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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: April 06, 2013 12:51:34 PM
She is showing it closed--see the ends? They are hinges..it sort of works on the same principal as the metal tape measure closures...imagine the hinges pointed down and the two bars at the top to open..

one bags that I make, I leave the hinges exposed sewing up the sides of the lining and leaving a small gap, then sewing the rest of the way up the sides...when you fold the top over the frame, the hinges fit snugly into the little gap...

I am curious to see how hax does it as I like this type of bag closure!

Yeah, the frame is closed in that photo.. when opened it looks like a rectangle

The tubular frame comes apart at the hinge.  There are screws to undo it.. each side gets slid into a casing you sew at the top of the bag.then you screw it back to together.. The hinges are exposed if you look at the side you'll see the metal hinge

22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: April 04, 2013 06:52:19 PM

Yes the tubular frame is the closure.. looks like this 

I really like it, it holds the bag open really wide and closes snugly.. Very easy to use.. It just goes into a casing sewn on the bag.  I will post when she releases the pattern

I will be making another small crossbody next.  Need to get going on designing it..
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black, Grey, Yellow Paisley gift set on: April 03, 2013 07:15:35 PM
I LOVE these colours. Aesome work
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: April 03, 2013 06:40:55 PM
Here's another bag I made a few weeks ago.. I was testing a pattern for Sewfearless.com  She hasn't released the pattern yet as she just had her 5th (!) baby.  She was fine with me sharing the bag I made though

It uses an internal tubular frame.. i love this bag

25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: April 03, 2013 06:17:04 PM
gozer that sunburst sling bag looks great.. can't wait to see it..

wendiek love the crochet bag.. great work

I made a somewhat simple bag.. it's one one that can be worn 3 ways..a clutch, a small crossbody when folded and a larger crossbody when unfolded.  It has removable a removable strap that can be attached at a couple different areas to accomadate this.

Folded - can use strap for crossbody, or no strap for clutch


I also figured out how to do a hidden zipper pocket which I really like.  I made a zipper pull with washi tape and dimensional glaze.. doesn't match too well though

26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: March 20, 2013 07:29:19 PM
Here is an upcycled sweater purse that I sent to a swap partner Smiley This sweater was just too cute not to reuse! You can't tell from the photo but the sweater is a red metallic.
Very cute!

Kookie, Great bag too!

27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: March 15, 2013 07:03:36 PM
Your purses are great , and the rivets what are they?

The rivets are those metal studs on the black band.  There are different kinds.. I used "double cap" ones that look the same on either side of material..

you punch a hole in fabric and fit the rivet and then hammer with a special tool to tighten.. I use them on straps to secure or just decorative.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 on: March 15, 2013 08:40:43 AM

Also, just love the closure on the clutch...it is a different way to keep the envelope part closed...have to put that in my "good ideas" book!

Yeah, I like it..  I have to secure with rivets as my machine couldn't handle sewing it on.. (there two layers of a cardstock like paper)

This is a purse I did with same idea.  (My own design/pattern Done in Feb) I like the shape of the flap better than the envelope one as it seems to hold better in the band.
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: 'Camera' camera case on: March 14, 2013 07:18:46 PM
Awesome.. i think it's cute!
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I love these bags!!! on: March 14, 2013 07:17:38 PM
Very nice! Cute stuff
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