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My own design
InstructionsI originally sewed the lower strap section into the seam allowance on each side. It was just too bulky, and the bag did not "form" well. I took the straps loose, resewed the seams and everything fell into place. As the fabric is heavy and stiff, I thought sewing the lower section of the strap would be rather awkward, and might would not hold. I attached the lower strap sections with rivets, ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Traditional
Broadcloth for the outer layers, cotton for the lining. Just one layer of innerlining, as the fabric itself is stiff.
What was your inspiration?
This bag was designed for a friend who described what she wanted in a bag.
What are you most proud of?
That I can design a bag and make a pattern!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Broadcloth can be stiff and hard to work with, but it is well worth a try as the bag has a lot of body and carries well.