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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / <---- Frantically Searching for This Discontinued Fabric. Please help! on: August 05, 2012 06:14:21 AM
I am taking a chance to see if someone here may have some of this fabric and would be willing to sell it to me.  Of course, I am short for an item in my shop.

It is from Walmart and I believe it was a clearance fabric.  I checked two stores that still sell fabric and they are out.

Does this look familiar to anyone?

Also, does anyone have any advice for finding  discontinued fabric.  I unfortunately do not have the name of the pattern either.  I know, I suck!

Thanks in advance to those of you that check your stashes! Smiley
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Help with Punching a Hole Through Thick Fabric on: February 18, 2012 10:01:00 AM
I think that is a great idea for a smaller eyelet but mine is 1/4".  It is going through four layers of quilting fabric and one piece of extra firm stabilizer.  I have been using a craft knife and scissors but I was hoping there was a trade secret or new tool I could use to help get through these 40 bags a tad quicker.

I was thinking some kind of metal tube with sharp edges that I can hammer down to cut out the circle.  Does this exist?

~Mary Beth
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Need Help with Punching a Hole Through Thick Fabric on: February 15, 2012 07:57:50 AM
I need an easier way to punch a hole through multiple layers of fabric in order to insert an eyelet. 

I have a leather punch that has multiple sizes but it is technically for leather. 

I make drawstring backpacks and I have 40 bags I need to insert eyelets in and it takes quite a while to do one with the punch then scissors to make a 1/4" eyelet fit.

Does anyone have any tricks?

4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: September 07, 2011 10:44:59 AM

I make purses, totes, cinch sacks, and zipper pouches. My next item will be a wristlet. 

So far I am selling a lot by word of mouth but hope to start selling on etsy to people I don't all ready know. Smiley

I am loving this journey and hope it continues to grow!

Please visit my shop and offer any feedback you care to.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My New Tote on: August 01, 2011 12:52:49 PM
Thanks for the nice comments!  The labels look a tad rustic since it is a stamp but it seemed the quickest and cheapest way to get them done fast.  I have a rubber stamp company a mile away from my house that has been around for a hundred years so I thought that would be a cool thing too!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My New Tote on: July 31, 2011 06:59:32 PM
I fell in love with this fabric and made a nice sized tote bag.  I use it as an everyday purse but it holds a lot.

I had a rubber stamp made and use indelible ink to make my labels.  I named my line after our female Great Dane and the area we live.

7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Where do you buy your woven labels? on: July 16, 2011 10:07:50 PM
Perfect, thank you!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Lined woven magazine handbag on: July 16, 2011 08:41:31 PM
Those look great! I like the handles you used.

I used some extra tacky double sided tape on mine and it's worked well for a long time. However, for no apparent reason one of my handles broke, so I haven't used mine forever. I will have to remove the lining, rip out the seams holding the broken handles, and re-sew everything. Not sure that's going to happen.  Tongue
The adhesive I used is like the gooey stuff on the back of your credit card when you get a new one in the mail.  It isn't quite strong enough.  During the DAYS I spent reading this thread Smiley I saw the store you link to no longer sells it so I am not sure if it is similar to what I use.  Have you found it elsewhere?

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another 241 Tote First on: July 16, 2011 08:35:27 PM
great job !.. Joannes usually has coupons for about 40 - 50 % off ( a single cut of fabric)  .. that is how i buy my fabric .. and also some Walmarts have super cheap fabrics sometimes .

Thanks!  i just need to be patient enough to wait for the next sale.  My Walmart does have some fabrics.  I will look closer next time I am there.
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Where do you buy your woven labels? on: July 16, 2011 11:59:40 AM
I am researching woven labels for purses.  Any suggestions on a reliable source?
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