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« on: August 18, 2013 04:19:55 PM »

We have a new Featured Member in the Purses, Bags, and Wallets board!  
Congratulations, liliv-1!!!









liliv-1 has only been a member of Craftster for six months or so, but she's been a very active member on the PBW board.  She has posted gorgeous bags, participated in the Purses Craftalong and is supportive of other PBW bag makers, too!  So we decided to ask her a few questions and figure out her awesome bag-making secrets!


Why (and when) did you begin making purses, bags, and wallets?

I started sewing bags and purses in a more serious way last summer,  until then I had made only very few totes. But last summer I saw on etsy a couple of really enviable purses and  I wanted to make something similar on my own. I researched on the web about bag making and found many useful tips and tutorials. At this point I want to thank the Craftster community because it was my the biggest information source! It proved that bag making is a big addiction to me! Smiley


How long have you been sewing?
I grew up seeing my mother sewing all our fancy clothes, so sewing was always something very familiar to me. I used to help her many times, but she never allowed me to use the sewing machine: she was afraid! When I  graduated from high school my mother purchased a sewing machine for me as a present and I've been sewing my own clothing since then!


What type of sewing machine do you have?
I still have the singer model my mum bought for me when I was 18 years old. I also have a diamantino model I bought  8 years ago, which proved to be a very reliable model.

Do you have any tips for anyone looking to make their first purse, bag, or wallet?
Three word: Insist, research, experiment!

What other crafts do you enjoy?
Sewing is the only craft that I enjoy!!! I would like to learn other crafts like knitting or crocherting, but this would mean reduce my sewing time and I don't want this to happen! Smiley

What's your favorite aspect of Craftster?
I like the vast variety of this community! You can find anybody: a beginner, an expert etc and many different crafts as well. I also like that it is a huuuuge source of information!

What is your favorite PBW project on Craftster that you have posted?

A big denim purse which I made for a sewalong here on crafster


What is your favorite PBW project on Craftster that someone else has posted?

I love very much all hax's purses. My favorite is the one with the the metal eyelet handle she posted.


I also liked very much this yummy lunch bag with the lovely drawstring
 from Midnight Sun



Congratulations, liliv-1!  We can't wait to see more of your fabulous bags!
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013 11:07:18 AM »

Congratulations, liliv!

I love your bags so much, it is well deserved to be featured!

Thanks for sharing your story and your bags with us  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013 11:43:32 AM »

Thanks a lot wendiek!! I love your crafts too!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013 11:27:31 AM »

And I love your dresses too!!! Shoot, forgot to mention that!

You're welcome, and thanks for your compliment  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013 02:03:02 AM »

very chic  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013 08:46:28 PM »

Congrats, Liliv-1, you're awesome and an inspiration to many of us on here!  Grin  Kiss  I'm a big fan of all the dresses you've made yourself also!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013 08:56:57 AM »

Thanks alinanicoleta:) Thanks Midnight Sun, I have your drawistring bag in my to-do list!! I'm sure get inspired by others members' posts, so I'm glad to be inspiring myself Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013 09:40:04 AM »

Congratulations!  Grin

You're so talented!
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013 07:27:18 AM »

gouda day to you thank you buddy!
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014 09:52:53 AM »

Congratulations. Those are beautiful purses. Very vintage looking.
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