big zip top bag

7.11.2012


Well, had to make this.  A glorified large version of the open wide zippered pouch.  Yes, it's true.  Not perfect, need to figure out what the heck I did wrong with the metal zip (besides accidentally sewing it into the side seam - twice).



Little leather handles (purchased here), wish I had some wider leather though.


The best part?  This handy little secret exterior pocket, yep, there's two one on the front, other on the back.  I might test it out to see what I'll use it for or maybe just sell it on instagram, haven't decided yet.  It's big, big enough to fit a small kid in kind of big.




And thank you to my neighbors for their lovely wood pile.  Cool background - check!



35 comments :

  1. Oh I always sew my first bit into the side seams, it never looks as nice and neat as in your tutorials and I have made 4 in the last two days.

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  2. Love the exterior print fabric. Where did you get it?

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  3. Love the exterior print fabric. Where did you get it?

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  4. It's a suzuko koseki fabric, I actually bought it at my local quilt shop: Olive Juice Quilts a year or so ago.

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  5. oh and tini-uk. maybe try moving the zipper stop end farther away from the edge, an inch instead of 3/4"...

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  6. Love this. I have a tote that I use a lot but its not zippered and I really dislike the fact that everyone can see what I'm carting around as well as the fact that I can easily dump the entire bag on accident.

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  7. Love it Anna! Your fabric choices are fab and those leather straps are the perfect finishing touch!

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  8. I'm always interest to see how people figure out the straps on knitted or sewn purses/totes... was it tricky to sew the leather straps on this tote??
    you might test it out? pick me! pick me!
    looks like this would make a handy tote to take to the beach here in the land of 10,000 lakes :)

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  9. i think you could hide a couple of kids in there.hah.ah.a.a...That is way too big for me but if you did have a couple of kids that is a great size.

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  10. Ohhh I love it!!! Just think of all the things you could carry around!!!!

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  11. this looks so fun! i love the fabrics you choose every time. i want one, add it to the list right! xo

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  12. very cute - looks like a great beach bag and i love hidden pockets! that's so cool! you're just churnin' 'em out these days, girl! :)

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  13. Your choice in materials is rad. I love the mix of textures! Big bags are hard for me to figure out (I tend to load them full of stuff I don't need) but i bet you can find the perfect use for it!

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  14. Ooh, I love big bags! You should totally make a pattern for this. :)

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  15. Super gorgeous!!!! Looks awfully difficult with the pocket and zipper and all.

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  16. very cool! i agree, the fabrics are just great. i like the leather handles too.

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  17. You always have a great eye for fabric choices, Anna. the bag looks great!

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  18. another vote for a pattern, love big bags and this one is super cute!

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  19. Big bags are my friend and your fabric choice is great!

    - Katie Fleming

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  20. Looks perfect for summer days out - my kids break up from school in a week and I cannot WAIT.

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  21. EEK! This is awesome, I love, love it! :)

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  22. How funny! I just made the large bag yesterday and was thinking that it is the perfect size for a purse, and how can I attach handles to make it one? I like what you've done with the leather handles. Will be trying this out today!

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  23. love this, really!

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  24. I made two small bags already, one following your tutorial dimensions, and one not. Then I was thinking of doing this exact same thing, leather handles and all! Looks like you beat me to it!

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  25. Do the leather straps stain shirts? or am I worrying needlessly? :P

    I made a tote bag for a friend and they wanted leather straps, but I just used cotton webbing (like for belts). I wasnt sure how leather would work out.

    Thanks

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  26. Great post!
    I love your blog.
    Shall we follow each other?
    xoxo
    Nina

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  27. Beautiful! Love the colour combinations you've used. Did you interface it at all?

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  28. I adore this bag. The zip top is perfect!

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  29. I really love this bag, my favorite features are the zipper top and the pockets. These are must haves for my bags. Lovely fabric too!

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  30. Wow, this is great! I have just finished six of the open neck pouches for my sis and I, so I shall move on to this next!

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  31. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 20, 2012. Thanks again.

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  32. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 21, 2012. Thanks again.

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