View Full Version : Fat Bottom Bag

06-21-2007, 12:26 PM
This is the fat bottom bag from Happy Hooker which I finished a couple weeks ago. This is my first crochet FO. I also posted about this in my blog here (http://craft.stickfigurelis.com/2007/06/happy-hookers-fat-bottom-bag/). :)

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06-21-2007, 12:32 PM
Very cute. I crocheted one of these and half sewed in the lining. But I hate sewing and I'm not good at it. So it's been waiting to be done for over a year now. :oops: Yours looks great and so practical. Great first FO!

06-21-2007, 12:34 PM
That is so cute! I really love your sewing job on the inside. I knitted a clutch and my sewing job was terrible. Great Job!

06-21-2007, 12:38 PM
Thanks ladies! Well, there's a reason why my pictures are so small. Me and sewing aren't exactly buddies so there's no way I was gonna post a close-up on the lining! :lol:

06-22-2007, 06:36 AM
Beautiful job! I haven't crocheted in years but after seeing this bag, I'm tempted to get out those hooks again. Thanks for sharing.

06-22-2007, 10:48 AM
I love it, I think I'm going to try that in red with a black lining. You've done a marvelous job, was it difficult sewing the lining in? did you do it by had or machine? I've never seen a lining to something I've knitted or crochet, I tend to avoid the pattern if it needs that!

06-22-2007, 12:31 PM
I think red with black lining will look fantastic. I may have to steal your idea and make another one for myself. It may be possible to use the bag without a lining but the bag may stretch or small items like keys may poke out of the bag. Can be quite a bother, I suppose. I did the lining by hand with the help of this tutorial (http://crochetkel.blogspot.com/2006/10/sew-you-wanna-line-your-fat-bottom-bag.html).

06-22-2007, 08:51 PM
That's wonderful! I'm going to make me one of those!!

Karrying Kolor
06-24-2007, 10:33 AM
Beautiful Bag, Lissie!!

You have shamed me into lining my bags from now on! LOL :lol:

06-24-2007, 03:29 PM
Great work! It looks awesome!

06-25-2007, 07:59 PM
I did it! I made one. :) Here are some pics

06-25-2007, 11:16 PM
I love this bag SO much! Are the other projects in Happy Hooker this nice?

06-25-2007, 11:35 PM
They are nice. A lot are hip and trendy I think..which I'm not! LOL There are a few I'll make but not all of them - which can be said of almost any book I think.

06-26-2007, 01:30 AM
Very nice, Robyn! I love the lining! So what will be your next HH project?

06-26-2007, 08:34 PM
This is a beautiful bag, but I have a question. How do you keep your things from falling out? The purse I use has a zipper...I think I'd want a zipper or snap or all my stuff would be falling everywhere...if I dropped it, or it fell on its side.

You did a nice job!


06-26-2007, 11:30 PM
I'm not sure what my next project will be yet. I did buy a magnetic snap for my next one. Not sure how to put a zipper in.

06-27-2007, 12:39 PM
I wanted to put a magnetic snap in mine too but I couldn't find a single one in the biggest craft store we have. :rollseyes:

08-02-2007, 02:56 PM
I just wanted to say your pictures are fabulous! Are you a photographer also? Do you use a digital camera? I was trying to copy your photo angle with my digital camera and one of my FO's but it did not look good at all! Are you using a special program to soften the edges of the photo? The really look good! :woot:

08-03-2007, 12:54 AM
Thanks! Nope, I'm not a photographer. :) Yup, I'm using a digital camera, more specifically a DSLR which allows me to change the settings manually (in this case, the aperture settings) to get the sort of focused foreground blurred background look.

08-03-2007, 10:14 AM
I love both of the bags!

Hmm, I might actually *try* to make my own perfect purse one day... these are very inspiring!

08-03-2007, 10:40 PM
Well all of your pictures are gorgeous, what kind of camera do you have? I may have to invest :-)

08-04-2007, 06:21 AM
I think it looks great! And I must comment on your photography skills. Very well done! :)

08-04-2007, 01:26 PM
Well all of your pictures are gorgeous, what kind of camera do you have? I may have to invest :-)

I'm using Canon EOS 10D. :)

08-18-2007, 02:08 PM
It looks great!

08-18-2007, 08:10 PM
I have the happy hooker book and I've looked at this bag several times... especially since seeing your FO. I'd really like to make one, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough.

So far I've only made coasters and a few hats... just little objects. How "easy" did you find this to make? I'm tempted to just be adventurous and give it a try. Hmmm....

08-19-2007, 05:04 AM
I think the only bit tricky about this pattern is getting used to the hhdc stitch and remembering to move your markers up as you decrease, otherwise it's pretty straight forward. For me, the toughest part of this project was lining the bag!

Since you've already had some crocheting experience, I'll say go ahead and try this! Remember to post your FO! :)

08-20-2007, 10:04 PM
Oh boy! I bought the yarn for this today. I've already started it, then ripped it out, then started again, then ripped it out again. Trying to get the hook through the second loop when doing the hhdc is tricky! LOL

Not to mention that the handles alone for the bag cost $20 at Spotlight (our local craft store). I was shocked at that!! I might just make my own handles. :??

08-20-2007, 11:53 PM
Haha yes, the hhdc really does take a while to get used to. Spotlight's also my local craft store so I hear you on the bag handles! I wasn't gonna spend $20 on them so I was contemplating buying old bags and ripping the handles out, then I came across Crafthings.com (http://crafthings.com/) and bought my handles from them.

Jackie Lim
08-22-2007, 08:32 PM
I am a bag person.

The FBBs are sooo nice.

08-31-2007, 10:27 PM
Lis, I was just reading your blog post and noticed that you linked to the tutorial on how to line the bag. So did you line the bag before you made the handle flaps?? Now that I've read it, it makes so much sense to do it that way - I've already made the handle flaps on mine but they are easily ripped back if doing the lining this way is easiest.

09-01-2007, 12:22 AM
Yup, I did. I've the habit of surfing and reading up on others' attempts on knit/crochet patterns before starting on them to avoid making the same mistakes. For the FBB pattern, I've read in a lot of places that it's easier to do the lining before starting the handle flaps so that's what I did. I imagine it'll be harder to line with the flaps in place because of the pleats that'll form.

09-01-2007, 12:27 AM
Thanks so much. I bought some super cute fabric and I think I'll take the handle flaps apart and re-do them after the lining is in. I want it to be perfect and want to have to fight with it as little as possible! :teehee: I am NOT a seamstress so we shall see how this goes!

09-01-2007, 12:31 PM
If it's the same tutorial I used, it is really pretty easy. Also, I found the handle's at Joann's for about $6. So I stocked up. LOL

09-01-2007, 01:14 PM
I got the lining cut, ironed, and pinned in!! It was way easier than I thought, now as long as I can pull off the whipstitch I'll be just about done. I found the handles at a fabric store for $8.98 so didn't think that was too bad. It should be done by the end of the day!!!

09-01-2007, 02:27 PM
Do post pictures when you're done! I love to look at all the different FBBs out there. :woot: