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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 02-2007-140 (Handbag)

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Posted on:2/27/07 9:00 PM
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Kathi R said... (4/7/07 4:45 PM) Reply
Wow - what a bag for $18....I have a taupe skirt waiting to become a bag and I love your pattern....I'll have to find a copy of BWOF. Nice job.
Diana M said... (3/25/07 10:46 PM) Reply
Stunning job!
Dorion said... (3/4/07 10:06 PM) Reply
Excellent job adapting the pattern to suit the material(s) on hand.
Karen6790 said... (3/3/07 4:08 PM) Reply
Megan - the rubber cement was used to hold seams open and flat, since you don't get much of a result from ironing leather. Getting the interfacing to stick was a project! It was also really helpful in making the strap - I spread on the adhesive and folded over the seam allowance and then just top-stitched the two flat straps together.
MeganJ said... (3/2/07 3:52 AM) Reply
Great job. I think your added seams give it the detail that piping would have, and much more economical. I would love to know how rubber cement came in to play... Did you rubber cement before you binder clipped it?
SusiM said... (2/28/07 10:48 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review. Very nice bag!
mrspenguin said... (2/28/07 10:34 AM) Reply
Wow. What a beautiful job you did!
Mufffet said... (2/28/07 10:34 AM) Reply
WOW...excellent! I would never even think of making a leather handbag! Good job and good review.
pterion said... (2/28/07 10:24 AM) Reply
Wow, I like this bag a lot. Even better that it's a great recycle job. Enjoy Paris!
squirrellypoo said... (2/28/07 8:45 AM) Reply
It looks fantastic, and the leather looks like it's so soft and buttery! Congrats on getting over your fear of leather, it's great fun to work with!
librarylady said... (2/28/07 8:23 AM) Reply
Beautiful. I think I may have to try this too. Thanks for a great review.
Marji said... (2/28/07 8:23 AM) Reply
My first reaction was "You made that?" Awesome. Great idea too for learning to sew with leather to use thrift store pants.
j222b said... (2/28/07 8:09 AM) Reply
Great, informative review!
Becky Coleman said... (2/28/07 7:59 AM) Reply
Beautiful job. I like Burda bags; they seem clever and classy. Becky
SewSewSew said... (2/28/07 4:22 AM) Reply
Fantastic - so creative. I never thought of sewing a bag but I'll be having a closer look at this pattern now! The centre seams look great and as though they were always supposed to be there.
fuzzygalore said... (2/28/07 3:38 AM) Reply
Oh, this is really inspiring! Great recycling job, and I'm envious of the final product. Quick access to the passport is a big plus these days, and you could almost put your shoes in there too :-).
Patzee said... (2/28/07 2:36 AM) Reply
Fantastic and fun review! I'm with you on the "piping" thing. Clever of you to salvage that welt pocket (LOL). The bag looks great. Bon voyage!
Mary Stiefer said... (2/28/07 1:49 AM) Reply
Love it.
SandraB said... (2/27/07 9:33 PM) Reply
This is so nice. I am inspired to try making this handbag. I have never sewed an handbag before, and I hope mine comes out as nicely as yours.
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