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« on: September 13, 2006 07:06:34 PM »

I made this for my husband to take to work.  It's intended to function much like a briefcase would.  He specified the design and features.  It's made from sparkly Naugahyde and measures about 12"x14.5".







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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006 07:10:14 PM »

I just wanted to say...that you're kind of my Craftster hero. Every time you post something, it kind of makes me go 'woah!'

Oh, and I also wanted to say that you did a superb job on this bag.  Grin Great, great, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006 07:11:41 PM »

That's really nice... I could tear up.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 07:14:19 PM »

So cool!!  I love it!  I think your husband is awesome for appreciating your sewing talents by asking you to make this bag for him! Smiley  Really professional looking and very well made!!  Great job!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006 03:34:03 AM »

its wonderful! question though  - when you make piping with vinyl, does yours come out slightly twirly too? i sometimes make vinyl piping as handles, and they don't come out straight. does this happen with you also?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006 06:13:41 AM »

That's awesome!   Grin

Whenever I do a gusset/zipper top like that, I can't ever get it to line up right.  Do you set yours inside a la Jordy?
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006 06:37:50 AM »

Very nice, it's great when our other halfs can appreciate what we do.

re: piping - do you use the hard vinyl filler used in upholstery?
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006 07:17:41 AM »

wow! that's amazing! does he feel like a super hero when he's off to work? i would. just a question though, i just found sparkly vinyl here and am planning to make a purse but i wanted to know if the stars were cut out like a reverse applique or if they were sewn on? would you do it different next time?
so so amazing !!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006 08:50:07 AM »

I just have to say wow along with everyone else!
That is totally awesome!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006 10:04:01 AM »

Hi all, and thanks!

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its wonderful! question though  - when you make piping with vinyl, does yours come out slightly twirly too? i sometimes make vinyl piping as handles, and they don't come out straight. does this happen with you also?

I don't really have the twirly problem.  I think my machine has a lot to do with that.  You also want to make sure all your pieces are squared up.  The walking foot is your best friend here.

Very nice, it's great when our other halfs can appreciate what we do.

re: piping - do you use the hard vinyl filler used in upholstery?

The hard vinyl stuff is usually reserved for boat seats so it doesn't rot.  I use tissue welt that I get from my upholstery supplier.

That's awesome!   Grin

Whenever I do a gusset/zipper top like that, I can't ever get it to line up right.  Do you set yours inside a la Jordy?

Can you believe I've never really looked at the Jordy?  I sewed this up like I would a cushion.  Front, back, boxing strip.  I did the lining the same way.  I notch the corners to line them up.

wow! that's amazing! does he feel like a super hero when he's off to work? i would. just a question though, i just found sparkly vinyl here and am planning to make a purse but i wanted to know if the stars were cut out like a reverse applique or if they were sewn on? would you do it different next time?
so so amazing !!
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These stars are sewn on.  I could have done the reverse applique, too.  It just depends on what you want to do.  I don't really think one method is any better than the other.

He totally does feel like a super hero!!!
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