|Vogue Patterns: 8590 (TOTES AND DOUBLE BAGS) - Type:Accessories|
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|Reviewed by:||Fabric Hog|
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|Posted on:||2/15/13 10:49 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $18.75 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Well, this project began because I got the email about the Handbag contest. I started with an upholstery fabric from my stash along with some fantastic cording. But in the meantime, I bought a comforter for my bed. This comforter came with 4 pillow shams and I never use shams. It is enough that I straighten the sheets, pull up any cover, and organize the pillows each morning. The odds of me ever using shams is nil.|
So now I have this quilted material and contrasting material of something washable -- who know what the real content is. It feels like a soft polyester -- so polyester it is. The pattern is a Marcy Tilton's that I picked up a year or so ago. And the large bag's pattern pieces just fit.
One thing I always have to remind myself as I cut and sew smaller items is how much more precise you have to be with cutting and sewing the seam allowances. If you have a full skirt, having a seam allowance that is off by 1/16 inch is not going to hurt you. On a small purse or a baby dress, you need to mind your p's and q's!
The sewing instructions seem very straight forward. However, step 9 says to sew the bottom to sides and pivot at the corners. I don't recommend this. I would sew each side of the rectangle of the bottom separately -- sew between the small circle. (Each circle marks a corner of the rectangle piece of the bottom.)
This same situation occurs as you insert the sides of the lining. The front/bottom/back lining is one large piece. The sides need to be sewn in to create this rectangular bottom. I carefully clipped the four corners on the large piece and sewed each "side" as a separate seam. Much easier than trying to pivot and move all that fabric around.
Now I am to the closure for the bag. I found a bag of buttons that were all different sizes at JoAnn's. However, none of the colors matched and the buttons were all too small. So out came the super glue. I glued some of the smaller buttons on top of the larger buttons until I got a size that I felt would work. And painted it with acyrlic paint. Let see how you like it.
All in all, it has been a fun project. Will I make it again -- yes. I have this rust/brown/gold tapestry material with some fantastic cording for the handles that should make a great bag!
If you want to see other photos, go to my blog at Click Here.
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