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Topic: The Sha Sha Dream Bag - 2 Fat Quarters & 1 Hour ~~sew cute!~~  (Read 28467 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2005 08:23:15 PM »

Yup - woven from 3/8" ribbon, iron interfaced, then sewn with the same pattern above.  

Actually, the story is....  I was tempted by seeing someone's woven magazine bag.  So I made one.


That got me thinking about other things you could weave into a simple purse.  Like ribbon - and where I had seen something like that before?  It came to me one night just as I was dozing off - I got out of bed, blew the dust of RetroRevamp by Jennifer Knapp and looked right at the purse I had in mind.  (check out the book on amazon - it's the bag on the cover).  I read the instructions and imagined the final bag size and it was tiny!  Like lipstick and compact MAYBE.  I was not going to weave all that damn ribbon for a bag that it too small for me to use!   Incidentaly, I had never taken my sewing machine out of the box - so this better be worth it.

So, I proportionatly increased the size of the pattern, made a dry run at it with paper and stapler (I REALLY didn't want to learn to sew)... and couldn't deny that it would be cute.  

Off to JoAnn's for ribbon and away I went.  I wove & wove - til I could wove no more.  It was perfect.  I FROZE.  I didn't want to cut it unless I knew I could sew it without screwing up!  




So, I dug around my cupboards and came across 2 Fat Quarters.  The pattern fit perfectly.  VIOLA!  2 purses born in one night!  




I took a seperate tutorial of my ribbon purse.  Think I should post it in it's own thread?

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2005 09:42:04 PM »

I LOVE the bags!!!! I think they are WONDERFUL!! Thanks for the Tut!!
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2005 10:18:22 PM »

Brilliant! I love them! I'm going to try it tomorrow! And I love the tone of your tutorial: funny and educating Made me smile. Also made me very enthusiastic about making your sha sha dream bag! Oh, how I want one! Must sleep now so will wake up sooner so can craft sooner. Hmm. Can dream about fabrics. That'd cut down on time in the morning...What a WONDERFUL bag!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2005 07:58:12 AM »

I love it!  The tute is great (and funny).  I also like that I will be able to call it my Tasha Sha Sha bag. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2005 08:18:13 AM »

I love the idea of using the brass fasteners (brads) as purse feet!  How well do they stay in?  Are they wobbly?
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2005 09:29:27 AM »

okay, thanks
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2005 09:39:22 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2005 09:48:40 AM »

Thank you so much for posting the tutorial.  I can't wait to get started.
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2005 09:40:15 AM »

printed the tutorial, and can't wait to get home and try it out.
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2005 12:11:45 PM »

oh lawdy i <3 that doll fabric!  i can't ever find any.  *pouts*
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