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21  My version of the quilted bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: January 27, 2007 08:55:11 PM
Okay I have to give props to SewNikki that posted the first bag like this I had ever seen.  She then linked us to the tutorial at Creative Little Daisy's blog.

I have never quilted anything in my life but I think I did an okay job for the first time.  I love this purse so much that I already have the fabrics picked out for my next one.  Okay so here goes the pics:

The whole purse

A close-up

The inside (I need to press the lining again)

I didn't realize the mirror was yucky until after I took the pics but it is not my mess because it is my hubby's bathroom.

So there you have it.  Next I believe I am making a red & white one with a little denim thrown in for fun.
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22  The zipper foot & double-sided tape are my new best friends in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: January 08, 2007 05:44:42 PM
I've had this totally unnatural fear of zippers forever.  I kept saying I was going to learn how to do one but I just couldn't get over the fear of ruining some fabric. (Just ask runnermom100863 about it -- I've been telling her I am going to do a zipper for like 3 or 4 months now.)

I visited this really cool little fabric shop when I went to visit my mom and the lady there told me that I really needed double-sided tape to put a zipper in a purse.  So I spent a really unreasonable amount of money on a roll of double-sided tape and I came home & put it away and continued to be afraid of zippers.

Well today was the day.  I decided that it was now or never and I had to put a zipper in something TODAY.  I dug out my zipper foot and that little roll of tape and got to work.  So I worked all day and this is what I came up with.

I am particularly proud that I was able to get the motif on the fabric centered on the purse.

Side view of purse:

Top view with zipper closed

and with the top open so you can see the inside.

It is a pretty small purse but I still really like it.  I think I am going to make the same purse but make the strap quite a bit longer.
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23  Can you walk me through making a wristlet? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by ScissorSister7 on: January 07, 2007 07:51:31 AM
I want to make a wristlet like these.

I can do a lined zipper pouch but I'm not sure where to put that little strap.  Do I sew it to the liner or the outter piece?  And do I do that before I start sewing the pieces to the zipper? 

I should just wing it but I don't want to ruin this particular fabric I have.
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24  Do you know where I can get this fabric? in Discussion and Questions by ScissorSister7 on: January 02, 2007 07:45:34 AM
I made this small bag out of this fabric and now I need to make something a little bigger but can't find the fabric any more.  Does anyone know where I can get some?  Or do you know who makes the fabric so I can search for it online?

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25  Can you help me find this fabric? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by ScissorSister7 on: January 02, 2007 06:44:37 AM
I made this little purse out of fat quarters and now someone wants me to make a bigger bag out of this fabric.  My fabric store only had them in fat quarters and I can't find it anywhere.  Does anyone know where I can find this fabric? Or do you know what this fabric is called so I can search for it online?

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26  I've been sewing and sewing (many many pics!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: November 22, 2006 07:41:32 AM
Here are some of my recent projects.

This is made from tapestry upholstry fabric and it is gorgeous.  It has a slight sheen to it and the colors are just beautiful.  I wanted one for myself but sadly all of this fabric is gone and I can't find more.

This is a small squarish bag that I really like.  It is made from pink corduroy that has little flowers embroidered on it.

close up of flowers

Another made from upholstry fabric. It has a sheen to it and looks very dressy to me.

Simple little hobo bag.  Love this fabric

This one has straps made from webbing that have little white stitch marks on them -- just like the fabric has on it.

Cute teeny little purse.  This was my first attempt at a flap.  Not so great but I'm getting better now.

This is cool fabric.  It looks like camo fabric at first glance but when you look again you realize it is hearts.  Kinda feminine but kinda not.

I sew for a lady that likes flamingos and pigs so these next two are for her.  I like how the turned out and so did she.

Cool paisley kind of fabric

And groovy groovy stripes.  Another attempt at a flap.  Doing better (sort of)

Whew!  That's it for now.  I got a couple of upholstry remnants yesterday that are all ready to be sewn into purses and I'll post them later. 
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27  So you wanna see what I've been doing? (lots of pics) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: October 22, 2006 08:45:43 AM
I've been getting alot of purses made lately.  I'm trying to make a purse a day.  Some days I get it done and some days I don't.  Anyway here are my latest efforts.

I've made 2 like this.  The first one was a special order and then when someone saw that one they asked for one just like it.

I love these fabrics and how this one turned out.

This one is a little smaller than my other purses but I still love this one.

I didn't have enough of this fabric to do a whole purse so the front panel is the Elvis fabric and the back is black canvas like the straps are made from.  Love this one too BTW.  I've loved Elvis since I was a teenager.

I mananaged to get the "Elvis Lives" part of the fabric somewhat centered on the pocket too.

This cutie looks black but it is really made from dark navy denim & pink corduroy.  This was the first time for me to use that little beaded fringe stuff.  A learning experience to say the least.

This one is made from a remnent of Amy Butler fabric that I got super cheap at the coolest little store where my mom lives.  Since it is a remnant I didn't have enough of it for a full purse.  I made it like the Elvis purse with the print on the front and then black canvas on the back.  Love this one too. (Excuse all the scrapbooking stuff in the background)

Thanks for looking at all my stuff! Smiley
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28  Where would I find d-rings for a belt? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by ScissorSister7 on: October 19, 2006 07:25:36 AM
I want to make a belt like these belts:

But I'm having trouble finding big d-rings like those.  Does anyone know where I can find some like that?
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29  No animals were harmed in the making of this bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: October 17, 2006 09:03:39 AM
This bag was a special order and I had never sewed with anything like this but I think it turned out pretty neat.  I used this funky fur that has a red undercoat and the fur hanging off is black & gray striped.  It has cool little chains for handles.

A view of the whole purse & handles:

Another view of the purse:

close-up of the fur:

Inside with magnetic snap & cell phone pocket:

two more pockets on the other side:

So whatcha think of this one?
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30  Yay! I like how this turned out in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ScissorSister7 on: October 03, 2006 08:06:56 AM
I started out making this bag from Simplicity 4668 but it wasn't turning out well so I just winged it and finished it up.  I really like how it turned out.  Also on my copy of the pattern the instructions are wrong.  If I hadn't sewn a purse before, the instructions would have totally messed me up.  I'll probably make this one again but I'll just incorporate the changes I made to the purse when I did this one.  Anyway, on with the pictures

This is a big ole purse.  Bigger than I usually carry but I have family members that carry them this big or bigger.  It is 12 inches tall from the top of the purse to the bottom seam and it is 17 inches wide at the bottom.

I added a magnetic snap that the pattern didn't include.  I didn't put any pockets on the inside of this one because I wasn't sure where to put it.
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