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pinkninky
« on: May 08, 2007 07:40:11 PM »

i've been in the worst anti-sewing funk since like.....january! so finally i made something, just a clutch, but i do like it!





clear vinyl is layered over the fabric, and the bottom & handle are both white vinyl. i made this with french seams, but i forgot to trim my zipper - so its a bit funky. otherwise, its 8.5" long and about 5" tall.

i took the pictures via webcam, and i didn't fix the colors. the lining is black and white, and the outer fabric is light blue with super dark brown.

what do you think?

ps - here's a gif i found that visually explains a french seam Smiley
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Brima
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007 10:35:16 PM »

That looks great! I love the pattern on the outside, especially how pretty and kind of traditional it is combined with the vinyl. One question though: what's a french seam?
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pinkninky
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007 10:41:48 PM »

what's a french seam?

usually its used on delicate fabrics that fray easily, but i like using it with all fabrics because i just like it. this is how it works:

lets say you are sewing up a basic tote bag.
instead of sewing up the sides with the right sides of the fabric together, sew the wrong sides together, THEN turn inside out and sew the sides again. this way the raw edges are tucked inside - nice and neat  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007 10:51:29 PM »

I want to dry hump everything you make  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007 09:23:21 AM »

GORGEOUS!! 

Thanks for the idea of a french seam.. never heard of it before. 
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pinkninky
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007 08:26:21 PM »

I want to dry hump everything you make  Kiss
Cheesy haha, thanks missy!

GORGEOUS!! 

Thanks for the idea of a french seam.. never heard of it before.
no problem! technique sharing is what these craft communities are all about (amongst other things)! i can't wait to see what you make with the french seams  - they're so easy and make a fantastic tailored finish to everything with exposed seams  Wink
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