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5431  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interfacing and Totes on: September 13, 2006 08:46:30 AM
Okay, I'm not the most experienced, but I had the same questions starting out!

1.  Interfacing is a stiffener - it helps your bag hold it's shape so it doesn't just fall in a heap when you put it down. Smiley  I can usually find it pretty cheap where I live.  There are different kinds ofcourse.  I used to use the kind I had to sew in, but then tried the iron on kind and it's fantastic!  You just put the shiny side of the interfacing against the wrong side of the material and iron on and it sticks!  Nope, it's not just for bags - some clothing calls for it also - collars, waistbands, etc.

2. I have made a tote with a sturdier bottom by cutting a piece of cardboard the right size and wrapping it in clear packing tape.  Then I just slide it in between the lining and the outside when I sewed them together.  I didn't really care for it much this way myself.  My totes seem pretty sturdy by themselves, they just don't have that flat bottom look when they are empty. 

For straps, I've used just material folded and sewn with or w/out interfacing and I've also purchased the nylon webbing stuff and used that.  Either way they haven't broken on me yet. 

I hope this helped a little bit!
Dawn
5432  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Card Swap Gallery on: September 13, 2006 08:14:30 AM
Yep, mine are right, I put the last 3 in the mail on Monday, so they should be arriving anytime now.  Generally I find that regular mail is about 3 days from my house to almost anywhere.

5433  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fall Ball/Invite your Partner3 Signups CLOSED; sendouts Sept. 11 on: September 13, 2006 08:09:09 AM
Dorkariffic - if I can remember to bring my MP3 cord in tomorrow, I'll send you a file so you can listen to the song.

Back to crafting - my partner won't receive until sometime between Monday and Wednesday (hopefully).  My son asked about the one item I made as he wants one now too (he's 5)!! Wink
5434  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fall Ball/Invite your Partner3 Signups CLOSED; sendouts Sept. 11 on: September 13, 2006 06:15:28 AM
Totally unrelated to the swap, but Hookin Flamingo, every time I see your username, I start singing it to the tune of "Bitchin Camaro"

*HOOKin flamingo...HOOKin flamingo*

OMG! I thought I was the only one. Is it a Minnesota thing? Cheesy

No, but it could be a midwestern thing, 'cause I do it, too!
Heeheehee  That's too funny!  I have that song on my MP3 player!  Now I'll be singing it with Hookinflamingo too!  I wanted to call my column in the campus newspaper "Hey Jack, what's happenin' ", but they voted me down.  Sad
5435  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mommy & Me Swap (SIGNUPS 8/25-9/8 SENDOUTS BY 9/29) on: September 12, 2006 07:44:46 PM
Great!  That's what I always like to hear!
5436  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mommy & Me Swap (SIGNUPS 8/25-9/8 SENDOUTS BY 9/29) on: September 12, 2006 07:38:35 PM
Has everyone been in contact with their partners?  Just want to make sure that we start off well!
5437  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: more monsters! on: September 12, 2006 12:00:57 PM
The wallet/coin purses are adorable! 

You know, I made a messenger bag similar to this using a tutorial by Four-Eyed-Girl (I think I got it right), but I didn't use fake fur.  I used furry fleece!  It worked out really well and seemed pretty sturdy.  I got a good deal on it in the spring and bought several yards. 

5438  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Card Swap Gallery on: September 12, 2006 11:49:07 AM
That Eddie Izzard card is great!  I love the ants/picnic one too.  Those ants are so cute!
5439  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Halloween Swap Gallery --- 2006 on: September 12, 2006 08:52:31 AM
Ahhh, candy corn love!  Should I mention that the candy is shaped like a triangle and is 3 colors?  Orange, white, brown/black.  I like to bite off each color by itself. Grin

back to craftiness - I LOVE that apron!  What a cute idea!
5440  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Card Swap Gallery on: September 12, 2006 06:49:22 AM
I have seen such fantastic cards in this swap!  I have to say that I love the Seasons card by OriginalYouth!  What a great idea!
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