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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Tastey nuggets of entrepreneurial advice on: November 06, 2006 12:27:16 PM
I just downloaded the ebook and it looks great  -- HBIC, thanks for putting up the link. I was a bit wary of downloading such a big executable file, but I took the risk and it seems like it was worth it.
By the way HBIC -- I checked out your website -- I love the design and your products!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make a divider? on: October 17, 2005 11:09:01 AM
I'm trying to make a Jordy with a divider down the center -- I have a question about how to sew up the corners -- normally when I do a Jordy, it's no problem to sew up the corners, but how do I do it when there is a divider down the center (I'm using JodiJean's instructions from this topic) The center divider kinda sticks out and gets all bunchy. Any suggestions or clarification would be great!!!!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Recommendation for *very* strong interfacing? on: June 02, 2005 07:53:31 AM
I have used both peltex and pellon's craft fuse, and both unwrinkle pretty well after ironing. Best thing to do it just try it, but I think that the wrinkles will come out.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Recommendation for *very* strong interfacing? on: May 24, 2005 05:38:28 AM
Have you ever tried Peltex? I think it is a new interfacing by Pellon. Kind of pricey, but very stiff and perfect for purses. I have found it at JoAnn Fabrics in the past. Another one that I've never used, but heard about is Timtex. Good luck!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: reversible circle bag from vintage fabrics on: May 23, 2005 04:37:28 AM
That is a beautiful bag -- and great dress you're wearing in the photos too! What kind of interfacing did you use to give the bag its stiffness? I'd love to see a tutorial, or at least a written description of how you made it -- great work!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: custom clothing labels? Where to get them??? on: May 17, 2005 11:32:27 AM
I also found the following sites, though I haven't bought any from them:


Seems pretty affordable.

Good luck!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: brother's grad messenger bag on: May 12, 2005 06:39:00 AM
Those are both beautiful bags! Your handiwork is amazing.

How did you make the side pockets? I've been making variations on the Jordy bag lately, and I'd like to add side pockets (on the inside or outside, but especially on the outside) but I can't figure out how. Any tips?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Magazine Purse on: May 04, 2005 07:28:50 AM
Great job! I love my magazines too!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: jordy tutorials all in one spot? on: April 29, 2005 04:51:38 AM
 there is a list of various craftster tutorials here:

Not sure if this encompasses all of the jordy tutorials, but hopefully it's enough to get you started. :-) I'd love to see pictures of your bags when you finish!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Mother's day gift idea -- drawstring bags for travel! on: April 28, 2005 02:28:04 PM
So I have an idea for a mother's day gift..and then a question about it :-)

First the idea: I want to sew a set of drawstring bags that my mom can use when she travels. Like one for lingerie, one for socks, one for other small items that get lost in a suitcase. I'm thinking of making a set of three, each with a different, but coordinating fabric -- probably cotton; it's easiest to work with. Oh, and maybe one for dirty clothes. Each would be a different fabric so it's easy to find the one you want in a suitcase. So there's the idea. If I could embroider, I'd add a monogram or a little graphic of what the bag is for...but I can't, so I'll have to settle for fabulous fabric. :-)

Now here's the question: I know how to make a simple bag, but I always get messed up on the top -- how can I do a drawstring opening neatly??  All I can think of is to fold down the top of the bag about an inch or so, and sew that all the way around, which leaves a "tube" of fabric to pull the drawstring through. But what about the opening to the tube? In the past I've just poked a little hole in the fabric for the drawstring to come in/out...but that is messy. Does that make sense? Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'll try to post pictures of what I come up with eventually.
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