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« on: May 12, 2004 09:19:45 PM »

This is a log bag or baguette style purse that I just finished and I wanted to show it off.  Grin
Tell me what you think.

http://img62.photobucket.com/albums/v189/butterflybaby2/pinky_b.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004 04:52:45 AM »

wow. that is extremely cute.  the shape is so fun! Great job. I am almost ready to attempt making a purse. all the inspiration here is helping !!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004 04:57:12 AM »

Great job!!  It's a beautiful purse.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2004 05:56:39 AM »

That's beautiful! Great job.

Did you use a stabilizer to help it not fold up in the middle? Whenever I make a purse that shape, as soon as I put my wallet in it, it folds in half. Any tips??
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2004 07:03:47 AM »

Hi,

That's a nice purse I love your fabric. Smiley

I made a purse like that a while bag and I had the sagging in the middle situation, what I did that helped a little was to get a piece of thick cardboard, cut it to fit at the bottom and covered it with fabric (same as linning). It worked for me, try it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2004 07:28:46 AM »

Thanks everyone!   Grin   To stabilize the bottom I do what Katy does but I use plastic canvas instead of cardboard, that way it can be washed.  I did another purse, not as long but the same stye, from denim.  I'll post pics when I get a chance.

 Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2004 08:59:13 AM »

That's beautiful! Great job.

Did you use a stabilizer to help it not fold up in the middle? Whenever I make a purse that shape, as soon as I put my wallet in it, it folds in half. Any tips??

you could also try thin plastic, or that thin colored foam stuff.  The best advice i can give though is not to put the handles at both ends, instead center them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2004 11:40:59 AM »

this is simply darling...i want to take it to a tea party...he he...great job Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2004 12:04:04 PM »

Wow...thanks for the plastic canvas tip!!!  I would have used cardboard also but I like to have the option to wash it.  You were using your noggin! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2004 01:23:39 PM »

That is soo cute! I love the material! It's so sweet, I also like your clossure, can't say that I've made one like that before..
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2004 02:00:12 PM »

Wow...thanks for the plastic canvas tip!!!  I would have used cardboard also but I like to have the option to wash it.  You were using your noggin! Cheesy


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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2004 10:29:17 AM »

I made a Jordy bag and actually inserted the plastic canvas into the bottom of the bag before I closed up the lining -- that way it's between the outer and inner layers Smiley  It does tend to shift a bit, but it's wide enough that it won't roll over to one side.  BTW, I inserted it after I did the final "inside-outing".
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2004 12:05:45 PM »

so cute! i really like the contrasting fabric for the latch and inside pocket. good job.  Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2004 12:18:44 PM »

wow! I love the fabric ... so cute! Where'd you get it?
Actually I shouldn't ask it because it's probably unavailable here in the UK, so I will sit here feeling very sad Cry lol
Great bag, thanks for sharing!
L x
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2004 01:53:49 PM »

Thanks for the compliments everyone!  Smiley
And SpaceCraft, the fabric is some remnants that I've had in my huge box of material for a while now - at least three or more years.  I haven't sewn until recently when I became addicted to making purses.  So when I went through my box, it was like Christmas - I kept discovering all this great stuff I could do things with.  I also like rummaging through the remnants bin in the fabric stores.  Grin  I was just at Wal-Mart and copped a whole bunch of nice leftovers - some for $.25!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2004 12:39:26 AM »

$.25!!! argh!! this is going to torment me now Smiley
Well, at least I know what I'll be doing if/when I come to America Cheesy !!
Thanks for the info
l x
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2004 09:45:10 AM »

i love your purse!  I found this post awhile ago, then couldn't find it again, so....No one seemed to ask if you used a pattern or made it up yourself.  So i'm asking.....did you use a pattern, if so which one? or if not then how'd you do it...?  Thanks loads  Cheesy
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