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« on: April 30, 2010 05:37:30 PM »

I made this reversible tote and I added a ribbon closure.  I love the way it looks with the ribbon, but is anyone going to tie a ribbon when they want to close their purse?  It is the only way I could think a closure would work on a reversible purse.  At least that would look good.  What do you think?


A pic if the main fabric and ribbon closure


I added a big pocket inside and outside.


I tucked the ribbon inside so you could see what it would look like without the ribbon.


The other fabric with ribbon.


And without.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010 05:51:27 PM »

I think it's gorgeous, great choice of fabrics and I really like the ribbon!  I would be happy to use a tote with a ribbon, although maybe one with a little more width or strength might last longer (if that makes sense).  I guess it depends on what you're using it for - taking it to work for the day, where I might only delve into my bag a handful of times would be cool, but it might get a bit frustrating on a full on shopping spree.  But wherever you take it, I am sure your bag would get lots and lots of compliments!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010 06:16:05 PM »

So long as the ribbon is secure and reinforced enough that it won't rip apart, I would definitely use a ribbon closure.  I like them a lot more than magnetic closures.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010 06:37:28 PM »

that is a cute purse.  What about a loop of ribbon into the seam where the fabrics meet, and then a decent sized button to loop it over, one on each side.  That way it is a decorative feature, and can be used both ways.  And a little easier to do up one handed rather that tying a ribbon.  I hope that made sense  Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010 06:41:46 PM »

Thanks everyone!

carmenmarie - I totally thought of that, but I thought it would be too bulky with the buttons since they would have to be on the same side of the purse.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010 06:49:49 PM »

If you got really thin buttons, I don't think it would be too bad.  Especially with the size of the bags.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010 07:08:55 PM »

Love your bag!
I would use a ribbon, I like it, kinda girly.
My concern would be the tied knot sitting on my shoulder , only because I carry enough supplies to see me through a weeks worth of adventures usually !
so a knot to the side, I would love even more.
But hey thats just me!
I love the reversability of it, that would make it even more user friendly I think.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010 07:22:49 PM »

that is a cute purse.  What about a loop of ribbon into the seam where the fabrics meet, and then a decent sized button to loop it over, one on each side.  That way it is a decorative feature, and can be used both ways.  And a little easier to do up one handed rather that tying a ribbon.  I hope that made sense  Smiley 

Carmen Marie said exactly what I was thinking...a loop with buttons on each side. Either way, it's a super cute tote...I'd carry it all the time! Great choice in fabrics!
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010 09:15:36 PM »

I like the ribbon! But I agree I'd prefer a wider one, and I think grosgrain rather than satin would hold a knot better if I were carrying a bunch of stuff in the tote. Love your fabrics, btw Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2010 11:46:01 AM »

I'm not so sure about the ribbon, but I especially like the adjustable knotted handle!
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