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« on: November 21, 2004 11:41:00 AM »

this is my version of the jordy.... it's a double strapped tote big enough to hold my notebooks for class. it's my first legit sewing project.

 my favorite thing about it is the fabric- funky print outside, dusky pink satin inside. i must say, it really needs some interfacing. what kind would you all recommend?


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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2004 12:02:23 PM »

I don't have interfacing suggetions but that fabric is awesome! Did you get it as a remnant or is it recycled from something like a sheet?

Floppy bags can be cute, too Smiley
If you edgestitch around the top through both the fabric and the lining the top will have a little more structure and keep the lining under control, but maybe you just didn't do that yet since you want to put interfacing in.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2004 01:05:42 PM »

I adore that fabric.  I wish I had cool thrift stores in my area.  They're all overpriced and I can buy new stuff cheaper than the stuff at Goodwill or Salvation Army....anyway, tangent...

So, interfacing.  I used to be all "no, I don't use interfacing' because I'm lazy and hate ironing and didn't want to take the extra five minutes to apply it, but NOW...I get the fusible stuff and WHAM!  It rocks.  I usually get Pellon's Fusible for lightweight/medium fabrics because I use pretty sturdy fabric anyway and Pellon's Sew-In Interfacing for the more delicate fabrics that don't like heat and irons.

Hope it helps, good job w/ the bag!  Smiley

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