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« Reply #90 on: August 24, 2007 01:04:20 PM »

Loving the polkadots!  These are really unique.  Awesome job!
The screenprint camera purses are quite nice, too.  You are talented!
« Reply #91 on: August 24, 2007 02:11:57 PM »

great bags! i would love to make one! Smiley especially like the first one! but they are all pretty

« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2007 07:52:30 AM »

I love them ! I may try this one lol! Grin

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« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2007 11:07:52 AM »

When the tute comes out, these will definitely be one my to-do list. Right after I finish all the half-done stuff sitting around my house! Grin

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« Reply #94 on: August 26, 2007 01:32:05 AM »

these are just super great! Smiley you've done a wonderful job!
« Reply #95 on: August 26, 2007 09:04:06 AM »

You should sell these on ebay! Id buy one so fast!

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« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2007 02:38:46 PM »

Pleatness bags now with oh so much tutorial goodness  Cheesy

so you want to make a pleatness bag. Heres how.
The material: I like to use strong cotton for the outer parts and medium weight fabric for the pleated parts. The liner is just good old fashioned cotton.

The pattern:

The steps:
Step one: Well start with the pleating. Take one of the pleat material and one front topper parts and fold both in half, marking the center front with a pin. The top will act as a guide as you pleat. Go about 1 inch out from the center and make the first pleat. Continue pleating until the pleat material length matches the length of the front topper. This should take about 4-6 pleats depending on your pleating mood and how many you are willing to pleat. Ok, so do the same thing to the other half of the pleat material. Here's the pictures to help.


Step two: repeat step one with the other pleat material for the other side. Now pin the front topper to the top of the pleat material and sew. Do the same for the other side.


Step three: Now for the straps. Take the strap material and fold it in half. Press it and fold the 2 raw edges over inside about 1 inch, making a strap thats around 1 inch. Press it again and then sew all the way down the unfolded edge. Do the same for the other strap. It should look like this:


Step four: Pin the strap ends onto the front pleated part 2 inches from the end. Sew the strap on in a rectangular fashion, going all the way up till you have sewn about 1 inch past the pleated part and on the front topper, then around and back down again. Do the same for all the other strap ends on the other side. It should look something like this:


Step five: Attach the bottom piece to the bottom of the pleated part by pinning each pleat in place. Sew and then repeat for the other side.


Step six: Now its pocket time! Take the pocket piece and fold under half an inch and then again. Press and sew this part then again for the other pocket piece. Gosh so many pieces. Ok place those pocket pieces and pin them and the side pieces to the side of the bottom pieces. Sew and repeat.


Step seven: Ok, almost there I promise. Now you want to attach the sides and pocket pieces to the front part. Just pin the sides together and sew and repeat for the other side. There will probably be a little extra fabric on the top of the sides, I just put this there so that in case some of my cutting or stitching went a little awry, I could still fix it with the bit of extra fabric and make it all line up as best as possible.


Step eight: Flip everything out so that now youve got something that looks like this! Yay!


Step nine: Now for the zipper part. Take the zipper pieces and fold them in half and press. Just like the straps fold in the raw edges and press again. Now put a 14 zipper in between the 2 folds you just made. Sew this and do the same for the other side of the zipper. Then it should look like this:


Step ten: Youre so close, almost there. Assemble and sew all the liner pieces together just like the outer pieces. Set that aside for a second, go to the outer and fold over/pin the raw edges using where you stopped sewing on the straps as a guide. Now take the liner and pin that to the inside of the bag, folding over the raw edges.


Step eleven: Now pin the zippered top to the top part of the bag, matching the liner and outer part together. Sew all this together on the front and back, leaving the sides open. Then flip the bag inside out one last time and sew up the sides.


Step twelve: Congratulate yourself on making such an awesome bag. Then take a picture and post it here because I really want to see what you guys come up with.


My first tutorial, so it will probably be really confusing. I just hammer these things out like a factory now (my boyfriend calls me a "sewing machine" Roll Eyes ) and had to really think about how I do it so I could write it down. lol. But if you have any questions just ask and Ill do my best to answer. Oh and one more thing, please dont sell this bag or pattern, its my own design and Im trusting it to my fellow craftsters to keep it safe and treat it well. Thanks so much.


here's the link for the lost pictures
Thanks so much ronise for saving this!
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« Reply #97 on: August 30, 2007 03:34:36 PM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have a g'mother who loves purses and I think I'll make her one of these for x-mas (is it too early for x-mas planning?).

« Reply #98 on: August 30, 2007 03:43:25 PM »

Awesome tutorial.  I just got a bunch of new amy butler and anna maria horner fabric, I have to try this!

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have a g'mother who loves purses and I think I'll make her one of these for x-mas (is it too early for x-mas planning?).

It is never too early to start planning for x-mas! I am going to start making stuff this weekend, or at least jot down ideas.

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« Reply #99 on: August 30, 2007 03:50:27 PM »

Thanks for sharing the pattern.
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