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« 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.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006 01:44:09 PM »

cute! It looks like you've been busy Smiley I especially like the white and black clutch. The shape is fab as is the fabric! keep up the good work!

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006 01:46:12 PM »

They are all beautiful, but the clutch with the red flower really stands out  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006 02:42:50 PM »

Thanks for the kind remarks. I have been longing to post them but I had no time to do it nor the courage to use my husband's camera. It's a really pricey digital camera (over US$ 999) but I finally did and I went for it. I don't know how to adjust it so that I get the best out of it, so all my images are not that great.
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006 05:21:10 PM »

Nice bags!


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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006 07:05:56 PM »

I think you have a great sense of style, i really like all the bags but if i had to choose hmmm...I'd have to pick both your clutches. They are uber cute!

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006 07:29:51 PM »

snowyangel... that is quite the compliment, thank you. and may I say you also have a great sense of style for liking my bags?! JK... but really, thanks for the compliment.
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006 07:37:42 PM »

snowyangel... that is quite the compliment, thank you. and may I say you also have a great sense of style for liking my bags?! JK... but really, thanks for the compliment.
Lol, hey well anytime. I may just have to have a private swap with you and get me one of those clutches!   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006 07:45:46 PM »

And well you should be Proud! They are awesome.

Just a note on the satin stitch. When you are appliqueing letters like that with long smooth edges you could try what I do. If you are using interfacing or backing put that far enough in from the edge so that you can fold the edge over to the back of the letter and press it flat. When you do that you can use any stitch you want on the edge and don't have to use the satin stitch. I never use it because it just seems to overpower my work. The last applique I did I used a blind hem stitch. It looks like this...  v----v----v  The v's catch the applique and the straight stitch goes to the outside edge of it.      That worked really well. There are others also like a basic seam overcast stitch kinda like this...   I__I__I__I  The I's are the stitches that catch and they do the same thing... I know not all machines have those stitches. If yours does give it a try I think you will find it lots easier..

I absolutely LOVE your bags. My problem is designing things more simply like yours. Even though I love them, I never end up doing that. I always end up making them a total conglomeration of color and textures and shapes.  It's just what comes out.

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006 07:50:47 PM »

Those are all great!!!!! My fav is the pink and green one its so amazing!
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