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Topic: Custom ACU Large Tote/Travel Bag For A Friend  (Read 1381 times)
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« on: November 30, 2011 01:30:22 AM »

So I posted pics a while back of a set I made for a friend. Well she had told me that another Drill Sergeant's wife from our company was interested. I got in touch with her and she was very specific about what she wanted and she picked out the fabrics. She wanted a roomy, sturdy but flexible travel bag using as many pieces from her husband's ACU top as possible. She wanted 3 pockets on one side interior for keys, wallet, and phone. The other small pocket on the other side is for some little Pampered Chef Catalogs and it has a velcro flap closure to keep them from coming out if the bag tips over.

hope you like!

also, I'm still trying to figure out which interfacing combos work best for which bags and I have a question for you veteran bag makers. as you can see in the pic that shows the exterior side pocket and part of the front, in the seam you can see the white threads being "stretched". How do i keep these from being visible the next time? I used pellon heavywt sew in, sew'd (sp?) using a 1/2in SA and then trimmed the pellon to 1/8inch. I used stitch length 3 and i think i had the tension set at 4.

any help would be much appreciated. thanks in advance!! and happy crafting:)

ps: this was my first time ever sewing a zipper closure like this so I'm pretty stoked:) it's not perfect but I did the best I could:s

« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011 02:03:00 AM »

It looks good, very capacious.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011 02:44:48 AM »

it is indeed. she wanted it to be 14hx18lx8w
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011 03:46:02 PM »

That looks great! Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011 05:15:33 PM »

Thank you! Smiley
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