Friday, August 26, 2011

FO Friday 49


Hi everyone! I'm feeling a little under the weather, so I'm going to keep this pretty short. I wanted to share this, even though it isn't knitting/crocheting. As many of you know, I got a sewing machine for my birthday last year. I really haven't done a ton with it, other than purse linings. Since Tiki Oasis was coming up, and I had some tiki fabric lying around, I knew I wanted to try my hand at a box bag. I bought one awhile ago on Etsy, and it worked perfect for Tiki Caliente a few months ago. It not only held a small knitting project, but also my keys, phone and a little money.

I got down to work using this pattern. It seemed simple at first, but not having any experience following a pattern, I was a little lost until I called a friend and she explained it to me. It turned out a little lopsided, but it worked great! The pattern really is easy, once you make one and learn what each part makes on the bag. I can't wait to make another one. I know I could improve my work 110%. I'm sure if you have experience sewing, you could make this in no time flat! I can't remember who originally shared the pattern during an FO Friday, but I just wanted to say thank you! It fit everything I needed that weekend, including a shawl!

I think these make perfect gifts for not only the knitter/crocheter in your life, but anyone! Kids can use them as pencil cases/crayon holders. I think they're perfect as a small clutch type bag, or even a makeup bag for travel!





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34 comments:

  1. Cute bag! I might just have to try one, but zips scare me a bit! I made a couple of these a while ago which are quite cute for small projects: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quarterlychallenge/APQ_QtrlyChal3.pdf

    It's the END of friday for me so I've been waiting for your post all day!! LOL

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  2. Sorry to hear you're not well: hope it passes soon xx

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  3. Cool bag, love the fabric. I've posted that tutorial on a couple of fridays, but I'm not sure where I found it, someone else's friday post no doubt ;)

    Mine are always a bit lopsided too!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon! I love your bag, especially the lining fabric.

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  5. Hope you feel better soon Tami. I think you did a fabulous job on the box bag. I'm going to check the pattern out. Thanks for posting.

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  6. Love the bag. Get better soon.

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  7. Get feeling better. That bag is great. I love the fabric you picked too.

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  8. It was me :)
    I'm so glad you loved it... I think it's such a great project!
    Yay, box bags!

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  9. Hope you feel better soon. Great bag pattern. know if only I knew how to turn on the sewing machine, (I'm really not joking.) Hugs.

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  10. I am sorry you are not feeling well, hope you feel better soon! I love the bag and have lots of fabric so I may have to try my hand at making one.

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  11. Very cute! The fabric is so cool! It would be a perfect project bag. One of these days, I will learn to sew. Hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Feel better Tami. I'm just getting over something myself :(.

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  13. It's cute :) I love a good project bag!

    Sadly, no FO Friday for me...I've got nothing done. Oh well. Maybe next week...or the week after or...

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  14. Great bag, very functional! I wish I had a sewing machine, sewing everything by hand means I don't sew much haha

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  15. The bag looks great! I've had a sewing machine for several years now, but still haven't took the time to learn too much. It's definitely in my future plans, though. Feel better!! :)

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  16. Lopsided or not, I'm impressed! It looks great! Hope you're feeling better soon!!

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  17. That's on my list of things to sew, just need to make the time for it. But it's so much easier to just pull out the knitting rather than haul out my heavy machine!! Love the fabric!

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  18. Super cute! I've made a few tote bags for other people and it's about time I make one for my self. The fabric is very nice too. Good job!

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  19. i'm in the same boat with you. feeling a bit better finally. i hope you get feeling better soon too. :)

    i love love love that little bag!!! love the fabric too! so cute!

    happy fof!

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  20. love that fabric of that bag - looks awesome :) feel better soon!

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  21. Love the bag! the fabric is super cool!

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  22. Your box bag is so cute! I have wanted to try that tutorial.
    I hope you feel better.

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  23. That is crazy cute. Good job. Hope you feel better soon.

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  24. Oh my, I love your bag. It could be made to have so many uses. (The most important of which, of course, is as a project bag ; )
    Hope you feel better soon.

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  25. Great bag and idea. I don't have my machine in Japan with me, but when I get back to the States, this looks like something I'll have to try!

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  26. The bag is great! Love the tiki theme. I recently tried making a similar bag but using a different pattern, and it turned out kinda wonky. I might try the one you linked next time - the instructions look really clear! Feel better soon. : )

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  27. Ooooh, love the bag!! So sorry you're under the weather. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

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  28. Hope you are feeling better. That bag is awesome. I love the fabric!!

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  29. The fabric makes me think of a movie my kids and I loved when it came out.... Whale Rider. Sending you "get better quick" wishes. :)

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  30. DUDE! That is such an awesome bag! I want to make one! Maybe someday! So cute!

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