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jershyLA
« on: September 29, 2005 02:09:48 PM »

Well to begin i have no camera to show my problem which probally would help.   Sad i did my first " jordy bags" this weekend. they came out almost good. (one a bit big like a diaper bag). my first problem is how do i make the bag have form. I used iron  in interfacing and it seemed to make the bag puffy, not solid with structure. also i have made 2 bags and both times the inner lineing is inside out. i tried pinning the linening 2 different ways, i even flipped inside out the second time ,but i still got the same results. what am i doing wrong? so if anyone has suggestion i would luv to read.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005 03:46:43 PM »

What kind of interfacing did you use? I have never heard of it making bags 'puffy'.

As for the lining, I do mine differently than the Jordy tut says and it still comes out the same. I sew up the inside and outside. Then I fold the tops of both of them in about a half inch and iron it to make it stay better. Then I set the lining inside of the outside and pin it together. (I add straps now as well) Then sew it up, removing the pins as you go! (I hope that made sense. I have never tried the real way, I just think this is way easy.)
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005 04:06:32 PM »

I don't know what kind of interfacing i am using. i just iron it to the lining that would be on theoutside. i figured it was the piece i was trying to get sturdy. this was my first time using interface and making purses. i will try your way with the lining. i thought it was possible to sew first but i was afraid to follow my first mind Roll Eyes.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005 04:53:28 PM »

I think it works better to iron the interfacing to the inside of the outer fabric, rather than the lining. Or both, but at least the inside of the outer fabric. And some interfacing comes off in bubbly-areas when you turn it inside out...maybe try a different brand, or make sure it's really well ironed on?
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005 05:04:04 PM »

If you aren't ironing the interfacing to the outside fabric before you cut your pattern try that. I think that really works to stiffen up and give shape because the seams are really thick.
When you pin your lining to the bag it should be right sides together. When you pin the lining into the bag you should have the seams on the outside.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005 03:14:54 PM »

I think it works better to iron the interfacing to the inside of the outer fabric, rather than the lining. Or both, but at least the inside of the outer fabric.

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005 06:38:17 AM »

it depends on what weight of interfacing you use, me personally I prefer using a very thin batting, it gives the purse nice structure...this bag in this post was made with battin instead of interfacing...http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49435.0
it will stand on its own, the trick with batting is eliminating bulk, that means trimming the batting from your seam allowances..if you dont want to use batting a good weight interfacing is pellon craft fuse or fast fuse...
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