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Title: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 01, 2013 06:46:22 PM
GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428054.0#axzz2hB3Pnxgd)




Swap name: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign-up date range: Sept. 1 - 12, 2013
Date to send item by: October 15, 2013

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
Each participant will make a purse according to their partners likes/preferences AND place in it at least 5 items that their partner needs/wants in their purse all the time. The 5 items may be a combination of crafted & purchased - at least 2 of the items must be crafted.  Items could be things like: wallet, keychain, glasses case, ipod case, camera case, lipbalm, etc.; find out what YOUR partner carries in their bag!

Please remember that the more restrictive you are in your likes, the harder it will be to match you with a partner. :)  


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

What size bag do you want?
What medium do you love? (sewn, knit, crochet, felted, altered art, reconstructed)
What are your favorite colors?  Least favorite?
What kinds of closures do you love?
Do you need pockets?
What kind of straps do you love?

What skills will you use to make your partners bag? (sew, knit, crochet, etc)

What kind of allergens do you have at your home? (smokers, pets of any sort, woodstove, etc)
Do you have any allergies?

What kinds of things do you always carry in your purse?  
Is there anything you would love to see in your purse?
Would you like extras?  Candy?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Swappers

SevsOnlyGirl
spidermom
AStutler4907 *new swapper
felicitybaby
smileyyogini
Feline2001
ninjaturtlegal
Whistley
BunnieBard


PARTNERS
AStutler4907 <---> Whistley
smileyyogini <---> spidermom
ninjaturtlegal <---> BunnieBard
Whistley <---> mama24boyz
SevsOnlyGirl ---> Feline2001 ---> felicitybaby --->SevsOnlyGirl


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 01, 2013 07:56:56 PM
Things are just crazy here.  I really wanted to participate in this swap, but thinking about it, I am just going to stress myself out if I try.

I'll be stalking the gallery and wisting/pinning things, I'm sure!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: Sharalee on September 02, 2013 07:36:06 AM
I'm filling out the questionnaire & be back in a little while.  Yah..........Thank you, Thank you "SevsOnlyGirl" for organizing! :D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on September 02, 2013 08:17:22 AM
Sigh. Decisions. On one hand this swap sounds awesome and fun and I'd so love to join! Especially as I'm planning to pull out my sewing machine and start making purses this week. On the other hand: the only "purse" I carry is one of LeslieHappyHearts little keychain zipper pouches, large enough for a few credit card/business card size items and a chap stick and a few $'s. I own many more purses but almost never use them.



Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: Sharalee on September 02, 2013 08:48:56 AM
I sent my questionnaire in, this is going to be so much fun!!   ;D  Can't wait for Partners!

"Electric Dreamer" You could have it made for someone else & give it away!  I do the same thing with the little pouch but I still like to have bag/purse for when I go out somewhere or maybe on a trip.  Hey maybe a bag for your crafting or a travel bag would be neat. Just some ideas!
Here is a bag I got from a swap that "tenitsu" gave me & I love it. I use it for my craft projects.


It has a lot of pockets on the outside.


Very roomy inside too! She got it off of my Pinterest. I think the tutes are on Craftster's


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on September 02, 2013 12:36:47 PM
Hmm... I have always wanted one of those "folds up into it's own little pocket" type bags to carry when traveling. And need a berry picking bag for next year. And one can never have too many grocery bags (though I probably come close). I will see how my next week turns out then decide (I'm renting out my sofa in a 1 bedroom apartment. Space will be at a premium)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: mama24boyz on September 02, 2013 01:03:07 PM
I don't really use purses either eclectic dreamer, but I would love a nice big project bag, so I think I'm gonna get this questionnaire filled out soon!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: mama24boyz on September 02, 2013 07:33:57 PM
I just sent my questionnaire!! But sevsonlygirl, I forgot to put a subject line on it, sorry!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 02, 2013 09:00:36 PM
i sooo wanna join this ...
but... i gotta wait for my partners to receive in my other swaps first.  Im waiting on receivers for 3 different swaps and tomorrow it will be 4!!! ( gosh darn it AustraliaPost!!!)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: gozer on September 03, 2013 07:58:47 AM
 I'd love to do this one but my hubby has so many plans for the month of Sept which don't include our move. So I am booked up. I may join last minute if things clear up for us and he stops making extra plans.  :-[


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: smileyyogini on September 03, 2013 06:51:24 PM
I was thinking about this swap allllll day. I think I need to join. Like Gozer, I have a move this month. But I think I could pull it off.

Maybe. LOL


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: mama24boyz on September 03, 2013 09:04:00 PM
C'mon smiley....you know you wanna  :D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: MissTee_2 on September 03, 2013 09:46:21 PM
I'm gonna do it! I haven't swapped in forever!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 04, 2013 11:03:30 AM
MissTee!!  I haven't seen you in forever! :)



Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: spidermom on September 04, 2013 07:57:00 PM
i had so much fun making a Fab Zippered Pouch that i must challenge myself with making a purse! 
working on questionnaire right now!   ;D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: BunnieBard on September 05, 2013 11:21:45 AM
OOOOH MYYYY GOOOSH I am joining this swap, because I NEED a new wallet... mine is falling apart! I bought fabric to make myself one, but... you know how projects for yourself go... ::)

...watch me get a partner who wants a wallet and I'll totally make an epic one, though.  :D I'll have my questionnaire in soon!

(I'm also really tickled pink by the "What's your favorite type of closure?" question!  :D I wholeheartedly approve of this question. It is a crucial piece of information.)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: felicitybaby on September 06, 2013 07:10:20 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire, I am so exited about this swap!  I just love purses, I have so many but never enough! ;) ha ha


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: AStutler4907 on September 08, 2013 10:21:14 AM
I'm in! Pretty excited.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7
Post by: smileyyogini on September 08, 2013 02:01:08 PM
Im in!!! I could just not stop thinking about this swap.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 08, 2013 05:24:46 PM
BunnieBard - I find that the closure question is extremely crucial!lol


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 10, 2013 02:41:48 PM
Is this a good swap for first timers?


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on September 11, 2013 08:19:39 AM
I've wanted to do one of these! I'm filling out my questionnaire right now!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 11, 2013 02:49:33 PM
Ok I am in!!! What do I do now? Do I start crafting?


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 11, 2013 03:00:17 PM
I feel silly! Ignore that question I just asked. I need to wait for my partner, right? I hope my partner likes trinkets from the Ren Faire! I am honeymooning there next weekend! Talk about awesome extra goodies!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: BunnieBard on September 11, 2013 03:14:34 PM
Sent! I included links to like... 3 different sewing tutorials in my questionnaire.... all things I've wanted to make but am too lazy (or rather INDECISIVE ON FABRIC CHOICES) to make!  :D I don't know what it is about crafting for yourself that is so much harder than crafting for someone else....


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 11, 2013 04:35:27 PM
Sent! I included links to like... 3 different sewing tutorials in my questionnaire.... all things I've wanted to make but am too lazy (or rather INDECISIVE ON FABRIC CHOICES) to make!  :D I don't know what it is about crafting for yourself that is so much harder than crafting for someone else....

I find it just as hard. I want to make Christmas gifts this year for my loved ones, and I just can not make up my mind what to do!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: mama24boyz on September 12, 2013 09:09:47 AM
Woohoo!! Partners soon!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 12, 2013 01:00:33 PM
Do we get our partner todays?


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on September 12, 2013 11:18:34 PM
alright, alright!! Last minute... I've got 40 minutes to finish the questionaire (Pacific Standard Time)... hope I make it in time!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 13, 2013 04:21:37 AM
Signups are over, I'll be matching partners today!  Woohoo!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on September 13, 2013 08:48:27 AM
Can't wait!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on September 13, 2013 01:01:11 PM
Yay for partners!!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: felicitybaby on September 13, 2013 03:16:18 PM
Yay!  Now, where to start--so many options!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on September 13, 2013 06:44:46 PM
stalkin time!   ;D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on September 14, 2013 05:31:37 PM
Sorry I have not posted in this thread yet - I have been working like a trojan trying to get two swaps finished (deadline moved back on one to make them both end on the same day - and despite having crafted for one of them since I got my partner - I still am having a last minute panic - typical!)

I am excited for this swap - I just LOVE crafted / unusual bags!

Now to stalk :)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: mama24boyz on September 14, 2013 05:57:16 PM
Woohoo!! I think I have a great idea!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 14, 2013 06:25:20 PM
Hrrrm. Stalking isn't giving me more ideas...WHAT DO I DO NOW.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 15, 2013 08:37:05 AM
Ok, we have just over a month, please be sure to check in on the thread regularly so as not to miss any announcements and so that I know you're still with us! :) 



Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Sharalee on September 15, 2013 02:36:12 PM
I wanted to be in this swap so bad, but unforeseen things happen. But I'll be stalking & watching for all the beautiful lovely bags, purses, projects bags & many others that will be made. Have fun!!    ;)   :D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 16, 2013 04:11:37 PM
We'll miss you, Sharalee! :)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: BunnieBard on September 17, 2013 02:53:10 PM
Uwaaaah~  :D My partner is a fellow Zelda fan! I am thinking something epicly-Zelda-themed is in order....


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 17, 2013 06:00:01 PM
Uwaaaah~  :D My partner is a fellow Zelda fan! I am thinking something epicly-Zelda-themed is in order....

I was thining the same thing, but you seem like you are in a few Zelda swaps, still....one little thing can't hurt.
Hehehehehehe....


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: mama24boyz on September 17, 2013 06:15:02 PM
Zelda is the best!!! I would love to see something Zelda themed here!! It would be too cool!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: AStutler4907 on September 17, 2013 06:34:32 PM
Collected some ideas from my partners profile and pinterest..went shopping today..ready to get started! I think I like where this is going =)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on September 18, 2013 05:58:59 AM
Chatting with my partner and have purchased some necessities  ;D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on September 18, 2013 09:33:52 AM
Fabric purchased! I just hope I haven't missed the mark...


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: mama24boyz on September 18, 2013 10:37:40 AM
No worries whistley here, lol. I'm trying to make my own Zelda themed Teesha Moore bag for the nerd battles craft along. I can't wait to see what you're making!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on September 18, 2013 11:27:21 PM
Hello lovely people. Sorry (esgggp to my partner) that I have not been around since we got partners, I was Madly finishing off a couple of swaps. However theny have now been sent, which gives me time to concentrate on this one. I am ossff to stalk you and will be pming you shortly, possibly tomo (I don't know if you know but I am in England and therefore diffexrent time zone


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 20, 2013 12:39:16 PM
Looks like everyone is crafting away!  I have to rampage my craft piles and see if I have a couple of vital items and then purchase what I still need. 


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: felicitybaby on September 20, 2013 02:24:27 PM
sevsonlygirl, I just tried to send you a PM, I wasn't paying attention if it actually got sent, let me know and I'll try again if you didn't get one. :)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on September 20, 2013 05:05:28 PM
OK - just to let you know I'm going to be late sending for this swap. I NEED at least a month to recover from the shock of having spent 60+ on fabric and other bits for the swap - hoping I'll have lots left to start a stash with - but needed to make sure I had enough that if I go wrong (as am a beginner sewer still learning) I can do it again, and again, and again, preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'anddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.........................')


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on September 21, 2013 08:40:05 AM
Oh my goodness, Feline! :D  I did that with a swap, it was making one large amazing item.  I bought a pattern, fabric and zippers and nonsense to make a special bag that my partner wanted.  I bought lots of extra fabric and spent a fortune.lol  I ended up making two bags because I was still fairly new to sewing and the first one was wonky!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on September 25, 2013 10:26:48 AM
So I've got one bag done and have finally made a decision on the other one. :) Today, kids willing, should be a great crafting day!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on September 25, 2013 05:04:26 PM
OMG my postman must think I am setting up a business. I went downstairs yesterday, went into my porch and there were FOUR parcels for me. (Fabric and elastic, closures, iron on interfacing and fleece and a parcel from the sweat shop swap) today I was unwell so stayed in bed until this PM, luckily my husband had a day off as at about 11:30 there was a knock on the door and a parcel delivery van with a parcel for me (a big box FULL of zips, they had apparently been used but you can not tell, they don't even have sewing holes!) which my wonderful Husband brought up to me. 12:30 there was another knock at the door, another parcel for me (non crafting stuff) then 1:30 I heard post coming though the door and my husband climbing up the stairs (he doesn't half spoil me!) And I had another 4 parcels (fabric, something crafty for this swap I can't remember, and the last two sweat shop swap parcels!) I have never had so much exciting post in such short a time in my life! I have bought a he'll of a lot of fabric for this swap so I hope it is ok to make items which don't all match the bag!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on September 26, 2013 06:11:45 AM
wowza Feline2001 thats a lot of packages!  how fun!

finished up one item this weekend for inside the purse...the purse itself will be worked on this week while i mope around the house post dental work :)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on September 26, 2013 03:13:14 PM
Does anyone have advice for a really strong hand stich? I am working overtime, and don't have a day off until October 4th, so I need to sew everything at work. I almost always use a sewing machine for "heavy" duty work, but this just isn't an option because of the sheer amount of hours I am putting in at work, and I just can't not bring a machine to work.



Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: felicitybaby on September 26, 2013 05:48:24 PM
This is the purse weekend!  I hope to start and spend many hours crafting away!  I think I have all the materials, but it never fails that you get an idea and you don't have just the right thing on hand and must run to the store!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: AStutler4907 on September 27, 2013 02:31:21 PM
I keep coming up with more and more ideas for INSIDE the purse..Hoping to have the purse finished tonight/tomorrow. It would be easier if I weren't so critical.. =)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on September 28, 2013 08:07:23 AM
I keep coming up with more and more ideas for INSIDE the purse..Hoping to have the purse finished tonight/tomorrow. It would be easier if I weren't so critical.. =)

i know what you mean!  my "inside" list is huge!  hoping to have a quiet weekend so i can finish up the actual purse :)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on October 03, 2013 11:39:32 AM
2 bags done and fillers are coming along nicely! (I am in love with these bags and I hope my partners like them too.)

Is anyone else having this much fun coming up with fillers for their partners' purses?


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on October 03, 2013 03:39:52 PM
i keep adding things to go inside!  so much fun!

hoping i didnt make a fatal mistake that will require intensive seam ripping...i'll find out after dinner when i try to move on!  it was coming along smoothly before this, so hopefully i can work it out!   


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: smileyyogini on October 03, 2013 04:54:06 PM
Hi!! *waves*

Its been a wild week. I have my purse mostly done and now for the fun part! Stuffing it. <3

I had the best time picking out the materials for the bag. Its going to be hard for me to part with it. The partnering was perfect...our likes have a lot in common!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: felicitybaby on October 06, 2013 04:48:55 PM
I've got the purse done!  I was modifying a pattern I already had and ran into some snags (as usual) but I am happy with the finished product!  Its good to be done with big item, now just need to work on the fillers!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on October 07, 2013 02:41:37 PM
Does anyone have any advice for attaching straps? I don't know why, but I am having a very hard time attaching the straps to the bag. I spent six hours last night hand sewing the lining piece and outside pieces so that I could sew them together without have anything but decorative stitches show, but the problem is, even though I cut them the same size and did the exact same thing for both of them, they don't match up. The lining piece ups up being bigger, and the strap is too thin and the interface is too thick to just turn them inside out. I don't have any idea what I am doing wrong. Suggestions?


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on October 08, 2013 03:10:36 AM
I am still alive and still crafting away. I am having  a health flare up atm, so may be slightly late sending, although I am trying my best to get it all done in time and trying to ignore my health. I know though that the more I try to push through, the likelier I am to fall flat and need some bed days, so I am trying to juggle. Hopefully I will succeed and be able to send on time =)


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on October 08, 2013 10:02:39 AM
mistake turned out to not be fatal!  it did, however, require some creative problem solving!

packed up and ready to go to the PO today!  :D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: BunnieBard on October 08, 2013 11:13:26 AM
Does anyone have any advice for attaching straps? I don't know why, but I am having a very hard time attaching the straps to the bag. I spent six hours last night hand sewing the lining piece and outside pieces so that I could sew them together without have anything but decorative stitches show, but the problem is, even though I cut them the same size and did the exact same thing for both of them, they don't match up. The lining piece ups up being bigger, and the strap is too thin and the interface is too thick to just turn them inside out. I don't have any idea what I am doing wrong. Suggestions?


SO MUCH WORK  :'( Sorry~!! Gosh. No need to send on time, you know! Don't kill yourself!

As for straps... gah, I'm not a fan. I usually use D or O rings? So you just have to sew on a little tab which the ring goes in, then the straps can be sewn however you like on to the rings... To inside-out thin things, you can use a chopstick or crochet hook to kind of force it right side out? Best of luck!

I... have two items done, and neither of them are the purse. Nor do they fit in the purse/really go in a purse.  ::) But they are are awesome! And I kinda sorta needed to make them after my partner's questionnaire... but! I have a very detailed, step-by-step picture tutorial of the purse I am making and all the materials (60% off Jo-Ann coupons are my favorite!), so it should be done in time.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on October 08, 2013 11:21:36 AM
I just got a bunch of zippers for 16 cents each at Macs Hardware. SWEET. Now I can make this bag I wanted to make that has to have a zipper.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Ratfinkz on October 08, 2013 11:27:13 AM
Soooo...I've spent the whole day knitting in the round to make one of my items - and just realised the stitches were twisted - so had to frog it! Onto plan B I think - which will start tomorrow!! GAH


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 08, 2013 04:43:07 PM
Well, it sounds like we're all working away...the majority of my crafting will be this weekend. :)  I left the weekend free so that I can finish.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 08, 2013 04:49:38 PM
We have had a sender!!  I put the gallery link at the top of the first post, keep checking to see the gorgeous bags!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: AStutler4907 on October 09, 2013 03:31:25 PM
Hoping to send this out Friday morning. Fingers crossed!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: ninjaturtlegal on October 09, 2013 07:40:59 PM
Ahhhhhhh I am going to set these straps on fire. This bag was so awesome I wanted to make an exact copy for myself, but these damn straps. Uuuuuugh. Maybe it's time to walk away from it for a bit.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: smileyyogini on October 10, 2013 04:33:53 PM
I finished it! I feel very triumphant. Cant wait to see the gallery <3


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: spidermom on October 11, 2013 09:07:13 PM
I finished it! I feel very triumphant. Cant wait to see the gallery <3

woohoo!  can't wait!!!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: mama24boyz on October 15, 2013 11:07:29 AM
I don't think I'm going to be able to send today.  :( but it is coming along nicely, should be ready soon.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: Whistley on October 15, 2013 02:11:37 PM
I have sent and sent!  ;D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 15, 2013 04:20:28 PM
Don't forget that today was sendout day!  If you sent, please be sure to PM both myself and your partner, with a DC# if within the US.  If you  haven't sent, please be sure to PM myself and your partner as to your status and the date you will be sending.

I'll give everyone until Wednesday 4pm (Michigan, USA time) to let me know your status.


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: felicitybaby on October 15, 2013 06:07:49 PM
I have sent my purse out to its new home! :D


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: AStutler4907 on October 16, 2013 07:11:57 AM
Mine is on the way!


Title: Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Round 7(SU Sept 1-12;SO Oct 15)
Post by: BunnieBard on October 16, 2013 02:39:54 PM
Eep~ Almost done, almost done... should be sending soon....