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Topic: Tutorial: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag  (Read 843795 times)
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« Reply #230 on: April 12, 2004 04:36:57 PM »

jordy you never cease to amaze me  Cheesy i love the bag!

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« Reply #231 on: April 17, 2004 12:29:01 PM »

jordy, you are a miracle! i <3 that bag of yours so much! So much I went out today and bought some bright pink cotton material, a pink gingham liner, some assetate(sp?) and some fabric dyes to make myself one and put a black electric guitar stencil on it and the words " i <3 rock, so baby lets roll.."
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« Reply #232 on: April 17, 2004 01:18:03 PM »

Here's my latest, made for a four-year-old girl:


I used craftymed's sew-around-the-edges method.  It worked so much better than I expected!
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« Reply #233 on: April 18, 2004 04:23:33 PM »

sorry but whatis crafymeds sew around the edge method?
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« Reply #234 on: April 19, 2004 05:53:06 AM »

Thanks so much Jordy!  I have been making bags like that forever but I never have thought of using a square to make it square bottomed. Now I feel stupid. lol. But thanks so much!
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« Reply #235 on: April 20, 2004 11:26:18 AM »

hey, good to see that my "method" is not just my own personal method o' madness.  

the sewing around the edges method is that i "creased" the corner seams, and then stitched on them. it's a little tough to smoosh the edges, but it gives the bag alot of extra strength.   somewhere in this thread is a picture of where i stitched along.

ha, never mind.  found it.

hope it helps!

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« Reply #236 on: April 21, 2004 09:47:18 AM »

I have a question regarding how strong these bags hold up.  I recently started making bags based on Jordy's tutorial (thanks!) but because I'm new at this I'm worried about them falling apart.  It could just be me being paranoid but any hints on making them really strong?  I usually use thicker fabrics and use fuse-a-shade interfacing.  The last thing I want is for someone to have a bag and have their stuff fall through the bottom.

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« Reply #237 on: April 25, 2004 07:50:07 AM »

I just made a bag with felt daisies with button handles, embroidered stems, and the bag has grosgrain ribbon for a handle.
here's a closeup of the flowers

These bags are pretty strong.  If you want to make them extra strong, I'd suggest leaving a bigger seam allowance, and doing a zigzag along the seams (just past the regular seam - towards the allowance edge).  Also because they're lined, that's an extra line of defence - if either the lining or the outside of the bag gives out, you've still got the other one to hold your stuff until you have time to fix the broken layer.  So I wouldn't be worried about them falling apart.
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« Reply #238 on: April 25, 2004 12:20:37 PM »

Hi Jordy,
I've been meaning to say thank you for firing my inspiration. I am now fearless!
Here is a bag made for a special pal.

I used toile fabric (my favorite) , put in a zip compartment and 3 pockets...oh and used denim trim on the bottom and handles.

I also managed to get some magnetic snaps...not easy to find in UK.

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« Reply #239 on: April 25, 2004 05:35:44 PM »

I've been making these for what seems like months now (with a few modifications), and I finally figured out a solution to the bottom of the bag problem - at least for me. I like my bags to be something I can throw in the wash, but I wanted them to be solid on the bottom. So I made a bottom insert that's water proof (cardboard, heavy, wrapped completely in duct tape) in a fabric pouch. Like this:
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