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Two small bags

Ploshkin

Two small bags
« on: November 07, 2017, 15:39:43 PM »
Inspired by Leila May (thanks) I have made 2 bags - one for my 13 year old niece and the other for my surrogate grand daughter who is a year younger.  I haven't made a bag before so it was all a bit experimental.  They're only simple messenger type bags so I didn't use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along.  They're 8" x 6" x 2" deep
I had some lovely double sided denim (I think Bodgeit had the same or similar for a top) so they have a deep purple sheen on the main black bit and the reverse on the flaps.  The size was dictated by the fat quarters I had for the lining.  I've put a pocket inside and an elastic loop to hold a pen - nothing more adventurous.   I used invisible magnetic closures but the magnet is a bit weak through the denim.  I did somehow manage to get them in the right place so that they close automatically.
Anyway, I'm happy with them for a first attempt and was also impressed that my Pfaff went through 8 layers of denim without any problem.
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Acorn

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 15:43:03 PM »
They are gorgeous.   0_0
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Pearl

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 15:59:56 PM »
I agree. Gorgeous.  The girls will love them.   :loveit: :loveit:

Iminei

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 16:32:33 PM »
BEAUTIFUL!!!

Really glorious ... lucky girls!!!

And well done to Leila for inspiring you!!!
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Acorn

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 16:43:01 PM »
And well done to Leila for inspiring you!!!

Yes - there are some wonderful bags around here!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Surest1tch

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 19:44:11 PM »
I'm impressed, well done.

Fajita

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 20:11:41 PM »
They do look lovely. The girls will love them.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 22:15:39 PM »
Excellent use of that lovely material  0_0  I wonder how much I have left...

LeilaMay

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 13:30:29 PM »
Oh lovely  :)
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Vezelay

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
I didn't use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along.

Wow, seriously impressed Ploshkin. I'd need the video tutorial as well! The bags are gorgeous.

Holly Berry

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 17:59:10 PM »
Impressive, bet they’ll be really pleased.
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Mocarroll

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 20:25:53 PM »
Gorgeous! I do wish I were more motivated to make hand-made gifts as they are just so special. I’m sure the girls will be thrilled with their unique pressies.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Two small bags
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 21:54:38 PM »
Very nice.  I'm sure they will love them.