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BlackAppleStudios
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012 06:47:05 PM »

I love the fabric. The bag is stunning.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012 05:06:10 PM »

That's an amazing bag!!!

I order craft supplies from Asian Etsy and Ebay sellers all the time, with no problems.  The items take about 5 weeks to arrive, on average.  They certainly have a far better selection than (much overpriced) Fabricland (who, by the way, is having their 50% off for members sale right now) :-)
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012 05:54:48 PM »

Lol I just made curtains out of that fabric!  I love it as a bag!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012 06:41:57 PM »

That's an amazing bag!!!

I order craft supplies from Asian Etsy and Ebay sellers all the time, with no problems.  The items take about 5 weeks to arrive, on average.  They certainly have a far better selection than (much overpriced) Fabricland (who, by the way, is having their 50% off for members sale right now) :-)

Oh I'm so glad to hear that someone's had a good experience... I am just so leery of ordering from something so far away, but I think I'm going to bite the bullet and just do it. I've found that they do have some awesome selection and I'm going to just stock up on notions and try and get one big shipment if I can find a seller who carries everything I'm after.

I was considering this fabric for curtains, but I couldn't really make it work with any of our rooms, so into a bag it became! I do love it as a pattern though, it's so graphic and funky.

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012 06:51:31 PM »

Love your bag! Great design with all the pockets. I adore that fabric! I have seen those in the Ikea catalog and just drooled hehe... did you have any problems or challenges with that fabric vs any other 'normal' fabric? thats been my biggest fear in buying some!
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012 07:03:33 PM »

I didn't have any major problems with the fabric. It's really a fair weight cotton. The ONLY thing is that it frays like it's its job. I zigzaged EVERY seam on the interior of this bag. If I left pieces too long or played with them too much they would start to fray - so I would recommend either cutting with pinking shears (if you have them) or leaving a little bit bigger seam allowance in cutting to deal with the fraying. I bought another length of a different pattern while I was at Ikea (it's going to be a duffle bag I think... at least some of it is Wink ha) and I test cut some of it and it frays really easily as well. But otherwise - it sews nicely, lays flat, irons well, and doesn't run when you wash it. So yeah - for the price, Ikea fabric is AWESOME.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012 05:52:55 AM »

That bag is awesome! and I just love the fabric. It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012 07:48:49 AM »

I didn't have any major problems with the fabric. It's really a fair weight cotton. The ONLY thing is that it frays like it's its job. I zigzaged EVERY seam on the interior of this bag. If I left pieces too long or played with them too much they would start to fray - so I would recommend either cutting with pinking shears (if you have them) or leaving a little bit bigger seam allowance in cutting to deal with the fraying. I bought another length of a different pattern while I was at Ikea (it's going to be a duffle bag I think... at least some of it is Wink ha) and I test cut some of it and it frays really easily as well. But otherwise - it sews nicely, lays flat, irons well, and doesn't run when you wash it. So yeah - for the price, Ikea fabric is AWESOME.

yay thats great to hear! I see a trip to Ikea in my near future hehe...
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012 07:02:14 PM »

Gor-Geous! And such fantastic fabric, too!
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012 08:03:09 PM »

Thank you all so much for the lovely compliments. And the best thing happened: tonight a woman stopped me in a public place to ask me where I got my bag?! I just smiled, and told her I made it. Smiley
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