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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 1063245 times)
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« Reply #120 on: June 29, 2007 03:19:37 PM »

I just finished my bag yesterday!  This was such a great tutorial, easy to follow.  I used a Target bag as my model, I think they are bigger than normal bags.

I found the fabric at a quilt shop.  I would usually never put these two kinds of fabrics together, but I LOVE it!

I still haven't ironed it yet, which may explain why it is a little wonky.  But I love it anyway.

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« Reply #121 on: June 29, 2007 03:40:40 PM »

Ooooo Artoo I Love the fabrics you chose!  fabulous job!
« Reply #122 on: June 29, 2007 05:54:22 PM »

I tried making this bag and I totally failed. I don't know what I did, but I couldn't figure it out.  Embarrassed I love y'alls bags, though!

« Reply #123 on: June 29, 2007 07:25:53 PM »

I totally love the fabrics you chose artoo1121!  This is a cool project: it is so good to have a way to reduce the number of plastic bag 'tumbleweeds'  living under the sink.  I am going to have to make some of these!

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« Reply #124 on: June 30, 2007 01:59:15 PM »

Thank you so much for posting the instructions for this bag! I have been wanting to make some shopping bags for a while. I made my first one today! I did something weird with the handles so they came out a bit crooked, but overall I am very happy with it and it didn't take me long to do! I'll be making many more of these.

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« Reply #125 on: June 30, 2007 08:56:45 PM »

Kaissa that is one gorgeous bag, absolutely love the fabric you used.
I love everyones take on this great bag and what a super idea. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the step by steps. I do much better with a pattern but I'm still wanting to give this great idea a go.
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« Reply #126 on: July 01, 2007 12:18:27 PM »

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Since I didn't have any great patterned fabric lying about, I used a solid cotton twill canvas lined with white jersey, and APPLIQUED this awesome cat on the front.  There are also two pockets on the inside.  I learned a new stitch following this tutorial.  I am now in love with the "French Seam" and will use it whereever possible.  Thanks so much for inspiring me!


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« Reply #127 on: July 01, 2007 02:36:19 PM »

Thank you, babbeto! I found the fabric very cheap on sale and I love it. Now I'm wishing I had purchased more.

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« Reply #128 on: July 01, 2007 06:15:20 PM »

To everyone who's having difficulty with the tutorial, some advice-

Try to follow the instructions although they may not seem to make intuitive sense, it will turn out right (I got all confused about the French Seaming and the last sewing of the handles especially)

Have a bunch of plastic bags to look at. And tear apart. I didn't get the last stage of making the handles/sucking in the bag sides until I really LOOKED at how the plastic one was constructed. I needed to see the real deal.



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« Reply #129 on: July 02, 2007 11:35:32 AM »

I made one of these this morning.  it seems to work great!  in the picture I have two large boxes of pasta and two jars of pasta sauce and there's still tons of room!

thanks for the tutorial.  Smiley

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