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Urban Outfitters inspired bag

Added Sep 14, 2010

by klassykate

Phoenix, Arizona...






My friend wanted me to make her a bag like one she saw at Urban Outfitters. So I followed the picture the best I could and it turned out pretty cool! I started by looking for the basic shape of the bag which is a square and a half circle for the flap. Then I just kinda figured out how to make it as I went along. It was totally time consuming, but well worth the effort. The fifth picture shown is the original bag from Urban Outfitters, and you can see several more pictures of this bag on my sewing blog: http://imadeit-klassyk.blogspot.com/2010/09/josies-bag.html




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other
Blends, Other

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    Feb 25, 2011, 04.19 PMby weni168

    I want one, too! ;)
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    Dec 19, 2010, 07.56 AMby Sherry Roohi

    do you you have instructions? a pattern? anything?! haha. i LOVE THIS! and i want to make one!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 07.41 PMby evesz

    I want it:D you’re awesome. I think your version is bette than the original

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    Sep 29, 2010, 07.53 PMby kleinfee

    What a great bag! Wish I could sew this…. You are very talented.

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    Sep 15, 2010, 12.55 PMby pedal2carpet

    Fantastic bag, really well done

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    Sep 15, 2010, 10.38 AMby nikkishell

    Oh my! How clever you are! Lucky friend :)

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    Sep 15, 2010, 05.23 AMby kdrodgers

    Looks great, just as good as the original!!!!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 02.16 AMby nattyjane

    I’ve been wanting to make a stylish backpack. Yours is excellent! And it’s great inspiration to get me going.

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    Sep 15, 2010, 01.35 AMby emilywirt

    This looks really great. I actually have this bag from Urban Outfitters, and I thought at first you had taken the strap and hardware from one of the original bags. Nice work!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 10.24 PMby junaluska

    This looks amazing – your friend is so lucky! Is it difficult to sew pleather, though?

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      Sep 14, 2010, 11.02 PMby klassykate

      Yes it can be tricky. My sewing machine doesn’t like it very much. But I had practice sewing with vinyl on another bag so I got the hang of it.

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    Sep 14, 2010, 09.06 PMby mkim630

    soooo cool!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.58 PMby sleeloo

    Awesome bag! I like it better than the original! Can I ask where you ordered the hardware? I have been trying to find bag hardware too. Thanks!

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      Sep 14, 2010, 11.13 PMby klassykate

      I bought it from this store on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewingSupplies
      The only thing is, All of the antique brass pieces I ordered were a different shade, so I had to do some sanding and hold some pieces over a candle flame which was kinda annoying.
      I would go with this shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/3Dpatternpaper
      They have more sales and feedback. I was originally going to buy from them but they ship from China and It would have taken forever for them to get here and I needed them sooner.
      That help? =D

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.41 PMby hoffmng

    I really like this. You did an amazing job.

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.05 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    I love the out come here – it looks so well made – happy sewing ;-)

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    Sep 14, 2010, 04.37 PMby nettevivante

    Wow, I love this bag! It looks so cool and totally professional! I want one, too! ;)

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    Sep 14, 2010, 03.21 PMby lunatepetal

    what an awesome bag!! looks like it’s well made, you did a great job!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 08.30 AMby mausflee

    Great bag, looks just like from the store!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.54 AMby carolyn-s

    This is totally cool, I love it! Fantastic job! Where did you get the hardware from, they look real professional. I hope you’ve got one for yourself too, because this demands awesome bragging rights…!

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      Sep 14, 2010, 03.15 PMby klassykate

      Thanks! I had to order most of the hardware online.

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.48 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    cool! great job!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 07.29 AMby juanitatortilla

    I am blown away!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 04.13 AMby cantare

    This is so cool, this could totally be from Urban’s!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 03.48 AMby mojo elgin

    wow!!! great bag!

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