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« Reply #90 on: November 12, 2004 11:22:42 AM »

what if you would like to be able to wash the thing afterwards?  Felt doesn't wash, does it? (that's what mum always told me...)  So would the same method work with another sort of cloth, calico or the like?

« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2004 11:26:19 AM »

what if you would like to be able to wash the thing afterwards?  Felt doesn't wash, does it? (that's what mum always told me...)  So would the same method work with another sort of cloth, calico or the like?

well, i used cotton, corduroy, wool on some other ones, and it was fine.  its just easier to use felt to get the hang of it.  i always use wool felt and pre-wash it to shrink it up as much as i can.  you can then wash it regulary with no problems.  the felt your mom was talking about was probably acrylic felt, which i can't imagine would wash very well.
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« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2004 11:57:29 PM »

Yay!  I made my bag!  Actually it was so much fun and so easy to make the Jordy bag (why did I keep putting that off?) that I made two!  The second is much larger.  Both bags are from things I had just lying around.

Here's the big one.  I haven't top stitched the outer edge yet.

Here's the small bag - I made it according to the measurements in the tutorial. I have enough fabric to make it again.  The strap is kind of wide - I didn't measure - so I would probably make a much narrower one in the future.

Here's the colorful innards of the small bag. There's a pocket in there, but it's top stitched on and looks kinda strange.  I didn't decide to put it on until later.   

Neither bag has a closure.  I'm still thinking on that one.

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« Reply #93 on: November 16, 2004 06:05:44 AM »

Yay!!  I'm so excited, I actually started sewing my purse, last night.  I just sewed together the 2 outside panels, but I have to say its looking pretty good.  The corners aren't puckered, either!  Yay!!

Btw, I'm loving looking at everyone's purses, keep up the good work!!

There are a few of you who still haven't posted, yet.  How's it going?
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« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2004 06:10:44 AM »

ok...my tim hortons timbit bag is on hold...again, until I can learn how to use a bloody sewing machine...so I've been working on this reconstruction of a pair of my old pants and sewing by hand...when I'm done I'll post a pic...but I'll tell y'all about it anyway.

The ugly pants are this olive drab khaki type material, of which I am using the entire butt area. I've used a piece of old jeans (ummm, part of the upcoming demin quilt...eventually) to make a pocket on the inside, because I already had pockets made for me on the outside (yesssssssssss, I am lazy). I put a zipper along the side because I felt like it and some snazzy red straps handles. I am now in the process of putting a craptacular beaded design on the front of it to hide my stitching of the inner pocket...almost done. And sewn by hand, because I simply cannot work a bloody sewing machine. I may make another one, because this is sew fun (aren't I punny?)
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2004 06:56:36 AM »

wooohooo Tempost was bitten by the Jordy bug, nice work on those bags.
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« Reply #96 on: November 16, 2004 07:47:53 AM »

Great Job Tempost--I love your color choices! Soooopah.

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« Reply #97 on: November 16, 2004 08:28:37 AM »

Fabulous Job, Tempost!!!!  I can't wait to see yours, Melmelon!  I'm all nerved up about my purse.  I haven't even started it yet and it's making me quesy.  Would it count if I sewed up something a little smaller for some of my crafting supplies?  Or a tote maybe?  Maybe it's the idea of a purse that scares the bejeezus out of me....   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #98 on: November 16, 2004 08:44:20 AM »

today is my day off, so I'm finally going to get all my craft projects done with Smiley This is on the top of my list! I have everything cut out and pinned together, it's just a matter of sitting down and actually sewing it.

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« Reply #99 on: November 16, 2004 09:57:15 AM »

it's just a matter of sitting down and actually sewing it.

Do it! Do it! My camera is fixed, so hopefully soon I can figure out this freaking posting pictures thing, Soo yeah I'll get on that, I'm dumb.

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