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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008 01:24:06 PM »

I love those purses and I love the wallet! What kind of interfacing/fabric did you use to make them stand up so sturdily? This is my neverending problem with purses.

Those are great.  Do you by chance remember the number on your interfacing.  Is it Pellon 70?  What is the iron on one?  Interfacing............I agree is a never ending problem.  Pellon 70 used to be really sturdy but it is not asmuch anymore.  I just double mine and that seems to work.....but twice the price.

It was the pellon 70 that I used. The 70 that I found was not the iron on kind though. I just put a layer of stichwitch between the two to stick it all together. The Pellon 70 pretty stiff, but not the stiffest that I have used in other projects. I was concerned about sewing through all the layers in suh a compact space and the whole flipping thing. As it was I went through 3 sewing needles on the red purse.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008 01:29:25 PM »

I love the red one! The size and shape are great. Where do you get such awesome printed canvas??? I can only ever find boring plain solid colors.

I found it at an upholstery store. It was one of their discontinued display fabrics. I got a fairly big square of it for $6 and the great thing about this is that there are usually complementary fabrics. That's where I got the pocket material from and the inside lining is from my old school uniform skirt.

And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands...Exodus 35:25
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2008 02:05:08 PM »

They look super!!!  Making bags is so addictive!!!!

Love the new fabrics you chose, those will be awesome in your bag making ventures! Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008 05:15:49 PM »

What kind of fabric (duck?) and did you use interfacing?  Is it heavy on its own?  I love the style.  I am in search of the "perfect" diaper bag/purse.  My son will probably be in middle school before I find one I like.  Do you have a pattern or any suggestions???

« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008 05:57:57 PM »

I really like the design.  I've just begun making large bags and am loving it, although finding good fabric is terribly difficult in the Little Rock area.  I'm glad you mentioned where you get yours at!
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2008 05:11:01 PM »

I was with a friend at our fabric store and she was purchasing interfacing for her purses, the lady recommended fuse-a-shade. She said it comes in wider rolls so you get more for your money and it costs less than regular stablizers.  It is actually a heavy duty stablizer too which is nice for purses.

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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2008 08:10:03 PM »

Oh wow, I love the second one ever so much!   <3

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