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« on: April 26, 2007 09:49:28 AM »

Hi all...
This is the first bag I've made in a few weeks since I've been making clothes lately for my daughter.  But anyway...I watched a Kaye Wood TV quilt video of how Joan Hawley makes this bag, which is called the "Chelsea."  I don't have the actual pattern, just sort of winged it as far as size and measurements go.  I like her shortcuts that she uses, but I think I want to modify this and do it again with some changes.  So, without further ado...on to the pics!  Cheesy

the front of the bag with the sides tucked in



bag sides opened up


inside, with pockets all around


side view


back view


back view, with the strap unzipped, creating 2 separate straps for wearing as a backpack


action shot!  this pic is of the one strap, sling-it-over-your-shoulder look!



The top has a "scalloped" edge from being cut on an angle, which just gives it an angled look up to where the strap attaches.  The bag should be taller by about 3", but I made a mistake when I was rotary cutting, AFTER I had quilted the entire body piece, which I was not about to do twice!  So, I just worked with it, but I think the bag would look nice if it were taller here.  I also like the loop closure...you just pull the strap through it to open it up, and then back again to close it!  Pretty simple.

Sorry for all the pics, I just wanted to make all of the sides and features of the bag easy to see!

I made this to donate, along with a wallet, to my son's post-prom event for a door/contest prize...what do you all think...is this something that 17 or 18 yo girls would like?
 


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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 10:26:34 AM »

Very creative!  I could see the teens in my neighborhood toting it to the pool or the beach.  They'll love the summery colors.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007 10:45:28 AM »

Looks kind of complicated to make , is it? But of course is worth the try . Very nice colors .Did you use a pattern?
plus  the idea of the pockets is great.  Cool    Thanks  Belle
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 10:59:13 AM »

Thanks, rubysdaughter for the positive feedback!  Smiley

Belle Morte, it wasn't all that complicated, really, just took a while because I was following the video and didn't have the pattern or measurements.  So, I eye-balled it and I'll probably adjust those next bag.  This is from Lazy Girl Designs bags.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007 12:45:01 PM »

oh that look so nice  Grin i really like the fabric and the colors.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007 01:19:31 PM »

Thanks, MurderTramp!
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007 01:59:50 PM »

runnermom100863, I love your backpack!  The design is simple and functional.  I'll have to add this to my list of things to make Smiley Nice work! 
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2007 02:21:20 PM »

I love the fabric choices.   Lazy Girl Designs are the best, her shortcuts rock.  You can find this pattern on  http://www.lazygirldesigns.com.   I made the Gracie hand bag. Really easy.   
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007 03:40:51 PM »

This backpack rocks!  I love it and I love the fabrics that you chose too.  I've been in a sewing rut and this is making me motivated to go sew. Oh and I think a high school girl would love that bag.  You did a really great job on it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2007 03:58:46 PM »

Love it. It really is a pretty bag (oh and I've been waylaid from sewing purses because I'm sewing  my daughter clothes too  Cheesy)
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