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Self Drafted Pattern: 319885-1000 - Type:Accessories    printable version
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Posted on:12/14/13 11:00 PM
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I made these bags for Christmas presents for my coworkers. I used cotton - polyester blend with lovely polka dot prints. It's a simple bag with a case part sewn in, so it will not go missing. I made a prototype with the case part at the top, and tried to use it myself. That kind of made the top of the bag heavy because I put my phone and keys in it. After these experiment (~.~) I decided to put the case part a little lower. Once they are folded, they look like little purses. Phones can be tucked in, too. I also used some velcro to keep them folded nicely. I really like them. I will make some more with nylon. (It will be strong and handy on rainy days.)
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SewLibra said...
So cute and an excellent idea for gifts! I keep thinking I will take a break from garment sewing and make bags or accessories, and you have given me inspiration.
12/15/13 0:23 AM
sewing genie said...
I love making bags, too. I'm thinking about a lunch bag. ~.~
12/15/13 1:24 AM
jacqui583 said...
I love this! Functional and pretty.
12/15/13 6:44 AM
Baja Susana said...
Innovative design, how nice! I have been thinking of getting back to bag making, you have given me a nudge
12/15/13 7:14 AM
grey ann said...
Very clever. Like the polka dots!
12/15/13 7:39 AM
caper81 said...
Great idea! I love that it has a pocket for a cell phone:)
12/15/13 9:24 AM
sewingcanary said...
Hi Genie! You make such cute things! These will make super gifts. This is sort of a design question/suggestion. What I found with most of the close-up bags is they seem to not fold up so easy after theyíve been used a while. Have you found this? Iím not sure of the cause, but I get frustrated with them - like the pocket is too small or something. Or, they are too much hassle. After a while I donít bother. One of my faves has a bottom which folds in half and zips around. Closed it looks like a wide wallet or flat make-up bag. Itís a nice middle size, not as big as most grocery bags. One side of the zipper runs from centre across, down the shorter edge of the bottom, then across to centre again. Ditto the other. The longest side of the bottom has the shorter zipper section. A friend made me a great bag. Some of her gifts are odd. I wondered why on earth sheíd made me a tank top that was obviously too short for my long waist. Surprise! It fits perfectly in the rack that holds the storeís bags. It stays wide open for packing. Making it zip closed would be even better. Nylon wears almost forever. I made a little RED one - my ďGO BAGĒ. Itís for things I need to take next time I shop or whatever. Before I go out the door, I grab it. Itís about 11Ē x 8Ē x 4Ē. Iíve used it for years. The thread wore out and I restitched it. All these years and I donít think thereís one hole in the fabric. Itís a great size, however I didnít make the handles long enough to go over my winter coat easily. Cheers and Happy New Year Genie!
12/15/13 3:55 PM
sewing genie said...
This is my first time to make this kind of bag, so I am not sure that how it will be to fold them after it has been used a while. So far it is easy to fold and use. I didn't try the zipper versions yet. Happy new year, everyone.
12/17/13 2:33 AM
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