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Topic: Heart bag that almost gave me a heart attack and one to sort of make up for it!  (Read 1302 times)
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« on: August 07, 2008 10:23:09 PM »

Hi all!

I thought the heart bag was going to kill me! I was so frustrated with this darn purse! I was just "winging" it and it sure taught me a lesson! The lining was super slippery and didn't fit worth a darn and I used way to stiff interfacing!! I also remembered that it might be easier to lay the pattern piece (made out of a paper grocery bag) on a fold...that way the sides would be symetrical. Unfortunately this was after I had already cut the first side! Sigh...this is a learning process!

So, I decided to put together the other little green/tan bag. The top part is hunter green velvet and the lining is brown. My stitching around the top is far from perfect, but I was much happier with this one than the heart bag! I also installed my first magnetic snap closure in the green/tan bag. I so need to branch out and add pockets!!

To help me with my sewing skills, I picked up a 2 hour pattern to make pajama bottoms for my hubby!!


« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008 10:44:19 PM »

I like that silky shiney purse. Reminds me of PJs. Sorry it gave you such a ruff time! But its all worth it in the end cuz it looks great.

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008 10:48:38 PM »

Thank you...you gave me a great idea for the rest of the material!! I have quite a bit of it left and now I'm gonna have to make me some jammie bottoms out of it!  Grin

« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 04:09:17 AM »

I love that heart fabric.  I'm where you were right now with a purse.  Made several purses last year with a pattern and now I can't figure it out again.  I used stiff interfacing and it turned one purse into a nightmare.  It got to the point I was going to throw it in the recycle box.  LOL!!! 

The purse I'm working on now is so simple that I can not figure it out again.  Make it simple to do and it will take me forever.  Give me hard and BOOM its together quickly.

I love making PJ's.  My family is always asking for them for BD's and Christmas.  Lucky me.  Good thought.  Bought the pattern and I have made about 40 pairs of PJ's.

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008 06:22:24 AM »

The bag turned out great!! I hate using them slippery fabrics so I have vowed to stay away from them since they make me mad lol.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008 06:37:34 AM »

I know what you mean about slippery fabrics. I love the fabric for the second purse....super cute  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008 07:33:02 AM »

What interfacing did you use?  I have never heard of one that is too stiff. (I swear every time I refer to interfacing there could be some kind of underlying inuendo there Wink.)


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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008 09:33:55 AM »

I used Pellon Craft and Home. The very first purse I made was a little Sha Sha Dream bag and I had used a lighter interfacing. I didn't think I was using the right type, so I went with my mom to Wal-Mart and found the Pellon. It was much stiffer, so I thought I was on the right track...not so sure any more!!

What interfacing did you use?  I have never heard of one that is too stiff. (I swear every time I refer to interfacing there could be some kind of underlying inuendo there Wink.)
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