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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2011 10:06:58 PM »

Thanks so much.

Awesome. I love the bees. I tried making handles like that once but it was a total fail. Glad to see it can be done.

There was a fail that involved handsewing the hole shut and re-stitching the top.  Then I put a facing on it and machine sewed it up instead.  First one took ages, 2nd was quick. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011 04:58:24 PM »

I love the prints and the style of it! I have never attempted to make my own purse, but this makes me really want to try! Did you use a pattern at all or just make it up?
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011 09:51:36 AM »

Cute!  Love the colorfulness of the first one!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011 12:09:22 PM »

I love the prints and the style of it! I have never attempted to make my own purse, but this makes me really want to try! Did you use a pattern at all or just make it up?


Its just a square bottom bag.  The top is another rectangle with a curve traced from a little oval plate I have.  I can draw a picture of the pattern if it would help
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011 11:21:35 PM »

You have to forgive my questions, i have always wanted to make a purse but havent attempted one yet. I think i get what you mean about the square/rectangle. Did you line it with anything stiff in the bottom or sides to keep its shape?
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011 11:38:25 AM »

I used a medium weight interfacing on the outer fabric, and on all 4 handle pieces.  It stands on its own, but its not completely rigid.  You could use a heavier weight and also put interfacing on the lining fabric if you wanted it really stiff. 



Also here is a (very) crude drawing of the pieces I used.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2011 01:08:55 AM »

it does thanks so much for taking the time Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2011 08:24:03 AM »

Ooh I like this style of bag! This could be a great use for all of the scraps of cartoon sheets from the 1980s that I have left over from outlandish patchwork pants I used to make in high school. Nice job, I like the buzzy bee.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2011 05:38:40 PM »

I love the style of these & the cut out handles! Very nice!
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