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PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS => Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: GirlyGirlBags on October 25, 2005 06:44:55 AM



Title: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: GirlyGirlBags on October 25, 2005 06:44:55 AM
I have been having a lot of fun with the chocolate suede- it makes a great messanger bag.





Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: archer*of*loaf on October 25, 2005 06:46:00 AM
This is really sweet.  Where do you get your suede from?  This color is beautiful!


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: BeaG on October 25, 2005 06:47:54 AM
A lovely bag, made out of lovely fabric. Great job!
Gr,
BeaG


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: MadelBlue on October 25, 2005 07:02:37 AM

Beautiful, chocolate brown is one of my favorite colors. Especially love the polka dots


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: GirlyGirlBags on October 25, 2005 07:50:25 AM
I found the fabric at JoAnn Fabrics on the decorator flat fold table.  I got the ribbon at a little stationary story in Seaside, Florida.


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: arrhythmia on October 25, 2005 10:42:21 AM
Beautiful bag ! Love the polka dots/pink/chocolate!!


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: Mela on October 25, 2005 09:36:07 PM
Great job!  I'm a huge fan of the chocolate brown!  Especially suede.  I've never worked with suede before.  Is it difficult to work with or does it require any special tricks?


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: GirlyGirlBags on October 26, 2005 10:34:07 AM
No, it's really not a problem at all.  This was upholstery material and was a lot easier than the first time I tried leather.  Wear some sort of thimble or cover on your finger because it hurts trying to push the pins through two layers of material, but that was the only challenge.  I really want to go back to JoAnn's and see if they have any other colors... 


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: awtrlilee on October 26, 2005 11:07:59 AM
wow-that was handsewn?  that is beautiful--- pink just makes brown so girlie, i love it!


Title: Re: Microsuede Messanger Bag
Post by: GirlyGirlBags on October 26, 2005 01:31:49 PM
I have to say I had a hard time parting with that bag. I ended up giving it to my sister in law who works in downtown Cincinnati with the instructions that she has to tell everyone who comments on it that they too can own one just like it.  I made another one and added a padded pocket on the inside for a laptop.  I am off to Hancock Fabrics tomorrow to buy a pattern called "Tech gear" so I can make laptop sleeves and other gadety stuff.