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Topic: A Weekender Bag -- Why I was late for my x-mas eve party...  (Read 8541 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008 09:27:54 AM »

So pretty.  Very nice work!

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2008 09:31:17 AM »


Beautiful Bag.... I hear that her patterns are really complicated.. I am to scared to try. 

I like the way that her patterns are written. For some reason, I find "regular" patterns (you know the patterns you can buy at any craft store) really difficult to follow. The terminology confuses me so I end up either putting the project on hold (usually for a loooong time haha), or just trying to finish it on my own without the instructions. I've tried two of Amy Butler's patterns (this one and the hat one) and found both easy to follow. The most difficult part of the project is probably sewing the zipper in, but it's more because you have to pin it pretty well, other than that, it's just alot of straight sewing and curves Wink

That is gorgeous!  Am I correct in thinking- you gave this as a gift?  Wow, if so, what a LUCKY ducky recipient!

Yes, it was for my Mom. I was trying to handmake some of my gifts this year and thought that this would be one she could use for awhile!
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2008 10:29:04 AM »

This is awesome! <3
I wish my handbag-making skills were up to that standard, then I'd never have to buy another bag in all of my life!

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2008 03:19:27 PM »

Love the bag! Beautiful fabric! Wink

« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2008 04:27:01 PM »

You did a great job!  Your bag looks fantastic and I bet your mom was thrilled! This pattern is in my stash and I just haven't felt like tackling it. I tried one other Amy Butler pattern and it didn't go so well. I guess I just got to get back on the horse that threw me and give it another go!  Grin


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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008 07:02:09 PM »

Beautiful Bag.... I hear that her patterns are really complicated.. I am to scared to try. 

If I can do it, lots of people can do it. I'm a beginning to intermediate sewer. The only "tough" thing about the pattern was sewing through tons of layers. If you're patient, you can make a bag that looks awesome! Mine isn't perfect but I get compliments anytime I bring it out.
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2008 11:18:51 PM »

that is gorgeous. I need a new weekend bag. you have inspired me to make my own.

« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2008 08:28:33 AM »

That is gorgeous.  I love making bags and such.


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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2008 01:52:10 PM »

Your bag looks fantastic!  And I'm with you on the longer straps - I so prefer to be able to sling something over my shoulder if need be.  Anywho, bravo!   Cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2008 02:30:57 PM »

I love making bags, and you give me the inspiration to make one as fantastic & professional looking as yours! Unfotunately, my daughter isn't into sewing Sad.
Wish she was, you have one lucky mum!!!!  Grin
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