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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Black asymetrical purse on: October 18, 2006 10:33:56 AM
Here is my latest creation. I made it yesterday. Hope you like it. Please pardon the background. It was very difficult to photograph becasue the bag is soft.


Full view.


Side view of the longer end of the bag.


Side view of the short end of the bag. It has a D-ring holding the scrunched part of the bag to the handle. 
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Soft reversible black linen bag with kona bay lining on: October 17, 2006 10:53:12 AM
Hi all... Here is my latest. I really love the lining of this bag. It was sitting in my "blacks" pile for two years before I finally decided to cut it up. It really hurt... Ouch, but I like the end result.


Full view... Bow is kind of lobsided, sorry. The bow doubles as a sash.


Full view without the bow.


Full view, reversed.


Closeup of bow, fabric detail.
13  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Zipper foot trouble. on: October 16, 2006 12:00:18 PM
Hello all, I am in real need of some advice here. I have a new Singer sewing machine that I am pretty happy with. The only thing that I really hate about it is the zipper foot that came with it. It is the snap on kind that looks like this one...

http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/6f/4f/ff_1.JPG

I really have a hard time with it when I try to sew as close to the edge of the fabric as possible. Do you see how the square part of the foot goes out on the sides? It makes it impossible to sew straight when I go next to the zipper pull. I always have to go farther from the zipper than I would like to because otherwise I would get a swerved stitch line going around the pull. Am I clear or confusing?  Does anyone else have this problem with this kind of zipper foot? If you have a ny solutions to my problem, I would love to hear from you. Either PM me or post something here. I would be so greatful! Thanks.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Lots of bags... Lots of pics... on: October 12, 2006 01:40:53 PM
Here are the bags that I have made so far since september. They may not be the best of bags, but I really enjoy making them. Sewing help me relax, even when I can't figure something out. I am proud of my bags.  Grin


This one is my first Jordy bag. It is a bit flimsy even though I used craft fuse interfacing.


My first clutch. It was intended to be red with srripes on the outside and black on the inside, but the craftfuse made it look horrible since it bubbled up, so I just decided to use it as a black bag with the striped lining. I later added the leather flower pin as a quicky decoration.


This is a bag I made as a gift (my cousin's 16th b-day.) I made my very first applique on this bag. I had a terrible time with the satin stitch around the letter but all in all, I like it.


This clutch is made from a free Amy Butler pattern I found online thanks to a post here on craftster. It was very simple to make, I really enjoyed making this one.


This is a sha sha dream bag I made with a modification in the size and closure. Though you can't tell in the photo, it has a ribbon tie closure and I made it almost twice as large as in the tutorial.



This is my second Jordy bag. It's pink in front and green in back, (the fabric came in two colors so I bought both.) IT IS HUGE! It's 20 in x 25 in. x 6 in. I made it to take on a trip to the water park since I had no bag big enough to fit all I needed to take with me. I made it in one night, no breaks. The inside is black canvas/duck and I used buckram for the interfacing.

15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / *Just finished!* Brown Corduroy hobo-ish bag. Big Bag :-) on: October 12, 2006 11:50:43 AM
Hello everyone... This is my very first completed project post on craftster. I have made many bags before this one but I have not had the time to post them. This is my latest creation... I finished just a few minues ago.  Anyway... constructive criticism welcome. Would love to know what you all think of it and any tips on improving it that you may have. I apologize beforehand for the poor image quality. I know not how to use the camera properly. It's my husband's camera.


This is a front view of the bag.

This is a full view of the bag.

Lining view. It has a zipper pocket, but it does not show in the pic. I had a great deal of trouble with the zipper. I am new to zippers :-)

Here is a detailed view of the ribbon trim I added. As you can see, my son is pointing at the beautiful embroidery on the ribbon.

16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Clear vinyl for wallet ID windows on: September 28, 2006 10:32:47 AM
I ahvea question for those of you who have made wallets... What gauge of clear vinyl do you use for the ID windows? I have tried making them with a discounted length that I found at Walmart (so it did not have any info on it) for like two bucks for that purpose. I thought It would work because it did not seem like it was too thick or hard too sew but I was wrong. It was a nightmare to sew. I really would like to make a nice ID window for my wallets.
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / yarn detail on quilts on: September 27, 2006 12:12:12 PM
I must apologize beforehand if this question has been asked before, I am new to quilting (teaching myself to quilt, somehow), but I have no idea what to call what I am about to ask about... I have seen many quilts with a simple little sort of yarn knot in the center where four quilt squares meet. I hope I am making some sense here. I would love to know how to do that. I am making quilts for my two children as christmas presents and would love to include that detail in their quilts. I would appreciate any help you can give me, thanks.
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Burnt pregnant belly while crafting :-P on: September 07, 2006 10:26:49 AM
I was 8 months pregnant with my second child when one day I decided to do some sewing. I always prepare my fabrics by washing them and by ironing them out before using them. At this point in my project I was ironing the fabric on high heat and steam when my iron decided to glide out of control and the edge of it hit my belly  Cry It was so painful! My belly was a bit exposed because I was home and it was hot and so i was wearing low cut shorts and a short tank.I was left with a 2 inch burn scar that to this day takes center of attention just above my bellybutton. This was almost 3 years ago and it is still there to remind me to be careful around an iron  Grin
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Pellon Craft Fuse on: August 29, 2006 11:47:39 AM
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good sturdy alternative to Pellon's Craft fuse. I have used it in two different projects and it always wrinkled when I turned my bags inside out and after a while it would start to bubble. It gives my work a very papery feel and a less than appealing finish. Please help. I am really in need of some alternatives.
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Amy Butler Chelsea Bag HELP! on: August 28, 2006 07:57:39 PM
Hi all, I am in kind of a bind here... I borrowed an Amy Butler Chelsea Bag pattern from a friend but she lost the instruction page so I am left with only the pattern pieces. Now,  I have a general idea of how it would come together but I need some advice from someone who has made this bag before. How in the world would i make the handle edges neat and clean like in the pattern cover photo? Please Help. I really want to make this bag. My friend is out of the country for the next couple of weeks and I can't reach her :-(

thanks
Rubywoo
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