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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Hipster, Classic, Retro / Vintage, Funky, Mod, Casual
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What materials did you use? 2 silk ties, 1 polyester tie, trim, embroidered suede, cotton print, fusible fleece, cotton batting, bamboo handles

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What are you most proud of? This project had quite a few "firsts" for me. :) I've never done a meandering quilting stitch before. I use my grandmother's 1950-something sewing machine. It has changable cams that have never been used before (not even by her!). I finally learned to change them and used this project as my first try with a decorative stitch. It's hard to see in the pictures of the lining because I chose a stitch that blended with the print. :) I wanted to hide any imperfections of the stitching. I've also never used cotton batting before. I find that I like the way with helps shape the bag. :) While the bag didn't turn out like I had hoped, I am suprised at how it turned out!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you get an idea for a project -- Think it through, but don't hesitate. :)

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