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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2004 10:50:59 AM »

LOVE the bags!!!  And the martini wristlet is as delish as cosmo!  How can you not feel like a million bucks with that bag on your wrist!!!!


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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2004 11:07:58 AM »

I LOOOVE that Autumn bag! Lately I've had a soft spot for bright pink!  What kind of fabric did you use for that autumn bag?

Martini clutch is swingin' baby! Hmm where do you buy those zippers?

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2004 11:24:42 AM »

I too love your Autumn messanger bag.  They look so professional.  I want one. I still need to get one make your round roomy bag, looking for the right fabric. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2004 12:30:33 PM »

Your appliques are fabulous!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2004 04:38:21 PM »

Looks awesome! I love the martini bag!
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2004 11:30:48 PM »

Oh my God! So many compliments, so many questions!!!  Cheesy
First of all, thank you for the compliments. I'm glad that you like my stuff.
Messenger bag tutorial? I think there's already one around. Anyway, I just made a jordy large bag and sewed a flap separately, just fabric and lining, right side facing, sew three sides leaving one (the one that you attach to the bag) open. Turn it inside out and if you want sew all around the flap to make fabric and lining flatter. Then, before sewing the lining the jordy's way, you must pin the flap to the bag, just as if it is wide open, I mean with the outside fabric facing. I also add the straps before I sew the lining. What I do is sewing the straps (hey, remember that they must pass under the bag body) and the flap to the bag three or four times so that the bag is more resistant and then add the lining taking care that the sewing for the lining goes under the sewing for straps so that they're fully incorporated. I hope it makes sense. If not, Iwill post a tutorial for sure one of this days because I'm planning to do much more different messengers for fall and winter.
Oh, the closure of this bag in particular is made with red leather srtips - we call it alcantara, you know, it's that kind of suede leather that they use for upholstery in some elegant cars... at least in Italy! Anyway, it is very resistant and much better of any ribbon  Wink I also found those wonderful vintage buttons that I'm in love with...
Oh, the outside fabric is a strong red fabric used for tapestry (is that right?). But I didn't interfaced it so the bag is a little floppy. Resistant but floppy. I like it this way, though.
Martini Bag: yes, it's partially hand-emboidered, partially felt applique.
The outside fabric is a wonderful fabric that I found at IKEA (I love it, sometimes you can find the best fabrics ever!) and it is interfaced.
The zipper: I love it!! I found a bunch of these super cheap zippers in a super cheap shop in Rome and I couldn't believe my eyes.
If you want, I can send you some Smiley
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2004 09:37:45 AM »

Those are so great I love them.

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2004 12:18:04 PM »

 Shocked  Shocked Shocked

gorgeous, woman, gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2004 03:15:45 AM »

Here's another clutch with felt applique.

I like this applique very much. But adding those little plastic pearls make me like it even more.  Wink
Hope you like it.
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2004 06:30:17 AM »

Wow!  Shocked  Great design!  Excellent craftswomanship, too!
What kind of felt do you use?  And how on earth do you stitch so close to the edge?!!

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