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Topic: Fat-Bottom Bag & 6-Petal Flower Pin  (Read 4313 times)
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« on: May 07, 2011 10:47:43 AM »

Here's my Fat-Bottom bag, adorned with the 6-Petal Flower Pin.  All materials I bought at JoAnn Fabrics, including the Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn, color Ocean 0027 and wooden handles.  The bag itself only took 4oz of yarn.  To obtain gauge I had to increase my hook to a size K.  I also added a couple extra sc rows to the handle flaps in order to completely attach my handles.  

It wasn't part of the original pattern, but I added fabric lining to the inside of my bag.  I found this tutorial link (http://bendbeanies.blogspot.com/2009/05/bag-pattern.html) which was helpful for this part.

I decided to make the 6-Petal Flower Pin to attach to my bag, with leftover yarn scraps from other projects.  I sewed a safety pin on the back so that it can be removed.

Out of curiosity, I logged my time & cost for the entire project.  Over the span of one week, this project took a total of 523 minutes, or 8.72 hours.  The flower pin itself took 42 minutes of that time.  Not bad, considering I'd never made anything like this before!  My total cost was $12, $7 of which were for the handles, so this could definitely be made a lot cheaper if you crocheted handles instead or bought cheaper ones.  

« Last Edit: May 07, 2011 10:50:03 AM by stephany719 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011 12:28:08 PM »

I love it!  I wanted to try this pattern, but I had to return the book to the library before I got the chance, LOL.  Yours came out great, I love the colours and addition of the flower.  The handles look great, too.  (...Half the reason I wanted to make this was the chance to buy bag handles!  I really like looking at them in the store, for some strange reason.)

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