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Topic: my "oh-shit-meg's-home-from-india-and-i-can't-afford-a-birthday-present" bag  (Read 1529 times)
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« on: June 11, 2010 02:52:16 PM »

soooo my roommate spent the last three weeks building homes in india & while she was there she turned 20. and last night at about 9pm i realized that she was indeed on a plane heading back to the US and i would be seeing her saturday afternoon. and nope, i did not buy her a birthday present.

so of course i ran upstairs to my pile of fabric that i haven't touched in probably years because my sewing machine was broken. luckily my brother's girlfriend was able to fix it (yay for fashion designer girlfriends!) but i still need to buy a better one. i almost threw it out the window trying to sew this puppy.

anyway, i just cut what i thought looked good and what fit on the fabric that i had. i didn't want to do the zigzag details but my machine wasn't letting me do proper straight lines. i'm happy with how the zigzags turned out anyways. i wanted to do something different too, so i made three straps and braided them together into one.

with all the hassle of sewing the red edging on about 6 different times and removing the stitching over and over again the bag probably took me about 5 hours total. not too bad.

on to the photos! apologies for the crappy photobooth pictures, i didn't have time to take any real photos before the party!

bag as a whole

braided detail of strap

added a flower for some ... oomph or something

my signature/initals

red lining!

woohoo! if anyone wants a tutorial i can probably whip one up in photoshop or something Smiley

« Last Edit: June 12, 2010 06:45:37 PM by skier88888 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010 06:43:35 PM »

This is really cute - I think the flower is awesome. Cheesy  I bet she loved it!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 05:17:28 AM »

awesome bag! I love the braided strap idea. Tutorials for anything are appreciated by me at least Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010 01:06:46 PM »

Sometimes, when we're low on Duccats (Moolah, dough, bread ... Ca$h) is when we make something and it's appreciated the most. Even if the recipient doesn't know that we're cash-strapped.

(Other times, the low-duccats doesn't even matter; they may not appreciate it anyways.)

However, I'm certain your ... Meg's appreciated this. It looks great.

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