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« on: August 24, 2008 08:20:10 AM »

Let me know what you think
These are my first tries at pursemaking...I have a million ideas for my next purses
I think the big bow purse will be a slight bit different next time...putting in that zipper was easy too I just sewed a piece of fabric to each end of zipper for tabs.. then cut two strips to fit length by I think two inches wide ...hemmed ends, then ironed long sides over a pinch then attached zipper to folded side.
I attached other folded side of strip to the  purse with pins and sewed it on
I also quilted the fabric but next time I need to use a better batting for a fluffier look i think

Tote..Made this for my daughters friend, she is in love with it,
I don't think you can se it but I did a jean seam where the top and bottom are sewn together...looks cool. I think the bag came out about 13H x 18W straps 20in

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 08:24:57 AM »

Is the bow purse vinyl? I'd be afraid tosew vinyl. . . looks great!  And i love love LOVE that striped one.

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 08:31:37 AM »

The bow purse is a fabric very thin actually kinda looks like leather/vinyl.. has a bit of stretch too.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008 08:44:23 AM »

those are really good, i love the brown purse!

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008 08:58:25 AM »

Wow, first try?  You're good.  I can't wait to see the next ones.  Fantastic job.

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008 09:01:51 AM »

thanks, I have a bunch of drawings , just need to decide on what fabric to use. I am loving the outdoor fabric I made the tote with ( canvas type)
Just starting another style tote today for another teen b'day gift. better get started so it will be done by tonight.Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 09:08:03 AM »

That's your first purse?  I am awed and amazed!  Gorgeous!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008 09:18:04 AM »

Funny thing is I hardly ever sew (usually just mending) ,and my sewing machine is horrible...I must have to re thread the needle a zillion times and reset the tension for every little change in fabric ...so annoying but sewing purses.totes seem theraputic ..doesn;t take too long and unlike clothing it doesn't have to fit lol. Once you see it turning into something...wow what a feeling !!!

I had to research alot to figure out zippers, lining , handles etc...i had no idea what I was doing. ...starting to feel more confident now. thanks to all the helpful tutorials!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008 10:45:44 AM »

wow, nice work! i love the purse  Smiley
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008 01:52:53 PM »

nice and good work

but where is the tote??
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