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Linen and Gilt

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Bag hanging with purse charm

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Exterior is painted linen with painted denim trim. I used grommets, studs, hooks and feet in nickel finish to mimic the trim. Interior is nylon. I really like nylon as a lining as it is durable and crisp looking.

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What are you most proud of? I am pretty happy with this bag and will make another one in a smaller size. Not sure I would change much. I added the charm just for more gilt.

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Very nice!

08/17/2014 Flag

Thanks. Might have to do it again.

08/20/2014 Flag

I like this one a lot! I'm saving to my "ideas" book :-)

08/22/2014 Flag

Thanks very much for the encouragement.

08/23/2014 Flag

Excellent job! It looks really professional.

08/22/2014 Flag

Thanks so much. Appreciate the feedback.

08/23/2014 Flag

A question about your design... does it gap at all between the rings when you're using the bag? What keeps it closed? On another note... hope you don't mind, but I'd like to copy your design... I really like it!

08/29/2014 Flag

Jenny, I don't mind if you copy. I do appreciate you asking. It does not gape at the top but I used very stiff interfacing instead of interlining so it has lots of body (thanks to Joanly for this tip). There is a denim facing inside at the top which adds more body and the extra roll of the facing at the top also adds some stability. Hope to see your version here soon. Patty

09/02/2014 Flag

Oh, I forgot. There is no top closure because the location of the grommets helps to keep it closed. I added a longer inside zipped pocket for valuables.

09/02/2014 Flag

I love the fabric, very nice look!

08/25/2014 Flag

Thanks for the feedback.

09/05/2014 Flag

Beautiful!!!

09/03/2014 Flag

Thank you for that.

09/05/2014 Flag