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cjshinn
« on: March 15, 2008 08:33:18 PM »

Hi everyone!  This is actually my very first sewn purse ever!  I used the bias tape tut. that someone posted on here the other day (http://www.belleepoquewhimsy.com/bias-tape-tote-tute).  I have been dying to use this Amy Butler fabric for months!
Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 09:06:36 PM »

Very nice .. I love it. I still have yet to try bias tape .. it scares me. Great job!
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Juaniece
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008 10:50:58 PM »

Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous bag!  Please tell us what you think about the bias tape handles of the bag... I have been hesitant to make that bag because of the skinny bias tape bag handles!  (Maybe I'm being a goof!)

Would love to hear what you think about the handles!

Thanks for sharing!
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lulu9527
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 03:29:12 AM »

I really like that.  Great fabric choice. 

1 question, how the heck did you get the pattern to print?
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 05:58:45 AM »

Hi everyone.

lulu, are you using a mac?  I tried getting it to print on a mac and it wouldn't work, but it worked on a Dell.

Juaniece, I was hesitant about the handles too, but they seem to hold up fine.  I really like it.  The bag is super light.  If you do it, be careful when you stitch the bias tap on (particularly the handle part).  I didn't cut my fabric so it was exactly matching the lining so I had a few issues where I had to go back and hand stitch the bias tape to fully cover the material.

This was my first purse and I think it wasn't hard at all, so I'd totally go for it if you guys want to make it.  I'll let you know if I have any issues with the handles falling apart or something.
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forevryoung
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008 06:17:03 PM »

I saw this tutorial as well and had the same concern about the handles- I was thinking about making my own bias tape to be able to make the handles thicker
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008 06:33:13 PM »

I love this style of purse! i made one once but I couldn't carry it because I'm just not a fan of skinny handles..however, if you like them thats cool lol. It looks great! welcome to the wonderful world of sewing purses  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008 08:07:18 AM »

I love this style too. The Roots store in our mall here sells ones just like this. I own one in light blue and navy blue. Now I am excited that I can make my own. I'm making a trip to the fabric store today and sewing one up this afternoon!
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2008 08:12:45 AM »

I totally dig this bag! Your fabric is great and you did an excellent job! Are you sure its your first sewn bag?Huh Hmmm.... Wink  Great job!
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kathigarn
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008 09:15:55 AM »

What a neat bag!  I have printed the pattern and made notes.  I don't have any bias tape and live a ways from a store that carries such.  I think I will take a contrasting fabric and fold it to use instead of the bias tape!!
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