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« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2007 07:14:49 PM »

well, i just have to say thank you. I got a sewing machine for christmas - after lurking on here for ages, and bookmarking all the beautiful bags and tutes to help me along the way. this was my first attempt.

I won't post a pic cause I don't have one, but it is certainly not nearly as nice as those posted earlier. I did learn quite a bit though, and will definitely save this to make another one once I've gotten a bit better...I will not give up on sewing and revert back to my knitting and scrapbooking ways! This is too fun and I've become best friends with my seam ripper! Smiley

Thanks again...

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« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2007 10:06:56 AM »

I made another one.  I wanted a little more contrast so I switched the pockets to match the straps for each side.  The red is a crinkly fabric and the print is an asian print.

hey I have a skirt with that fabric, too funny, and I was just thinking of getting rid of a bunch of my clothes I dont wear anymore because I have way too many....hmm getting ideas of recycled fabric....

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« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2007 11:32:43 AM »

Well, lets first say that making this purse took me two days of my life...okay, one and a half! LOL

I'm so used to just sewing in a straight line that actually using a very simple pattern confused me for about two hours! LMAO! I got it though, and i'm not really as stupid as I make myself out to be. Although, lets just add that nothing is perfect! >P

PS: If I had more smarts foresight I would have used interfacing to make the less-than-stiff-Turquoise-Fabric more stiff. Lets say it's a "Learning Curve Reversable Tote." Yay! #__#;;

I use this side {the tan with orange stripe} more than the other side. Because it's stiffer and I love the accenting turquoise!

Yay! Finally finished! <3

« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2007 12:32:56 PM »

Oooohhh, I like it.  You are right about the accenting turquoise.  That is the best part, not to mention I love turquoise.  Well done.

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« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2007 07:49:17 AM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial.  I made a bag for my grandmother, since she's been carrying around her rug-hooking supplies in a crappy basket.  Hopefully she will like it! 

I added some piping at the top of the pockets and a toggle closure.

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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2007 06:18:05 AM »

I'm usually a knitter, but have fallen in LOVE with the instant gratification of starting & finishing a project in one day (umm...okay....one weekend) using my sewing machine!


Click for the pic... I'm not veteran enough to post it yet. 


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« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2007 08:28:08 AM »

it's beautiful, Gloriana/robinhb!  I love the fabrics you used and their contrast.  nice work Smiley

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« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2007 06:04:09 AM »

Yay - these are all looking so great!  I love the color/fabric combinations y'all have come up with.

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« Reply #68 on: April 06, 2007 08:17:03 PM »


This is my first try at a post and a first try at tote bags. Hopefully it's linkable. Thanks Gloriana for your tutorial.

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« Reply #69 on: April 06, 2007 08:22:07 PM »

I haven't visited this post in a while...love all of the bags ... glad to see so many people  (like me) were able to use this great tutorial and do their own thing!!

keep them coming--spring is coming, so we all need new bags!

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