perfectly with it.
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