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Topic: large tote with middle divider (now with text tutorial)  (Read 6288 times)
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« on: March 29, 2005 02:53:56 PM »

i am so proud of this bag! until now i havent really gone beyond just a simple tote but my husbands aunt asked me to make her a large tote with a divider in the middle, making two seperate sections. and i figured it out! yeah!!




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hey guys...i just wanted to let you know this and another project i want to do tutorials on but we found out we are moving *very soon*. its just across town but a lot needs to be organized and what not.

as soon as we get settled i will have more room to make a tutorial. i plan to do them w/ pictures but i can try to explain how i did the divider.

i made the outside same as any other bag with sides and bottom.

then for the inside i cut:

2 large pieces same size as outside front and back
2 side pieces same size as 2 outside side pieces
2 more pieces the same *length* as the outside but i cut the height down about 4 or 5 inches.
1 bottom piece same side as outside

take those two last pieces first. i sewed interfacing to one of them. pinned the tops together *right* sides together and made a seam.

then i flipped it to *wrong* sides together and ironed. sewed again along the top seam.

then i took the 2 side pieces i cut and cut them each in half. i also cut the bottom piece in half.

then i constructed the inside in this order:

1 large piece:
1 half side piece on each side, then one bottom piece.

then i take the divider piece i added the interfacing to and sew that to the side pieces i just sewed to the first piece. does that make sense? then i sew the already attached bottomed piece to the divider and sew up the small bottom edges.

then to the other half of the divider piece i sew the other 2 side pieces and bottom piece. then sew the other larger piece to that. i leave a seam along the bottom edge open to turn.

then i finish the bag as normal. outer and lining right sides together, sew along the top, flip etc.

does that make sense? prob not.

i will do one with pictures after we move. i promise Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005 03:17:42 PM »

did you come up with the design yourself or use one from someone else? we definitely need a tutorial with this!!
plus, those prints are amazing. what kind of fabric is it? i'm so full of questions!!
great work!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005 03:19:30 PM »

that bag is positivly lovely.
may i ask where the fabric on the outside is from, it is really vibrant and fun.

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005 03:20:01 PM »

 Roll Eyes cool bag!!  I've tried to make one myself but wasn't to sucessful!!
I guess the pattern I picked up was to advance for me.

« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005 03:24:47 PM »

I love the fabric, it's very bright and fun!

Is the divider just two pieces of fabric or does it have something in the middle?

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005 05:30:10 PM »

That looks really cute! I love the fabrics you used. They are soo adoarble, and you can't really tell if you get it dirty! hehe Good job

« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2005 12:06:08 AM »

NICE!  Beautiful fabric and I'm a huge fan of your middle divider.

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2005 05:28:33 AM »

That bag is really pretty...and I love the fabric both inside and out!!! Is that velcro at the top of the devider? If so, what a great idea...I'm sure your husbands aunty will love your new creation...great job!!

You should definitly make more of them...


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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2005 05:53:22 AM »

great bag!!

I have the same outer fabric- in pinks, I got it from Joann Fabric somewhere in the home interiors dept. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2005 10:44:23 AM »

Bold and Beautiful.

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