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Charlie Bags

Added Mar 20, 2008

by jendockter

San Francisco, C...






I made a crapload of these. These are the 4 I made for my friends back home (in MN) as thank-you gifts for having Tim and me for the weekend. I’ve been using them primarily to practice new technique and get better at doing seaming.

Material Notes

Mostly fabrics from my mom that she got from my aunt’s boyfriend’s deceased wife’s stash (yes that is many times removed!); so some what feels like cotton-poly blend and twill (the burgundy flowers and the dark green respectively). The blue flowers are a waverly print I picked up on ebay, the light blue is a stretch twill from hancock, the lining of the blue/furry bag is the striped jersey (from the apron), the red / green bag lining is some quilting squares that were stitched together, and the fake fur was from an ikea bear cushion thing I found on the street.





my mom for (free!) fabrics, the street for its wonderful and often mysterious bounty.

burdastyle for a great bag

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    Apr 3, 2008, 03.53 AMby jendockter

    I did notice this, but the bag doesn’t really turn for me; however, I tend to carry it around my shoulder more than in my hand, so any turning action works in my favour cos it helps keep the bag on the back of my arm and my back where if it were the other way, I’d have it slipping down all the time. I actually made 2 more for myself and sewed the handles this way on mine. I don’t know, I think they can actually hold more this way? But as usual, your mileage may vary :)

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.45 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, these bags look amazing! These fabrics are awesome! I’m also a fan of the charlie bags. But did you notice (or was it your plan?) that you sewed the handles wrong together? You’ll notice it, when you put something in and want to carry the bag, the bag turns in the wrong direction and interferes with your legs. I know that because once it also happened to me :)

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