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Padded Notebook Bag

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Created in this Craftsy class

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic, Hipster
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What materials did you use? Striped Gray/Black Upholstery Fabric Orange and Lime Green Rat-Tail Cord Black, Green, Brick Red, Yellow Wool Felt Chenelle Needle, Colors of Embroidery Floss Cotton Print Fabric, Polar Fleece Batting, Magnetic Purse Snap

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What are you most proud of? I like creating my own padded fabric for totes. More than just grocery or sundries, this tote could carrying and protect your computer device, like a Notebook or Kindle. The two pockets inside have enough room for earbuds and electrical cords. I like using magnetic snaps, but also added the fancy exterior button closure to insure the items enclosed will be very secure.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can use couching, decorative machine stitches, or free motion quilting to stitch your own padded fabric. It is easy to do. To make your own padded fabric--stitch three layers together. Top fabric/polar fleece for batting/bottom fabric.

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I love the workmanship on this piece. Just love it, it would make a great wall hanging...

08/08/2012 Flag

Hi Exquisitedesign. I enjoyed reading your profile. Can you tell us more about the woman from the middle east who inspired you.

04/20/2013 Flag

As always you create magnificent one of a kind jewels! This bag is a treasure.

04/19/2013 Flag

Hey there Crayon. Thank you so much for your comment--inspires me to run to the studio and make more purses. What will you be sewing this summer?

04/20/2013 Flag

Hello Exquisitedesign. I enjoyed reading your profile. Can you tell us more about the woman /from the middle east who inspired you?

04/20/2013 Flag

Good Morning Crayon--thanks for your kind words. Did summer arrive yet where you live?

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