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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-09-2006, 08:05 AM (1 of 13)
I made this bag.

It was a kit. But it was cheap and I liked it so I bought it. The kit had everything but the interfacing and thread. And it seems to be good quality.
I went along, following the enclosed directions. But there were two things I kind of questioned.
First there were no pockets inside. Well I like a couple pockets so I added pockets to the lining. Easy enough.
Then they had you put in the lining before you put on the fringe. That didn't make a lot of sense to me, but I decided to go ahead and do it their way.
Well, I put in the lining -- with pockets. After I added the fringe I looked on the inside I had sewn the pockets shut!!
I like the style and may do it again but I will put the trim on before the lining!
The moral? Trust your instincts.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: LauraM62
Date: 08-09-2006, 08:15 AM (2 of 13)
Well it is very pretty! Even if you can't get to your pockets now :wink: Isn't it funny how we know in our gut that something maybe not right, but we blindly will follow an instruction :bg: I've done it several times too then regret it later, live & learn for the next time :smile:
SW Indiana

If everyone cared and nobody cried; If everyone loved and nobody lied; If everyone shared and swallowed their pride; Then we'd see the day when nobody died --'If Everyone Cared' by Nickelback
User: LauraM62
Member since: 08-10-2003
Total posts: 246
From: stephi
Date: 08-09-2006, 08:20 AM (3 of 13)
Nothing like a razor blade to remedy that problem! Its very cute though, even with fake inside pockets, LOL!!! :up:

"No body knows what it is that I do until I dont do it"

"if you do what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten"
User: stephi
Member since: 03-17-2006
Total posts: 361
From: lvquilts
Date: 08-09-2006, 08:28 AM (4 of 13)
I LOVE that bag! Where did you get the pattern and how advanced a sewer must you be? I'm coveting it.....
User: lvquilts
Member since: 07-16-2006
Total posts: 29
From: DorothyL
Date: 08-09-2006, 08:40 AM (5 of 13)
PM me with your email and I'll tell you how to do it. It was easy.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-09-2006, 09:26 AM (6 of 13)
I like the bag, very nice. I know I have done the same thing too, so I trust my knowledge base more.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: esrun3
Date: 08-09-2006, 09:56 AM (7 of 13)
Nice bag! I know I always get into trouble if I don't trust my gut!!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: gholloway
Date: 08-09-2006, 09:59 AM (8 of 13)
I would also love to know what pattern you used and much of an expert sewer you need to be. My email address is <email address removed for privacy> Thank you in advance

Gayla :up:
User: gholloway
Member since: 06-07-2006
Total posts: 58
From: BabsSewingRoom
Date: 08-09-2006, 11:05 AM (9 of 13)
Seems like fabric purses are the thing right now. I've been make quite a few and it's so much fun. My 15 yr old granddaugher loves her pink paisley one. All her friends want one like it. We've told them no way that it's an original one of a kind. Besides, you know 15 yr old girls, they're best friends one minute and sworn enemies the next. I think I am going to make some for family Christmas presents. With my sisters, aunt, nieces and girlfriends/wives of nephews there will be about 10 females at my house Christmas Eve so I plan to make up dozen or so bags give them each one with permission to swap if it's not to their liking. I figure the swap neogiations will be more interesting than the bags.
User: BabsSewingRoom
Member since: 04-10-2004
Total posts: 80
From: DorothyL
Date: 08-09-2006, 01:58 PM (10 of 13)
Or you could lay them all on the table and watch them fight over who gets what.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: plrlegal
Date: 08-09-2006, 03:25 PM (11 of 13)
I think "Dirty Santa" would be a great way to go with the bags. :shock:

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-10-2006, 12:10 AM (12 of 13)
Very cute bag Dorothy. I love the colors!! And who needs pockets anyhow? Even if I have pockets, everything just ends up at the bottom.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Tummy
Date: 08-10-2006, 08:50 AM (13 of 13)
I really like it... colors are great!
User: Tummy
Member since: 06-03-2006
Total posts: 81
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