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« on: December 20, 2005 10:36:58 PM »

hiya,

i saw a cute leather bag in a mag n thought of giving it a try. i took about three days to get started. it all went fine.... here's the front, made of black (slightly pebbled) vinyl. i machine stitched a flower in the front.


the back with a zipper pocket...


the top...


the zipper end...


the zipper sides...
   

the lining...


the detail...


this is the most bad part, the ruined bottom  Cry


so i thought of covering it with a cloth padding...


i was so disheartened, that i swore not to make bags for a whole week (my bro n sis were very happy at my decision). i thought of giving it to my sis-in-law but now i don't wish to give this spoiled bag to her. what do u guys think? is it worth giving as a present.

thnks for lookin.






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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 11:17:57 PM »

I think the bag is gorgeous, and with the cloth covered bottom you can't tell there are any problems in the photo. I wouldn't have any problems giving it away...if I could bear to part with it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005 12:42:37 AM »

I would hand stitch the cloth pad to the lining,  and then you will never know that was a problem.  Besides there is no such thing as ruining something you have crafted,  they are just design opportunities. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005 04:03:52 AM »

i agree with qazicat. my first thought was hand stitch it in.

it is really beautiful. i think it looks really professional.

great job
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005 04:06:35 AM »

OMG! that is great, what is wrong w/ the bottom! I see NOTHING wrong with that masterpiece! i think that your sister in law is very lucky to have you!
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but this is all i really want, just to be loved-- all this trash is in my head i got to throw it away
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005 05:52:41 AM »

I always put bottoms in my bags...Covered with matching or contrasting fabric.  It covers the stitching on the bottom of the lining (so I can machine stitch the opening closed instead of handstitching=which I HATE), and it also helps to hold the lining down a bit, making it look smoother. 

Nothing wrong with that at all!  If you had leather left over, and could make it out of that, that would look nice, and would make it easier to keep the bottom of the bag clean.  or the matching fabric blends right in.

It really looks awesome, BTW.  I would be very proud to give it to someone if I were you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005 10:36:31 AM »

Yep, dont give this bag to your sister in law.  You can however send it to ME!   Wink  Its awesome, if she doesn't love it, shes nutso!
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005 11:02:07 AM »

It's not ruined at all!  Lots of bag patterns call for making an insertable cardboard covered bottom.  Just take the emasurements for the bottom, sew up a sleeve and close it.  Then you can put it in the bottom so the bags is nice and sturdy and can stand on its own.  You meant to do that, right? Wink
Give it to her--it's fabulous! Your sis-in-law should be flattered you spent so much time and effort on a gift for her.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005 06:52:57 AM »

geez, thanks for the suggestions gurls.

i heart it too starberrii, so now i plan to keep it and make her another Grin.

i will hand stitch it to the lining right away, thanks garyn n qazicat.

OMG! that is great, what is wrong w/ the bottom! I see NOTHING wrong with that masterpiece! i think that your sister in law is very lucky to have you!

that's a really gr8 compliment, thanks Cheesy.

smoon - i was worried that the seams were visible on the inside. that made me real mad. so i used a cloth-covered bottom (machine stitched it closed).  i would replace it with a leather one for a clean lookin bottom. thanks for the suggestion pal Smiley.

Goddess - thnks, i know she would definately luv it but the problem is the zipper pull comes at the back, i mean when u wear it on ur right shoulder the zipper comes at the back, what if someone opens it and takes something out!! she would hate this. another prob that she never wears her bag on the left (it keeps slipping off). so now i planned to keep it and make her another, not this one as it was hard time sewing it, i might make her a skipping bag or one with a zipper top. she hearts zip-top bags.

It's not ruined at all!  Lots of bag patterns call for making an insertable cardboard covered bottom.  Just take the emasurements for the bottom, sew up a sleeve and close it.  Then you can put it in the bottom so the bags is nice and sturdy and can stand on its own.  You meant to do that, right? Wink
Give it to her--it's fabulous! Your sis-in-law should be flattered you spent so much time and effort on a gift for her.
thanks to u too. yes i did that but the other not-so-neat way Grin. could u plz tell when u remove the cardboard covered bottom from the bag, are the seams visible (just for info)? i haven't bought any bag of this sort yet. thanks.

p.s. u gurls r really wonderful.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2005 07:38:03 PM »

i think your bag looks really good! flipping though the pictures i saw nothing "ruined", it looks great!

and yay!! for harry potter!! Grin
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