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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Funky, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Holiday, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? I used various jungle prints for the large bag and had enough left over for the smaller one. I found some odd bits and pieces that I had because my mum loved my bag so much she wanted one too. The blue one has wadding. All bags are lined and have pockets with trim. My dad made me some large wooden buttons because I found them too expensive in the stores. These bags were fun to make and didn't take long once the fabric was cut to size.

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What are you most proud of? I think they look fantastic. I have had lots of complments (well mum wanted one!) I wasn't sure about the blue floral, just putting the pink stripes in I feel gave it a bit of oomf!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun!! Take a risk with your fabric placements, I am a bit fussy so my squares are fairly structured.

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Love your colours

09/17/2011 Flag

Thank you, I think that is the hardest part of doing quilting. Choosing colours and then the placement.

09/18/2011 Flag

Nice woodwork by your Dad's, on your previous bags. So nice of him to do the handles.

09/17/2011 Flag

Thank you, he made the buttons only. He has just made me some toggles too!

09/18/2011 Flag

Nice, and simple! Thanks for posting. I do like your Dad's buttons.!

09/24/2011 Flag

so, is just the 2 rectangle pieces, no extra piece at the bottom? what do you recommend in between the two layers?

10/04/2011 Flag

I cut out a small piece each side f the bottom and sew it across to make it a square bottom. You could cover a stiff piece of cardboard to place in the bottom of the bag for added strength and shape. The animal bag had thick interfacing and the blue floral bag had batting in between the layers. I didn't use anything other than the lining for the smaller animal print bag.

10/05/2011 Flag

I love love love this bag, I use it for weekend away, it just fits so much in it,,

10/15/2011 Flag