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Topic: slouchy bag help please!!!  (Read 1009 times)
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« on: November 02, 2008 10:56:20 PM »

so, i've had this fabric for a few months now and have been looking for the perftect purse pattern for it. 
I found a similar bag to the one in my head on etsy :http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13576138

i was wondering if you guys knew how to make it slouch like that at the top?? 
is the top part the same width as the bottom of the bag?
and is it just the handle that makes it slouch like that??

the answer is probably really obvious, lol.  and im probably being really dumb right now, but i wanted to make sure before i started drafting a pattern Smiley
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 06:36:00 AM »

It looks the same width from top to bottom to me.  I think it probably slouches because it doesn't have stiff interfacing in it.  I think you could do a basic Jordy bag (check the tutorials) for the boxed bottom, and add the handles to the sides instead of the middle.  That, and a lack of stiff interfacing, should cause it to slouch when you carry it. 
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008 03:58:19 PM »

Yeah I believe this is just a square bag and it isn't interfaced. So it slouches. Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008 05:22:21 AM »


I made couple similar slouch bags. I used fusible fleece interfacing. the pattern is almost like basic Jody bag but a little bit more square like. Smiley
the top and the bottom are a little bit different not much.It depends on how wide i made the bottom of the bag.
PS I make handle kind of short which i think forces the top of the bag to slouch!!
here are my bags

good luck

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008 11:09:39 PM »

I designed a bag like this over a year ago, but I did it by gazing upon a random object that inspired me, which also told me how it was (could be) done.

I make the top actually a little wider, ensure the strap holds it so it goes in, does not stay wide.

If you want less slouch than I did/do, you wouldn't make the top wider.

And then regarding interfacing, I'd really never go without pretty much, so I'd cut a crescent shape out near the top of the purse. And I wouldn't forget the interfacing alone the bottom gusset for this look.

Btw I also like it in a fabric that will slouch easier, like a knit or NOT a very thick leather. So it would "never" go rectangley, but that's me.
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