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« on: February 10, 2009 04:37:10 PM »

This is essentially the same style bag I posted about here, except it's a bit larger and obviously I used different fabric! I'm calling this one Prototype II.

I used the softest, most real looking imitation leather I've ever seen. It feels like a bag you would buy at the store. Too bad I only bought a remnant, now I must hunt for more! It's a great color too, not sure if the pictures come across accurately but it's a really nice chocolately brown color. I accented it with apple green cotton duck and antique bronze hardware. Here's a shot with the flash. It's not shiny fabric but it's still very hard to photograph! Especially at night with a crappy camera.

Close up of some of the detail. I used green topstitching to match the green duck cloth. I LOVE it!

This bag is zippered just like the other. I used a heavy jacket zipper. I love how the bottom is square and deep but the top is pulled flat because of the zipper.

The lining is Amy Butler's Wallflower in Green. The light green parts match the other green accents perfectly. I love surprise linings. Smiley

Just a size reference. You have no idea how hard it was to get this picture! Sorry about the yuckiness of my bathroom mirror.

And finally to show the size in comparison to the original bag.

Old bag measurements: 15" wide at top, 12" wide at bottom, 4" deep, 10" high
New bag measurements: 18" wide at top, 15" wide at bottom, 4" deep, 12.5" high

Also this one is a bit slouchier than the other one because I was afraid to use fusible fleece on the vinyl. The less ironing on it the better. It's thick fabric but still kind of floppy. I think I like it this way though.

What do you think? Is it better than the original?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 04:43:18 PM »


The first one was pretty good, but I love the second one!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009 04:49:10 PM »

The faux leather one is gorgeous- great job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009 04:52:07 PM »

That looks great. Very professional! I especially like the seams down the front.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009 04:53:23 PM »

oh awesome! i don't know about the green straps but i love the green lining! it looks very professional. the only possible issue i might have with the bag is that the straps seem kind of close together, i like mine further apart.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009 04:58:10 PM »

I LOVE this one.  LOVE it. Can I have it?

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009 05:04:10 PM »

I think they are both great ... and very different... and yeah a tute would be great ... if your up to it....

« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009 07:08:48 PM »

This bag is FANTASTIC! I love the green and chocolate brown color combination, especially with the green stitches.  The whole thing looks very professional.
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009 08:29:30 PM »

Absolutly lovely

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009 09:04:03 PM »

I think they're both amazing! You've done some really great work here.  Grin

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