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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attaching bag handles to a bag with a band over the inner and outer seams? How? on: September 12, 2010 06:35:44 AM
I was thinking that the other day, just splitting the the top band in two. It would have saved me a hell of a lot of trouble!
And yes, its supposed to be relaxing..lol I'll know better next time.

Thank you very much for replying :)x
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attaching bag handles to a bag with a band over the inner and outer seams? How? on: September 05, 2010 07:19:59 AM
Hi CraftyChef,

Thanks for replying Smiley

Yeah they both make sense, I'm still not very good at picturing how something goes together, especially inside out first!:)

I already finished the bag and you can see my attempt here

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358167.0

Just like you mentioned there was a lot of fabric to sew through, I broke a needle and didnt half swear a lot  Embarrassed

I'm definitely going to be trying the same bag again but with the band I had wanted before instead of my make-do one. I was going to do it next but I'm in the middle of working up the courage to cut some fabric out just now for a purse ha! Not sure if thats a common thing or I'm just a big scaredy pants lol

Thank you so much!:)x

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hey, I'm proud! Peacock Needlework on: September 04, 2010 01:56:29 AM
That is absolutely stunning! It looks so proud but also quite serene. Loving the colours you used for the peacock too, beautiful! Smiley
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: N00b Q: Would you sew a flat felled seam if you didnt have a serger? on: September 03, 2010 06:29:08 AM
Aw..Thats fantastic Aislynn! Thanks!!x I've subscribed and going to read through some while i grab my lunch  Grin  Cheesy
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: N00b Q: Would you sew a flat felled seam if you didnt have a serger? on: September 03, 2010 03:17:07 AM
Thank you Confuzzle!! mwoah!x Grin
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: N00b Q: Would you sew a flat felled seam if you didnt have a serger? on: September 03, 2010 02:22:58 AM
Hi Aislynn,

Thank you for your answer. I have heard of french seams and have a seen a pic of a hong kong seam (looks nice, but cant find a tut anywhere!) but have no idea how to go about doing it. Something on my to do list! That and obviously buy some more sewing books heh

Unless Ive totally missed it and it already exists, a wee list of some seams and their pro's and con's would be ever helpful, even tuts? Ive seen the flat felled one I suppose it might be kind of spoon feeding and I hope it doesnt offend anyone, but it would definitely help those like myself who generally dont have a scooby doo.

Thank you again, you've been very helpful!:)x

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / N00b Q: Would you sew a flat felled seam if you didnt have a serger? on: September 02, 2010 03:01:28 AM
Hi there,

I'm totally new to sewing, only finished one project!! But mean to learn lots more Smiley I'm on a budget too and only have a sewing machine. This means I cant do those fabby serger seams and what not.

My question is, would a flat felled seam be ok to replace a serger seam? I know there is a difference in how you would treat knit fabrics etc and sergers are great for that, yeah?

But if you (as someone who knows infinitely heaps more than me!) had to choose another type of seam, would the flat felled seam be ok?

I feel fine with them, with thicker fabrics that is. I've never tried with thin or knits yet which is why I ask, before I explode the universe with a failed attempt!


Thank you!  Grin
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slouchy Denim Messenger Bag with PICS on: August 30, 2010 02:49:01 PM
wow! What a great project - not just first project. Smiley It's very cute and I really like the lining fabric. Too cute. Smiley

Thank you! I really wish I could find that material itself because it is lovely and really only went so far. Horrible for clothing, but great for bags or other little items. I think I got the skirt for 50p or something! Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slouchy Denim Messenger Bag with PICS on: August 30, 2010 02:29:59 PM
Looks great! Wink especially for your first sewing project. Great job on the zippered pocket, zippers can be such a pain.

Thanks Smiley I really enjoyed doing the zipper, weirdly enough! It was the only thing I went and used a tut for. Everything else was a case of "I fancy a ..." which caused me more trouble than I bargained for lol
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Slouchy Denim Messenger Bag with PICS on: August 30, 2010 01:54:04 PM
My first completed sewing project and there are a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot along the way.

The lining is an old skort which I had never worn and the material - although you cant really see it - is glittery denim, with a slight stretch to it.

First ever zippered pocket and first time trying any of the strap hardware too. That seemed to be the easiest part. to be honest I spent most of the day deciding what handles to make and whether or not to have a flap over the top or just an opening.

Anyway, I'm glad its done and will probably try another one now I know what 'not 'to do Smiley

Thanks.








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