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« on: December 21, 2007 07:12:57 PM »

Yes, I work in a fabric shop. My boss, who I do adore, is a true business woman. When she gets free fabric samples from stores that want her to buy, she sells them for $4 each.

And I buy them, with my 20% discount.
And I quilt them.

And I make a colorful travel bag, for $3.20. I wish it had been free, but you've gotta admit, that's inexpensive.
  It's based off of the pattern found at http://dragoknit.blogspot.com/2007/02/box-bag-tutorial.html. I just made it bigger and replaced the interfacing with batting.




I only wish I could find some way to make it keep it's shape better. Can you use both interfacing AND batting?
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007 07:20:48 PM »

Your bag looks great. I especially like the handles.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007 08:21:09 PM »

Looks great!!

Have you tried using lightweight interfacing and fusible fleece together? That should help keep the shape and give a little bulk.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007 11:03:01 PM »

thats cute!!

I know my local fabric store sells the fabric samples when the fabric itself is no longer available to buy.... i've found some culte little pieces, but I usually use them to applique, may have to try this....
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