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#1 wilsoml2

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    Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:34 PM

    I decided that I wanted to make my own OOT bags with my brand new sewing machine, and this is what I came up with!

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    I used a combination of these two tutorials:
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    Next I refolded the materials so that each fabric was folded in half over itself and sewed the long sides together. I made sure to stop short on the liner fabric so that I could turn the right side out.

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    I then turned the fabric right-side out and sewed the opening that I had left. Hopefully you can see the stitching, I know it's hard with the brown thread and brown fabric!

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    I stuffed the liner inside the outer part of the bag and the easy part was done!

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    #2 wilsoml2

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      Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

      Next I had to sew on the handles. I put them at about 2.5 inches from each corner of the bag and about 3/4" from the top. I then sewed a square to make them pretty stable.

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      I knew that I wanted to sew a pretty big hem but I wanted the handles to still be sewn near the top of the bag without the stitching going through to the other side. I decided to flip the handles over to the other side and sew another strip near the bottom of the squares. I know this sounds confusing, but I wanted to make sure those handles were going to stay!

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      So then I flipped over the edges and measured out 3/4". I believe I actually sewed the hem at 5/8". The pins in the handles are where I had previously sewn the handles to the bag again. If I had waited to sew them after making the hem, it would have gone straight through the bag.

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      Oh I had also made my own tags, based on the following tutorial, aren't they cute?

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      Well that's it, hope it wasn't too confusing! I really like how they came out, I hope people will actually use them!

      #3 Ebbie475

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        Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:39 PM

        Too freakin' cute and crafty. Nice job!

        #4 wilsoml2

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          Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

          I almost forgot the price breakdown! Fabric was $39 (with 40% off coupon), the ribbon for the handles was $12.50, thread was $4, twill tape for the tags was about $3 and transfer paper was about $4 but I only used 1 sheet. So I made 18 bags for just over $60 which means each bag cost about $3.30. Not too bad for hand-made!

          #5 *Karla*

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            Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:49 PM

            Great Job!

            #6 shae

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              Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:01 PM

              I love it! I would be all over this if I had a sewing machine.

              #7 JENISE

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                Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:04 PM

                Wow. Very crafty!

                I love the "made by Melissa" tag. Super cute touch.

                #8 steponmyknee

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                  Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:05 PM

                  They look great! Your guests will love them!

                  #9 gettingmarried

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                    Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:17 PM

                    great job!

                    #10 tracy0716

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                      Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:23 PM

                      These are awesome!! You did such a great job!




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