Friday, March 18, 2011

Anthro Knock-off Bag with Printable Pattern

  Today I am going to share with you a tutorial for an Anthropologie knock-off bag. I fell in love with it when I first saw it, then my eyes popped out when I saw the price tag! $498.00 for a purse, it is darling but certainly not worth that much! I knew I could make my own adorable version and spend way, way less!

 I created a pattern for the main shape of the bag which I have for you to print at the bottom of this post. Just click on the picture and it should print out on a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  This is a really easy pattern without too many steps. 
    I have never done piping before, so I created a sort of faux piping for this bag. It's just a small strip of fabric sewed in the seam.

Here is a cut list for all the pieces you are going to need.
Once everything is cut out, pin the top band to the top of the bag piece. Since the bag is wider than the band this is where you create the pleats. I pinned them so they looked even.

Now that you have it pinned where you want, stitch across the top of the bag.

For the "piping" take the strip of fabric and fold it in half and press.

With the right sides together pin the piping around the bag. Make sure the "piping" is pinned toward the inside of the bag.

Stitch all around the side seams and around the bottom of the bag.

For the handles press the fabric in on both sides and then fold in half and press. Stitch up both sides. (If you would like a firmer strap you could add interfacing to them.)

On outside of bag pin handles and stitch.

For the lining...

Sew the lining band to the lower bag lining.

**Now is the time to add a pocket if you like. You can customize it to any size you like**

With right sides together stitch around the lining sides and bottom leaving an opening for turning out.

Pin lining to bag with right sides together, stitch across the top.

Flip and sew lining closed.

For the bow sew around with right sides together leaving a opening for turning out. Turn out and stitch opening closed. 
Do the same for the bow's "knot".

Secure bow to bag by hand stitching it in place.
That's it!

I also made one in a red fabric with a mini one for my daughter :)

I hope you like it! If you have any questions please feel free to ask! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Purex Crystals Giveaway winners!

Sorry I didn't post these yesterday, the day got away from me!!

The winners of the Purex Crytals Giveaway are

Comment #4 and # 11!!

Lisa and LeahsMommy

Contact me with your information and I will send you your prize! 

Thank you so much everyone who entered!

You can still go to Purex Facebook page and when you "like" them you can get $1.00 off coupon for the crystals. I really love them and think you would too!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm Guest Posting over at Someday Crafts!

Head on over to Someday Crafts to see my guest post for a tutorial on an Anthro Knock-off purse. I have included a printout for the pattern too!

Someday Crafts is one of my favorite's so be sure to check out all fun projects and ideas Michelle has!!

Thank you Michelle for having me!