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School bag

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Casual, Preppy, Funky, Traditional
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What materials did you use? printed canvas Plain shirt-weight polycotton antique brass hardware satin ready made binding 18" zip cherry lace zip

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What are you most proud of? I thought it would have taken a lot longer. I love the fact that I understood the recessed zipper tutorial that I found here, I just could not get the Brett Bara tutorial; I know it has nothing to do with her teaching because I understood everything else that she did.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Write down the measurements you want including seam allowances, Make drawings of the bag you want. Download pictures of the type of hardware, pockets, zips etc that you want for your bag. Go through each step in your head so that you are making the bag before you make the bag. Write down each step in order and then correct the order if necessary. I had 31different pieces of fabric cut out before I began to sew. so I labelled each piece and tried to put them into sewing order. I think this is why It took me three days instead of 7.

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GREAT bag!!!!

05/17/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! I think it's a bit in your face now it's finished but someone has asked me to make one for them. GULP!

05/18/2013 Flag


05/24/2013 Flag

I love, love, love your fabric choice. I checked out the recessed zipper tute...thanks!

05/20/2013 Flag

Thank you for looking, I appreciate it!

05/24/2013 Flag


07/25/2013 Flag

Well, your comment has certainly cheered me up!

07/25/2013 Flag