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« on: March 07, 2008 12:30:06 PM »

hellllllooooo!! im new to craftster... and this is my first post ever!!

Sooo i just started sewing in september (which is why the fabric looks so fallish...) and i made this and its one of my first projects i ever did. and i designed it and made the pattern myself! and im pretty happy with how it turned out. the brown fabric is actually cordaroy and the floral fabric is some silky material. not really sure what it is because i got it really cheap in a remnant bin. so it has a circle base and then folds in, so it holds A LOT and then it has 2 handles. for some more pizazz i added a bow in the same silky floral and an orange lining. and its really cool because the last stripe on the right continues on to the back. (sorry i dont have a pic) hope you like it! click the link below to see a good pic of it!

hah. this is after i used it SOOO much. the silky material started fraying. i just used all purpose thread. is there a better thread you can use so this doesn't happen?Huh but you can see that the bag is pretty big so it can hold a lot. Grin sorry my room is so messy! click this link to see it!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 06:10:12 PM »

Wow - that is too cool!  Especially for you making up the pattern yourself, and just starting to sew in September!  WTG on this bag.  I don't usually like bows on things, but I really like the way it looks on this bag. 

Very cool, and I will be looking forward to more pics of your work! Smiley

« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 06:03:09 AM »

Wow!  Great job! especially for a beginner!  Sorry I can't help with the fraying problem.. I've never sewn with silk before.  Maybe a different stitch?  or leaving more of a seam allowance..?  idk.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 01:04:26 PM »

Oh, it's very cool!
I like it a lot.
Unfortunately I can't help you much because I'm not really a sewer myself--why I always really appreciate what others sew--because I can't imagine even where to start...  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 06:16:49 PM »

Very cute bag.  As to the fraying, first use a ballpoint needle for that type of fabric.  I have used it and it is tricky to sew on, but a ballpoint needle will keep it from splitting the thread and pulling or running.  When you cut the fabric, did you turn it under, sew the edge, then turn it under again so all the raw edges are completely enclosed?  If not, that is most likely where you went wrong.  If you don't have a serger, then you need to completely enclose all raw edges.  That should take care of it.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008 04:03:39 PM »

Wow this is sooo adorable  Shocked. Was the basic design pretty simple? I'd really like to try making one of these. I think my friend would love a bag like this for her birthday  Smiley.
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