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Geertrude
« on: July 03, 2008 09:05:09 AM »

I have been making lots of bags, and I love it, but I'm never really satisfied with them. I didn't even post the latest batch of them here. But this one... I really thought I had a good one. One that other people would like to have (or maybe even pay for...).



I like the vintage fabric, I like the combination of colors, I did a nice zipper, good pockets and straight stitching.
But... than I ironed it for the last time. I knew my iron wasn't really clean, but it never stains. However, now my iron scraped the zipper puller, that was under the fabric... And made an ugly stain, that won't come out!
So I messed up. As usually...

Bright side: now I get to keep it myself. And I love it!


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008 09:13:28 AM »

Nice fabric! Yeah...this looks saleable to me! Sorry about the iron stain thing...try googling 'the queen of clean' for ideas on how to remove it! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 09:21:46 AM »

its really cute (i love yellow).
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008 09:30:25 AM »

Nice bag - don't despair!  I'd make or get a nice little patch or do something embroidered over that spot - maybe make a cell phone or sunglass pocket and attach it to cover it up?
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008 03:42:50 PM »

My breath caught when I saw your bag...I really like the fabric and style...it's so sweet!!  The lining fabric is gorgeous and I love the zip pocket, too.  Great work and definitely saleable (right word?!?)!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008 03:38:14 PM »

This is a nice bag. I really like the fabrics you used. Here is an idea for your stain: if you have some of the blue flowers left, iron on some fusible webbing in the back of however many it would take to cover the stain & put that over it - it'll look intentional & no one will know the difference.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 05:11:16 PM »

That's a BEAUTIFUL bag!! I can't even see the stain. Very nice work!!!
**wish my stuff looked HALF that good!!**  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008 12:55:31 AM »

I'm so sorry, I never got around  to answer all those wonderful replies. Thanks so much for the nice comments. I feel a lot better now about the things I make, although I decided to let go of the idea of selling stuff for a while (blogged about it, if anyone is interested).

I left the stain as it is, it is rather small and you can hardly see it when the bag is full of stuff.
I used the bag myself for a while and now my seventeen year old daughter has it. My three girls are steady "takers" (not buyers of course) of my bags and they begged me for this one and two others I made after this one (I'm so behind posting things here!).

Anyway, thanks again!
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