I did it! I made 4 of them and they are perfect and beautiful! I made one super long and I use it for magic loop. I want to thank you for a super great Tutorial! I only had one problem. I couldn't cut the screw no matter what I used or how hard I tried. I called my son-in-law over for coffee and had him cut them for me! oh, and I didn't have super glue so I used clear 5 min. epoxy and it worked really well. Where there's a will there's a way! Again, thank you so much for this tut! LOVE IT!
It is 7pm on friday June7,2013 and I received my supplies from Amazon earlier today. I just finished making 3 flexible cables for my Boye Needlemaster! It was surprisingly easy. Ok, I have a problem, I can't cut the screws. I guess I'm not strong enough to cut them with wire clippers! I am going to think of another way to cut them. They look beautiful! I didn't have super glue like you say in your instructions but I had 5 minute epoxy so I used that. Now, I can use my tips in any size as magic loop. I am so happy! If I can do it anyone can! Those instructions were so perfect! You did a great job with that Tutorial! Thank you so much for posting! Now....how do I cut those screws!
I know that it's been several years since you posted this but I just found it! I am so glad I did! Thank you so much for posting it. I just ordered the supplies from Amazon and am going to make them as soon as possible. I can't wait to get usable cables! I bought my Boye Needlemaster interchangeable cable set on sale at Michaels and I hate the plastic cable. Even on sale, they were very expensive so I am glad that I can fix them. They are so stiff that I hate knitting on them! I hope I will be able to do this and thanks again for posting it! I have a question. Can any of the parts of the old cable be used for the new ones?
Great bag! I checked out that site, how does it work, you sign up for certain tutorials?
Hi, Well Howtomakeadesignerhandbag.com is an interesting site. They have free advise and free tutorial videos and a free facebook page. The facebook page has pictures and advise from other handbag makers. They will answer questions, share tips and can let you know where to buy supplies on line and in stores in your area. They also have links that are very interesting there. If you want to sign up for their classes then you can and sometimes, usually on Sunday, have a livestream class that is free and you can ask real time questions. It's a whole new world. I haven't signed up for any classes although I really want to. I do, however, check out the student facebook page and ask questions. I would never have tried making this purse without having seen and checked out this site. It made me feel like I too could make a "designer handbag". Linda and Richard really know what they are doing and they seem like very nice people. Here is a link to the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/DesignerHandbagGroup/
Buy a magnetic seam guide for your machine. I just bought one and it's amazing. I bought the one made by Dritz on Joann.com and it was only $3.99. All you have to do is put your fabric in place and decide on your seam allowance, measure the fabric that will touch the seam guide to make sure it's all even (otherwise the seam guide would be crooked and be useless), then put the seam guide right on the metal plate and keep the edge of your fabric against it as you sew. The magnets are really powerful so you don't have to worry about it slipping or anything & it can't harm your machine (well, i know it can't harm my machine for sure. I called Brother cause I was paranoid and they gave me the OK. Haha). It's wayyyyyy worth the $4.
First of all I want to say that I love this tutorial. I am going to try it tomorrow for sure. The second thing is that I also have a seam guide but before I bought one, I just used a straight magnet and put it on whatever line I needed on the throat plate and it worked great. I like that better that my seam guide because the magnet I use is longer.
Thank you everybody for your kind words on my Beatles bag. Actually that picture on the front of the bag is not a stencil. I was given a tote bag as a gift from a coworker years ago with the Beatles on the front. It was getting very threadbare and I just couldn't throw it away...after all the Beatles were on it! This is the first bag I ever made. I cut out the flap from that old tote bag. I had seen a woven leather bag on line priced at over $2,000 and I really loved it so I sort of copied it with the help of some videos I saw on YouTube. There are a series of videos by a husband and wife team and they go under "how to make a designer bag.com. They are great. I watched their videos several times before I got the confidence to make this bag. The Beatles fabric was purchased by me some time ago to make my sister an apron and I had some left over. This bag is 12" x 10" and has side pockets, front pocket under the flap, a zipper pocket and a regular pocket inside. Its the perfect bag for me. Oh, and the handle, I bought from Joanns. They now have a pretty nice collection of purse making supplies like; purse feet, handles, and magnetic clousures.
I needed a new purse and after checking around, I couldn't afford the ones I liked and I didn't like the ones I could afford. "Necessity is the mother of invention" I made one and I liked the way it turned out.