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« on: April 26, 2009 08:50:43 AM »

That's a tiny fan grill on the zipper Cheesy

This bag is entirely copied from a purse I bought in a store--loved the shape, size, etc, but hated the color.  I just kept the front pockets off, because I don't ever use those kinds of pockets.  The shape is basically an a-line jordy, with little "flaps" on the top so the zipper can shut without making the top of the bag flat.  I didn't interface it because the blue microsuede fabric is reaaally thick as it is, I only ironed in a rectangle of iron-on fleece in the bottom to help it hold its shape/rectangular bottom.

I rarely embroider, so I'm quite proud of this Smiley  Although I must admit I made the pattern from an online graphic and traced it before embroidering XD

I *love* this lining fabric, so much. And I only have 3 meters of it Sad Well, even less now...can't get more, either. Sigh!

And a plain little pocket, holds my keys so they don't scratch up anything in the bag.

Here's what the original looks like--see, ugly color! I don't even get why they *make* stuff that color. Useless buckles, too. (actually, the color looks nicer here--irl it's a lot more washed out, "dirty" purple)
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If your project has any of these, don't be surprised to see me post in it! Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009 12:07:05 PM »

Great bag. I like the style and love the color/fabric. It looks so soft,I wish I could touch it. LOL Nice job on the kitty too.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009 12:19:00 PM »

I want one!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009 03:03:59 PM »

its cute, its roomy, and the kitty looks perfect :3
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009 03:43:05 PM »

they make stuff in that color for people like ME! lol your purse is adorable, but you're far too hard on the original lol i would love to find one like it... where'd ya get it and how much was it?  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009 04:02:11 PM »

You made a lovely "copy"!  Although without the pockets, it looks nothing like the original, I think.  The lining you chose goes perfectly with it.

Another vote for the color of the original, one of my favorite colors....LOL
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009 06:14:00 PM »

How funny - I was looking at the original purse and said man that's exactly what I need - hope she posts a link to the pattern but nope - it's the original...

Super job on it all around!

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009 07:22:23 PM »

Your new purse looks soft and touchable.  Very nice, really.

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009 02:02:04 AM »

wtpdesigns and artsygranny, I promise, the color is not as nice irl XD Sorry though, it's from Jennifer, a french (I think? XD) store.  Nothing too hard to do, though, it's a jordy bag-- here, I'll give you a quick paint tutorial.

First, make a pattern like that. Cut on the slanted lines, not on C.
For the top, the 1-2 cms less is because you want the top section to be equal to the width of the ba, which is 2x E, but there'll be a little extra space taken up by the zipper.  I made mine curved because I didn't want the top to be boxy, but if you hate zippers, do a straight across line--or, just cut straight between the two Es and close the bag with velcro or a button.
You need two linings and two outsides of this, and a strap WHICH IS AS WIDE AS THE TOP OF THE BAG, that is 2 times E. Otherwise it won't hang like this bag.  To assemble it, follow the jordy bag tutorial, but sew your zipper in when assembling the lining to the outer shell.  I used a separating zipper, which made it easier to deal with--it's just like another piece of fabric trapped between the two, but with a little metal edge XD.

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