I just downloaded the ebook and it looks great -- HBIC, thanks for putting up the link. I was a bit wary of downloading such a big executable file, but I took the risk and it seems like it was worth it. By the way HBIC -- I checked out your website -- I love the design and your products!
Hi, I'm trying to make a Jordy with a divider down the center -- I have a question about how to sew up the corners -- normally when I do a Jordy, it's no problem to sew up the corners, but how do I do it when there is a divider down the center (I'm using JodiJean's instructions from this topic) The center divider kinda sticks out and gets all bunchy. Any suggestions or clarification would be great!!!!
Have you ever tried Peltex? I think it is a new interfacing by Pellon. Kind of pricey, but very stiff and perfect for purses. I have found it at JoAnn Fabrics in the past. Another one that I've never used, but heard about is Timtex. Good luck!
That is a beautiful bag -- and great dress you're wearing in the photos too! What kind of interfacing did you use to give the bag its stiffness? I'd love to see a tutorial, or at least a written description of how you made it -- great work!
Those are both beautiful bags! Your handiwork is amazing.
How did you make the side pockets? I've been making variations on the Jordy bag lately, and I'd like to add side pockets (on the inside or outside, but especially on the outside) but I can't figure out how. Any tips?
So I have an idea for a mother's day gift..and then a question about it :-)
First the idea: I want to sew a set of drawstring bags that my mom can use when she travels. Like one for lingerie, one for socks, one for other small items that get lost in a suitcase. I'm thinking of making a set of three, each with a different, but coordinating fabric -- probably cotton; it's easiest to work with. Oh, and maybe one for dirty clothes. Each would be a different fabric so it's easy to find the one you want in a suitcase. So there's the idea. If I could embroider, I'd add a monogram or a little graphic of what the bag is for...but I can't, so I'll have to settle for fabulous fabric. :-)
Now here's the question: I know how to make a simple bag, but I always get messed up on the top -- how can I do a drawstring opening neatly?? All I can think of is to fold down the top of the bag about an inch or so, and sew that all the way around, which leaves a "tube" of fabric to pull the drawstring through. But what about the opening to the tube? In the past I've just poked a little hole in the fabric for the drawstring to come in/out...but that is messy. Does that make sense? Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'll try to post pictures of what I come up with eventually.