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Topic: Rounded purse - pretty on the inside, and a question  (Read 1516 times)
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« on: September 18, 2006 08:44:43 AM »

Here's a purse I made a couple of days ago. I drew the shape of the bag on a large piece of paper before I started, just to make sure it would be even. I really like the inside fabric; it's from Ikea. The large button is a spare button from a new cardigan I bought! The purse closes with elastic but I'm probably going to change it to thin ribbon.

I like the purse and it's really roomy and comfortable. However, it's a bit sagging towards the top middle, whether I close it or not. Any advice for that? I used medium heavy (I guess) interfacing.

There is one inside pocket, pen holder and key holder:

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006 09:16:58 PM »

I have had similar problems...so what I do is add a magnetic snap that holds the top part of the bag in place, regardless of the decorative closure. It's a little more labor and slightly more cost but I think it's worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006 05:52:20 AM »

Very cute bag.  I have the same fabric from IKEA but I plan to use it on the outside of a bag.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006 06:22:41 AM »

Nice bag, lovely shape.

I suggest that next time you sew a bag with an opeing as wide as trhe one you have just made. Sew polyester boning into the top seam of the bag.  Polyester boning is a flexible semi rigid material (usually available in 8mm or 12mm widths) used in corset  making but it's sooooo handy for bag making, and it's dead cheap   Wink  It will provide support and prevent sagging.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006 05:00:50 AM »

Thanks for your advice! I'll try that.

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