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« on: September 20, 2012 10:19:43 AM »

I had two partners in the SURPRISE Swap that is just finishing up.  I made a large zippered tote bag/purse for each of them, using a pattern I designed a while ago.  I customized each bag to correspond to each partners' interests.

For queenofmarigold, who likes rainbows, the Rainbow Bag:

I used HeatnBond lite to hold all the small rectangles in place, then sewed around the edge of each one.  It just about drove me crazy!


The back has a big rainbow pocket


There is a small rainbow at the top of the inner pocket



And for muddy21, who likes luna moths, the Luna Moth Bag:

I used HeatnBond lite to position the pieces of the moth, then sewed all around the edges and added the details on the sewing machine


This haiku was written by muddy21; I found it on her blog, along with a photo of a luna moth she found in her yard.


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 11:33:55 AM »

Those are both really cool, but my favorite is the rainbow one. I bet it did take forever, but I think the results are worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 12:28:38 PM »

this rocks! i love the luna moth, i had to pin it. the zipper on the top it a great bonus
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 01:08:41 PM »

Agreed, rocks!  Beautiful work.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012 01:51:37 PM »

Two stunning bags.  I love the rainbow with all the different fabric patterns but I also adore the moth.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012 07:58:31 AM »

These are just beautiful! I think that rainbow bag is the happiest bag I have ever seen. Grin And the luna moth is so pretty. You did a great job on these!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012 08:47:39 AM »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012 02:24:37 PM »

Beautiful bags!!  Lucky people who are getting these.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012 04:18:56 PM »

Gorgeous.  Lucky partners!
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012 04:05:56 AM »

Both sides are just wonderful, Leslie! That a giant moth would be so beautiful on a bag...!? Seeing is believing Shocked WOW,that's a lot of surprise!
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012 12:13:16 PM »

Your bags are beautiful, I think I like the Moth one the best! Cheesy  I'm sure they both took awhile to make! Is the bag your own pattern Leslie?  I've seen you use it a lot for your swaps.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012 12:35:41 PM »

Thanks, Sharalee; yes, the bag is a pattern I designed and refined over several years; I used to sell them at craft shows and on Etsy, but I recently closed my sewing business, so now they make great swap items!
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012 05:29:49 PM »

Both are super pretty Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012 12:20:43 PM »

wow...I love the rainbow one.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012 01:47:30 PM »

I can only imagine how much time you spent stitching each of those rainbow squares in place, but the effect is so lovely. Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012 07:14:03 AM »

I love the little moth soooo much.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012 10:47:00 AM »

WOW!  What great bags!
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2012 07:39:34 PM »

I love them and so nicely executed, smooth!
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2012 08:56:57 AM »

The Luna moth is one of my favorite creatures of all time, and you truly did it's beauty and grace justice with this tote!! Absolutely LOVE it!  I personally make it a point never to wear every color in the rainbow at the same time, but that rainbow bag is totally awesome!  Whenever I see something like this with a rainbow on it, it makes me question my resolve not to wear a rainbow of colors.  Same thing happens to me when I see a well tie dyed dress or skirt, rainbow knee highs, and rainbow suspenders or belts.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2012 05:57:31 AM »

Adding my props for these fabulous bags!!!!! 
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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2012 02:37:20 AM »

I love that butterfly one! Was it hard to make?
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012 11:17:23 AM »

Both bags are just BEAUTIFUL. I especially love the rainbow one.
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013 10:35:56 AM »

Yippeee!!!!!!  Thank you!!!!
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