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PixieDust721
« on: November 28, 2008 04:09:10 PM »


So a while ago my fiance did some business at an upholstery store that was going out of business.  Seeing that he is always looking out for me, he told the owner that I sewed and she said that she would give me a deal.  After meeting her, she gave me the best deal ever, about a garbage bags worth of material for $50 bucks.  Included in this lot were these two gems: 


The outside fabric is this awesome abstract leaf pattern that is now out of print (I researched it) and the inside was this neat denim that has a built in adhesive side.  So instead of interfacing (the denim is thick), you just iron.  And it has the smoothest results.  (No bumpiness like most interfacing that I've tried).  She also gave me lots of strap material for free.  She was a very nice old lady Shocked)

I made the pattern my self.  The detail on the straps are these two skeleton leaves sewed on very carefully.

Enjoy!
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azbeg123
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008 05:24:09 PM »

That looks awesome.. Great job in creating your own patter too  Grin
How in the world did get those leaves on with out punching holes in it.. They look very delicate. Wink
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PixieDust721
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008 05:36:36 PM »

How in the world did get those leaves on with out punching holes in it.. They look very delicate. Wink

Very carefully!  And by threading around the middle vein.  They are very delicate, but surprisingly durable.  They can be bent without breaking.  However, if you physically put effort into tearing them, you could  Wink
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Genesis1:1
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008 06:14:07 PM »

Sweet!  Doesnt getting a awesome bargain no one else will get, just sweeten the whole thing? I love the fabric and I love the size of the bag you did with it.
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Pinkguin
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008 07:50:35 AM »

oh that is very beautiful! the fabric's pretty, i love the shape of the tote, the leaves are a nice touch and very surprising! I hope they stay on!

oh hey, btw, your coat's real cute too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008 09:12:19 AM »

aww so dinky and cute love the tote bag ^^
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