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« on: May 07, 2019 05:00:16 PM »

Simplicity 9658

I was sitting about a gas station, on WIFI, and noted that there was lots of camouflage print wandering about; hats, shirts, jackets, pants, shoes, boots -- and even on a pickup-truck! Thinking a bit further, I thought maybe I could make a bag with camouflage print. Looking online, I found LL Bean and Lands End had done similar. I decided I could do it -- but, why? I mentioned to my husband that it was possible, but I prob'ly wouldn't bother. I didn't know anyone who'd use it. He exclaimed, "I'd use it!" So, I headed off to my fabric shop.
With lots of conference texts, my husband chose an Oak Leaf pattern, and a dark brown contrast. I'd already picked out the 9658 in my mind as the tote I'd make. I didn't have the lengths required, but remembered most. So, purchased the amounts I remembered. I knew I had a good colour for a lining at home.

Hubby wanted a snap-flap added. I added the Key leash myself

So, after about a week of "resting the fabric", today I decided I would just go for it.
I think it turned out alright. DH likes it.


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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019 05:08:51 PM »

Great choice of fabric! Really works well with that pattern and the trim. Nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019 08:52:04 AM »

Thank you Craftylittlemonkey.
I was pretty certain it would work out well. Hubby asked for Dark green lining, but the lighter green lining worked better.
My husband is happy with it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019 01:50:50 PM »

That turned out great! I was gifted with yards and yards of Real Tree (tm) camo in a canvas type fabric and have yet to come up with ideas of what I can make that we would actually use. Maybe a bag such as this to start!

I, too, am surrounded by camo on anything that holds still long enough, because Montana.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019 03:11:50 PM »

Your bag came out great and I'm glad that your husband appreciates all of the time and work that you put into it for him.  I don't like to kill anything, so, I don't participate, but, hunting is super popular where I live in Michigan as well, so, there's lots of camo everything here as well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019 06:30:54 AM »

The Mistress T: A bag is a great place to start. It might make a shopping bag that hubby wouldn't mind carrying. If you have enough of it, and you have (or could purchase) a pattern, maybe a Jacket? Or a pair of Jeans?

Patraw:  Camouflage seems to be a fashion statement rather than actually trying to blend in. Mike, my husband, was really pleased with it. As "guy-ish" as I've made other bags for him, he's aways pleased when I make him anything. (Hoodies, cake, quick-bread, or bags)
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