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ITZA
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2006 11:28:02 AM »

Georgia, you are most welcome !!  You would do the same for me if you had some  tips or ideas to help me solve a problem.

Please keep me posted as to how your muslin proto type works out.  I am curious to know how you are doing on this BECAUSE I am about 7 days behind you. LOL

I really need to get on this zipper closure project so I have stock for my Mothers Day show at the mall.

Keep in touch and best of luck to you in ALL you do.

Deb
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2006 12:08:47 PM »

Hehe *nod* I'll post my results in the completed projects forum as soon as I'm done and have shiny pictures to show for it Smiley

I'm going to make this design a small bag. I've accepted that the Nimue is a nice bucket-tote with some style to it and honestly, it's so deep that I don't think anyone could snitch anything out of it... and the Sly is just gorgeous the way it is.

I can't wait to do this one though... I see cute spring fabrics and envision this bag, but my ability to freehand draw sucks, so I don't have any design sketches Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2006 12:43:32 PM »

To me, having a zipper is not a matter of theft-deterrence, but more a matter of klutz deterrence.  I do have some purses with a magnetic snap closure, but by and large, I perfer zippers.  My purse gets tossed around too much (and dropped, occassionally), for me to trust a magnet to hold it all in.  Just my two cents.   (That said, I can't see a zipper on your satchel.  That would completely ruin the look.)
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ITZA
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2006 04:43:29 PM »

I agree with you in that zippers help with the klutz proofing !  I don't know how many times I have dropped my purse off the passenger seat in my car. With the zipper closed it is no problem.  With the zipper open I get grouchy.  Now then I think about it, almost all of the purses I like, use and keep going back to again & again all have zippers in them. 

Purses are rather new to my line.  It took some work to get my pattern created and creation speed up to where they are just about profitable.  So me adding a zipper to my purses is the next logical step.  That's why I was happy to see someone else in the same, basic stage of development as me.  It's nice to know there is someone else out there so we can maybe help each other a little.  Ruining a purse when you attach the closure is a costly and time consuming mistake. 

DishClothQueen - Do you make purses, too?

Deb
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2006 07:36:53 AM »

I have commited myself to never buying another purse with a magnectic closure.

I just carry too many cards and gizmos that cannot stand magnectic fields. So I only consider buying a puse that has a zipper.

Open totes are still a mistery to me as to their utility. I would not even think about carrying a bag open, not only I make the burglars job too easy but I can get my stuff wet when it rains. It rains here every single day in summer.

Just a consumer's view. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2006 07:38:55 AM »

I haven't made a lot, but I'm hoping to get into it more.  Mostly for myself, though; I'm too selfish to want to sell any  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2006 10:14:28 AM »

The more I think about my customers, Georgia's original question, and your comments, the more I am convinced that Georgia and I are on the right path.  We need to offer our customers a zipper option.

Thank you ALL so much for your input.  You are reinforcing my thoughts and helping to move my plans forward.  I appreciate that.

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2006 07:17:58 PM »

I have commited myself to never buying another purse with a magnectic closure.

The "magnetic field" on a magnet that small will barely even effect an electronic item. Smiley

However, your other points are valid, though I will continue to stand by my products and say that the Sly should *not* have a zipper and that the Nimue *could* except that I have modified my techniques enough that the top closes completely and the bag is deep enough that someone would really have to reach to grab something.

My smaller bag in the works will be very nice with the zipper closure though Smiley I can't wait to finally have time to design it.
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distimica
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2006 06:48:45 AM »

I have commited myself to never buying another purse with a magnectic closure.

The "magnetic field" on a magnet that small will barely even effect an electronic item. Smiley


I've had trouble with magnectic cards for bus and bank and also lost (long time ago) a couple of floppy disks.

In Brazil we have a very serious culture of self-service on banks. The good part is that you almost never stand in line, the bad is that if your card has some kind of trouble it's a big headache.

For electronic equipament, like a mp3 player, a electronic diary or whatever, the magnetic field is too small to be of any importance. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2006 02:20:05 PM »

Huh weird. I'll have to look into that.

Regardless, I do have a style coming up soon with the zipper Smiley hehe.
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