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Thread: Bag pattern

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    I have been drooling over the tote bags on here recently. But I am sooo intimidated!! I bought my first pattern today at lunch - but now I am even more scared!!!! Not having worked from a pattern before I am a bit overwhelmed. It can't be that hard right??? :oops:

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    I bet you will do just fine :D:D:D
    If you do have a question, you can always come here for the answer :wink:

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    I agree. There are sooo many helpful people on here that if you have a problem, I'm sure that several people will help you. Good Luck!

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    What pattern did you get?! my first tote, was done with nickels(5" squares). so easy..no zipper either. when i grow up i want to be able to do zippers!

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    Aw, you'll do FINE! Like the others said, ifya need help, we're always here!

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    I felt the same way when I bought a pattern at a quilt show in Feb. Took the pattern out, and thought that it just didn't quite make sense. But when I actually started on it, and did it step by step, it wasn't bad. I now have a nice bag that I enjoy using! Go for it!

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    You'll do great - and probably get hooked like the rest of us. I love all the different bags and have downloaded a bunch besides all I've bought. I'm sure - like my quilt patterns - there's not enough time to make all of them. Take a deep breath and follow 1 step at a time - you'll be done before you know it.

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    Thanks! I'll have to look at the pattern when I get home to remember the name of it. It was only $2.99 or so. But I think it says to use 5/8 seam allowance - that might take some getting used to!

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    I am also intimidated by tote patterns, this is embarrassing but I bought a pattern called "The easiest Tote Bag Ever", long story short, I ended up throwing my bag away, what a mess I made of it. Good luck with yours, maybe someday I will try again.

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    I want to make one also, have a pattern but when I look at the pattern I am intimidated also. Maybe we should challenge ourselves and see who can finish first. i do have a question for all those that have made one before do i need interfacing? or can I fudge and not use it, and just use batting? Sorry for piggy backing onto your post. Hope this ok???

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    Yup - just follow pattern directions step by step. They really do make sense once you've completed the step before the one you're on. And zippers? Oh please - they aren't hard at all. Zipper foot comes to mind - if you don't have one - you will want one but - Mark, cut, sew. Simple.

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    If you're anything like me, you will eventually start and finish it, then look back and laugh at yourself because it really wasn't that hard. You just gotta dig in!

    Everyone here will help you with what ever you need. Go for it!!!

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    can you suggest a good easy bag patterns????

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan
    I want to make one also, have a pattern but when I look at the pattern I am intimidated also. Maybe we should challenge ourselves and see who can finish first. i do have a question for all those that have made one before do i need interfacing? or can I fudge and not use it, and just use batting? Sorry for piggy backing onto your post. Hope this ok???
    I use fusible fleece so it holds it's shape. If I have a lightweight lining fabric, I may fuse some pelon to give it a little body.

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    I have found if I try to read the pattern through before starting it doesn't make sense to me so I just do it a step at a time and usually have no problems.

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