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Topic: pink power (but not too much) jordy bag!  (Read 3394 times)
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« on: April 12, 2004 07:20:53 PM »

Hey all:

Using the Jordy purse design, I made this purse out of an old pair of cords, some pretty pretty pink fabric, and some of my fav vintage buttons.

I used the back pocket of the pants as the pocket for the inside.  In order to do this, I cut around the pocket, folded seamed the extra against the pocket (except at the top), and attached it to the lining before assembly.

Oh yes.  I forgot to attach the strap before I turned it, so it's on the outside!  Nothing like posting your work to foster the inner critic!

Here's some visual on my pocket attachment process:

1.  The small maroon image is the pocket on the pants.
2.  The larger maroon around the pocket is where you cut it out from the pants.
3.  Cut along the orangelines on the corners of the pocket.  
4.  Fold and press on the blue lines.  The dashed blue line at the top is the fold line/seam below it but 1/4 of an inch or so above the top of the pocket.
5.  The blue lines at the bottom of the pocket are fold lines.  Cut below on the angle and fold over the orange line before folding and pressing to the back of the pocket.  
6.  Use the pocket's own outside seam to attach to the lining.  At the top, use the seam you created about 1/4 inch above it.

I haven't tried it, but I bet that press & stick stuff would work better than sewing everything on this project.  Just make sure to use a press cloth over the pocket so you don't get your iron all junked up.

ooh lala!  thanks jordy!

then I sewed on the buttons, attached a sew-on snap, and called it a day!
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2004 07:24:30 PM »

very cute bag. love the grey and pink together. reminds me of an elephant. ok yeah i'm weird Tongue

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2004 02:22:24 PM »

very cute!
i love the color choice!

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2004 02:33:36 PM »

awesome! i love the buttons on the strap!


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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2004 05:50:15 PM »

I like it!
I love grey + any bright color.  And, yes, it made me think of elephants too.  Cheesy  
I like the buttons on the strap too, very cute detail!

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004 02:43:13 PM »

well, it made me think of elephants too, but that's just b/c i'm a buit obsessed. Roll Eyes this purse totally matches the backpack i had last year! i love pink and grey together!!!! i absolutely LOVE how you did the pocket on the inside!! that's really cool, b/c pockets are always confusing for me. that just makes it so much easier!! thanks for posting!! Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004 04:20:59 PM »

i love that!  what part of the pants did you use along with the pocket?
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2004 05:09:01 PM »


I cut up the entire pair of pants, squared up the cuts, and seamed as necessary to make the materials big enough.  The finished bag is 8 inches tall x  10 inches across and I can't remember what dimensions I used.  I think I cut the straps from ankle to pocket on the back of a leg, folded, and hemmed.  Soon I'll post my all-old-clothes zipper bag!

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2004 08:24:28 PM »

excellent! I love the colours and the buttons! props to you!

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2004 05:38:59 PM »

Awesome bag !!!

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