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« on: December 24, 2007 03:36:10 AM »

I finished this bag and wallet yesterday, they are a christmas present for my sister. Yes, I love a good deadline  Smiley



The green fabric is cotton; the buttons are made from some vintage fabric I found tucked away in my grandmothers closet.

The pattern is based on the pleaded iridescent clutch.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0



I used a contrasting orange for the lining.



And I made a matching wallet!
Pattern can be found here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101026.0



This is my first time making a bag and wallet, and I think it went pretty well, hopefully she'll like it!
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007 03:41:14 AM »

Heheh! I'm still making my presents too  Grin I love the green fabric  Smiley Can I ask you how you did those buttons? It looks great to work away some fabric scraps  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007 04:02:58 AM »

Can I ask you how you did those buttons? It looks great to work away some fabric scraps  Grin

I was planning to use this tutorial
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181926.0

But when I went to the store to get some buttons with a shank, I saw that they had these plain white ones for making buttons without a kit. It kinda works in the same way as the tutorial, you also have to stitch the edge of a fabric circle, but there's a white circle/stop that you put over the shank on the back so you have a nicer finishing. And there actually cheaper than 'buying' normal buttons.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007 04:08:51 AM »

I quickly just now read through that tut. and i like how she says the fabric will "snuggle" the button. AWW.

anyways...

This bag is super-adorable. and you made it look completly professional, and IMO something that if it were in a store, well it wouldnt be in the store because they would all have been bought right away!! I think your sis will LOVE it. I do; thumbs up for green. And i think you picked great scrappies for your buttons.

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007 04:37:22 AM »

Aw - the bag is lovely; the colours go so well together, and your stitching is beautifully neat.  I'm always envious of people who can make bags and wallets!
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007 07:49:02 AM »

Wow super job! i absolutly love green ---and that is why i am hiiting the "this rocks" really great job !your sis wil love it !
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007 08:04:10 AM »

They are beautiful and I'm sure your sister will LOVE it!   Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007 04:47:23 PM »

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I was planning to use this tutorial
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181926.0

But when I went to the store to get some buttons with a shank, I saw that they had these plain white ones for making buttons without a kit. It kinda works in the same way as the tutorial, you also have to stitch the edge of a fabric circle, but there's a white circle/stop that you put over the shank on the back so you have a nicer finishing. And there actually cheaper than 'buying' normal buttons.


Thanx for the answer! And merry X-mas!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007 03:33:21 AM »

Thanks everybody for the lovely comments!
By the way, my sister loved her present  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008 02:45:00 AM »

I love them, very nice colors, I get a 1950's vibe here.  Smiley
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