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Topic: Teesha Moore Type Journal.. anyone want to play??  (Read 81242 times)
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« Reply #540 on: September 20, 2010 08:34:46 AM »

Your bag is looking good to me. So far I've made two bags the first was an envelope type with a flap lid  but about as large as a messenger bag and the second one ( still in progress) has been modified using the first model as a learning curve. I've made a lot of changes mainly concerning the handle because the fist would not hang correctly and kept bending in on itself so I've had to strengthen it by putting a clear plastic notes containing envelope inside so it holds its shape.  Sad


Yours looks lovely and the materials.......... what can I say other than I wish I was the swap partner. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #541 on: September 20, 2010 09:01:33 AM »

I think it looks totally great! But I also think you should make the pics clickable links because they're going to come up in "recent with pics" and "recent posts" and your partner is likely to see them. You want to keep this one a surprise, it's awesome.

aha!  good idea...ummm, how do I do that? 

If your photos are loaded to craftster, you can just select the second link to copy which gives you a small linked thumbnail Smiley
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« Reply #542 on: September 20, 2010 10:04:07 AM »

thank you!!!  Going to go do that now Smiley
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« Reply #543 on: September 23, 2010 01:47:43 PM »

Hey guys! I've been wanting to make a TM bag for a while and finally got an opportunity to - I read through most of the discussion but maybe I've missed this; my issue is I'm not quite sure what to do for a handle. The bag itself is going to be medium sized, and I was thinking of something longish so it would hang at about waist length. I don't have a sewing machine so everything is hand-stitched but I'm not sure if I want to continue the patchwork up the handle or do it in some other material. Any suggestions for other material that I could work with without a machine? I'm leaning towards crocheting a band and embellishing but I'd love to hear any other suggestions. Thanks!
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« Reply #544 on: September 23, 2010 09:33:42 PM »

I am useing a belt on mine at the mo...pic's next week I hope.  But I am thinking I will braid some silk strips maybe? for a more scrappy look then the belt.  It's a green plether belt, so I'm not sure it is durable enough for how ruff I am on purses.
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« Reply #545 on: September 24, 2010 02:25:09 AM »

I've not made a bag yet, but I bet a crochet strap would look great since the bag would be textural and mixed media. It could be fun to add fabric strips or beads in to the crochet too, in some way. Or maybe a crochet strap with fabric ends so it's not just one long piece?
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« Reply #546 on: September 24, 2010 04:43:35 AM »

Ooh a belt is an interesting idea. Though I have no idea how I'd fix it to the body of the bag securely??

I was thinking of weaving in charms, beads, ribbon and the like into the strap so it matches the bag somewhat in it's textural variation  Grin
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« Reply #547 on: September 24, 2010 07:25:35 AM »

I just finished my bag and will post once my swap partner has received, but I just made the strap one long "pillow"  However I didn't stitch around the edges.  I just quilted it.  I know I put a lot of wear and tear on my purse handles/straps, plus I wanted the focus to be on the bag's flap.

Can't wait to see pics of everyone's purse/bags!
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« Reply #548 on: September 24, 2010 02:00:16 PM »

Hey would anyone have any interest in a TM swap where we would trade fabric and baubles? I thought it would be fun to have more variety when I'm making my pillows  Grin I posted on the Swap Idea Board

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« Reply #549 on: September 26, 2010 09:19:31 AM »

Some of my embroidered pillows:



I'm not sure what to do with them - may turn them into a flap for a messenger style laptop bag and I plan to embellish them after they are sewn together. 
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