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Trendy Wendy
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2006 12:51:05 PM »

In this new year, I plan to make more bags to satiate my ever-lasting need for them. No more store-bought bags for me!

But I'll need motivation (as always.) So what better way than to have a craftalong?

Inspired by the Wardrobe Revamp Craftalong, I plan to make a bag a month, with the help of the fantastic tutorials on this site..


I plan to make at least 12 different types of bags, but it doesn't really matter what you do. You could make 12 Jordys for all 12 months and it'll still be as fantastic as ever. And on the same page, it doesn't have to be made out of fabric... 

Anyone game for it?   
Just found this post and since I want to try my hand at making handbags...I would love to join your bag a month craftalong.  I almost have my first one done will post it soon.

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« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2006 12:56:54 PM »


Love your dragonfly handbag good job on your design!!


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« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2006 01:07:09 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments everyone.  I just love that dragon fly fabric.  I just wish that I had more of it.

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« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2006 02:16:45 PM »

I just finished my January purse.  This is my very first time at sewing a purse.  I used a  McCalls pattern because I wasn't adventurous enough to design my own.  A few things I would do different - I would definitely use iron on interfacing instead of the sew in it was loose and then it ripped.  And the instructions on how to the lining were hard to follow so I did my own thing - sorry no picture of the lining.  But all in all I am happy with my first attempt.

Any comments or tips on sewing handbags and putting in linings are very welcome.


« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2006 06:10:27 PM »

Wow that is fantastic!!  Very well done for a first try!  I too hate sew-in interfacing..I prefer fusible interfacing or canvas.  You should be very proud of yourself, nice fabric too.  i really like how the handles are attached.

« Reply #65 on: January 18, 2006 06:25:32 PM »

Beautiful purses! 

Is is too late to join in this?  I actually started one last night, a reconstruct of a vest.
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« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2006 06:46:12 PM »

Trendy Wendy, that's fantastic! Love the chopstick handles.. Have have have to do that someday. Cheesy

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« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2006 07:00:07 PM »

im jealous!! i love these bags, great job everybody

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I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
Trendy Wendy
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2006 05:36:11 AM »

Thanks everyone for your comments.  Now I am encouraged to make some more.  I even pulled my serger out of storage to get serviced so I will be able to whip of bags in no time at all.

Can't wait to see more finished handbags - everyone is doing such a great job!


« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2006 10:43:18 AM »

I'm going to try to keep up with this craftalong.  Here's my January bag.  It's the monster diaper bag that I've been pushing to the bottom of my to-do list since I bought the materials last summer.  I made plenty of mistakes on this, but I'm pleased to have finally attempted a messenger bag, a zippered pocket, etc.  If I were to do it again, I would use a much stiffer interfacing and I would hold out until I found larger D-rings and strap adjusters.   

Edited to add:  All props to perfectlyflawed/foureyedgirl for the original idea and to ikillbarbies for the tutorial!!!! 

I have all new respect for the craftsters who make fake-fur items on any kind of volume scale for selling!  What a mess it made of my sewing room and I've been sneezing for days.  Hey, the kid loves it, though.

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