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My first tote bag!

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Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch taught by Kristin Link

Take this free mini-class and learn how to make two cute bags with Kristin Link of Sew,Mama,Sew!

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute
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What materials did you use? Cotton

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What are you most proud of? I am very proud that i can do this, at all! I think it was hard to do, and that i could not do this. But i can! I really like it! I love the video. I learn in this way, the best. Much more, then only reading. I also made some extra decoration on the side of the bag. I got the idea of the next video of the Zipper Pouch. I turned out great and i love it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made some mistakes. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes. First i made the pocket(s) and sew them on the good side of the lining. But when i wanted to sew the two sides of the lining together i saw, that i sew the pocket(s) wrong. Thelining is 16" x 17,5", and i but the pockets on the side that was 17,5". But thats not the upside of the bag, It was the side! So i started again. I still got that piece of fabric with the bags on it, maybe i can use it later for another bag. My other mistake was, almost on the end. I wanted to make the exterior to the lining. I did that and sew it together. I leave a small space and turned the fabrics to that space. It was great! I wanted to iron/press the seams and sew the last thing before my bag was done. And then i saw that my handles where still inside. They were beside the outside of the bag and the lining!! I forget something. So i had to turn the bag again, take out my sewing and do it again, this time with the handles inside, so they will be seen at the outside! Goodluck!

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Thank you Kristin Link! I could not have done it without you!

03/02/2013 Flag

very very nice colours

03/02/2013 Flag

Cute!!!

06/26/2013 Flag