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PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS => Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: brubendall on December 05, 2005 08:37:56 AM



Title: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: brubendall on December 05, 2005 08:37:56 AM
I'm not sure what to call this one.  I made it for my cousin.  I was given free reign on this one.  Her mom mentioned she likes burgendy and sage green (not necessairly together) and english saddles as opposed to western (she teaches riding lessons).  I will be including a small change purse with an english saddle made out of silver studs, but haven't started on it yet.

I think I know my cousin and these look like colors she wears, and it has some sage green in it.  It's a little bit lighter than burgendy, but I think that's okay.  I loved working with the pinkish color (lining) - it hardly frays at all!

Front:


Close-up:


Inside with zipper pocket (top) and 3 open pockets (bottom) and magnetic closure:


Betsy


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: kmsmaverick on December 05, 2005 09:01:24 AM
that's a super bag. it looks so professional and high end. (kate spade eat your heart out!)

what a super gift!



Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: ITZA on December 05, 2005 09:24:01 AM
Lovely - Absolutetly Lovely.
What a wonderful job you've done and what a great gift.  Every woman would be thrilled to receive this as a gift.

Your workmanship appears to be of the highest quality.
        Very, Very Nicely Done  !!

Deb


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: BeaG on December 05, 2005 09:30:05 AM
Lovely - Absolutetly Lovely.
What a wonderful job you've done and what a great gift.  Every woman would be thrilled to receive this as a gift.

Your workmanship appears to be of the highest quality.
        Very, Very Nicely Done  !!

I second that.
Your bags are really great.
Gr,
BeaG


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: janetsjunk on December 05, 2005 03:10:46 PM
This is a beautiful bag and I would love to show it off to everyone!  So professional looking and the color combination works well.  I want to see more!!!  :)


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: JaneAllsopFan on December 05, 2005 05:12:54 PM
Wow, I would never have said you made that, it looks like you've brought it from a store. It's amazing!!


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: BiscottiTogs on December 05, 2005 05:16:23 PM
Love that striped fabric!!  And I agree totally... very professional!  ;D


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: Kasie on December 05, 2005 05:24:31 PM
Very cute. Great job!


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: urvi on December 05, 2005 07:01:20 PM
thts fab !!!
it looks totally prof !!
if i saw it somewer i wudnt have guessed it was crafted !!!


keep up the good work !!!

urvi
bombay
india


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: Tangerine_Dreams on December 05, 2005 07:50:33 PM
Betsy,

That is awesome!! I wish my bags looked that great!!

 Would you mind telling us how you get your bag lining that perfect with pockets?  I'm making a bag right now as a Christmas present and would love to have a lining like that instead of the plain one I'm making!

~*Jessica*~


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: brubendall on December 06, 2005 08:17:05 AM
Would you mind telling us how you get your bag lining that perfect with pockets? 

Hmm...I'm not sure what I do differently than anybody else.  I put the pockets on each side before I sew anything together.  Then I sew the lining just slightly smaller than I do the outside.  Only about 1/8" smaller.  That way it fits better inside the outside fabric.

Thanks for all the compliments!  I wasn't totally loving this bag.

I'm finishing up a hobo bag right now and will post it, probably later today.  :)

Betsy


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: craftymomof2banks on December 06, 2005 08:47:47 AM
That looks great. How do you finish the lining? Like when you have to turn everything, and there is a hole left. How do you make it look so nice? Could you give a tutorial? I make bags also, but I didn't know how to make mine look that good on the inside. Thanks,


You did a great job.



Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: brubendall on December 06, 2005 09:14:00 AM
I leave a hole in the bottom of the lining or the outside (whichever strikes me at the time, though usually the outside).  Turn it, pin the top and top stitch the opening.  That probably makes the biggest difference.

Honestly, the jordy tutorial is the same as what I do, except I usually do two handles as opposed to one.  That's the only difference.

Betsy


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: pammiedoodle on December 06, 2005 09:25:38 AM
Your bags are always so lovely, I keep a copy of the pictures you post, in a file, so i can look at them when I need inspiration. I use them as a standard of excellence as to what can be done making purses by hand. I personally am having a hard time achieving a clean look on the outside  using fusible interfacing. There always seems to be some spots that are not adhered well  and I am wondering what you use.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Pam


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: kmsmaverick on December 06, 2005 09:30:36 AM
i usually use the jordy box bottom bag method too; but i usually leave the hole in the bottom of the lining. i pull all the corners; outside and lining, and leave the hole in the bottom straight seam. the corners come out better if i do it that way.

also, i find that if i sew slowly, and use the iron, the bag turns out better. i mean the actual sewing part. if i rush that part it doesn't come out so good. you can see that i was impatient in the seams. so for gifts and such i really have to set aside some time to complete them.


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: kmsmaverick on December 06, 2005 09:35:30 AM
pammiedoodle, i've actually stopped using fusible interfacing. I find that it looks too crinkly once i've turned it inside out. give it a go with regular pinning interface. once you have some practice with that you might like it a bit better.


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: brubendall on December 06, 2005 09:47:24 AM
Yes, me too.  I stopped using fusible interfacing after my very first one (several years ago) because it was all crinkly and have used sew-in interfacing ever since and never looked back!

And I too, leave my hole in the bottom straight seam, not a corner seam.


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: pammiedoodle on December 06, 2005 10:44:33 AM
Thanks for the advice. i have lots of heavyweight fusible, and was wondering if it could be sewn in? I would really like to use it till it is gone since i just bought it.


pam


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: brubendall on December 06, 2005 10:58:30 AM
No idea if you could sew it in, I guess I don't see why not.

Would the store take it back?


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: kmsmaverick on December 06, 2005 11:21:10 AM
i think you can sew with it. use a regular needle and thread to see how the resistant it is. a machine probably wont have too much trouble with it, but once you factor in all the other fabric it might get difficult. what you want to avoid is snapping the needle, so you might want to consier using a lower guage needle.


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: zitrone21 on December 14, 2005 02:18:05 PM
Pretty pretty pretty.  I love those colors.  How could you not be loving that bag?  If I could reach through the computer screen somehow, I'd snatch it right up.

*sheepishly wipes fingerprints off screen*


Title: Re: Another new purse! - STRIPES
Post by: dia on December 17, 2005 01:05:46 AM
TERRIFIC!!  really looks store bought. i too wanna know how ur lining turns out so perfect. brubendall, i luv all ur bags. u r a perfectionist.