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Topic: Curved bottom/handsewn felt applique  (Read 4475 times)
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« on: March 17, 2004 10:58:40 PM »

... if anyone has any tips/secrets to sewing in curves, I'd be happy to hear them. This is my first bag that has a rounded bottom....

I actually did this bag awhile back, but it's been hanging, plain, while I have been trying to dream up something to do with it.... also tthe first time i've handsewn felt onto the front of a bag, i think it's kinda sloppy, but i like it nonetheless  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004 11:04:45 PM »

*jumps up and down*

that is adorable! I'm sorry, what was your question? lol
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2004 11:18:38 PM »

love it!  especially the hearts! Cheesy  
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2004 12:29:18 AM »

i totally love the hearts...

what i used to do when sewing curves was to draw the curve on the material and sew very slowly on the line. i know this is a silly tip but it worked for me.

in fact you have one side of the bag that a perfedt curvy shape, the other side is slightly angled, so it seems you can manage the curve, just be more patient.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2004 04:58:39 AM »

very nifty bag. I think the hearts look fab!  It wouldn't be as cute if they were perfectly sewn.  But yes curves just take a bit more patience and slow moving to get perfect (for me at least) also don't forget to cut  the seam allowance in verticle slits almost up to your seam around the curve so it will lay better and not have the bunchy , bulk around the curve.
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