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« on: February 19, 2012 03:21:59 PM »

I made this little owl pouch for Solitary Cricket in the make my collectible swap. I was inspired by this little owl by Sandy Grafik that I saw on redbubble.com and the Mister Owl coin purse over at Alternative Outfitters. The edges of the pouch look stiff because I used fabric paint over the satin stitching binding the edges to try to make the edges more durable. I really didn't like the way that ended up working out but didn't have time to remake the entire thing. Solitary Cricket seems to like it though so maybe it's just me? If anyone has any suggestion on how to do a durable edge treatment let me know. Does bias tape or quilt edging stand up to the wear and tear a coin purse will have? I'm thinking specifically about the edges standing up to being rubbed. Anyway here it is:

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 03:41:44 PM »

This is adorable!  Fantastic job.

As for binding ... it would probably hold up well enough, though it's like any other fabric, so it would probably get worn sooner than the main parts of it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 05:46:28 PM »

For my coin purses and phone holder, I usually machine stitch them and then add a blanket edge /buttone hole type stitch for decoration. I like your owl, he is very cute.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 07:41:36 PM »

I think its awesome. I was actually wondering what you did with the edges because they had an unusual texture. Its a clever way to really seal the edge and make it extra super durable.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012 02:47:35 PM »

I looked through the gallery but I must have missed this one. It's adorable! I'm not really even into the owl craze really, but I love this thing. As for the fabric paint, you could probably have also used clear nail polish, or a clear glue/sealer.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012 03:48:38 AM »

It's so cheerful and colourful and lovely Smiley I hope it will turn out to be durable enough.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012 09:35:14 AM »

This is just the cutest ever  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012 11:36:20 AM »

Cute to the extreme, great job Grin!!!
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