Jenny La Fleur
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help me be a bag lady
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twilatee From: twilatee Date: June 13th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC) (link)
I have love for pockets... Everything is easier with a pocket.

Also, once upon a time I made, and have a pattern for a square bag.

It's a 13" square, you cut 2 one is the top of the bag and one is the bottom... not front and back, but top and bottom...
The top is cut with an X that is the opening.
The X is cut 3x3
You make a facing for the X out of a square fabric 4x4
Sew the facing to the top right sides together with a 1/8" seam allowance
Turn the facing inside, in the same manner you would a self faced button hole
The top and bottom squares raw edges are pulled to make a self fringe.
Sew the top and bottom together with wrong sides together
All the corners on the top and bottoms are sewn together diagonally so that they make 2-3" triangles.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 14th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC) (link)
See I have a dislike for pockets, bags make me happy. Hee.

Oh is this the pattern Katherine used for the bag she made me last year? Oh and while we are on the subject could you post directions for your strawberry bag?
twilatee From: twilatee Date: June 14th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Katherine made one if these as well... In fact a whole group of us did. I don't remember what colors hers are... I'll take a wild guess and say pink and green!!! :D it wasn't last year though, I think it was more like 4 years ago.

As far as the strawberry goes... I'll do a hunt for the pattern. It seems like I saw it the other day. Otherwise, it's simple enough to make... But to be honest it's not historical in anyway. I just thought of a bag and made it. If you want a pattern and tutorial I'll post it on my blog.
twilatee From: twilatee Date: June 14th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC) (link)
ok... I did a blog post about the strawberry...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 14th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! Blogger won't let me reply (it hates me you know) but really who cares if it's historically correct when it's that cute?! :>
twilatee From: twilatee Date: June 14th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Well, have at it! It makes up really fast... excluding the beads... but even that, not too bad!
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