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« on: July 27, 2006 01:04:41 PM »

Wow,  I'm a little nervous!  This is the first bag I've posted.  I've actually made about 10 purses now, but this is the first one I've actually remembered to take photos of before gifting or using!

It's made of medium weight white vinyl I purchased on closeout at a local fabric store, and lined with quilting cotton.  I have quite the stash of fat quarters and have had this swirly fabric for about 5 years now, waiting for just the right use. 

It's a square bottom, based on the jordy bag with a slight a-line taper and curved top.

The closure is a magnetic snap.  I put a small piece of transparency sheet behind the snap, then sewed the lining and vinyl around the snap.  Otherwise, the super stong magnetic snap will eventually tear the fabric (I learned this from trial and error).  I am hoping the transparency is strong enough to prevent this!

Here's a closeup of the bird.  I cut  out the vinyl with an exacto knife, then cut out the cotton, and then fused the two with double-sided fusible web, then machine stiched really close to the edge.

I found that when I had to sew with the vinyl side out, I could just sew over a piece of regular paper to keep it from sticking to the machine, then just tear of the paper (like paper piecing for quilting).

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 01:09:20 PM »

I looove the bird; that's really neat!  You did a very nice job Smiley Did you sketch it beforehand?

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 01:11:08 PM »

That bag is hot. I'm a big fan of white bags.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006 01:11:37 PM »

Oh, I forgot to mention that I can't draw at all.  I found this bird on the Microsoft clip art page.  I just downloaded it and resized to fit my needs.  There's actually some really cool designs in the black and white clipart section.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006 01:13:04 PM »

WOW!  That is SO awesome!  I have never worked with vinyl, but would love to use it someday for one of my bags.  Great job!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006 01:20:28 PM »

This is handsdown, one the prettiest bags, I have seen in a while...I love white bags and the bird is just so eycatching...love it. I bet you get a lot of compliments on this one. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006 01:52:31 PM »

That's a very pretty bag!

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006 02:01:34 PM »

very very nice work  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006 02:40:21 PM »

I really love this... and your craftswomanship is quite superb.   Wink

« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006 02:52:20 PM »

I love this bag - the combonation of the bird and the swirly fabric makes it look so elegant!
Great job!
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