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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 1186921 times)
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« Reply #400 on: November 07, 2007 07:41:13 PM »

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« Reply #401 on: November 07, 2007 07:55:13 PM »

I just finished making this bag from your tutorial! It was pretty easy and a lot of fun to make.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial!
If you'd like to see the one I made, clicky the linky Cheesy

« Reply #402 on: November 08, 2007 10:04:26 AM »

I just made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts.  I have a great tip to share that I'm not sure is listed anywhere.

When you are sewing the seam across the bottom you DO NOT have to turn in the gusset first.  Just stitch about 1/4 inch away from the bottom making sure you get the lining and outer fabric all together.  Then turn in inside out and turn the sides in.  I used a little 2 1/2 inch ruler I have to measure the amount to fold in.  THEN stitch across the gussets and all, double stitching the two folded parts.    It will look like the last picture before it is turned inside out and folded into the pocket.

Learn from my mistakes and shortcut folks and save yourself a headache!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #403 on: November 08, 2007 12:31:51 PM »

This is a great idea...and with it looking just like a shopping bag is even better...kinda makes it self explanitory (sp?) as a gift.  I just followed the tutorial and made 2 of these...and plan on making many more for gifts!

The tutorial is soooo easy to follow, great job and thank you!

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« Reply #404 on: November 08, 2007 03:19:59 PM »

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And Zelda.Suicide, I see that, in addition to crochet, you are a "sewing machine" too! Smiley

I am a craft junkie, seriously, I can't just stick to one craft, I have to try them all. 

Me too (I'm craftADDchick for a reason Wink Problem is, I don't have enough time to make everything I want to make!

But, I definitely need to dig out my fabric for these bags and whip up a few in the next week! I need to give the gift next weekend!

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« Reply #405 on: November 08, 2007 10:51:43 PM »

this is fabulous! looks like a found a project to do this weekend while my hubby is out of town! yipee!!!
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« Reply #406 on: November 09, 2007 09:44:17 AM »

I have the cutest story about making one of these bags, but I don't have a picture, so you'll all just have to imagine.

My husband and I are making about 30 of these for holiday presents and about a month ago, I was making my first one to see how it turned out. We had a house guest at the time who saw my first one and asked: "How hard is that to make?"

I told him it wasn't too hard a project, even for a beginner, and he said, "Do you think you could help me make one for my mom? It's her birthday next week." So, off we went to the fabric store!

It turns out that our house guest's mom is a seamstress AND that our house guest (who is in his 20s) had never touched a sewing machine before. So, I taught him how to sew on this project and he did every single step himself, including the topstitching. His bag turned out beautifully!

He mailed it off and I was lucky enough to be nearby when she called after receiving the package. There was a lot of repeating of "Yes, Mom. I *REALLY* did it myself. No, no one else did it!"

He was so proud of himself and his mom thought it was the best birthday gift he'd ever given her.

Even though he's not on Craftster to say it himself, I know that our house guest would say THANK YOU for the awesome tutorial.

I have 11 bags cut out and pinned ready to be sewn this weekend. There are only about 20 more to cut out... Smiley Good thing I still have a month or two! I can't wait until they're all done so that I can post pictures. Smiley

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« Reply #407 on: November 10, 2007 03:26:51 PM »

Here's my first bag!


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« Reply #408 on: November 10, 2007 03:34:36 PM »

Nice fabric.
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« Reply #409 on: November 10, 2007 05:17:37 PM »

OMG.  Your bag is incredible.  That fabric is gorgeous.
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