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« on: February 06, 2008 10:00:55 PM »

So, I apparently didn't use enough interfacing in this bag.

It's inspired by (or rather, a copy of) Amy Butler's Sanibel bag from her Sweet Life line. I discovered the bag, and figured out how to make it, from this topic. It was supposed to be for my mother-in-law, but I don't really want to give it to her in its current state. I wonder if there's anything I can do to fix the floppy sides?

The outside of the bag: (note that it doesn't completely flop because it has a panel of plastic canvas in the bottom)

And the lining, which I love:

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008 03:29:21 AM »

I love the colors of that bag!! I don't sew - I am just here to admire all of you talented folks that can sew. That bag looks fine to me. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 09:05:41 AM »

it's really cute. i was just eyeing amy butler's tote with all the zipper pockets.

my idea would be to get the really heavy-duty interfacing. i use that a lot and it helps!

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008 11:59:31 AM »

It would require some work but you could make additional 'pockets' on the inside or outside, slip in pieces of plastic canvas, then baste them shut. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 02:30:51 PM »

You did a great job. I have been wanting to try that.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008 03:36:09 PM »

Very pretty bag!  I'm sure even if the sides are a little floppy she will love it!  I know from my own experience I always see more flaws in my work than others do.  Maybe this is the case here?  It looks nice to me.

« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008 09:22:12 PM »

It's a very pretty bag. 

Maybe next time you could use some heavier weight fabric, like upholstery and some heavy duty sew in interfacing?

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