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« on: December 28, 2004 07:33:41 PM »

Here's my latest "Jordy" plus a little pouch thing. 

The red fabric drove me crazy!!!  It frays and fuzzes so easily, any one have any tips to work it better? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 07:51:43 PM »

It's nice! I like it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 07:56:27 PM »

nice! very fancy.. i like!
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004 10:31:09 PM »

That's gorgeous!  I love the matching wallet.  Is the red fabric a brocade?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004 11:16:25 PM »

That's gorgeous!  I love the matching wallet.  Is the red fabric a brocade?  Grin

Thanks for the compliment!  I think the fabric is a brocade, not for sure!  It was in a grouping of other "asian" looking fabrics . . .
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004 02:28:16 AM »

This is my all time favourite Jordy.  I totally love it.  Is vinyl easy to sew?  Do you need special needles for the sewing machine or anything?  Did you actually turn it inside out!!!  I can't imagine that being possible with vinyl.

You did such a nice job with this bag.  I really like the beaded?? trim as well.  I have pink asian style fabric of a similar type I am using for my next Jordy.  It frays like crazy so I am planning to use iron on interfacing or viliesofix to stabilise it first.

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 01:59:57 PM »

some tips for fabric that frays:
use pinking shears.
interface it with iron on interfacing before you cut it out.
try a little fray-stop.
baste your seams before you sew.
sew with a bigger seam allowance.
curse alot.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2004 06:24:40 PM »

some tips for fabric that frays:
curse alot.

Hahaha, I tend to do that often, especially when I'm over-tired and cranky.

Your bag is mighty awesome! I love the red brocade and the trims and the... well I just love everthing. Red and black rocks. Cheesy Awesome awesome awesome work!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2004 01:21:16 AM »

Ooooo Pretty!  I really love this purse.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004 01:22:46 AM »

Fantabulous purse!  And thanks to shs for the tips on working with fabric that frays badly.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2004 04:12:45 PM »

This is my all time favourite Jordy.  I totally love it.  Is vinyl easy to sew?  Do you need special needles for the sewing machine or anything? Bee

Wow!  Thanks for the amazing compliment bee!  that's so nice of you!  The vinyl was actually pretty easy for me to sew because I was always sewing the back side of it.  The hardest part was the final stiching around the whole thing.  I broke one needle and really had to baby it under the "foot." Although after I broke it I realized that the needle was so old and probably dull!!! Also, because the layers were so thick I had to do the handle part with the foot still up and doing the needle up and down manually.(making sure the fabric was being moved forward)

I did have to turn it inside out but instead of leaving the corner open, I left a large section on the bottom seam open instead.  This was much easier and the vinyl wasn't really hard to maneuver . . . but you do notice the seam inside more! 

Shs, thanks so much for the tips!  I will try those next time!
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2004 11:10:38 PM »

I just love your bag!! Great job! I've used fabric like that before and tried putting a zipper in it...hmm..not a good idea; it definately frayed a ton!
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2005 02:21:11 AM »

some tips for fabric that frays:
curse alot.

But try not to curse at the sewing machine. It gets angry and holds a grudge...or is that just mine?

I love your bag! It looks so sturdy and the trim is beautiful. Do you use the bag a lot?
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2005 04:36:33 AM »

wow!!!!

How professional looking.  How did you get the piping/binding effect especially on the handle.

You must be really proud of yourself.

Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2005 02:45:40 PM »

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But try not to curse at the sewing machine. It gets angry and holds a grudge...or is that just mine?

I love your bag! It looks so sturdy and the trim is beautiful. Do you use the bag a lot?

I gave it to my sister for Christmas and she loved it!!
wow!!!!

How professional looking. How did you get the piping/binding effect especially on the handle.

You must be really proud of yourself.

Thanks for the inspiration!

the handle was so hard!!I'll have to explain it all another time, I'm on vacation until Sunday then I can give a detailed tutorial with some pictures
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2005 03:53:45 PM »

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it!!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2005 09:26:57 PM »

i <3 the clutch
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2005 04:22:15 PM »

So pretty you did a great job!
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2005 02:48:52 PM »

Okay, it took forever for me to get back to this but here are the instructions for the handle of the bag
I used scrap pieces so I hope you get the idea  

vinyl and fabric
sew together

fold over the seam allowance and make sure the two sides fit together

I added this stuff I found at Michaels, it adds stability, also when I made it before, the vinyl had interfacing on it at well
fold it all in and sew by hand trying to make the stitches hidden

And there you go!!!  If you want to add the piping, you just put in in way at the beginning!  

This is the only way I know how to get a thin strap, so if anyone has any other ideas, please share them!!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2005 06:03:58 PM »

Very nice!

Really nice attention to detail!
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2005 06:46:10 AM »

some tips for fabric that frays:
use pinking shears.
interface it with iron on interfacing before you cut it out.
try a little fray-stop.
baste your seams before you sew.
sew with a bigger seam allowance.
curse alot.
using a lot of sizing or starch helps too!
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2005 03:11:22 PM »

Pardon me while I ask the stupidest question ever:

What's a "Jordy?"

I've seen the term, but I don't understand it.


Thanks for your patience with my slowness.
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2005 07:52:45 PM »

Jordy is a gal that made the tutorial for the bag she created

Check it out here:   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19288.0

It's a great, easy pattern, I hope you'll love it as much as all of us here!!!!
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