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1  Jordy Bag (My Take Of) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by vintageburlesque on: June 01, 2008 12:18:22 AM
Hello Fellow Craftsters

Although this is not my first sewing project this is my first listing and hope I have put this in the right place - apologies if I haven't.

The designs below have been inspired by fellow craftster THE JORDY (see link below) so big THANKS to you.  The only thing I did different was to increase the sizes by 1 inch to make the finished results even numbered (don't ask  Grin).  I hope you like my designs.  All bags have the magnetic snap closure.


The black bag with the pink flower design was made from a polycotton skirt that I saw in a charity store for 2.99/$5.98 approx but liked the fabric and thought it would make a nice bag.  It has been lined with polycotton baby pink fabric.  As both outer and lining are polycotton I have lined both fabrics with lightweight iron on interfacing and the result is great.  Not only does the additional interfacing on the lining give the bag additional strength but it also gives it a 'padded' feel. 

The following bags have been made using 100% cotton fabric for the outer and interfaced with medium weight iron on interfacing and lined with polycotton fabric and interfaced with lightweight iron on interfacing.  The results feel great as this gives the bag/s added strength and also a 'padded' feel.

The blue bag has been made using Michael Miller's Comic Strip fabric (I'm going to make another one like this but using red fabric) and has been lined using polycotton white fabric.

The pink bag has been made using Michael Miller's Bon Chic fabric and has been lined using polycotton baby pink fabric.

The black bag has been made using Alexander Henry's Skull and Roses fabric and has been lined using polycotton red fabric.  This is my favourite and I *adore* this fabric to bits.

Feedback both positive and negative would be great.  I have other fabrics in mind with this design and may make the bag in larger sizes.

Thank you for looking and have a great sewing day.

With blessings.

Charlotte xxx
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2  Re: Retro Shoulder Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by vintageburlesque on: October 31, 2007 08:45:25 PM
This is great and I love the fabric and the button.  Isn't this what they call the HOBO BAG?  I made one of these (please see picture below and sorry for its size - done for quickness).  It was the first time I made this type of bag and I did two doozy errors: (1) I made the corners square and not round; (2) I forgot to clip the fabric around the 'square corners'.  Mine has a magnetic snap for a closure (first time I did that and need a bit more practice  Cheesy).  I do have plans of making another one.

And I can't believe how much that fabric originally cost.  I'm not surprised it was reduced!

(Sorry for the blurry photo - I didn't know that it was - will take some more.  (I always take photos of my finished work for Records of my Achievements  Cheesy)).
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