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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 7161 (Soft Bags)

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Posted on:11/24/07 10:00 AM
Last Updated:4/30/09 7:17 AM
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donna marie hires said... (1/14/10 8:36 PM) Reply
do you have the instuctons for the soft bag i lost mine
sewbehind said... (4/30/09 5:47 PM) Reply
That is very nice. Your attention to detail paid off and you will notice it each time you use your bag.
Gold said... (4/30/09 7:54 AM) Reply
Nice bag! I love how you match up the seams.
LorrieAnn said... (4/29/09 9:22 PM) Reply
Thank you!
2BSewing said... (4/29/09 5:14 PM) Reply
Thank you for the complements. LorrieAnn...I used apparel fleece since I have a lot of it in my stash. You can also use the Pellon craft fleece. :)
LorrieAnn said... (4/29/09 4:21 PM) Reply
Very pretty bags, and they will be lovely gifts. When you say you basted in lightweight fleece, would that be a Pellon-type craft fleece, or do you mean apparel fleece?
renren said... (4/29/09 10:25 AM) Reply
Thanks for updating your review and telling about the new materials you have discovered in the evolution of the perfect tote bag.
Kellie R. said... (4/29/09 8:48 AM) Reply
These are great! You can really show your personality! How exciting for you that you've been asked to teach sewing; I bet you are great and this is a super project. Great job!
Sheila457 said... (4/29/09 7:27 AM) Reply
Awesome bags.
JDpenelope said... (12/3/07 4:38 AM) Reply
You'll make a great teacher, because of your analytical approach, combined with your savvy sense of style. This simple bag is attractive and will make a great project, with your helpful tips and instructions.
solosmocker said... (11/24/07 3:35 PM) Reply
GReat project for your class. The fabric is very attractive. Another help for those thick seams is to use a "hump jumper" or basically a piece of cardboard behind the needle. When you come to the thick part, lift the presser foot, insert the thick folded paper or cardboard behind the needle, right up to it, lower the presser foot, and stitch. Re insert the cardboard again if it slips out the back and stitch some more. This really helps when you want to go over the handle area and not have your stitches look like they skipped. You may want to try some samples and can then pass it along to your class. I am sure as new sewists, they will love all any hints you provide. Good luck with your teaching.
ryan's mom said... (11/24/07 2:15 PM) Reply
Your bag looks great--hip-looking AND functional! If you have some free time, please PM on what you are teaching in your classes. I'd love to hear about your projects because some of my friends would like me to teach them how to sew. This looks like a great project that is great for a beginning sewer with exceptional-looking results.
carolynw said... (11/24/07 2:05 PM) Reply
I love this - am goign to make one for a Mystery Gift Exchange at my Guild so your tips will come in very helpful
Soliel said... (11/24/07 12:23 PM) Reply
Very nice and great fabric. About the topstitching...just a thought. Maybe if you used a needle for thick fabric (largest available or one specifically for topstitching) and topstitching thread it could be done. Love the inner fabric...just very very chic.
Sherril Miller said... (11/24/07 11:20 AM) Reply
I love the fabric. It's a really nice size. Thanks for the detailed review.
AnneMarie60 said... (11/24/07 10:10 AM) Reply
I love your bag. Very neat work on the inside! Wonderful fabric.
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