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I_came_as_a_rat
« on: July 11, 2006 12:34:15 AM »

So I've been wanting to try to attempt a bag with woven together ribbon for some time now and finally got around to it.  It took forever just because I couldn't get quite the right look I was going for with the ribbon but I finally made this.


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This is an overall picture of the bag.  Its about 12"X13".  Has a long strap even though you can't see it.  The worst part was I broke the needle on my machine at the very end of finishing up the zipper and had to hand sew the rest.  Normally I would have waited and just went and bought a new needle but the store was closed and I worked on this thing forever and needed to finish it.  

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Here's a close up of the ribbon.  The black border around the ribbon is just a wider black ribbon.  Which I had to use because I really underestimated the amount of ribbon this project would require.  I was originally going to make the whole bag out of the ribbon but ended up only using it as the front panel which I love now.

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Here's the zipper.   Have to show this off because its the first zipper I've used in this particular way thanks to queenofdiy's tutorial.  Once I get a new heavy duty needle for my machine I'm gonna go over this part again just to clean it up a bit and make it stronger.  I'm super happy that I did this bag because it gave me a great idea for some other ones that I told my future-sister-in-law I would make for her bridesmaids (me being one of them).
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silentdementia
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006 06:10:16 AM »

Ooh, ribbon, I heart ribbon! It looks terribly good and very well made. And well done on the zipper, I'm still mastering that skill  Wink
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yarncookie
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006 08:00:06 PM »

wow! thats aWeSoMe!!
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SABRINAM
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 09:10:55 PM »

That is very striking and very professional looking! Love it!

How did you do the front panel in ribbon? I have been wanting to do this. I was thinking that I'd weave my ribbons and then iron them onto a panel using lightbond. I'd love to hear how you did it. It looks fantastic!!
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I_came_as_a_rat
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 11:01:37 PM »

Thats pretty much how I made the ribbon panel.  I just weaved the ribbons in the pattern I wanted on top of some fusible interfacing and pinned it in place as I went.  Once I was all done I just ironed the whole thing to hold the ribbons in place.  After that its pretty much just a piece of fabric and easy to sew.
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SABRINAM
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 08:32:16 PM »

That's how I figured I would do it. Thanks for the response! Smiley
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itsamutiny
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006 02:44:23 AM »

oooh, ever since i made buglake's ribbon purse, i've wanted to make a ribbon tote bag. neat!
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