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« on: October 09, 2008 11:02:41 AM »

I LOVE THIS BAG!  It turned out so well! It's my "Tabitha" design and made from some upholstery fabric that I bought a couple weeks ago from the interior design shop in the shopping center where I work.   It's heavy fabric, plus I used heavy fusible interfacing on both the outside fabric and the lining fabric, then used the double interfacing between the two layers and pressed them together when the sewing was done.

It's rather large - 13 inches high by 14 inches wide with a 5 inch gussett.  It would hold A LOT!  There are four pockets outside and six on the inside, plus a d-ring to hold keys or whatever.  I did add velcro to the pockets on the front and back.  Kind of a shorter strap - only a 16 inch fall, but it works perfect for me to rest my arm on when I have the strap on my shoulder.

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[Sorry, I'm removing my pictures - someone is making bags just like mine and selling them Sad   ]


Front showing pocket:


Inside:


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Front/side:

And just to show how tall it is:
What do you think?  (I'm thinking of making another bag out of the same fabric for me - at this rate I'm going to have hundreds of purses!! LOL)
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008 11:12:54 AM »

Sheesh, that looks so professional.  Super great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008 11:19:05 AM »

Thank you!   And on this one I only broke ONE needle on my machine!  The last one I made with upholstery fabric I broke THREE  Embarrassed
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008 11:31:12 AM »

Very pretty and looks so rich for Fall.  I really like your decorative stitching on the top edge of the inner pockets, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008 12:06:46 PM »

That would make a super nice diaper bag for someone! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008 02:16:20 PM »

Very professional. I have a whole stash of upholstery fabric with which I am intending to make purses. You have inspired me that it just might work . . . .
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008 03:38:28 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments!   I can't wait to use the rest of this fabric!  I have a few ideas in my head, already!

wickedgoodknitta - Definately use your upholstery fabric for purses!  I love it and they hold up so well!  Just make sure you have extra needles for your machine! LOL
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008 05:43:09 PM »

Beautiful.  I had the same thought - it would make a perfect diaper bag.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008 06:19:11 PM »

Wow!  That is one nice bag!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008 02:53:41 AM »

Very, very nice!
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