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Topic: jumbo diaper bag / tote in damask and assorted large scraps  (Read 1667 times)
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« on: June 30, 2011 05:27:33 PM »

To get the dimensions for this huge bag, I used a "It's So Easy It's Simplicity" pattern for the front/back and sides/bottom. I used a 5" wide strap template of my own (fold over 3 times, center and then the sides to center so it's 4 layers thick). All the pockets I made in random heights according to the fabric I had. There are 5 outside pockets and 8 inside pockets.

I used a large wooden button I bought 30 or so from an eBay shop in China. The entire exterior is interfaced to give this gigantor more stability and a quality hand made feel. The straps are interfaced with fusible light-weight.



"striped" pockets (ran out of mauve cotton sheeting for lining) Smiley

layered pockets

« Last Edit: July 01, 2011 08:35:56 AM by kaz814 - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster rules. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011 04:05:26 AM »

Very cute. May I assume the multiple layers on the bag handles make it a bit softer as well as stronger?

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011 06:40:44 AM »

the extra layers definitely give it a little bit of squishiness. If I have only one strap for a larger bag, I'll usually go with 2" wide finished straps, which means I start out with 8" wide fabric(!) and then lay down 5 lines of top stitching. I've done a channel strap with fusible padding (light) that turned out really well too. I have a folder full of strap templates Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011 08:14:42 AM »

So it's reversible? I like it! Smiley

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