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1  Re: Paisley Necktie Schoolbag - NOW WITH TUTORIAL in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Catniplemon on: October 14, 2005 02:50:39 PM
You did such a great job with your tutorial, that I was able to make this little gem in just a few hours. I did have some distractions while making it though. (one of my kitties loves to help me sew by looking over EVERYTHING before I can touch it. You know, everything in its place, must be sniffed by kitty before cutting, sort of thing.)

Here are some pictures of my completed bag.
Front: I was so excited to use my Looney Tunes tie for something cool!*images are clickable for larger view*

Full view:

Back view:


I really loved making this bag, and I was fortunate that I didn't break any needles! I did hear a few "chunk" noises on some seams though.
Doesn't it figure? I didn't read through all the posts when I made this 'til today. I see that someone mentioned that silk ties wear fairly quickly. *sigh* why wasn't I thinking when I made this? It's got ONE poly. tie in the whole thing. The orangey colored one. ARG!
  I didn't have any heavy duty interfacing, only this regular/soft weight stuff. But with the amount of stitching (I didn't cheat either! ha!) in this bag, that in itself seems to help with stability.
I discovered another thing while making this bag:  I actually enjoyed making the pattern part of it! Now I have something to use for future bags. Which I'll be making, rest assured. Wink

Thank you so much for giving of your time to make this great tutorial for everyone!

Footnote: Use a good strong thread for this one; I found out the hard way that it pays to invest in good thread!  Roll Eyes
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2  Re: **UPDATED** Funky Retro Pin Cushion in Completed Projects by Catniplemon on: October 08, 2005 12:30:52 PM
These are just so much fun to make!! I'm out to the thrift store to get me some more cups/mugs.

I showed the flowered one to my beau and he commented that it looked like a scoop of ice-cream. Hmm..ideas sparkle in the misty fog of my mind.

You can click the picture for a bigger/better view of them.  Wink

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3  Re: Pyramid studs n' plaid bag for fall **NOW WITH TUTORIAL** very img heavy!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Catniplemon on: October 08, 2005 11:40:14 AM
So I said I would make this bag, and I'm sure glad I did!  I FINALLY got around to it two days ago. Well - started it at least. Total time to complete this bag for me was about 5 hours. Granted, this is the first bag/purse I have made using a tutorial on this site. Your tutorial for me was very very easy to understand.  I almost goofed up by forgetting the interfacing!  I was so glad to be almost finished that I got carried away. Fortunately I was only a few inches into the stiching when I realised something was missing.  Roll Eyes

The front of the bag. I did what you did, and just eyeballed a pattern to a size I thought would work for me. (sigh) but it's too small. I'm doing this again but in something a little larger. Finished size ends up being about 10"x6".  Great size though for just needing something to carry a few items in. (to me, a few items is my wallet, keys, coin purse, phone, pen, paper, tissues, and Carmex)

Hmm, resized mine too. (??) Anyway, the inside of it. I discovered I REALLY need to do some more fabric shopping. I'm very very limited on lining sorts of fabric. ( get most of my fabrics from the Goodwill Outlet Grin )

I love love love the style of this bag, and am happy with the results. Now, if only I can learn to line things up better. Ends up I did not line up the corner pieces too well. I call this my practice purse. I learned alot from doing it and am glad it was such a quick sew. Thank you for taking the time to create your tutorial!
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4  Necktie Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Catniplemon on: September 28, 2005 01:40:29 PM
Hi all!
  I got interested in using neckties for different things when I first heard of using them to make a purse a few months ago. Which is how I happened across this site! Loving it!!! Roll Eyes Since then, I have found my Atlantis of neckties at my local Goodwill Bins. (They sell clothing by the pound!!OMG!!!) I have also made a purse using a tutorial from this site and am well pleased with the results. However, I was fiddling around with the left overs from said purse when while making my neck tie cuff from one of them it dawned on me: necktie zippered pouch. I have a TON of zippers from gathering notions from yes, the Goodwill Bins and assorted other thrift shops.
  Here is the end results of that dawning-idea.

It was inspired by yet another tutorial on here. 

The inside.

I lined the inside simply because I feel it gives it a more finished look, as well as making it more durable with stuff shoved inside of it.
Hope you like it!

I hope the picture shows up. This is my first "picture" posting. Yea! it worked. (The first picture is apparently "clickable" so you can enlarge it.)

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