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11  For my mom. . . in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by kokoleo on: May 03, 2005 03:07:09 PM
for Mother's Day. This was the first time I used printer fabric sheets - so easy! The images are vintage Singer advertisements; the ladies are both sitting at sewing machines. The patchwork fabric came from my great aunt Mitzie who died last year and left all her fabric to my mom and me. Sewing runs in our family.

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12  Re: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag Tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by kokoleo on: April 20, 2005 01:30:42 AM
Thanks sooo much for a great tutorial jordy! I've been making my own version of a square bottomed bag for years but alawys in a very complicated, time consuming, needle breaking way. This pattern has simplified my life! I love seeing eveyone else's designs. Here are a few I whiipped up. . .

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13  Re: rounder roomy bag tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by kokoleo on: April 17, 2005 03:35:24 AM
Ummm, I did something wrong. But I kind of like it? Thanks for the tutorial, even though I didn't follow it very well.

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14  Suit jacket ----> purse and pin ---> Now with tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kokoleo on: April 06, 2005 10:53:41 PM
I've never posted pictures before. I hope this works.

I got this herringbone tweed suit jacket for a dollar at a thrift store around the corner. Next time I'll take a picture of the jacket before I cut it up. The lady at the store said, "That' a really nice jacket. You'll look good in that." I said, "I'm just going to cut it up." Ha!

The flower pin is removable. Inside is a flat pocket and a cell phone pocket. On the back is a pocket and a mock pocket that were on the front of the jacket.


Sorry it took so long. If people are still interested, heres the tutorial. . .

Basically the purse pattern is a modified version of jordys square-bottom purse, just a little wider at the bottom than the top. I like to make my patterns out of posterboard, then just lay the posterboard on the fabric and cut around.

I cut the front and back sides of the purse out of the front and back sides of the jacket. Just find an interseting area where theres enough fabric to fit your pattern.

I cut the handle out of the sleeve 5 inches across and however long the sleeve is. Fold that over and stitch down the middle. Dont trim the excess fabric. Turn inside out, press flat and stitch down the middle. I find this way makes it a little more sturdy.

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures during this part. Just follow the directions for putting together the jordy purse. For the flap, insert on the side with the pocket. Make sure your jacket fabric faces jacket fabric, and lining faces lining.

For the flower, make a flower pattern. Stitch two fabrics together, all the way around. Cut a hole on what will be the back of your flower. Push petals through the hole.

All I can say for the next step is to stitch and stitch and stitch until you get it to the shape you like. Add a button or something else to cover your stitches and sew on a pin back.

I hope this makes sense.

Heres the finished product. . .

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