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« Reply #180 on: February 01, 2010 08:48:37 AM »

This one is pretty similar:  http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html

You might just make the straps a little longer so that you can tie them together rather than sewing them together, but other than that, it's about the same. 
« Reply #181 on: February 01, 2010 03:13:52 PM »

I'm really bad at remember to grab my wallet, phone, etc. whenever I leave the house. It's not too bad in winter because they never leave my coat pocket, but once it starts warming up I'm going to be in trouble.

I really want to make a small purse- just big enough to hold my "stuff" (wallet, phone, ipod, and maybe a few crochet hooks Wink ). The problem is that I'm not too good at sewing things and any small purse tutorials I've found have been really girly and frilly (which is about the exact opposite of what I want).

Does anyone have/know of any patterns for a really easy, non-girly purse that I could try to make? I've been through the list of tutorials here but none of them really appealed to me. Sad

Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #182 on: February 02, 2010 04:09:28 AM »

I don't have a pattern, but I can describe to you the ones my father used.  They were made of leather, but I guess you can use the general shape and an appropriate fabric to obtain the look you want.

One type is a bag that you can sling on your shoulder or across with a long strap.  Oblong.  Make two oblongs of the desired size, then a strip as wide as thick you want the bag to be, that's the gusset for the bottom and sides.  The remaining side you make it with two pieces half the width of the other strip.  Remember to add seam allowances.  Apply a zipper to these two strips, then mount the item.

The other model would be similar but with a short strap to make it a wristlet.  Both had at least an outside pocket, with a zipper or a flap.

As you see, you can make them quite simple or modify them to suit you.  Any questions, please ask.

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« Reply #183 on: February 06, 2010 05:15:20 AM »

I want to make my knitter friend a tall round bottomed bag to keep her knitting project in and a matching needle case.  I have the tutorial for the needle case but don't know even where to start on the bag.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #184 on: February 06, 2010 08:23:25 AM »

I made this for a Christmas present:

Here's the link to the tutorial:http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2007/09/back-with-buckets.html

It came out really nice. The original dimensions are for a small bucket - I just made it bigger & added the handles.

« Reply #185 on: February 06, 2010 03:17:01 PM »

Thank you oh so much!  That is perfect! 

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« Reply #186 on: February 09, 2010 09:08:20 PM »

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You'd have to adjust the dimensions somewhat, but there are the instructions.

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« Reply #187 on: February 10, 2010 08:02:29 AM »

Carrying my yoga ball around is getting quite cumbersome! I want to make some sort of sling/carrier to carry my huge yoga ball. I haven't been able to find any ideas online-I am thinking of something knitted or netting of some sort? Then this morning I was thinking maybe reconstructing a t-shirt?
Does anyone else have any ideas? Please share!

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« Reply #188 on: February 11, 2010 09:26:28 AM »

I just thought of this - how about a large rectangle of fabric wide enough to accomodate the ball & long enough to cover it & add handles to both short ends of the fabric. If you are using tshirt fabric then I would use back it w/cotton fabric so it's not so stretchy. It's basically a sling to hold the ball - nothing fancy, but it will get the job done.

« Reply #189 on: February 11, 2010 11:32:45 AM »

Over the holidays I saw photo wallets for sale - little flat bags with metal trim and a click closure (like a big coin purse) that you could use to carry/protect photos in your purse.  My mom is always carrying her pictures around in an envelope, so I would love to make one of these for her.  Her purse is heavy already, so I want to do it without the metal.  I guess that essentially makes it a lined fabric envelope.  Anyone know of a pattern?  I'm sure I could come up with my own pattern if I had enough time to work on it, but with three small kids, there is no such thing.   Cheesy

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