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Topic: Tutorial: Lovely leafy spring bag [Text Only]  (Read 210105 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2005 03:23:38 PM »

Thank you so much everyone!  I really appreciate your comments. 

To answer a few questions, no I didn't use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along.  I had actually made the handles before I knew what I wanted the rest of the bag to look like. 

To those of you who asked for a tutorial, I pretty much made this bag the same way as I made my pleated clutch here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0  only with differntly shaped handles.  I also changed the shape of the bag slightly by sewing rounded/curved corners instead of having the sharp corners like my other bag.  This bag also had a different kind of pleating.  And obviously this bag is on a larger scale Grin

I could definately still make a new tutorial for this bag if you guys are confused, or I could make one just for the handles.  Just let me know if you guys want it Wink

So lovely, what kind of interfacing do you use? Your bags always look so good.
Thank you very much!  I usually use medium weight fusible interfacing, but for this one I had to used several layers of lightweight fusible because that's all I had.  I always prefer the fusible kind because it gives it such nice shape.  Just experiment with different weights and try using more than one layer of it.
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princess*of*capri
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2005 04:59:45 PM »

I would like to see a tutorial on this. and thanks for sharing the tip on using multiple layers of interfacing. I would have never thought of it.
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chipmunk527
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2005 11:53:19 PM »

i love this bag...and where did you find that fabric??? i would love a seperate tutorial for this specific bag becuz i have no clue as to how you altered the other one into this bag...of course if it isn't too much trouble...
 thanks so much Grin
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2005 01:15:48 AM »

The bag is beautiful, I love the shape of it!

While I might be albe to wing it, I too would appreciate a tutorial if you have the time!

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sweet caroline
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2005 02:27:11 AM »

Fantastic bag!  One of these is now definitely added to my 'to do' list.  Your pleated clutch tute was great, very clear, but maybe a brief tute here would be good?  Or perhaps just explain how you did the pleating differently.  Like PurpleHeather i'm not sure i could just wing it. Anyway, thanks for sharing your creativity with us.  Smiley
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lisajanesc
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2005 05:23:35 AM »

Your bag is great!
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2005 06:46:54 AM »

Hey all!  Thanks again.  I will definately make the tutorial within the next day or two.  I can't wait to see what you guys come up with when you make this Grin
Chipmunk527, I found the leafy fabric at JoAnn Fabric here in Phoenix (I got it in the home decore section), and the fabric for the handles was just some brown linen-type fabric I had lying around. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2005 08:35:47 PM »

That is the best purse ive seen on here.... i freaking love it.
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Scream-a-little
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2005 01:06:59 AM »

wow that bag is lovely.. at first glance i thought those were wooden handles.. very sharp looking.. wtg!!!
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Smara
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2005 04:53:45 AM »

OMG!! This is sooo amazing! I love the retro look and the handles!!
Can't wait for the tutorial! what did you use for the handles that they are so stably?
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