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Poletti Bag with 2 Skins

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton, Linen, batting, bag handles, buttons, and feet. Embroidery machine with 12" hoop and a Serger

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What are you most proud of? The whole thing came out better than I imagined it would. I plan to make several seasonal skins.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's a well written pattern and it really works, right in the hoop. You only have to sew about 3 seams which I serged. You can interrupt the pattern, embroider on it, then resume work on the piece. It's already in the hoop and sewed to the batting and lining. I put feet on the bottom of all my bags because I like them to stand up. On this bag you can slip a plastic canvas inside and add 4 little feet on the bottom of each skin. Choose fabric for the main bag with care. I picked one with black, brown, and even some grey in a small pattern and picked neutral buttons. This way you only have to make one main bag and all your skins will go with it. You only need 4, 7x10" pieces of fabric for a skin so a fat quarter will work. After the initial bag, I found I could make a skin in a day.

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WOW! Awesome bag! The feet are a great idea and add a touch of class, well done. Can you elaborate on the "hoop" and what that's all about please? Do you need a special embroidery machine to make this bag? Would it be possible to make this on an ordinary sewing machine? Am really intrigued ;-)

07/05/2012 Flag