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Topic: Hooray! A tiger purse! *TUTORIAL*  (Read 14354 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2004 12:45:39 AM »

that's got to be the cutest bag i have ever seen, I love evrything about it, the color, the tiger, the flowers, the shape, I AM SO JEALOUS...
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2004 01:46:55 AM »

Hello olive+orange,

this bag is sooo gorgeous!Congratulations!
Do you use a bought pattern or is this your own design?

Have a nice day+best wishes from Germany!

Hello,my name is Anna,I'm handbag-addicted
olive + orange
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2004 02:39:40 PM »

   Goddess- The inside is the same color green as the outside is. Nothing too fancy.
   grrr betsy-  I'll let you in on a little secret... I'm starting a website soon & the bag will be for sale... I'll let you know when it's up... shhh... don't tell.

   anna@germany-  Thanks! It is my own design. Also, I once knew a girl from Germany who's name was Anna. In fact, I have a few friends from Germany & the girls are all beautiful! How do you guys do it?
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2004 03:29:01 AM »

Hello olive+orange,
But I don't think,that all girls from Germany are beautiful.Maybe you had very good luck,to find the nice ones  Cheesy

Have a nice day!

Hello,my name is Anna,I'm handbag-addicted
olive + orange
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2004 01:22:56 PM »

Ok. I tried to make this as clear as possible. I hope it makes sense!

1) Cut out your fabric
*Two half circles in outer fabric & two half circles in lining. These are 14" across the bottom with a 7"radius.
*One 4"x14" outer fabric bottom panel & one 4"x14" lining bottom panel.
* Two 4"x20" outer fabric pieces for straps.
* One 4"x25" outer fabric piece for zipper panel & one 4"x25" lining piece.
* You will also need a zipper. The one I used was 9". If yours is different, you'll need to adjust some things.
*** I suggest you use interfacing. I don't have the money for any so I couldn't. Also, you might want to add a board to the bottom so it doesn't droop.***

2)Fold your straps in half width wise. Tuck in the edges so they're hiding. Pin & sew. This should make them about 1" wide.

3) Measure 8" in (on the wrong side of fabric) from each end of the lining for your zipper panel. Then, fold your lining in half, width wise, so you can make a 1/8" mark right in the middle of your 4" wide lining. These should be made where your 8" marks are. Now conect your marks so it looks like a long "I" on it's side. Do the same with your outer fabric.

4) Cut along your sideways "I" making "V" shapes at the ends. Start the points of the "V"s about 1/4" from your 1/8" marks. (It should look like this >--------< , NOT LIKE THIS  l------l .) Do the same with your outer fabric.

5) Pin back flaps & sew. Same with the outer fabric. This makes the hole for your zipper to peek through.

6) Now take your freshly sewn lining, zipper & outer fabric & pin them together. Make sure the wrong sides of your lining & zipper are together & the right side of your zipper is snuggled against the wrong side of the outer fabric. Sew this little "zipper sandwich" together around the zipper. Not around the edges of your fabric!

7)Put that off to the side & grab your lining half circles & 4"x14" lining panel. Pin, right sides together, the 14" edge of one of your half circles to the 14" edge of your bottom panel. Sew, but leave a 6" hole in the middle. Now, pin, rights sides together, your other half circle to the other edge. Sew it up, no holes this time! Do the same with your outer fabric but no holes at all! Ok? Ok!

*** This would be a good time to put any crazy appliques or fancy embroidery on your outer fabric. Or maybe even make yourself a cocktail.***

8 ) Pin & sew, right sides together, lining sides to the lining on your zipper panel.

9)Pin your straps onto outer fabric where you want them.

10) Unzip the zipper. Pin & sew, right sides together, your outer fabric to the outer fabric of your zipper panel & the straps.

11) Reach into your cozy little bag through the hole in your lining & pull it rigt side out. Now tuck in the ends of your lining hole & sew closed.

12) Tuck in your lining, go outside, find a rather strapping young gentleman & have him pose for a picture modeling your new bag. Hooray!
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2004 01:37:28 PM »

lia--i've totally seen the flowers as a chain available at some fabric stores.  they come in different colors too.  they're in the section with ribbons or lace usually.  i think they should be wound on those 8-inch (-ish) plastic flat spools, if that makes sense.  i'm pretty sure they're not going to be iron-on though, but i'm realizing that sometimes those iron-on patches just don't hold up, which is a shame since they are so darn easy to apply!!

I've seen something similar to the flowers at the store actually!
But I was most interested in the tiger. It's adorable!

olive+orange, i sent you a PM about the tiger, but I thought you meant you had 15 tigers! Not the flowers, which I have seen before. I will be on the lookout for more tigers, hopefully I can find them one day! Thanks

Oh, and what a great tutorial! It makes perfect sense.  Smiley
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2004 09:25:10 PM »

those purses are TOO COOL! i really like the lining on the second purse and i think i may have to try it!
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2004 08:03:59 AM »

oh my goodness! that is sooo adorable! i might judt have to make one...
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2004 07:34:23 PM »


these instructions are so great.  i'm going to make one tonight!

I'm going to try to cut up an old floppy plastic binder to use as the base--think I should try to sew it into the sides?

olive + orange
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2004 10:05:05 AM »

 cj- I think it would be just fine if you were to sew binder pieces to the sides. Are you talking inside or out? If you were to put them inside, I would suggest sewing them onto the lining. The outer fabrics I used were pretty stiff but the lining on the second one is kinda droopy. Also, thanks for purrrring. Hee hee!
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