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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME BEFORE I GO INSANE!!! on: July 11, 2008 06:31:33 AM
Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and crafting happily.

I have a dilemma and need help.

I sew and would very much like to use felt as a new medium - have some great ideas in my head at the moment I would like to get out.  The felt I have is 30% wool and 70% viscose/rayon and am needing to know what type of interfacing I will need to use.  Would it be medium weight iron on or sew in or heavy weight sew in.  I have Googled till my eyes are sore and my fingers are bleeding from typing in different wordings and nothing.  So if anyone can help me I will be very grateful to you.

BTW: the bags will be lined in polycotton fabric that will be interfaced with light weight iron on interfacing.

Thank you all in advance.


2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Jordy Bag (My Take Of) 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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