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Posted on:8/15/11 7:07 PM
Last Updated:8/16/11 8:06 AM

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JTink said... (9/9/11 5:02 PM) Reply
I just picked up this pattern today and can't wait to try it. I've also enjoyed the "clutch" for evening wear. Love your dyed pieces. You are right, this material, was waiting for this purse.
JDpenelope said... (8/16/11 10:54 PM) Reply
"I didn't want to have to turn the bag with Peltex fused in it. " I learned that lesson, too. It can be done, but not easily and one wonders which seams have been weakened in the process. Thanks for additional info. "There is also no Peltex in any of the seams. " The bag really becomes unwieldy if you leave those in there. I will study your other helpful comments. Thanks, again.
solosmocker said... (8/16/11 5:57 PM) Reply
I didn't sew the Peltex itself at all. I've learned that lesson! I put the first strip in the bottom of the bag. It was fused to a strip of muslin that was an inch longer than the bag bottom. The Peltex was centered and this gave it two seam allowances that I could sew into the corner bottom seams. That made the strip free floating in the bottom of the bag but installed tight enough to not go anywhere. I didn't want to have to turn the bag with Peltex fused in it. The bag was right side out and I cut pieces of Peltex, minus seam allowances, to fit the front and back of the bag, not the sides. Those were easily fused with the right side facing out and the Peltex tucked into the back front and back and just pressed. I never had to turn the bag with the Peltex in it. There is also no Peltex in any of the seams. There is more info on construction at: Thanks for the great feedback. This is a great, easy pattern, but I did the interfacing "my way."
JDpenelope said... (8/16/11 5:39 PM) Reply
Solosmocker -- I almost missed this terrific clutch. Your review is full of helpful hints. Your felting worked so well and I totally agree with you about the peltex. Was it difficult to sew in your machine? What machine did you use? Your stitching, esp the triple stitch, is very nice.
jmma said... (8/16/11 8:08 AM) Reply
I love the clutch.
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