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Pattern Reviews> Lazy Girl Designs> 111 (Runaround Bag)

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Reviewed by:Stargirl7

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Posted on:6/30/06 9:52 PM
Last Updated:7/1/06 5:23 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 10 people   
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speattle said... (7/15/14 9:48 PM) Reply
I've made this pattern a bunch of times and I sure love it too. I'm curious about how you have used the zipper insertion in other projects. can you elaborate on that? Your colors are wonderful and I love the other accessories with the bag.
Stargirl7 said... (7/3/06 7:52 PM) Reply
I can't say the bag on the pattern really appeals to me, either! I really love the way you can make this look different based on the fabric you choose. It could look "country" in calico, or "evening" in rich velvets or satins, or "funky" in embroidered lightweight denim, or "classy" in a neutral linen. You could use ribbon or woven straps instead of self-fabric, too. You could even put some beaded fringe along the bottom. It's a pretty versatile look. As for the checkbook cover and credit card case, I drafted my own pattern. If I get a chance I'll dig up my measurements and write up what I did. It's pretty straightforward, though. They're both the same except for size. There are two pockets on the inside and it folds to close. The two pockets are fabric rectangles folded in half, there's a lining (which you see between the pockets), and a cover (which is the outside when it's folded, or the back when it's open). Make a pile - lining rs up, pockets (one top, one bottom, both folded with rs out), then cover rs down. Stitch around, leaving hole for turning. Turn, press, stitch up hole. The key is to get the measurements right.
Merry G said... (7/3/06 3:53 PM) Reply
What other pattern did you use? the bag looks awesome...they should use your on the pattern cover they would sell more...and what are the other two items in the picture? & what are those patterns? I never bought the pattern cause I hated the picture...guess the old you cant judge a book by its cover applies here to the
stitchwitch said... (7/2/06 2:38 PM) Reply
I love your bag and accessories - the fabric is pretty too. Thankyou for such an informative review.
Susan R said... (7/1/06 11:13 PM) Reply
Very cute bag! I got this pattern recently and love it. I'm now beginning to make several to give as Christmas presents.
AnitaJ said... (7/1/06 6:56 PM) Reply
Cute bag! I like the matching accessories you created too.
edube said... (7/1/06 1:43 PM) Reply
slanden99 said... (7/1/06 9:39 AM) Reply
This bag is a great idea--especially when I only need to bring my keys and cell phone and don't have pockets.
Mini said... (7/1/06 0:31 AM) Reply
I have used this pattern and completely agree with this review. The pattern was worth the money, and makes a very nice bag that is really ingeniously simple to sew.
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