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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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