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Posted on:4/29/10 6:16 PM
Last Updated:5/29/10 11:45 PM

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doctorsirena said...
Thanks for the excellent review! Love the fabric, pink lining and piping on the duffel. As for the side pocket issue and losing things in the bottom for this bag, couldn't you just sew a line of stitching through the fabric/lining near the side bottom of the bag where you would like the pocket to end? I don't think the stitching would be very noticeable and would probably look like it was part of the design.
5/31/10 8:29 AM
kittykate said...
I think it's having to cut all the bias strips that makes me nuts about piping. I agree, it's too bad this pattern is OOP, I was surprised when I went to review it and it didn't pop up in the list. I looked around and there's only one pattern out right now, Simplicity I think, in a closet accessories line. For the zipper, it's from the home decorating store, it's meant to around a sofa seat cushion. That might not be easy to find for everybody. Another option is to buy one of those cheap clear garment bags from the dollar store. They have quite workable zippers in them, and steal the zipper from that, although they're always white.
5/1/10 11:45 AM
JDpenelope said...
Aren't you industrious? And frugal. I would never have thought of making garment bags. Where did you find a zipper long enough, by the way? Onto the duffel bag -- I wish the pattern weren't out of print. Yours is so cute -- especially with that lining. The purchased piping looks great, too! Who'd know? Kenneth King has some great instructions for making your own piping. I do it rarely and need to consult his instructions every time. They are fussy, but very good -- if you are patient. (Maybe it I did it more often, it wouldn't be a big deal.)
4/30/10 4:59 PM
Leslie in NZ said...
Love your duffle!! How satisfying you could make something this nice all from stash (except the piping).
4/29/10 8:56 PM
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