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« on: August 16, 2009 07:50:48 AM »

Whenever I use the term "ditty bag" people look at me like I'm speaking a foreign language. It's the term my folks always used to describe a bag that toiletries are kept in and I guess it stuck.

I made this one for my Fiance to keep his grooming stuff in. The fabric is a bit girly but my pet name for him is "Love Bug" or just "Bug" so I thought it was appropriate. I don't know what the heck the lining fabric is but it feels really slick and heavy-duty and I think it will clean easily. I also used a thick fusible fleece so it's nice and sturdy.

Here's the link to the tut I used. I found it really easy to follow.
http://patchyapple.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/patchyapple-boxy-bag-tutorial/









Thanks for looking! C&C appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009 08:22:02 AM »

I like it! I hope he likes it too! btw, off topic but is that a dachshund in your avatar pic by chance?
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009 08:36:02 AM »

I like it! I hope he likes it too! btw, off topic but is that a dachshund in your avatar pic by chance?

Thanks! He does like it Smiley.

YES! That is our doxie, Opie. He's a chocolate and tan dapple.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009 08:55:48 AM »

I thought it might be. I have two dachshunds..one black and tan and one red with a pink nose like yours has..hence why I recognized the doxie features like the paw position in the pictures. lol
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009 10:05:59 AM »

I love this bag. The fabric is perfect. I am a huge fan of the style, I was just thinking of making myself a pen bag or a lunch bag in this style
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009 12:26:32 PM »

Nice job! Thanks for the link to the tute. I've been saving some fabric and zippers for this type of thing. We use the term in my family too. My understanding is that it is a Navy term. My Dad was a Navy guy. He always has a bag like this. We also make something like these Ditty bags for church. We have a lot of migrant worker families that come through Florida. Can wait to try this. Yours is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009 12:55:55 PM »

What a cute bag!  I love the pattern.  Are/were your folks military by chance? I ask b/c my Dad's retired Army and I married into a family of Marines and they all use the term "ditty bag" to describe just that. :-)

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009 02:36:36 PM »

omg! i absolutely love it. where did you get the fabric?
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009 04:47:56 PM »

What a cute bag!  I love the pattern.  Are/were your folks military by chance? I ask b/c my Dad's retired Army and I married into a family of Marines and they all use the term "ditty bag" to describe just that. :-)



That's interesting! My Dad was in the Army so that must be where he originally started using the term. I never knew that it was a military term.

omg! i absolutely love it. where did you get the fabric?

Thanks! I'm pretty sure I got the fabric at Joann's. I bought it quite a while ago and have just been waiting for the right project to come along.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009 07:28:39 PM »

Thank you soooo much for posting this with the tute! This bag is the perfect size for stashing all the stuff I need for during and after swimming. I really like the size of the loop/handle because I will be able to hang the bag up while in the showers instead of leaving it on the wet surfaces. I opted to interface both the outer and lining fabrics rather than adding the fusible fleece.

Inside with most of the stuff (took the shampoo and conditioner out so you can get an idea of the roominess)
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