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Date: 4/24/14 2:54 PM

Now that I've got it perfected, I need to make one in my style with selvedge edges... maybe this weekend...



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Date: 4/24/14 5:12 PM

Wow you had me at the first picture! LOL Just bought the pattern and can't wait for the sewalong. I absolutely love the design of this bag, and I also love the material you used.

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Date: 4/24/14 6:18 PM

sewsillymom....

You made my day! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

It's been an incredible amount of work to get this whole thing together! I had major brain damage learning some of the Photoshop processes to turn my pencil-on-paper drawing of the pattern piece into a PDF.....

And then there was getting the images into the authoring program I was using to make the instruction... omg... killer.

I got the site started... so bear with me... it will be improving.

The fabric was Moda, I believe... for the most of it... there is a line they had out recently called Bobbins and Bits... and the flowers in the pattern have bobbins for their centers.. and my favorite print is the one on the exterior that looks like selvedge edges.

I'm going to be making 3 more... I need one out of selvedges (just *have* to do that!) ... then one out of pink/black/hopefully Parisian looking cute fabric for a cosmetic bag ... and then a client of mine (for my real work) is paying me $100 to build one for her daughter... they're going to a quilt store to pick out their own fabrics.

All in all, I'm pretty jazzed. It feels like crossing a finish line of sorts today.
-- Edited on 4/24/14 6:19 PM --

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Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
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Unashamed of being a self confessed tool junkie! Currently love my: Bernina 550qe, ElnaPress & Oliso Iron - crazy thing but I love it! ...and a fleet of Macs, iPads, iPhones.

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

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Date: 4/24/14 9:17 PM

Congratulations on completing the pattern! I know it must have been a challenge at times. I've been checking your Blog, and here for news!

I don't see it on your Blog yet, or I missed it. ?

I rushed to Craftsy and ordered the pattern! I can hardly wait to start making my own Bionic Bag! I'll be gathering supplies and getting them cut out as I leave for a quilt retreat this Sunday.

Perfect timing as I was wondering about projects. This will be on one of them for sure! Love it!

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Date: 4/24/14 9:28 PM

Oh, thanks so much Angie! You're the best!

I wrote a quick post on RipStitcher.com about it in the middle of the day today... kinda hastily done... but hey... it's there....

Bionic Gear Bag on RipStitcher.com

Thanks for your support... it means the world to me!

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Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
Share pics on Instagram: RipStitcher

Unashamed of being a self confessed tool junkie! Currently love my: Bernina 550qe, ElnaPress & Oliso Iron - crazy thing but I love it! ...and a fleet of Macs, iPads, iPhones.

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

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Date: 4/24/14 11:09 PM

I made a similar pattern I picked up in Colorado last summer by sewdemented...I think...the pics make it hard to visualize how the side gussets and three interior pockets come together, but once I survived it love the bag!

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Date: 4/24/14 11:50 PM

That's a great pattern, too.

I've tried to do a little more in the way of instruction - my PDF is 32 pages with pics, and I have video tutorials for the steps on a site for the bag. I'm going to add more video next week when we start a Sew Along for it.

Construction-wise: here's the differences between hers and mine:

Mine is 3" bigger in circumference.
3 of the inside zip pockets of mine sit taller
One zip pocket is shorter (for ear buds or sewing machine needles)
Because the pockets sit higher, things like thread can sit on end and are protected.
The pocket widths between zippers (front to back) are different on my bag:
there is one slim, shallow one - great for shears or WiFi Hotspot cards or external hard drives
The next one is sized to hold 7 spools of thread upright or AC adapters for electronic gizmos
The next one is deep enough for the magnetic pin dish & the fabric "dish" for Wonder Clips (plus more stuff like walking foot, etc) ... or even the heavy computer extension cords and the power supply "brick" for laptops.
The back has a side that makes it stand up - great for pencils, etc.
The best part: The front flap folds down flat and makes "The Box" to hold items that you are working with - and they can't scoot or roll off the table.

I put a demo video on the site for the pattern:
Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote

I'm going to try to make my next one this weekend.. out of selvedge edges. (My fave thing to work with!)

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Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
Share pics on Instagram: RipStitcher

Unashamed of being a self confessed tool junkie! Currently love my: Bernina 550qe, ElnaPress & Oliso Iron - crazy thing but I love it! ...and a fleet of Macs, iPads, iPhones.

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

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Date: 4/25/14 0:04 AM

Wow! Just looked at the video and found the pattern on Craftsy. I got to make one of these... 32 pages - the illustration but be fantastic is it mostly photos?

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Date: 4/25/14 1:43 AM

Mostly photos...

I'm still a moron with Photoshop & illustrator. They make my head hurt!

I think the potentially confusing parts that could trip up a novice are pictured well enough to get them through it.

I'm really hoping I get some less-than-well-experienced sewists to get on board with the Sew Along & give me feedback.

I'm sure some of the tips & notes I included will bore the experts... But I hope they just breeze over the stuff ... And the little details might be of use to those that haven't done bags, zippers, or are just simply rather new to sewing.

I have a couple of friends that I've been helping (eeeerrr *enabling*) into the hobby of sewing. I tried to write the pattern as if I was trying to help them.

Now it's gonna be interesting to see how everyone does with it.

I'm expecting to get some opinions that will help me modify this pattern to the better... And to help me make my next patterns be better, too.

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Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
Share pics on Instagram: RipStitcher

Unashamed of being a self confessed tool junkie! Currently love my: Bernina 550qe, ElnaPress & Oliso Iron - crazy thing but I love it! ...and a fleet of Macs, iPads, iPhones.

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

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Date: 4/25/14 2:41 AM

Try Illustrator... it is 10 times quicker at drawing patterns once you learn it.
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