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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2004 04:54:04 PM »

Well, I'm dumb and can't post the pictures (technologically challenged), but I've made three roomy bags, and if anyone wants to see them desperately, you can PM me and I'll email the pics to you. One (my personal bag) is khaki with a blue hawaiian lining, another is yellow suedecloth with a pink/white stripe lining, and the third (a gift for my friend who makes my lj icons) is pink and white striped on the outside with a white flowered lining.
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2004 05:29:35 PM »

Balinese batik, blue baby wale corduroy lining, SewPixie zippered pocket.


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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2004 08:08:51 PM »

i finally made it. but i dont have a camera. So ill try and describe it. the out side is a dark green knitt frabric and the inside is hot pink cordaroy. ive gotten a lot of complaments. thanks for the tutoriol sushimifune.
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« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2004 06:50:06 AM »

Can someone please point me in the right direction of some wooden rings?!?!
I'm going crazy here! I have searched:
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Wal-Mart
  • JoAnn's
  • Hancock Fabrics
  • Lowe's
    and all to no avail!! The closest thing I found were things made for doll stands that were flat on one side, and some ginormous curtain rings. Oh, someone please help  Cry
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If you're in NY or don't mind ordering online, my favorite trim shop IN THE WORLD is M&J Trim... I was just in there yesterday and they have rings that are perfect. Not to mention a bazillion other kind of bag handles and buttons and zippers etc etc etc....
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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2004 12:23:11 AM »

I finally made a bag using sushimifune's rocking tutorial from here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10189.0

I had a really neat textured fancy fabric, but the texture would be too much for a whole bag, so I paired it with a woven stripe.
I decided to line it with some pretty blue flower print from Jo Ann's.
And pockets.
Then I wanted piping on the pocket edges.
And I wanted Chinese knotted closures.

I wanted fiddly detail, and LOTS OF IT.

I made mine without using the rings, since I didn't have any. The end result is reversible, which I didn't plan, but I like!
I did a lot of very careful cutting to keep the stripes straight, and the diamonds of the textured fabric all running at the same angle.
 
I made the piping for the pockets using some of the striped fabric, cut on the bias. My first go at the knotted closures gave me pretty knots, but they were too small. I reserved those for the pockets, and made the knots again, about twice as wide, and was happy.

I decided to call the bag "Biscotti" after my sweet girl rat with the beautiful beige fur, and in honour of Sushimifune's home country.

In the post following this one are scribbled out pictures showing how I divided Sushi's pattern to make a contrasted bag on one side and with piped slash pockets on the other. They're big pictures, so get a latte and a cookie while they load.

"I am Latias the tortiseshell sewing assistant cat, and I approve of this purse. Zzzz."


Biscotti, the brown texture and stripe side:


Biscotti, the blue print and piped pockets side:


Darwin the hairless rat, taking the purse for a ride:


The Chinese knot closures, made from the blue fabric, and the three
vintage buttons. Makes Biscotti look like a chemise, no?


Bisc's fabrics, and the decorative machine stitch I used to tame the seam allowance and add interest:


The pocket closures that used the first try at making Chinese knots:


The lining of the pocket, a lightweight vivid blue twill:


Thanks for looking! I hope Biscotti inspires other Craftsters.
Thanks to Sushimifune for her excellent tutorial.
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« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2004 12:55:33 AM »

I love, LOVE, LOVE your biscotti bag!!!!!!
Great details, and great ideas, too!!!
I like the chinese knots very much and I think I'm going to try to make some myself. Wink
I'm impressed. And really happy because I'm glad that my tutorial was useful. I knew that it would have just been the basis to dmake wonderful creations just like yours.
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« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2004 01:27:40 AM »

WOW!  Again - WOW!  I'm gonna have to make that purse!
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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2004 02:59:50 AM »

I love, LOVE, LOVE your biscotti bag!!!!!!

Aw, shucks!

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I like the chinese knots very much and I think I'm going to try to make some myself. Wink

I hope to see a Chinese knot outbreak on Craftster!
Oh yeah: it's easier to tie them the first time if you have someone else be your hand and you do the tying.

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I'm impressed. And really happy because I'm glad that my tutorial was useful. I knew that it would have just been the basis to dmake wonderful creations just like yours.

I'm so a-flutter that you're impressed. Your bags are so gorgeous.
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Thank you! now I will spend the rest of the day with a smile from one ear to the other  Grin

What a coincidence! Me too!  Wink
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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2004 03:00:19 AM »

WOW!  Again - WOW!  I'm gonna have to make that purse!

I hope you do! I wanna see it!
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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2004 04:25:01 AM »

What a beautiful, elegant bag!  I love the way you made the pockets and added the piping.  Those fabrics are dreamy!  Love the blue pocket lining paired with the brown tapestry.  Thank you for the tutorial!
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