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Thread: Smart Bags????

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    Has anyone made a "smart bag"?

    I bought one at a quilting shop and got verbal instructions from the shopkeeper but now can't quite remember what to do :oops:

    It basically is iron on stuff like wonder under that is ironed to two pieces of material (one for the lining and one for the outer) then folded and sewn and turned inside out to make a bag.

    The part I am having trouble with is whether to sew before you fold or how much is sewn then fold?

    My trouble is I don't know how to sew other than what I have learned for quilting :(

    So if anyone has made one of these I would really appreciate some advice. I have the fabric ironed on but don't know what to do next?

    Marybeth

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    I don't quite know what it is. Do you add handles for a tote bag? I would think you fused your pieces. then fold right sides together and sew. Then turn right side out. anyone else? Is it a packaged item or a craft item?

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    Yes, handles are added for a tote bag.

    I will try your suggestion and let you know :)


    Marybeth

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    maybe this will help.........http://www.quiltsmart.com/ it uses iron on facing to make bags , this is it makes two bags out of each kit......read down

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/

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    Here is a tutorial on making one particular style bag. Perhaps something here will be of help. Visual aids ae usually helpful.

    http://www.southseaimports.com/v2/pdf/p_9.pdf

    June in Cincinnati

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    Thank you for the link, yes, pictures often help when confused

    I 'll check it out and see :-)

    Marybeth

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    Mary Beth...
    please check your private messages.

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    Wow!!!

    You are the most splendid web searcher. I would not have found most of those myself.


    Marybeth :D

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    I too am trying to find instructions for the making of the Smart Bag by QuiltSmart. Help!!! I think it should be labeled Dumb Bag for me.

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    It is in the second message of this thread :-)

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