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« on: July 08, 2009 07:45:22 AM »

While I liked my first try, I had cards falling out all over the place, so it was back to the drawing board for me!

I wanted a tri fold purse, and I also wanted to avoid having to turn it inside out, so I did the two panels separately then sewed them together at the end. It turned out a bit more wonky than I would like, but I think it gives it character Tongue

I also inserted cardboard in all the pockets to make them more sturdy, which has worked well.

The grey material is actually from a pair of pants that my dad wore in the 70's, so that was a bit of a giggle cutting those up!

Any comments / suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated! I know the stitching is a bit rough, and the two panels don't line up exactly but I will get there!

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Inside flap:



Inside empty:



Filled up, with no cards falling out in sight!

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 08:46:26 AM »

I love that fabric! I think my dad used to have those pants too!  Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 09:10:36 AM »

Second try? Sweet! I like the look and the construction seems to be nice and snug.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 09:47:32 AM »

That's cute! Did you use interfacing to make it stiff? Or is it just the fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009 04:35:36 PM »

Thanks!

I used thick interfacing on the front and inside panels, and then on each of the card slots & photo frame part I used cardboard under the fabric to make sure the cards don't slide out Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009 03:26:56 AM »

Great job.  I am still not happy with mine and will remake it again this weekend.  After three tries I thing I will finally have what I want in one more try.  Some of are just great on the first ones, then there is me  :O
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