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« on: July 31, 2009 12:06:01 PM »

Ok so I wanted to make something for my friend's birthday, she loves dashund's so I searched for inspiration, and found this!

http://www.dutchbydesign.com/products-Dashund-Bag-Red_KDBRD.htm

It seemed easy enough and a cute idea, so off I went to make her one! I've never worked with leather so I was rather nervous...and I've never made a purse, so the zipper and lining was a first try for me as well. I think for a first try it came out pretty good, but I'm not sure if it's worthy as a gift, would she really use this? The pocket area is a little too small for my liking, doubled by the fact that I had to stuff the rest of it with filling to make it stay up.






I also have some softer, lighter purple leather that I bought and some interfacing(which I've also never used). But I'm leaving to go see her tonight...should I just leave this grey pup at home and try again and hope to get it to look better? Is this one a complete failure?

Any suggestions or ideas on how to get this to look like the link would be really appreciated! I'm still learning! Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009 12:12:22 PM »

Oh, I love it! Not a fail in the least!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009 12:17:09 PM »

This is SO not a fail!!  Good job!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009 12:17:57 PM »

You consider that a failure?!? It's adorable!! I have a love of dachshunds and would LOVE to receive this. In fact, I'm wisting it after I post this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009 12:29:46 PM »

I think this came out wonderful, do you plan on adding eyes?
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009 12:33:14 PM »

wonderful! i think if you add eyes and a nose she'll probably choke you to death by hug
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009 12:52:15 PM »

this is ABSOLUTELY CUTE!
if she doesnt choose to use it as a clutch she can make it into a stuffie
definitely not a fail!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009 01:29:10 PM »

It is adorable!  and when you carry it under your arm it doubles the cuteness.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009 01:38:01 PM »

So NOT a fail! This is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009 01:42:03 PM »

I think its awesome! It looks a lot like the link! I am sure she will love it!
Its not a fail at all, and since its a clutch it is supposed to be a bit small.
Take it and give it to her!
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009 02:12:08 PM »

Fail? Girl, this is awesome and not even near to a failing! I would carry it around in a heartbeat.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009 06:06:14 PM »

It's so cute! You have to see things for what they are and not what they aren't. This is cute and made with love. Who can ask for more!? I would give it to her... filled with candy of course Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009 06:35:01 PM »

FAIL??? NO WAY! That is so adorable! She'll love it. Even though I don't carry a purse, I would love to have it. I'd put it on display so I could see it all the time!
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009 02:48:13 AM »

that is so cute, i love it!!! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009 08:20:44 AM »

I'm a doxie owner myself and would love to receive this clutch as a gift. You did a fantastic job!! I can't believe you'd even consider this a failure. I'm sure you're friend will adore it.
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009 11:57:06 AM »

I love it, its so cute
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009 06:58:16 PM »

So totally not a fail!!! I love it! I'm sure she will too. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2009 07:50:43 PM »

I love it! it looks great! I have two friends how have and love dachs! I will definately have to make this for them!
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2009 08:23:00 PM »

A win!
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2009 11:22:48 PM »

I love it and it is NOT a fail at all!  You so need to give it to her and if you don't then you have a long list of people standing in line to get it from ya.  Great job.  Smiley

I think a lot of use would love to know how you made it if you are sharing that info. Smiley  I have a Piebald Doxie so I would love a little clutch like that to carry around.
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2009 12:19:06 PM »

For having never done a lot of things it is good to see that you are so talented to make it all turn out.  Your friend is very lucky.  You need to give that to her because it is great.  I love that it can stand on it own.  by the first picture I would have not guessed it was a purse besides you had told us.  You did good. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009 01:03:34 PM »

Definately not a fail, I love it!

My first bag attempt was never that good!
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009 01:47:04 PM »

I love it...you did a great job
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009 07:00:42 PM »

I think it is good, except that he has x's for eyes which suggest he's dead.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009 07:07:43 PM »

since when is a dead anything bag a bad thing? Wink

I'm not a dog lover and I still think this is awesome. I love it!
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2009 09:31:23 PM »

haha!! That is awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2009 11:59:19 PM »

This is super cute and so well made. It looks just like the inspiration piece, too. Besides, even if your friend doesn't use it as a clutch out in public (which she would be crazy not to!), she could always use it for make up or toiletries.
Oh, and if you're worried about the dog looking dead because of the x's for eyes, you could always use buttons instead, but that could be potentially creepy as well. I didn't notice the eyes, though. 
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009 08:50:36 AM »

Thank you everyone for all your encouraging comments! =D

I did end up giving it to her this weekend and she absolutely adored it! And was happy to hear that I would be making her another one because she'd love to have 2!

I feel a lot better about it now =)

A few of you asked how to make it, so when I begin the other one, I will try to make a little tutorial for ya, (although I've never done that either!) and I will be trying it with interfacing instead of stuffing, so we'll see how it turns out!

Again, thank you all soooo very much for your kind words, you're gonna give me a big head =p
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009 08:04:06 PM »

For someone who has never worked with leather or lining, this bag is off the chain.  If I were your friend I would consider myself very loved.  That's like the coolest gift you could ever give someone...it looks perfect!
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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009 09:40:52 PM »

You did a good job on that bag. We are our own worst critics. I always see the flaws in my bags and my friends say that they love them. Making bags is a learning process. There is always something you would do a little differently when you make the next one.  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2009 05:02:07 AM »

Fantastic job -- the only thing that I see different from yours and the original is that the ears could go back just a touch so you see more of the muzzle. Otherwise this is great looking. It has givin me some ideas  Grin  Thanks!
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« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2009 04:05:36 PM »

i like it.
i think about making this bag for so long. you did a great job.

i think the original one stands better because it's a really thick, stiff leather, maybe even with interfacing. and i think that the original one isn't really able to stand on it's own.

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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2009 03:36:37 PM »

i absolutely loooove dachshunds!! and as soon as i can get my hands on some leather i am all over this! great job! not a fail at all!!
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2009 08:12:39 PM »

It's adorable!  Smiley
I'm sure she'll love it, and it's definitely one of a kind.
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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2009 02:24:11 PM »

I had a dachshund once. It really does look like one! Grin
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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2009 10:06:34 AM »

No, this is NOT a fail. It is amazing. A clutch isn't made to hold much anyway, and if she likes Daschunds then she should love it. Great job, much much better than I would have done on a first try.
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2009 07:48:16 AM »

I hope you post a tutorial. I've got a friend who loves dachshunds but I don't know how she feels about the whole craft thing. But I'd love to try it.
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