Thursday, February 21, 2008

1 hour bag- tutorial

This bag is so easy !



This is the new bag I made to take back to work this term. It took less than an hour from choosing the fabric to dumping my junk in it. In fact this tutorial took waaaayyy longer than the bag ! (the colours are great in real life but the orange doesn't photograph very well - sorry )




This pattern is on a piece of A4 paper so I'm sure you can work it out from that. It needs to be placed in the fold of your fabric as marked.



You will need:

Using the pattern piece and cutting on the fold of your fabrics.


2 pieces in your handbag fabric
2 pieces in your lining fabric
2 pieces in wadding or batting to give your bag a bit of body.
1 magnetic purse snap (optional)
2 x 6 1/2 inch squares of fabric for the pocket (optional).
2 strips of fabric 3 inches x approx 29 inches for the strap
1 strip of wadding about 2 1/2 inches by 29
2 large Buttons




Start with the pocket. Place your squares right sides together and sew around 1/4 in ch in from the edge. Leave a gap for turning (maybe 3 inches). Snip off the corners being careful not to cut your stitching.

Turn right sides out through the gap. . You might like to iron it. I like to do one line of stitching across what will be the top of the pocket but that is just for looks.


Pin your pocket to the right side of one of your bag linings. Sew around the sides and bottom of your pocket being sure to catch the gap you had for turning in your stitching.



I like to do two lines - looks good and adds a bit of strength too.


Now put your other lining piece right sides together with the pocketed one and sew around the bag, again leaving a turning gap at the bottom.



Take your bag fabric pieces and affix your wadding or batting to the wrong side of each piece (if it is fuseable). You need to sew all these four pieces at the same time. Your fabrics need to be right side together with the wadding on the outer of each. (check out the pic above if it doesn't make sense) Pinning might help stop these from moving too much.




Sew around the sides and base of the bag with a 1/4 inch seam. You may want to clip the corners , this will help your curves be nice and smooth and curvacious. Turn the bag right side out.



Now with the bag right side out- slip it into your lining. (This means you will have the right sides of your lining where the pocket is, against the right sides of the bag.)



Sew around the top opening of the bag.


Turn it all right side out through the gap in the bottom of the lining. Then tuck the lining inside the bag, smoothing it as you go. Pin around the top and topstitch.



This is when I like to add magnetic snaps. Putting your hand inside the bag through the lining gap you can poke your snaps through and affix them. Some people like to put a little circle of cardboard on the inside but just use a scrap of wadding or wadding reinforced with some interfacing.


Then that is it for the bag , you can hand sew or machine sew the gap in the lining closed.


The strap is super easy- Just place your pieces right sides together and sew along the length of the strip on both sides. You could add your wadding at this stage and sew it in but my fabric is a bit thick so it will be hard to turn, so I didn't add it yet.


Turn right sides out so you have a long tube. Then using a safety pin I just thread in a long strip of wadding for body.

Tuck in your ends, either on an angle or straight across and topstitch all around, ,making sure you catch the ends into your sewing.


Sew the strap to the bag - you can do this by hand or machine - add some buttons for decoration and you are done.



Obviously you can jazz this up as much as you want - maybe patchwork some fabric together first, add some trims, super easy and versatile ! Hope you like it!

201 comments:

  1. Wow!What a great bag,I have been spending the last week looking for a bag pattern,willing to part with my hard earned cash,but,to no avail.Nothing has really jumped out at me,'til now!
    Thanks so much,I will be trying this out for a friend's birthday.Mel.

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  2. I love this tutorial! I am adding a link to it on my blogroll... Have you ever thought of selling your bags on Etsy?

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  3. Lovely bag and well explained tutorial-thank you once again for sharing:)

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  4. Wow that is an amazingly simple tutorial. I've probably made about 50 bags using my own design but yours is much more stylish and simple. I'm definitely trying this out on the weekend. Love that orange fabric too!

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  5. Really lovely bag there Jodie! Beautiful choices of fabrics, and fantastic tutorial. I think I'm going to have to make one!

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  6. Jodie what a fabulous tutorial. Love the bag.
    Alison

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  7. Another great tutorial Jodie!!! I can't wait to give this one ago...

    Jodie

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  8. That was one cool bag tutorial, thanks so much and I love your choice of fabrics. I am longing to give this one house room, when I get some spare time.............

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  9. Great tutorial Jodie!
    LOL you can come by my son's cafe any time, but I'm making him up his prices, he's too cheap and it would be called child labour, LOL!!

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  10. Hi Jodie

    cool bag - definately on my to do list. Thanks for the tutorial

    Robyn

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  11. Great bag Jodie! I love all of my wonderful talented blog friends!!! Thanks for putting this one together...On the list it goes!

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  12. I have been promising myself for months now that I will attempt to make a bag. I have bookmarked this tutorial and will attempt it as soon as I've worked up the courage. Thanks Jodie! x

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  13. that is super cute! thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  14. That's a fantastic bag!
    I love the shape. And I really like how the handle is attached...I've never done one like that before.
    Great step by step tutorial, too.
    Thanks!

    Kimberly :)

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  15. Thanks for the comment and I love the bag! I might have too make some in bulk to keep up with the kid's present giving!;)

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  16. I think it's fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial x

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  17. OK, you make it look super easy, but I am actually going to try and make this for my mum's birthday (which isn't until june so I have loads of time to practise - right?!)

    Superstar - that's what you are :)

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  18. Thanks for the great tute, Jodie - your stitching is so neat!

    And I simply can't believe that I turn my head for a second and I miss another giveaway! *slaps head* Doh!!

    :)

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  19. I shall do my best to actually make this one. (hahahahaha)

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  20. Jodie, LOVELY bags and great fabrics. I think you SHOULD sell them in your Etsy Shop. I am going to make one - watch this space.

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  21. Wow! I like so much. I made last week my second bag (Ikea fabric), I think that I try yours too.
    Thank's for sharing this cute tutorial.
    Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

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  22. ohhhhh I love this.... and instant gratification makes it even better....
    thanx for the tuturial
    luv Abby

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  23. You are so amazingly generous with your time! Thanks for the tut.

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  24. Very stylish bags, you can never have too many! This one has just been added to my to do list

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  25. Very nice. Love the magnetic snap detail! This would definitely take me more than an hour.

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  26. Love this bag, thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  27. You rock! What a great tutorial! Love the bag!!!

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  28. Love the bag. Such a fantastic tutorial too. Well done!

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  29. you completly rock!!thanks i love it!cant wait to make one! did i mention you rock?!?!

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  30. That was one of the best tutorials I have read. Very clear with great pics. Thanks for sharing with us.
    The fabrics are beautiful too.
    Have a great weekend.

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  31. Great tutorial, Jodie! I love the fabrics you chose and really like the fabric covered buttons on the straps.

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  32. What a great bag and a fab tutorial - thanks Jodie!

    (now get that Etsy shop open!!!!)

    Lucy xx

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  33. LOVE the way that handle is attached! Wow!

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  34. It looks like I need a new bag!
    Great tutorial. You explained the part about putting the outside in the lining well... that's the part I always goof up.

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  35. This bag looks really cool. I may have to do one for my Letter-A-Day Challange.

    http://aynex.blogspot.com

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  36. Great tutorial, thanks! Such a cute bag!

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  37. thanks for this tutorial - I might just have to face my fear of bags and try this one, since you say it is so easy...yours looks gorgeous

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  38. what a cool bag...and thanks for the tutorial...
    Barbara

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  39. What a sweet and simple design! Thanks for the tutorial- now I have to go make buttons :D

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  40. That's one good look'in bag. Great tutorial jodie, the instructions are really clear and the fact you don't have to enlarge or photocopy the pattern is a huge plus. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Thanks for the tutorial, I love it!

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  42. I am definately going to give this a go...Cheers

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  43. Great tutorial and great bag!

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  44. Thanks so much for a great tutorial.
    Im definitely going to give this a go.

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  45. I've made one. Pics are on my blog!

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  46. I just came home from the store this morning with tons of button cover packs and the magnetic purse snap determined to find a cute bag pattern and get one made. It's like it was fate! I am getting this done today.

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  47. Thanks for sharing I have a bagaholic friend i will show it to.

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  48. fantastic tutorial, Jodie! Thankyou! I am going to try this one too. :o)
    -Sherrin

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  49. Thank you so much for this wonderful tut! I love it!
    I can't waiting to try it!!!!
    Zarinaia from Italy.

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  50. Thanks for the great tutorial - will definitely have to give it a go. Love the versatility.

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  51. Thank you for sharing!!! Your blog is very inspirating and you always have soooooo great ideas!!!

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  52. You were a blessing to me! I`m from Romania, Europe and here in my country handmade stuff aren`t that popular, i guess there are only few people who does such things, but 100% they will NOT share their ideas... So i`ve being looking all over the internet to find things i can do with my sweing machine, `cause i`m pretty a begginer...And found your tutorial, and in aproximatley 2 hours already did the bag.It came out amazing, i`m loving it!!! Thank you!!!

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  53. Thank you so much! This was the first bag I've ever made, and I am so proud of it. I'm posting pix of my version, along with a link to your tutorial, on my blog.

    Best, Karen

    http://turnandpress.typepad.com

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  54. Thank you so much - I made one from teatowels, and it was so easy. It's on my blog, and I linked to you, hope that's OK. I shall make another one today.
    E
    xx

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  55. Eleanor pointed me in your direction and I'm so glad she did. I love this bag tutorial, thank you so much.

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  56. I found your lovely pattern last week, whilst waiting on some fabric to arrive from Ebay. now it's arrived i can't wait to start making, I've posted some pics on my blog, and will post pics of the finished article on completion.
    CHEERS!!
    Bear

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  57. Love it.... I think i'll try!

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  58. like it very much..Thanks

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  59. Hi Jodie

    I just wanted to say thanks for this fab bag tutorial. I haven't made bags in a while so it was great to use this to get back into the swing of things.

    You can check out my bag here if you want to take a peek.

    xMx

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  60. What a cute little bag, it will make an excellent gift for a neice who's birthday is coming up. Thanks for the time to write that tutorial. I will try it out today, now in fact!

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  61. Wow! What a great tutorial and what a cute little bag! I made one bag and I'm so proud! It's my first bag but, best of all, it's my first sewing project ever! It wasn't an 1-hour bag for me, more like a 1-morning bag but, hey, who cares when the result is this good! Thanks for the real simple tutorial!!

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  62. OMG! I absolutely love, love your pattern and tutorial! I get compliments everywhere I go with this bag. And so easy to follow your directions! Thank you so much for getting me back to sewing again and loving it! I'll make more. That's for sure!

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  63. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I have made a couple of bags now and you can check them out on my blog http://divineserendipity.blogspot.com/
    Again thank you.

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  64. cute cute! thanks for sharing your tutorial too!

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  65. Very cute bag! Might be a silly question..but what is A4 paper??

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  66. Thank you so much for this pattern! I made my bag in an expensive embroidered wool fabric but needed so little it cost me under $10. It looks fabulous and I'm very happy with it. It is quick, simple and stylish - what more could one want?

    BTW, A4 paper is close to US letter size paper. It actually measures 21 cm x 29.5 cm. It is the standard size paper for printers in Australia and many other countries.

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  67. Cute!.Great tutorial and Thanks you so much.

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  68. this is so fab! keep it up! make more sampls of different pattern too! :) genius! im loving it!

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  69. Thanks so much for this... I made this bag for my sister;s birthday and she (and everyone there) loved it!
    It was so quick & easy to do, too : )
    I am going to make a slightly bigger one for my mom's birthday this month.

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  70. What an easy bag to make my mum made me a bag the other day....It is just gorgeous made out of Tapestry using Japanese Print.. As new bloggers we are getting more inspired to try different things LOL

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  71. Wow, what a lovely tutorial and indeed it does look very simple... just what I need! I dont' have much patience these days for big things, just little things. Your bags look very neatly sewn and professional, well done!
    Joey x

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  72. Hi Jodie. I wanted to let you know that your 1 hour bag is my absolute favorite! I have made several on this tutorial and I actually USE them. I have cut out several more for future projects. The first one takes a bit longer than 1 hour but from the second onwards it's a breeze. Thanks so much for posting this lovely tutorial. I have posted a few of them on my Flickr list. Would be fab if you could start a Frickr group on this bag so we can see what other craftsters have made.

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  73. Sorry, forgot to ask. Where did you buy that fab orange and grey fabric?

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  74. Thank you for the awesome tutorial… Great blog, subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  75. Excellent... It looks like you've made a pattern I can workout and finally finish! Tried making so many others and still piled up in a corner saying "come on, finish me, finish me now". Thanks, Minty

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  76. Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I just finished my bag, and though it took me more than an hour, it was fun to make and I love it.

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  77. Thanks for your very clear tutorial and photographs. I've been trying to make Burda's lined Charlie bag, without success. I think I'll just give up and reconfigure the fabric to make your bag!

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  78. Hi, I just found your blog and LOVE this purse. My question is, what is A4 paper? You drew your pattern on it, but I'm not familiar with what that is. Can you explain. Thanks!

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  79. Thank you so much for this wonderful, easy-to-follow tute. I have made two bags with it and they have both turned out great. I'm not much of a bag maker, so the end result is a real tribute to your tute!

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  80. This bag is adorable! Thanks for the instructions!

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  81. Love it!!! been looking for a pattern to make my mum a bag for her birhtday & yours is so quick and easy and it looks good!! Thx so much!!

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  82. Love the bag.. Im going to have to try this out its supper cute love the fabric by the way and love your blog..

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  83. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this! Thanks for the tutorial! It is on my list of 'must do' this year!

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  84. I just finished this purse and I love it! I decided to put bows where the buttons should go, which looks pretty cute. I think this tutorial is GREAT. Thank you so very much for creating it!

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  85. Just finished the bag, thanks for posting the tutorial, it was a great inspiration!! You can check the finished project here if you like: http://miss-behave.de/2009/01/1-hour-bag/

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  87. Thank you for the great tutorial! I just finished the bag and i written also a german tutorial ... hope, many krauts can now sew the bag ;-)

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  88. Hi--thanks for the easy to follow pattern. I'm a beginner and made this bag with no problems! First try.

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  89. Thank you 4 the nice and easy tutorial. I also sewed your bag but as I am a beginner it took me a little more than 1 hour xD...

    Here it is:

    http://kurzer-url.ch/06y2k1

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  90. Thank you Jodie!

    Here my bag: http://gallinecreative.blogspot.com/2009/03/gallina-creativa.html

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  91. hello, im sharifah fr simplysewingroom.blogspot.com

    its a great tutorial... a must try bag.. i love the strap with button.. creativ..

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  92. found your tutorial today, made this today too! photos on my blog in the next few days! thank you for sharing! great directions!

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  93. Now the bag has even reached Germany ;-) Just made my very first handbag after your tutorial - and I simply love the bag! It was a great tutorial, as I was NOT ONCE frustrated and never thought "I don't know what she means" ;-)
    Thanks all the way from Hamburg to Australia!

    Birgit

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  94. right im going to have a go at making this bag hopefully today so shall let you know how i get on with it..( or not as the case may be!!)

    the tutorial looks really simple to follow thanks for posting it!!

    charl
    x

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  95. love it!
    orange and brown rock :)

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  96. I've made two in the last week, using scrap flannel as interlining and two pockets inside, one on each side. I've since tried another pattern from a different site, and much prefer this one!

    Thank you for posting such a great pattern!

    Illinois sewer

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  97. Oooh I love it - this is on my "to make" list along with Kitschy cCos craft fair apron :)

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  98. a great tutorial...I was definitely be printing it off!! thank you!!

    littlethingsjewelry.blospot.com

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  99. Thank you so much for this. I really wanted to make a bag today but all the other patterns I needed had to be printed off and I don't have a printer at home.
    Just made this and I am a complete novice, took me about 1.5 hrs in total.

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  100. I made one of these for my sister for her birthday and she asked me where I bought the bag! It was completely worth the time I put into it! Thanks for the lovely tutorial. :)

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  101. hey...

    i'm making one of it...
    but ONE HOUR???

    yesterday i start with the bag...and now, i have to sew the strap and add the buttons...

    but it won't be the last bag...


    sorry for my bad englisch...

    "männi griets from germani"

    :o) :o) :o)


    p.s. I LOVE THIS BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    THAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS!

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  102. anonymous???

    no... :D


    SuNnY... from www.bastel-ecke.com

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  103. Thanks for the great pattern and tutorial! I found this page about one week ago and I already have two bags. This is so quick and easy and beautiful and practical bag to sew.
    I'll make few more and I told about this pattern in my blog, too. Thanks alot!

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  104. I just found your page 2 days ago and made a purse just for me using the leftover of my hubby's pants (he cut off his for shorts)! great tutorial, thank you so much.
    I added your link to my post too:
    http://canadianhomelearning.blogspot.com/2009/06/purse-just-for-me-made-by-me.html

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  105. Hey!
    I saw your link at Helminalle`s blog and I also made this bag. Thank you!
    P.S. I`m from Finland

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  106. Hey! New bag again. Thanks for you!

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  107. thank you for the tutorial! bless people like you, so selfless about your talent!!! hope i will be able to make my own bag soon! this is a random move to just search on how to make a bag. glad i saw your blog!!! thanks agen.

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  108. Hi there!

    i have link ur tutorial in http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/.

    Hope u dont mind :)

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  109. I´ve just seen this pattern, it looks absolutly great... I think i will try one these bags very soon...

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  110. hey...

    you can see my bag on my blog...

    http://sunnyscreativwerkstatt.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/happy-friday-no3/

    hugs from germany

    SuNnY...

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  111. Thank you for this great tutorial!
    It´s a wonderful bag!
    I´ll try it soon.

    love
    Angie

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  112. Hello, i referred your tutorial on my blog. You can see them on: http://paneamoreecreativita.blogspot.com/2009/06/come-fare-una-borsa-per-lestate.html
    I hope you like it.
    Hello, linda

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  113. Hi there,
    I have made this bag following your tutorial. Thank you very much! You can see the result on my blog: http://missfreddie.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-bag.html

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  114. I halved the measurements and made a tiny one for my 2 year old daughter who is obsessed with bags! She loves it. Thanks for the very easy tutorial!

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  115. Hey Jodie...

    I told you today...oh...no...yesterday :-) about the bag for ME!!!
    And I finished it!!!

    In my eyes, she's so wonderful... :D

    If you want to see, here's the link to my article!

    http://sunnyscreativwerkstatt.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/ich-muss-sie-euch-einfach-zeigen/

    And all women at the birthday where we were became envious...

    :-)

    (and sorry for my english again! :D :D :D )

    THANKS THANKS THANKS FOR THIS TUTORIAL!!!

    Hugs,
    SuNnY...

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  116. I looked at this tutorial quite often and was wondering whether i could ever do it. Today I have taken a day off from office and thought I'd attempt it. It turned out very well. - I dont have the magnets as I do not know where to look for such an item but otherwise the bag looks gorgeous. Its going as a gift to a friend. The fabric is a rambling leaves pattern in browns, greens and a touch of blue on white.

    Thanks once again.

    Mystica (from Sri Lanka)

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  117. Hi there,

    Thank you for this fab tutorial - I made my first ever bag yesterday using it and have been inspired to adapt the pattern to create my own style of bag!

    I have linked my first bag back to this tutorial to give you credit for your fab idea, feel free to come see my finished bag at:

    http://ajourneyofathousandmiles2009.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/blue-beauty/

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  118. Absolutely brilliant bag ... I just love the fabric you chose.

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  119. I LOVE this tutorial!
    So awesome!!!

    Although it is unlikely that someone making this bag will read through the zillions of (well-deserved) comments of praise to get to mine (and this may have already been noted above!), but I wanted to share this for the benefit of the North American sewers anyway ...

    Little hint: The A4 paper size of the pattern measures 8.3" × 11.7" (while a standard North American letter size paper is 8.5" x 11")

    Can't wait to make this bag!
    So gorgeous!
    :)

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  120. Hi,

    Thanks for the lovely tut. I ahve just recently strated doing bags. This seems like an easy one for begginers.

    I'll let you know when I have one done.

    Thanks gain

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  121. i've had this post bookmarked for weeks, and i think today is the day i will make this.

    and a thank you to charlie. i wasn't sure what a4 paper was. :)

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  122. hooray! i just finished it. you can see the results here :) thank you so much for this tutorial.

    http://lookmanopatterns.blogspot.com/

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  123. Hi there !
    Thanks for this wonderful tutorial...
    I was looking for this shape of bag...
    It's great, it did take me more than an hour to do it unfortunately !

    Here's ma blog address to see it : www.crealaura.com/2009/12/one-hour-bag

    best regards from France !!!
    Laura

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  124. Gracias por el tutorial, facil y monisimo para el verano.

    Saludos y feliz año nuevo.

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  125. Love this bag. Thanks.

    -samya

    http://englishcountrygardeninbags.blogspot.com/

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  126. AWESOME!! Just found this through Premeditated Leftovers and now I must try it! I'll have to buy batting though. I've never used it before.

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  127. Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas as well as the step by step guide. I'm a guided person and without which would never attempt anything. Just found your site through Vively online and most happy. Will try the bag out and hope my sewing skills do justice.
    Thanking you once again.

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  128. thanks for the tutorial... can't wait to make ones...

    xoxo

    d i t a

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  129. Thank you for the tutorial, with your help I've just made my 1st bag! I jave linked to this post on my blog with the pictures of my version. Hope this is ok. http://fruit-loopslearningcurve.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-bag.html

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  130. How in the holy heck did I miss this tutorial till now? I've been jonesing for and easy craft-fix, and I think this is going to be it! Your navy and white fabric is delicious, BTW!

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  131. I've made a handful of other bags in the past, but this is super simple and super cute. Just finished cutting out fabric for Great Grandma Marie's casual handbag - 2 blue prints, denim, and solid navy blue for the pocket.

    Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  132. Thank you for this brilliant tutorial - I'm not much of a seamstress but my daughter(10) is very into handbags at the moment and I can't wait to make this for her (I might even make a few different colors) - I'm sure she will love it!

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  133. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your bag and the tutorial is awesome. Super clear to understand. I have been looking for a diaper/tote bag for my not so baby little one and this will be perfect to run to the store with!

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  134. Thank you for the instructions and your by-line of 1Hour Bag - probably wouldn't have made it otherwise. Am currently using the bag on holiday in FNQueensland - made it the day before we flew out so just used what I had on hand around the house. My version, whilst pretty, it quite soft and floppy. Loved your clear instructions and pictures. Put on to your blog by Claire via Matching Pegs. Hope your weekend was successful.
    Paper and Cakes (Barbara)

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  135. Ciao jodie, sono Raffy del blog http://ilgiardinoincantatodibimbaiaia.blogspot.com
    bella la borsa e bello il tuo blog,ti seguo e se vuoi vieni a trovarmi.
    un bacio.
    bimbaiaia.
    scusa ma non parlo l'inglese.

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  136. what a beautiful handbag, and fantastic tutorial!

    i've included this in my weekly inspiration roundup, blogged here:
    http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/07/tuesday-tumblr-5.html

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  137. I have made many handbags, much to my husbands horror, but this tutorial made my craftyness much neater. I'm in love with my bag, which I must admit I did alter from your original design, and I couldn't have done it without this. Thanks.

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  138. Great bag tutorial! I desperately needed a new bag - and so was able to make one using this design in no time at all. I have posted a photo on my blog - so take a look. Thanks heaps!

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  139. Thank you so much for your tutorial.
    I'm a beginner and it really help me to make my own FIRST bag!

    Congratulations for your blog!

    xoxo


    Lucia from Spain

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  140. Great Tutorial, have been looking for a bag turorial with loads of pics, as I am a visual learner, and find it hard to follow written instructions. thanks so much

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  141. Cool..:) thanks for the tutorial :)

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  142. This is the first bag I have ever made. Your tutorial was so easy to follow and my bag turned out GREAT! It is a Christmas present and I know the recepient is gonna LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Hi! Just found you this morning on allfreesewing.com and love this bag. I am looking forward to checking out more of your stuff, spending some time here.

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  144. So you said you can't sew clothing well if you can sew this you could certainly make clothing excellent tutorial :)

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  145. Hellooooo. I recently started my own blog and was just searching for blogs today when I came across yours and I LOVE IT! In fact I have to admit it was deja've as I must have stumbled across your blog three years ago when I was looking for a bag ideas to make my very first bag. Thanks to your blog I leant how to line a bag and you inspired me to keep playing. So Thank-You :)

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  146. This was my first attempt at sewing a bag, and it was so fun that I made four! Thank you for such an easy-to-follow tutorial. I just posted about the bags on my blog: http://www.atimeforeverything.net/2011/02/purse-sewing-frenzy.html

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  147. Really cute bag !!! Love it.

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  148. Hi Jodie,
    I would like to teach a class using your tutorial on this bag. I wanted to ask your permission. I tried to email you, but the link did not work on my computer. Please email me.
    Thanks
    Ranell Hansen

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  149. Hi Ranell, Unfortunately you have not enabled your acount to show your email so I cannot contact you.
    Please go to my profile at the top of the page and from there you will be able to email me.
    cheers

    jod

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  150. I have made lots of bags but for some reason never put handle on outside of bag - that is a great idea.

    Thaks.

    Cosette

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  151. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I just made one and posted about it here http://twincess.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-hour-bag.html

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  152. I have been using your pattern to make upcycled bags from cast off clothes (also an old bedspread that had some tears and stains). So far I have made one from an old quilted robe, a pair of my husband's pants , a bedspread, and today an old shirt. The linings are fabrics from my stash. I love this pattern!

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  153. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this tutorial; Will certainly be on my next to do thing! Just need to go shopping now!!

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  154. You can find an Italian translation of this tutorial at http://www.cosedilia.com/borsa-da-fare-in-1-ora.html
    Jodie, thanks for authorizing this translation!

    Se a qualcuno interessasse la traduzione in italiano di questo tutorial, la troverà a http://www.cosedilia.com/borsa-da-fare-in-1-ora.html
    Jodie, grazie per avermi autorizzata a tradurlo!

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  155. Awesome.
    I finished my bag right now. I confess that it took more than an hour (just lack of practice), but it is very simple to do.
    For a long time since I used my sewing machine. I tried a tutorial that inspired me and found this.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

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  156. Thanks so much for this great tutorial! SO cute and yet so simple to make! I've been searching for a cute bag that i could make for all the girls for 6th grade graduation gifts from the PTA and this one is perfect! not to mention it is simple enough i can recruit my daughter to help make them all! We are going to embroider the girls names on them. I can't wait for them to see them.... now to find a gift for the boys :)

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  157. I'm so happy to have found this. Thank you!

    I'll have to work my way up to it (your 1 hour = my 5 hours). I only got my first sewing machine yesterday (like ever in the world), and right now I'm sill at trying to sew in straight lines :-)

    But now I'm on a mission...scour the material shops to find fabric perfect for this bag when my sewing skills match up to it!

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  158. Thanks a lot for sharing this! This was extremely helpful. Just got my first self-made bag finished, and the result is beautiful. Thanks! Greetings from Finland

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  159. Your tutorial is fabulous - just the right combo of images & text. I'm thrilled to have actually completed this is an afternoon/evening, though it took me 3 weeks to get the courage up to put in the snap!

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  160. Hi - you are so neat and your instructions are very clear. I am planning to repurpose an old dress belong to my mom into a purse/bag and I finally found it - thanks to you. It's a simple enough bag to sew and I am gonna jazz it up with embroidery and beads!

    Thank you!

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  161. I absolutely love this bag! I made one yesterday. Great tutorial!
    Thanks!

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  162. Really easy to follow tutorial! I like the blue flower version of the bag :)

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  163. I just made one this afternoon and added a button loop instead of the magnetic closure. Thank you so much for the great tutorial - I'll be making a few of these for my good friends at Christmas!

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  164. What a beautiful bag.
    I just made it.
    it succeeded
    Amazing this way inch by inch
    Thanks!
    Eva
    (Netherlands)

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  165. Thank you for this pattern, and the excellent instructions! I made one tonight (solid red exterior, white with red cherries on the interior) SO CUTE! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's PERFECT!!!!

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  166. This is a good pattern, very versatile. I have some beautiful material my son gave me for Christmas that would work great with this. Thank you so much! I don't know how to post a picture of what I make here, but I found this on allfreesewing.com, so I'll probably post a picture to their facebook site.

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  167. Wonderful tutorial! I was looking for a pattern to use as a "base" for me adding lots of old fabric/linens to and I think this one will work. Love this bag!

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  168. Just made a slightly larger version of your bag..thankyou for posting such and easy and lovely pattern..will give this bag to a friend..I'm sure she will love it as much as I do!

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  169. Sensational! I will be making one, two...maybe three for spring. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I am repinning on pinterest.

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  170. I made this bag for myself! Now my niece wants one and my daughter liked it as well. Instead of a magnet, I used a big button and made a loop and attached it!

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  171. i love this tutorial! it's my first attempt at sewing a proper bag.(i took a lot more than 1 hour coz i did all tje sewing by hand) :P thanks so much! :)

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  172. Hello Jodie,
    You have a fabolous blog,I'm happy because I found it today ! This bag is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing this sensational tutorial.
    Your softies also are SO CUTE!

    I'll be glad if you visit my blog :)

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Lopes

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  173. A great tutorial!! I think I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know when it finnished. BTW, my name is Dewi and I'm from Indonesia. Nice to know you (r blog) :-D

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  174. Great tutorial. I think I'll make one myself and let you know when it's done. Thanks :-)

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  175. Have just made this bag, there's a post and picture of it at www.cushylife.net for my friend. Made it a bit bigger. Thanks for a great pattern!

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  176. Made one! It was quick, you're right. Nice work.

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  177. Thanks for the great tutorial! I modified it a little to sew the strap between the lining and also I added a flap w/button closer! It looks great! THANK YOU!

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  178. Cool..:) thanks for the tutorial :)

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  179. as a timid sewer this is great! I can't wait to go out and get material to make this. thanks for the tutorial, really appreciated it!

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  180. Thank you for this wonderful bag. I used it as an example in my intro to sewing for Alzheimer's residents. So simple with loads of pictures. Great for the visual learner and those young at heart! Thank you so much for bringing joy to my residents! Now I have to make one for all my coworkers!

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  181. Yep. This took about an hour. I made it with stash fabrics that my 5 year old granddaughter chose. Wild and crazy! (Yes grandma has that kind of fabric!) Quick and easy peasy. Thanks! And now the other granddaughters want to make one too. Happy to teach them.

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  182. This is a fabulous bag. I have been reading bag tutorials all night and this is the best one by far. I am going shopping tomorrow and will start sewing next week. The bag is cute, the instructions clear, and the sewing looks neat and clean. Wonderful. THanks for sharing.

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  183. I have made three of these bags so far. They are the perfect size for church. And it takes very little fabric so I was able to use odds and ends from my stash. Great tutorial. You did an awesome job.

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  184. I love the way you write it, simple graphics that tell how to do it instead of writing in great length. THanks

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  185. Hi Jodie - LOVE this bag! Your tutorial is GREAT. I'm a little dense I guess,
    but I don't understand the 3 cm arrow on the pattern????? What is that? Sorry
    to be a bother, but could you please reply. Thanks

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    1. Hi Bobbie, You seem to be set to "no-reply" so i hope you see this. The 3cm arrow refers to the depth of the scoop in the bag. Does that make senses. The difference between the lowest point at the centre front of the bag and the highest point at the side of the bag is 3cm.

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  186. Jodie,
    This is the BEST tutorial for a bag that I have seen and I looked up a LOT of sites when I got the urge to make one. The only thing I couldn't tell from the pattern was the length of your pattern (from top to bottom). Mine ended up much smaller than yours but it's still cute and works for when you just need to carry a few items. Made one for a friend (still have to add closure and buttons) and gave Mom one for Mother's Day that she absolutely LOVES (even tho' I sewed the strap on a little crooked, lol!).
    Thanks so much for sharing! P
    Thanks for sharing

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  187. Luv the bag! just made one and I am using as a purse. I added another pocket on the inside as I like pockets though. I'm going to post a picture of it and direct people back to here for the pattern. thanks

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  188. Love the bag pattern. Just finished making one and it turned out fantastic. Thank you!

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  189. Only second bag I've every made and am really pleased with it. Turned into a 3 hour bag but then I am a sewing novice. Thanks for the instructions.

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  190. Just finishing making this as my second ever bag. Took me 3 hours instead of 1 but I am a sewing novice and I'm really pleased with the result. Thanks for the instructions.

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  191. I just made my bag today! I've had a sewing machine for years and never made anything for myself. The patterns was so easy to follow! The only thing is that you put the measurements for the pattern (the bag) were in cm, while the directions for the other parts were measured in inches. I love the bag. Thank you!

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  192. Thank's for the pattern. And the colour, I just love it!

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