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Thread: Sandy's Cat Face Bag

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    My friend Sandy loves small bags... and she is obsessed with cats.... especially black cats... so I made her this little cat face bag for Xmas.
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    I love it and cats too! Was there a pattern for this bag that you can share?

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    That is adorable. =)

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    Basically I drew the cat face on a horizontal 11X14 sheet of paper, and used that as the template (tracing line is cutting line). Drawing attached, but I didn't follow any pattern. The eyes and nose were appliqued blue batik fabric, with the black iris drawn in black fabric marker. The whiskers etc. were just stitched on the lines I drew. The back has a zipper inserted slightly above the center. I used interfacing and batting on front and only interfacing on the back. Once I had the face sewn and the zipper inserted in the back, I traced the template on lining material, leaving opening for zipper. I cut the template out on the traced line. Putting black material (cat face...back zipper) RST with the lining RS on outside, I did a dense overcast stitch around the edge being sure to leave openings for strap to come out of the ears. I inserted straps in through the opened zipper and up through the ears, then when they were in place I overcast stitched the edge of the ears. Last, I turned the bag right side out and gently tugged to get the straps and ears out.... and ran my hand around the inside edge of the bag to shape the bag. Hope this explanation helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
    Basically I drew the cat face on a horizontal 11X14 sheet of paper, and used that as the template (tracing line is cutting line). Drawing attached, but I didn't follow any pattern. The eyes and nose were appliqued blue batik fabric, with the black iris drawn in black fabric marker. The whiskers etc. were just stitched on the lines I drew. The back has a zipper inserted slightly above the center. I used interfacing and batting on front and only interfacing on the back. Once I had the face sewn and the zipper inserted in the back, I traced the template on lining material, leaving opening for zipper. I cut the template out on the traced line. Putting black material (cat face...back zipper) RST with the lining RS on outside, I did a dense overcast stitch around the edge being sure to leave openings for strap to come out of the ears. I inserted straps in through the opened zipper and up through the ears, then when they were in place I overcast stitched the edge of the ears. Last, I turned the bag right side out and gently tugged to get the straps and ears out.... and ran my hand around the inside edge of the bag to shape the bag. Hope this explanation helps.
    Wow! Thanks and you are quite the artist! Nice drawing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I love it and cats too! Was there a pattern for this bag that you can share?
    I have a daughter that is cat crazy, and how needs a new purse, too. Would love to know where you got this pattern? :thumbup:

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    Very cute!

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    I love it! You are very talented

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    Thanks very much!!! I think I can look at your sketch and do one that will work.
    Appreciate your help, and now am off to make one for my daughter, as her birthday is coming up the 15th.
    Merry Christmas!!!

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    Cute!

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    What a wonderful bag! Great job!! :thumbup: :D

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    Your cat bag is JUST too cute!!! you should be proud, happy quilting

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    Neat work.

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    Very nice work! Great bag! I love kitties, too!

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    How Precious is that? :D You cat face bag tuned out awesome. I know your friend is going to love it so much. Your have great artistic talents & used them very well!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    How creative! It turned out great and I bet she'll love it!

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    That is so cute! Nice job.

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    Very creative - any cat lover would appreciate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
    Basically I drew the cat face on a horizontal 11X14 sheet of paper, and used that as the template (tracing line is cutting line). Drawing attached, but I didn't follow any pattern. The eyes and nose were appliqued blue batik fabric, with the black iris drawn in black fabric marker. The whiskers etc. were just stitched on the lines I drew. The back has a zipper inserted slightly above the center. I used interfacing and batting on front and only interfacing on the back. Once I had the face sewn and the zipper inserted in the back, I traced the template on lining material, leaving opening for zipper. I cut the template out on the traced line. Putting black material (cat face...back zipper) RST with the lining RS on outside, I did a dense overcast stitch around the edge being sure to leave openings for strap to come out of the ears. I inserted straps in through the opened zipper and up through the ears, then when they were in place I overcast stitched the edge of the ears. Last, I turned the bag right side out and gently tugged to get the straps and ears out.... and ran my hand around the inside edge of the bag to shape the bag. Hope this explanation helps.

    Just realized I didn't mention the interfacing was fusible and I used wonder under to fuse on the lining layer, so by the time I began to do the overcast stitch around the edge I was working with 2 layers pinned together.

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    Hide that cute bag before my gd sees it. She is cat crazy.

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    Very cute! She will love it :D:D:D

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