^ very good advise! It does make things better and easier and yeah :)
I made myself a bag and got a few pictures...Of course these images look pretty terrible now but I guess that we will make do with them for this DIY...
Just like when I told you what I learned when I made Sharpie Mugs... today I'm sharing both how to make a purse and how not to.
First learn how to single stitch crochet. Thats the hardest part. Then you just make some rectangles. Here is the basic idea:
Also: DONT create a super long strap. Mine was about 40" and because of the weight of the bag, it stretched so the bottom of the bag sat at my knees when I stood.... And I had to tie part of it off. More like 28" is the preferred length I think. Note that I sewed-crocheted the strap in half thinner and then reinforced the other side (with the fold) as well. I attatched the strap with basic thread and a needle by stitching through the yarn fibers a few times and then tying it off
Then, I stitched cloth along the bag sides so things wouldnt fall out so easily as you can see with scrap fabric and then (not shown) I boxed the corners, so it sits on its own. You can read how to do that here: https://craftapple.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/sewing-tip-squarely-boxing-those-corners/ I wish now I would have serged the fabric but alas at the time I didnt have a serger/overlock machine.
Also, like I promised in the last post I do believe I have the background changed and behaving. Publishing that was what was causing double posts so.... now we know. I can only add images and things on days I post. Weird.
Here is before and after and then the linky: