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« on: June 01, 2008 12:18:22 AM »

Hello Fellow Craftsters

Although this is not my first sewing project this is my first listing and hope I have put this in the right place - apologies if I haven't.

The designs below have been inspired by fellow craftster THE JORDY (see link below) so big THANKS to you.  The only thing I did different was to increase the sizes by 1 inch to make the finished results even numbered (don't ask  Grin).  I hope you like my designs.  All bags have the magnetic snap closure.


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0

The black bag with the pink flower design was made from a polycotton skirt that I saw in a charity store for 2.99/$5.98 approx but liked the fabric and thought it would make a nice bag.  It has been lined with polycotton baby pink fabric.  As both outer and lining are polycotton I have lined both fabrics with lightweight iron on interfacing and the result is great.  Not only does the additional interfacing on the lining give the bag additional strength but it also gives it a 'padded' feel. 




The following bags have been made using 100% cotton fabric for the outer and interfaced with medium weight iron on interfacing and lined with polycotton fabric and interfaced with lightweight iron on interfacing.  The results feel great as this gives the bag/s added strength and also a 'padded' feel.

The blue bag has been made using Michael Miller's Comic Strip fabric (I'm going to make another one like this but using red fabric) and has been lined using polycotton white fabric.




The pink bag has been made using Michael Miller's Bon Chic fabric and has been lined using polycotton baby pink fabric.




The black bag has been made using Alexander Henry's Skull and Roses fabric and has been lined using polycotton red fabric.  This is my favourite and I *adore* this fabric to bits.





Feedback both positive and negative would be great.  I have other fabrics in mind with this design and may make the bag in larger sizes.

Thank you for looking and have a great sewing day.

With blessings.

Charlotte xxx
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 05:05:52 AM »

oh they are all wonderful! i love the skull one its MINT
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 05:13:52 AM »

Gorgeous! And did you just use the novelty/print fabrics on one side of the bag so its plain on the back??
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 07:15:28 AM »

Thank you for your lovely feedback - it is much appreciated.

In response to dftkarin - yes - I did only use the print fabric on one side for the front and a solid colour for the back.  Not only does his cut down on the print fabric (which I can use to make another bag with) but I thought it would look too 'heavy' and 'over-the-top' if the print was on both sides.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

With blessings.

Charlotte.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 08:21:59 AM »

I'm a Jordy lover also.  Your choices of fabrics are lovely and your workmanship is very good. 

The following are just some alternatives, if you ever want to make something a little different:  When I made my most recent Jordy, I made a longer strap so that it could be used as a shoulder bag.  And, I did a flap across the top.  You used a magnet (which you also did very well!), but I'm not crazy about open top purses.

Again, your bags are great - just wanted to offer some alternatives!  My next alternative will be to try and put a zipper in the top.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 11:41:16 AM »

super cute
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 12:26:59 PM »

Dear Betty Bat

Thank you for your lovely feedback on my bags - it is much appreciated.

Actually, one of my future Jordy Bag ideas is to make a longer strap but to coincide this with a larger sized bag - maybe also the shorter strap with a larger sized bag.  As for the magnets: when I first did one on another bag it was through un-interfaced polycotton and it was terrible because it was so weak and it showed - by adding the light weight interfacing to the polycotton lining it made the process of adding a magnetic snap so much easier because there is the additional strength to the fabric.  Also, it looks and feels better.

I too am not crazy about open top bags, although the one I use on a daily basis at the moment - when it isn't raining - has no closure to it at all but that was deliberate.  I like the idea of the zip and will definitely give that a go and see how it works out.  I have enough of the fabrics I have already used so may make the bags again but with a zip closure.

I *hate* pockets in bags because I feel that when they have things in them the bag loses its shape in that it is being dragged down from the back so I never put them in although I can do them.  Even when I purchased a bag I never used the inside pocket.

Thanks again for your feedback.

With blessings.

Charlotte xxx.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 07:41:55 PM »

beautiful bags! you should be proud!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 07:55:55 PM »

geat bags and the fabrics are wonderful!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008 07:17:16 PM »

Awesome workmanship....I too love that Alexander Henry fabric...made my husband some lounge pants out of it, and he LOVES them...

Me, I am a BIG pocket person....but then I carry everything with me, so ya, I need pockets
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