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« on: October 13, 2010 12:10:00 PM »

My mom asked me to make her a Vera Bradley style quilted tote, so of course I had to oblige! She picked out some pretty pre-quilted fabric and I just went to town based on the pics on the vb website.

It was pretty easy and probably only took two hours start to finish. And I gave it to her today and she loved it. <3 the outside pocket between the straps closes with a little square of velcro, that button is purely decorative. The top closes with an elastic loop over another of the red buttons. (She didn't want a zipper)

Two pockets inside, one outside:

Close up of fabric and button:

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010 12:28:30 PM »

Wow, that looks like the real deal! I'm not a huge fan of Vera Bradley, personally, but I think it rocks that you made such a convincing imitation! Also, very clean construction, I wish my bags looked like that! Awesome job, you have a very lucky mama!

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010 04:27:31 PM »

Very VB-esque... you did a great job!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010 07:33:02 PM »

I need 2 please! Smiley Great job!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012 04:39:12 PM »

Looks awesome! I'm making a Vera-esque tote for someone right now, and I'm struggling to decide whether to make a lining. I'm using some pre-quilted (reversible) fabric, which I've never worked with before. She wants interior pockets, which I usually sew into my linings. How do I sew interior pockets without the stitches showing on the outside? I'm also putting exterior pockets on it.

Should I make a "lining" out of the pre-quilted fabric? It would definitely be strong, which my customer requested. (This bag will be her daughter's school bag.) Thanks for any advice!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012 06:06:01 PM »

Looks great!

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012 08:52:31 PM »

Actually, most of the VB bags have lining anymore.  Those original bags where there was no lining, they would cover the exposed edges in matching bias tape, and the exposed seams from inner pockets were covered up on the outside by the handles that were sewn drom top to bottom of bag.  Personally, I would just go with the lining. 

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012 01:35:13 AM »

Its great to know that you are making Vera Bradley Style Bag. Fabric always plays a major role in making of a good cloth .....I like the ways you are using fabric part,because fabric matters a lot in it...congratulation to you ....Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012 06:49:45 PM »

Beautiful bag and great construction.  Gorgeous!

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