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« on: July 15, 2007 07:42:30 PM »

I came across the tutorial here: http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html and I had to try it. I cut the pattern out of newspaper. My finished bag is below.

I LOVE this fabric I found in clearance at Joann (Addie used the green version in a bag here - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182633.0) Oh, and I added a thin layer of fleece - it is so soft now!

Things I want to do differently next time:
  • Thinner straps - I couldn't tell if the pattern said 3.5 or 3-5. I did 4 inches, thinking it would be folded in half (not looking ahead >.>) and these straps are huge. 2.5 or 3 inches next time, I think.
  • Better closure - I just sewed some magnets between the lining and the fabric, and it isn't working out. The bag is just too floppy; it needs a sturdier closure.
  • Pocket closure - some velcro on those pockets would be nice - they are pretty big to have no closure.

Also, I don't really dig the seam down the center, but that is unavoidable with that pattern. I actually don't notice it; you just need to be careful with the fabric you choose, I suppose.





I never noticed until I turned it around for this picture, but this bag looks pretty good inside out, doesn't it? I guess it is reversible! Well, maybe with some pocket alterations.




Phew, I am done posting pictures of all the projects I have put off until now. Tongue
« Last Edit: September 27, 2007 11:09:37 PM by chicomich » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Mirmaid81
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007 03:41:55 PM »

Glad I could be the first to comment on a cute bag. Great job. Happy Crafting!!  Grin
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honeybea
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007 06:10:16 PM »

What a nice summery bag. The colors are very pretty. For all the things you'll do next time it turned out very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007 09:01:51 PM »

Yay, thanks for the nice comments. Smiley
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Buggins
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007 01:49:22 AM »

Maybe you could 'quilt" it so the seam isn't noticeable.
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bronsybrons
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007 02:47:58 AM »

thats a very relaxed looking bag, like a hammock for the belongings, top work. i used a sewing machine for the first time yesterday, and almost finished something, then i will find the problems and come asking youuuuu

very funky
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