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« on: March 08, 2013 11:41:58 AM »

I just finished 2  Amy Butler Blossom Bags.  I found the pattern to be straightforward.  It felt like it took forever to cut out and interface, but I am very happy with the end result.  I added some extra interfacing and hand basted it so it was not noticeable on the outside.  I have made  about 10 different bags and only used 1.  These 2 -I will be using.  Great size and style for me.
The plaid one I decided to use gate clasps so that I can change the handle sizes.

I used turn locks on both of them.  It was much easier than I expected and I can't believe I had been so intimidated by them.  I love the look they add.

The floral one I love except I wish I had longer handles on it.  But I did not have enough fabric for the longer straps Sad  I literally had no scraps of this fabric larger than 4"x4".  I really love the design of the Blossom bag.  
I used a wool fabric that I have had for almost 20 years on the plaid bag.  It had enough forgiveness in the fabric not to show any little wrinkles from flipping the lining etc.
Home Dec weight was used on the floral bag.  It worked nicely.  I would steer away from normal weight cotton fabrics for this bag.  I think it would be prone to wrinkling and the heavier weight fabrics are nice in helping the bag to stay curved.   I changed the inside a bit to eliminate a divider panel but add a zipper pouch area in the lining.

 
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013 12:02:59 PM »

Oh "plaidpineapple" I love your bags especially the flowered one & the inside pockets are great & the zippered especially. I have the pattern & like you said, I'm a little intimidated by it too. I too would like a long handle on it. So maybe Ill try & make one soon. Your plaid one is great too!!
You did a fantastic work on them!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013 01:37:26 PM »

They are both very pretty, I absolutely love the plaid and the floral fabric you used. And I wish I could make a bag so well constructed. Bravo!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013 02:17:08 PM »

You already posted this!!!  So here I am, ROCKING it big time!

Very, very nice bags! I love this Amy Butler bags and want to make one myself.
I especially love the flowered bag, so pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013 05:24:10 PM »

Those are both beautiful and the insides look immaculate. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013 04:46:47 AM »

Nicely done!  Great fabric choices!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013 08:28:10 AM »

 I LOVE those bags! Love them. Fantastic job! You have inspired me and I may actually get up the nerve to try the pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013 04:42:15 PM »

Wow.  Your bags are pretty and very well done.  I love that you used 20 year old plaid fabric. . . that is just so precious!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013 12:00:45 PM »

They both look great. I really like how you used the metal on the plaid instead of all fabric.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013 07:56:12 PM »

Great job!! Both bags look wonderful.  I like the fabric choices as well.  I have a ton of ancient wool stashed away, I will have to look for this pattern, now!! 

Keep on sewing!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013 02:25:24 PM »

Love those! You did a great job!
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013 10:28:34 AM »

i love it... great job
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013 01:00:34 PM »

great work.  i've made lots of purses, but i've never seen a hand crafted bag with the turn lock.  wow!  I will have to look for a turn lock.  thanks.
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