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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2005 03:52:59 PM »

Thanks starlene and arrhythmia.

the second bag is orange on both sides, and brown on the inside. it's two circles put together, with circles cut out, and that's how you get in. i didn't use any closure on either of them, but i'm sure you could put a zipper in.

anyhow, i'm off to start another one so i can do the tute.

« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2005 06:26:01 PM »

Wow, I'm confused. I'll be waiting to see the tute. Not getting it.....sorry, I must be tired.

« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2005 06:29:05 PM »

first I laid out my two fabrics ontop of each other (cuts down cutting time)

Then i found something big and circular, in this case, a lampshade and traced the bottom.

after tracing that, i used a small plate to trace the handle/inner circle.

then you cut out the bag

to cut the inside circle, i pinched the fabric, and made a slit like so:

and then cut around the circle.

Then you fold the circle in half, matching up the inner circle so it gives you an exact top and an exact bottom.
Then snip through that small bit of fabric at the top, opening the circle.

At this point i wasn't pleased with how unstiff this bag was, so i added a middle layer of thick corduroy. I just laid the other pieces ontop of it, and cut around it. This blue piece will be in the middle of the other two fabrics.

Now take one side of the outside fabric, and one side of lining, right sides together,  and sew them together on the inner circle. (if you use a middle piece like me,it will go outer fabric, lining, and center piece.) do the same thing to the other side.

Now you will have two circles, cut slits along the inner circle, being careful not to cut through the thread.

Now take your two circles, open them up like so...

Sew the two outer fabrics together, right sides together. Then sew the two inner circles together, leaving a 3-4" opening to turn the purse right side out through. clip the seams.

Turn that baby right side out, play with it a little to get it to take it's circular shape, push the lining to the inside. You may need to take a pencil to the strap parts to them to come out.

then i used on the previous ones a small tube i made of matching fabric, but on this one, bias tape to attach the two sides like so...

and VIOLA, i unique circular purse!!!

I'll probably embroider some red hearts on the outside to match <3

hope this was understandable. if not, let me know and i'll clarify.
and if you make one, post it, so i can see.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2005 06:34:20 PM »

Sorry, I think I get it now. It's like a hobo. I think the wording threw me. The brown is the lining and the orange is the outside. I like it.

....update...you posted your tute while I was posting. I see it now. Great tute. Love the brown and red. Cute little bag idea. Thanks for the tute. Might just try this next!!!

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2005 06:47:37 PM »

I love this bag! thanks for the tutorial!
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2005 06:28:51 AM »

no prob. i'm so into it because it's so easy. I made a "mini" version of it, i used a regular plate instead of a lampshade, and it is really cute too.
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2005 08:43:45 AM »

I like your circular bag. Maybe you can type the words TUTORIAL in your subject heading so it does not get overlooked.

Thanks for the tutorial.

« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2005 09:36:26 AM »

wohooo! You know what?? Shocked  That 1st bag of yours would be worth a lot a money at stores here in Portugal!! And this fall season I've seen a lot os them on that style!!

I think this is like the 3rd or 4th bag that I'll just have to give it a try for a Xmas present!!  Cheesy
(I'm thinking of doing a lot of the presents this year... expensive stuff isn't always the most cherrished and saving money is always good Wink )

  -> YOU GO garyn !!
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2005 06:14:16 PM »

Hey, garyn. I think I'd like to try this bag out. The plate you used was about half the size of the lampshade ? Just trying to get some dimensions. Could you measure across the big and small bags to give a diameter? What would you suggest for a closure. A button/buttonhole or snap. I don't think I could do a zipper in a flat bag without messing it up.

« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2005 07:34:02 PM »

This is the small bag, i put a lighter in the center so you can get the jist of the finished size

and a close up of the fabric:

On the larger bag, the lampshade is about 20", and the plate was 8"

The smaller bag, the plate i used was maybe 12" and i used a cup for the handle that measured out to be 4.5"

hope that helps.

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