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brubendall
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2005 08:17:05 AM »

Would you mind telling us how you get your bag lining that perfect with pockets? 

Hmm...I'm not sure what I do differently than anybody else.  I put the pockets on each side before I sew anything together.  Then I sew the lining just slightly smaller than I do the outside.  Only about 1/8" smaller.  That way it fits better inside the outside fabric.

Thanks for all the compliments!  I wasn't totally loving this bag.

I'm finishing up a hobo bag right now and will post it, probably later today.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2005 08:47:47 AM »

That looks great. How do you finish the lining? Like when you have to turn everything, and there is a hole left. How do you make it look so nice? Could you give a tutorial? I make bags also, but I didn't know how to make mine look that good on the inside. Thanks,


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brubendall
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2005 09:14:00 AM »

I leave a hole in the bottom of the lining or the outside (whichever strikes me at the time, though usually the outside).  Turn it, pin the top and top stitch the opening.  That probably makes the biggest difference.

Honestly, the jordy tutorial is the same as what I do, except I usually do two handles as opposed to one.  That's the only difference.

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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2005 09:25:38 AM »

Your bags are always so lovely, I keep a copy of the pictures you post, in a file, so i can look at them when I need inspiration. I use them as a standard of excellence as to what can be done making purses by hand. I personally am having a hard time achieving a clean look on the outside  using fusible interfacing. There always seems to be some spots that are not adhered well  and I am wondering what you use.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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kmsmaverick
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2005 09:30:36 AM »

i usually use the jordy box bottom bag method too; but i usually leave the hole in the bottom of the lining. i pull all the corners; outside and lining, and leave the hole in the bottom straight seam. the corners come out better if i do it that way.

also, i find that if i sew slowly, and use the iron, the bag turns out better. i mean the actual sewing part. if i rush that part it doesn't come out so good. you can see that i was impatient in the seams. so for gifts and such i really have to set aside some time to complete them.
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2005 09:35:30 AM »

pammiedoodle, i've actually stopped using fusible interfacing. I find that it looks too crinkly once i've turned it inside out. give it a go with regular pinning interface. once you have some practice with that you might like it a bit better.
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brubendall
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2005 09:47:24 AM »

Yes, me too.  I stopped using fusible interfacing after my very first one (several years ago) because it was all crinkly and have used sew-in interfacing ever since and never looked back!

And I too, leave my hole in the bottom straight seam, not a corner seam.
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2005 10:44:33 AM »

Thanks for the advice. i have lots of heavyweight fusible, and was wondering if it could be sewn in? I would really like to use it till it is gone since i just bought it.


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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2005 10:58:30 AM »

No idea if you could sew it in, I guess I don't see why not.

Would the store take it back?
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2005 11:21:10 AM »

i think you can sew with it. use a regular needle and thread to see how the resistant it is. a machine probably wont have too much trouble with it, but once you factor in all the other fabric it might get difficult. what you want to avoid is snapping the needle, so you might want to consier using a lower guage needle.
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