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Topic: Tutorial: Lovely leafy spring bag [Text Only]  (Read 231650 times)
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« Reply #90 on: November 16, 2006 12:08:36 AM »

I will have to make one of those!  Shocked

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« Reply #91 on: November 20, 2006 03:41:16 PM »

I'm half way done with one of these... and boy is it a pain!! The handles are what's getting me. Now I just need to finish up the sides of the purse and lining and sew the now completed handles to that. It's not bad for my first try but it's not great either lol  Roll Eyes
« Last Edit: November 28, 2006 06:51:12 AM by LoriHatesOkra » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2006 05:39:07 PM »

Your tut is great but I had problems doing the handles. I tried it in vinyl and didn't have much luck with that either. Do you have any other tips on making the handles?

« Last Edit: November 28, 2006 06:50:32 AM by LoriHatesOkra » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2006 04:56:32 AM »

oh, it's awesome !!

thanx 4 tut Smiley  Kiss
« Reply #94 on: December 17, 2006 05:01:05 PM »

this is wonderful i really love this and the fabric is great


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« Reply #95 on: December 18, 2006 04:19:46 AM »

That bag ROCKS! 

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« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2006 09:15:21 PM »

Well this bag is so incredible and well tutuorialed that I made a very similiar looking bag...

But my cam s broken and I will have to post one later.

Just wanted to say how incredibly gorgeous it turned out!

Thanks so much!


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« Reply #97 on: February 27, 2007 12:19:14 PM »

so i attempted this bag, I gathered instead of pleating, and after I attached the handles I seemed to lose all of that, The square material feels kinda like upholstry a little, but is severe in its unraveling which caused lots of issues for me,  ( tons of threads EVERYWHERE, so annoying)   the lining is some $2 clearance thin hot pink courdoroy (gotta love it) , and the handles are a little thicker black courdoroy.

I figured out the handles after a night of sleep, and pinned the hell out of them to get it to shape.  I ran out of thick interfacing, so for the handles I inserted a cutout of the pattern made from file folders, it worked great, they have a solid feel but still moveable.

Attaching everything together became a problem and my lining got really messed up looking, it looks crazy I tried to fix the lining issues but then it ended up too small for the bag so a majority of the bag isnt reached inside. i think I lost like almost 2 inches from the bottom.  I am pretty sure tomorrow I will rip off the handles and try to reattach, otherwise I wont like it, I have some ideas that might look better.

not sure if it looks even on both sides in the pix but it can be straightened out to look even, I attached each handle individually and then did a larger zig zag stitch back and forth a bunch of times  across the handle seam at the sides, its a good strong hold and looks cool, except I forgot I had the pink in the bobbin so you see the pink on the other side.  Ill deal with  it

I really liked the fabric and I hope I didnt waste it, hopefully I can make this functional, definitely not anywhere near as good and sleek as the original but I think it looks okay in the pictures  only bummed about losing most of the gathering, next time I'll try pleats again, Im just not comfortable with pleats yet.  Tongue

 hope you like it, oh and I only broke one needle!!

I used courdory for the handles, so there is some pink fluff stuck to in right now

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« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2007 12:56:52 PM »

last attempt, Im so over it, I completely ripped out the seams and use seam glue to stop the fraying, which I then unknowingly got on the fabric and then burned with the iron, omgosh, I got the lining on a little better but I still dont like it here are some new pix, i think this is out of my league, maybe after some more practice i can give it a new go, with some new fabric, the purse has had it, its retired


« Reply #99 on: March 14, 2007 08:59:18 AM »

Love it! I thought the handle was wood the first time I saw it!
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