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Topic: Vintage fabric and a fun folded handle - inspired by Jordy's purses  (Read 936 times)
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« on: October 04, 2010 12:10:13 PM »

I liked the overall look of each purse, but decided the straps were too wide.  Anxious to fix them, I pinched the middle 6" in half.  Next I stitched close to the edge along the previous topstitching.  It turned out better than expected.  Hope you like them too.

The first two main fabrics are from the 70's.

I added vintage blue striped buttons to the center to give it more personality.

I have been saving the cream floral fabric from my old sofa (purchased in the 90's).  

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 01:27:50 PM »

Love 'em all, especially that terrific 70's fabric in the first bag!  I love working with upholstery fabric - it's nice and sturdy (and usually washable, despite their instructions) and easy to work with.  You did a really good job on all 3 bags - I'm going to try that strap technique on my next bag!

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