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The Emmaline Bag

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Funky, Whimsical, Traditional, Classic, Casual, Mod, Cute, Retro / Vintage
Janelle MacKay on craftsy.com

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern

Janelle MacKay on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cottons, Canvas, optional vinyl, zipper pockets, magnetic closure.

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What are you most proud of? The Emmaline Bag is extremely practical, very spacious, modern and classy. A stylish handbag that's wonderful for everyday wear. This bag turns out so beautiful and professional looking! Easily tote all of your essentials and keep your keys, phone or wallet tucked away in one of the 3 optional inside pockets.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be your own bag designer and customize this pattern with different fabrics, pockets and straps. Included are instructions for a magnetic closure, a zipper pocket, and a double slip pocket. Learn how to sew gorgeous straps and make a bottom gusset with a stiff bag base. If you are interested in trying vinyl/leather look straps, visit my tutorial at emmalinebags.blogspot.com to learn how to sew vinyl. The pattern includes 50+ full color photos and diagrams, and full size pattern pieces with seam allowances included.

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Wow. This is just the perfect purse. I love the design and the fabric choices. I'm putting this pattern on my wishlist!

03/15/2012 Flag

Anyone know what the fabric is called and where I can get it??

05/01/2012 Flag

Hi Suzanne, I love this fabric too. It's called Lotus Morning Glory by Amy Butler http://www.fabric.com/retro-mod-sale-retro-mod-apparel-fabrics-amy-butler-39-s-lotus-fabric-collection-amy-butler-lotus-morning-glory-linen.aspx

05/02/2012 Flag

I'm sooooo in love with this Emmaline bag...not ready to tackle it yet, but I bid on this for the Newtown auction (didn't win), but have been in ove with it since! When I am more skilled...

04/09/2013 Flag

it's actually not very hard and I teach you all the steps. It's kind of like a tutorial. You should give it a try! janelle

04/17/2013 Flag