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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Got free time? Sew bags! on: September 03, 2008 11:29:57 PM
Lovely fabric! I cannot choose which I like more because I love both!  Wink
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Porcupine Laptop Sleeve on: August 31, 2008 02:58:51 AM
Amazing job! It is so cute! Which materials did you use? Now I want one for me!!! Wink
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Da nananananananana Bat Bag!! on: August 31, 2008 02:52:56 AM
This rocks!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Denim Mushroom Bag on: August 29, 2008 03:42:51 PM
Love the bag,  and your chair is really cool (I have the same in black, which is not so cool)
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Finished Amy Butler Birdie Sling on: August 29, 2008 03:38:02 PM
Wow! Your fabric is perfect for this bag! Your bag is fabulous!! (let me say that I like it more than the one in the pattern picture, ups!)
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chrys' Shock-Absorbing laptop sleeve (with gothy rose print)-Tutorial on: August 27, 2008 03:28:59 PM
Thank you very much for share this! I really need to make a sleeve for my laptop.

Did you sew through two layers of cell foam and four layers of fabric at the same time?  Shocked

which machine are you using  Shocked ?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilted Camera Bag on: August 18, 2008 05:26:14 PM
I love your bag! Nice fabric and perfect quilt!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first leather "satchel"! on: August 18, 2008 03:07:14 PM

Thanks everyone! I've been taking this bag everywhere and now my mom and sister have already placed their "orders".  Cheesy

That's really cute!  I bet the fabric of the lining looks great with the exterior.  I think that's probably some kind of vinyl. It seems one mostly buys leather in whole hides unless you're buying scraps or packages marketed for various types of craft/industry.

Yes I think you're right, it probably is vinyl. I don't remember what the tag said but I got in in the Home Dec section. It's made to look pretty real though I think, I'll post a close up later.

Fabulous bag! What kind of sewing machine did you use to sew it?

Just my regular sewing machine! Granted, my machine is 50 years old and is practically solid metal and weighs a ton so it's pretty sturdy. I'm not sure how well those newfangled plastic machines will do with such a thick material, I've only used one once. I did use a size 18 leather needle this time and had a lot better luck than the last time I tried to sew vinyl with just a universal needle. It worked great, one needle lasted the whole project!

I am jealous of your sewing machine! Wink
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first leather "satchel"! on: August 17, 2008 12:31:21 PM
Fabulous bag! What kind of sewing machine did you use to sew it?
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: TRYING To Make A Bag LIKE THIS!! on: August 16, 2008 04:21:21 AM
I think this is the basic idea.  Just make the strap part longer and leave the bottom off.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96096.0

There is a really good tutorial for doing that bag with longer strap, hope it helps!

http://lulalouise.blogspot.com/2008/01/reversible-shoulder-bag-tutorial.html
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