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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010 06:36:15 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin I really appreciate the C & C. 

I'll try to put together a tutorial. (a pattern would be best but I'm not sure how to do that??) I have a few others in the works I need to do, but when this gets done, I'll be sure and post it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010 08:40:23 AM »

I love the look of your bag.  You did a great job.  What kind of interfacing did you use?  Interfacing often has me befuddled Smiley.
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2010 08:10:52 PM »

Eowynt

I usually always use fusible fleece on the outside fabric and heavyweight fusible interfacing on the lining fabric.  Walmart carries the fleece as well as Joann's...but there's a difference in the thickness of the fleece.  Walmart's is heavier than joann's...so depending on the bag I'm making, i switch between the two stores.  This bag was the walmart version...hope this helps Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010 06:41:08 AM »

This is really pretty. Nicely done!
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010 05:59:27 PM »

Very Nice, I love the green fabric.
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Padester
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010 09:13:01 AM »

Love your bag!  As well as the B&W one you posted today.  Great work!

Eowynt

I usually always use fusible fleece on the outside fabric and heavyweight fusible interfacing on the lining fabric.  Walmart carries the fleece as well as Joann's...but there's a difference in the thickness of the fleece.  Walmart's is heavier than joann's...so depending on the bag I'm making, i switch between the two stores.  This bag was the walmart version...hope this helps Smiley

I'm curious as to why you do the Fleece on the outside and the heavyweight interfacing on the lining - I wouldl think that would make the inner stiffer than the outer - yes?  No?  Because I always try to make my outside fabric stiffer, and I use the fleece on the outer and usually no interfacing on the inner.  Do you find that you have a stiffer lining than the outer fabric, and if so, what is the advantage to that?  Just curious, since I've never even thought of doing it that way . . .

Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010 12:25:24 PM »

I have tried various different ways of interfacing...from sew-in, to craft-fuse (hate this stuff), to peltex...what I have settled on and seems to work the best is what I described earlier.  Have you used heavyweight interfacing before?  When I first heard about it, I was expecting something much thicker than it is...it is actually meant for cuffs or collars on dress shirts...and even then, the finished product I get is not as stiff as cuffs and collars are.  To answer your question, I don't find that my lining is stiffer than the outside.  In my opinion, it just gives the bag a little more stability and shape.  There are a couple bags of mine that I'm considering going to simply heavyweight on the outside and lining fabric as opposed to the bulkiness of the fleece.  For instance, this bag
http://vibrant-designs.blogspot.com/2010/10/stocking-up-for-our-first-craft-fair.html

just seems to be a little bit too small of a bag to use the fleece on...the seems get a little bulky where you have a 3 way point.  The shape of the bag is not quite as crisp as I like.  BUT that could be because I was using the heavier stuff from walmart and not the lighter weight stuff at Joann's.  I have done a couple bags (for little girls) where I don't interface the lining, but the overall bag just seems flimsier to me, so therefore, i don't do that with bags meant to be ladies purses.  (more weare and tear, right?)  Have I answered your question?  Hope it wasn't too wordy!  Let me know what you think...

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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2011 11:47:36 AM »

Green  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2011 12:49:05 PM »

Wow. You did a create job. It's really awesome!
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