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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women, Girls
Style Casual, Hipster, Traditional, Romantic, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Improvisational

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What materials did you use? Soft Pale Green Sculptured Upholstery Fabric for Exterior and Carrying Staps, Gold Metal Slip Rings for Connecting Straps, and for Beaded Zipper Pull fashioned with brown leather cord. Some retail and some handmade beads to make Zipper Pull. Medium Green Batik with red and purple accents for purse lining and 3 interior pockets, Green Linen 14" Nylon Zipper. Key fob strap with Exterior Fabric.

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What are you most proud of? There is a pronounced sculpture on this soft chenille, pale green upholstery fabric (see photos). Nice to the touch! Easy to sew. I use extra pins when using so soft chenille--because it likes to slide when you are joining seams, or attaching a front pocket. I plan to make a set of soft travel luggage out of this beautiful fabric too.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? TIP: When making soft travel luggage--finish and protect your projects with a spray of scotch guard. There are lots of brands out there. Don't be put off by the cost of a can of it. Do this for your customers. When you sell your things at events, it is one more feature that will delight your customers. They'll buy from you--because--you've thought of everything, right?

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Gorgeous! Love your beaded zipper pulls! Adds such flare!

11/04/2013 Flag

Thanks Joanly for you kind words.

11/04/2013 Flag

Ooh, so lovely! I'm in love with the bead treatment on this one - and the soft fabric, of course. Fabulous winter bag!

11/04/2013 Flag

Another winning bag!!! Do you spray a finish on your beads?

11/05/2013 Flag