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« on: August 19, 2004 08:43:06 PM »

Just completed a snazzy new purse with an embroidered martini on the front thanks to Sublime Stitching
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/martinibag.jpg
with a cool olive themed lining, and olive-esque button closure:
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/martinibagin.jpg

What'd'ya think?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004 10:11:04 PM »

omigosh! i love that! the lining is perfect for the purse and the olive coloured button to so cute. is that a jordy bag with a few changes here and there?
p.s. the stitching is so good,very good center piece
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004 06:33:24 AM »

Yep, it's basically a jordy bag.  The lining fabric was actually the inspiration for the project.  I have about a yard left still - any suggestions?  I sewed the olive green button on with red thread for extra olivey goodness.  The loop is a hair elastic tied in a knot.

The embroidery of the glass and martini is done with 2 strands of silver metallic floss - it was SUCH a pain because it kept kinking and knotting, but it turned out really cute.  It gives it that extra sparkle for a going out purse.  This is going to be a birthday present for a friend. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2004 07:19:20 AM »

I LOVE IT! Where did you find the olive fabric? The colors are great & the embroidery is awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2004 07:29:02 AM »

The olive fabric was on the clearance table of my local fabricland ($3 Can/m) Sadly, it is flawed - it's a printed fabric and I guess the fabric was rumpled a bit when it was printing.  The top  6" are pretty much unusable, but hey, it was cheap, and that means I still have, what, 42" wide olive fabric!  You can't beat that!
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2004 07:29:11 AM »

That is great!  I absolutely love it.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2004 08:38:41 AM »

love it, esp the olive fabric! I too have trouble with metallic flosses, but I have found that the metallic sewing thread works better less tangles and I use about 4 strands and coat it with thread heaven.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004 04:02:48 AM »

Very cool bag!
An idea for remaining olive fabric:
I saw a way to make coasters on HGTV a while back. You basically stitch a square (it may have a very thin batting inside), then you cover the top with super industrial double stick tape  (redline, I think it's called) and press into tiny glass beads (no holes). I betcha your fabric would look awesome under those beads.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2004 08:20:33 AM »

oh i love that! its so cute!

that would be really nice to take out to a fancy restaurant. teehee

i have that olive fabric, i too got it at fabricland on clearance.
mine is not flawed like you said yours was, but it does seem a bit faded. meh. i bought it anyways. hehe

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2004 10:06:48 AM »

yep, it's a sublime stitching pattern -  I love the idea of making coasters with microbeads - and yay! I've been acknowledged by the great and powerful jordy!  and we have the same fabric! Wink
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2004 09:28:53 PM »

great job! I just bought her stitch kit but haven't tried it yet. How did you do it on the black fabric? Did you still iron on the design and was able to see it? Everything I wanted to stitch is black but all the examples in the book was with light fabric.
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2004 10:06:53 AM »

Really cute bag!  The button really does look like an olive.  ^_^
I've been wondering about using those embroidery patterns on dark fabric, too.  I'd be grateful for any tips on getting it to work.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2004 08:27:32 AM »

To get the pattern onto the black fabric, I used iron on interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric
Step 1: iron on the interfacing
Step 2: Iron the embroidery pattern onto the interfacing.

Then interfacing is white (but not opaque) so you can see the pattern. 
Of course the pattern is now on the back of your work, so you have to be a little more careful when you're embroidering.  And since it's on the back, it comes out 'backwards' -> so don't use this technique for anything with words or anything that would look wierd mirror imaged.

Another way to get the pattern onto dark fabric is to use dressmakers wax-free transfer paper (like carbon paper, but it comes in colors) Use a light color and it shows up.  But it tends to come off pretty easily, so sometimes if I use that method, I trace over those lines with one of those dressmakers pencils in white.
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2004 08:54:30 AM »

Ahh, thanks for the tip.  I thought of doing it that way, but I didn't know if you could iron onto interfacing safely.  I am working on a bag right now that I had to put lettering on, and it's made of black velvet.  I had some iron on embroidery transfer letters, but I didn't think they would work, so I free-handed it.  What a pain in the rear!  >_< 
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004 07:58:37 PM »

could that title "shaken, not stirred" perhaps be a reference to the musical Rent?
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2004 09:31:17 PM »

Or James Bond? Wink
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2004 08:08:03 AM »

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