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Topic: *TUTE on p2* fabbbbulous vintage fabric little tote! and it's reversible too  (Read 4615 times)
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« on: December 22, 2005 06:19:05 PM »

i'm so excited about this one!
i love that it stands and keeps its shape (something I've been trying my bags to get to do for the longest time), AND best of all it was easy to sew.

This little cutie is for my friend charmaine's birthday. She likes simple, little bags so I thought it would suit her.
It's completely reversible, one side being a beige corduroy and the other is vintage fabric from a local retro furniture and upholstery store, called Lorgan's.  The vintage fabric was given to me by another friend, and it was so gorgeous I had been hoarding it, but this seemed a good a time as any to make use of it. You can't sling the tote on your shoulder, it's meant to be carried around in the hand.

On the advice of a sewer friend, I added an extra 2 layers of fabric (muslin) to the base of the bag and this made an amazing difference to the structure of the bag. It took me under 4 hours from beginning (drafting and cutting) to end.







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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005 06:21:47 PM »

Beautiful, I love the shape.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005 06:24:49 PM »

oh please please give us a tutorial! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005 07:20:04 PM »

love the fabric!!

did you use interface or just the muslim?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005 10:12:27 PM »

interfaced everything - exterior and lining fabric as well as the straps. this helped with the stiffness i suppose.
i'll try to work out a tutorial!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005 06:46:35 AM »

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!        What kind of sewing machine needle did you use? I have corduroy and upholstry fabric I want to use for purses.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2005 10:41:46 AM »

Ooooh that fabric is making me drool.  O_O
Great job!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2005 12:31:11 PM »

This bag is great, nice job.
The fabric is fab.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2005 06:00:02 PM »

Great job.  I LOVE the fabric.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005 04:38:21 AM »

Really awesome bag! I used to go crazy with interfaces too, just loved how it made cheap fabric look a lot stiffer.

I bet your friend will love it!  Grin (When's her b'day anyway?)
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