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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

XL Orange Bag

Here is my take on the Bags you can make's The Bag from a Jacket tutorial!
This is such a great tutorial and I totally recommend it! It was easy to follow and my bag turned out just like I wanted. Best thing is it actually helps you draft the bag you want and not just gives you a fixed pattern! Great for a first-timer! Thank you so much Julija!! :)

Esta mala foi feita a partir do  tutorial The Bag from a Jacket do blog " Bags you can make ". É um tutorial óptimo que eu recomendo! Foi fácil de seguir e a mala ficou exactamente como queria. A melhor coisa é que nos ajuda a desenhar a nossa própria mala em vez de dar um modelo de dimensões fixas. É óptimo para um iniciante! Muito obrigada Julija!! :)

I did not use an old jacket for this (but that is a great idea!), I bought about 0.7 meters of some stiff napa leather in bright orange. I wanted my bag bigger than the one on the tutorial so to fit books, my portable or just anything I needed. I added a bottle holder (yes my water bottle is also orange... I've been kinda obsessed with this color lately) and some pockets inside. I also did not go for the zipper detail. 

I still have enough fabric left for a smaller bag or other projects! All for less than 8 euros! :O

My friends are used to see me in my handmade clothes and when they see me in something cute they ask me if I made it before they ask me where I got it. But this was a surprise! Nobody expected my fashionable faux leather bag to be handmade! ;)

Não usei um casado velho para este projecto (embora seja uma boa ideia!) mas comprei 0.7 metros de napa firme em laranja forte. Queria uma mala maior que a do tutorial para que coubessem livros, o meu portátil ou qualquer outra coisa que precisasse. Adicionei um porta garrafa (sim, a minha garrafa de água também é laranja... tenho estado um bocado obcecada com esta cor) e bolsos no interior. Também não fiz o pormenor do zipper exposto.

Ainda tenho napa suficiente para fazer uma mala mais pequena ou outros projectos! Tudo por menos de 8 euros! :O

Os meus amigos estão habituados a ver-me com roupas feitas por mim e quando me vêem com algo novo ou giro perguntam-me se fui eu que fiz antes de me perguntarem onde o arranhei. Mas este projecto foi uma surpresa! Ninguém esperava que esta mala de napa tivesse sido feita por mim! ;)

Here is Julija's bag (click on the image to go to her post!).
Aqui está a mala da Julija (click na imagem para ver o post dela!)

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  1. This is really the first bag you made? It looks AMAZING! Great work :) Thank you very much for sharing :) I'll be looking forward to your new creations!

    1. Yes, it is! Have been sewing for a while now but never made a "real" bag, if you know what I mean. Thank you! You made it possible!

    2. Can I put a photo of your bag to my blog (with a link to your post, of course)? I'm sure others would love to see it, too!

    3. Of course! :D Thanks! You can use the ones on my post or if you want to use any particular photo from those in the collages just say so I'll send it to you ;)

  2. Love your bag. I am amazed you say it´s your first ever! it´s perfect. May I ask you were you bought the leather?

    1. Thank you! I bought it at my local fabric store.

  3. Guess what!! You are a "best of August pick" on BurdaStyle for this bag! check it out!!
    The Cherry Sprinkles dress I made was also picked! YAY!

    1. Oh! Yes, and my red dress is also there!
      Congratulations Amy! :)
      (a virtual High five?! lol :P)

  4. Great work! I love the orange :o)

    Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm & Link Up last week. We are thrilled you chose to join our party and hope you'll be back this week as well!

    xo, Meredith @

  5. I love this bag. Thanks for linking at Adorned From Above's Link Party this week. Have a great weekend. Debi

  6. Hi Rita,
    Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  7. oo my god you are my hero now officially. great work! i thought you changed the color or something but sewing an entire leather bag? Amazing!

    1. Oh Thank you! :) It's nice to hear that!

  8. Wow! I'm so impressed - it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!


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