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« on: June 06, 2006 11:55:09 AM »

I thought I was being careful.  I was ironing out the seam at the top before I sewed.  I was trying to be extra careful around the straps because they are vinyl.  But D'OH...I wasn't paying any attention to the vinyl on the bottom.  The vinyl is ALL GONE at the store I bought it.  It's a custom-order purse and I can't start over. 

I tried to cover it with one of my labels..but it looks so terrible.  I had the idea to put one of those little spirograph thingy-ma-bobbers on it...thought that would be a fun way to cover it.  But I went through all of my kids toys and I guess we threw out all of their spirograph supplies long ago.

Anyone have ideas on what I can do to cover it up? 

   
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006 11:58:54 AM »

I don't know what kind of labels you use, but you could make a new one that matches with the polka dots, an oval, or the spirals out of shrinky-dink material.  Make two holes in it and tack it down on the bag over the melty bit.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006 12:26:26 PM »

No suggestions, but that's a lovely bag otherwise!  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006 12:29:33 PM »

Ditto on an accent spiral or patch - That would bring out the purse's pattern nicely and cover the boo-boo.
Best of luck to you - that's a beautiful purse, boo-boo or no.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006 12:34:03 PM »

What if you covered it with another strip of blue like at the top? So, it would shorten your brown band at the bottom, but would likely look more intentional than adding just a single pin.

OR...do you have scraps of the vinyl left that you could make into a flower or bow, or even just a dot with some contrast stitching on the edge [say maybe the blue]. Again, I think that would seem more intentional than a random spirograph piece.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006 12:40:46 PM »

maybe you can make a flower and place it there? like with the top fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006 12:48:47 PM »

I do have enough vinyl scraps that I could make something.  I'm afraid a flower or bow just wouldn't go with the print on the fabric.  I don't think I'm crafty enough to be able to make a matching flower that would 'go' with the fabric print.

I thought about the ribbon all the way around..but then I think it would really take away too much from the fabric.  Sad  I put the blue ribbon across the top with the purpose of pulling the blue out of the fabric to be just enough to make it 'pop'.  (of course, I'm not sure that right now I can be too picky about it).  I think that might be my last resort.

I thought about how it would look too intentional if I put something there...but I could always put a matching something somewhere else on the purse so that it won't be 'out of place' in just that one spot.  Maybe??

My daughter is a bead queen.  She has all kinds of beads.  I wonder if there is any way I could use beads somehow to cover it?
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006 12:56:52 PM »

What about one of those flowers that's just made by sewing different circles together? Maybe it isn't really a flower...But what you could do is cut out a few varying sizes from the vinyl and the other fabric and layer them, securing them to the bag in the center.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2006 01:01:59 PM »

What about one of those flowers that's just made by sewing different circles together? Maybe it isn't really a flower...But what you could do is cut out a few varying sizes from the vinyl and the other fabric and layer them, securing them to the bag in the center.

That sounds like it might work!  I'll try it...umm...not sure what I'm doing here...but I'll try it!
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2006 01:42:25 PM »

It depends on what the person who ordered it likes, but you might try scuffing the whole bottom in a way that looks intentional (like with store-bought, ripped jeans).
  I like the idea of a blue dot with contrast stitching, too. You could do an asymmetrically placed one on the other side as well.
  I love the bag, by the way. Do you sell them online?
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