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Amy Butler: AB013CB (Chelsea Bags) thumbsup - Type:Accessories    printable version
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Reviewed by:Rita123
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Posted on:10/18/07 6:41 PM
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HeyJane said...
I made a couple of these and didn't like the handle, either, though I love the bag. I ended up zig-zagging the whole area through both fabric and lining (satin stitch), and then cut it open afterward, like a giant buttonhole. It was faster that way, too. I just love your fabric and covered buttons.
10/18/07 9:38 PM
Deepika said...
Rita, I havent made this bag but your version is drawing me to it. Amy Butler directions tend to be a little verbose. I felt the same way when I made my first bag. The trick is to just glance over them and them keep them aside. I'll go read other Chelsea bag reviews now. I think others also complained about the handle construction method.
10/19/07 8:49 AM
Sic said...
I also have made this bag twice - the first one turned out ok (I satin stitched around the handles after completing the bag), but on the second one the handles turned out to be so terrible that the whole project was a junker. I just could not get the handles to match up and no amount of stitching was going to make it look decent (it was for a gift). I think HeyJane's idea would solve the handle issue!
10/19/07 10:00 AM
Rita123 said...
I totally agree. HeyJane has the solution to the handle "challenge" :o) And I think Deepika is right about about glancing over the instructions and keeping them aside. This way too one doesn't "overthink" the whole project, if that makes sense. Thank you all for your feedback and comments.
10/19/07 6:27 PM
Sewingmi said...
The fabric is great! Thanks for sharing your experience.
10/20/07 11:30 AM
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