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Thread: Bow Tucks question

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    I've made 2 for myself, and had trouble with the directions both times. I think my brain works differently from everyone else's. I did get them both together, and had trouble with the fusible--it didn't want to stick. Quilting solves that problem. I've gotten lots of compliments when I carry them though and have 2 more in the works.
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    I don't use the fusible...hated working with it...quilt myself, using leftover cut off batting from quilts. The directions are not that clear, and pictures would have been appreciated!! I love the purses tho and make quite a few. These are 2 of the 4 I made for orders this weekend!Name:  purses camo.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by chips88 View Post
    i just orderd my bow tucks pattern and should get it in a few days. just wondering what type of fabric to use and hope it is an easy to do pattern. and if i mess up can i take the pattern pieces and make extras? before i start
    The directions can be confusing the first time you make it. There is a tute on QB that walks you through it and answers the questions I had. After that I had no problem reading the pattern. Or my memory decided to work for that one. Good luck! I love all the bow tucks I have made.

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    I've made tons of them. After I finished my first one, I swore I wouldn't make anymore. It was a challenge. I got better with each one. Now I can do it without using the directions. I have only quilted a few of mine.
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    I always quilt mine, but I,, too noticed that others don't. I quilt it depending on the fabric. One fabric I quilted it in diagonal lines, another a stipple, some just wandering lines. I also use the magnetic buttons instead of sewing the button and flap. I saw someone sewed charms on the ties and that is pretty, I think I will do that next. I love making purses, I do not just make bow tucks, I get the patterns from McCalls and Simplicity when Joann's and Hobby Lobby have them for 99 cents. I always add the inside pockets, measuring my cell phone and tissues for size. Women love the purses and I love making them.....a win win for all.

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    Use lots of steam to get that fusible to adhere. I don't like to quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chips88 View Post
    i just orderd my bow tucks pattern and should get it in a few days. just wondering what type of fabric to use and hope it is an easy to do pattern. and if i mess up can i take the pattern pieces and make extras? before i start
    I just made my first bow tucks. I asked my LQS to do a workshop on it for me because I sometimes have a hard time reading patterns, I learn better by watching than reading. Any way, in answer to your question, there are no pattern pieces included--just dimensions for you to cut the material. So, yes if you mess up you can make extras.
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    I love the bow tucks and have made several. I have had complete strangers ask me where I got mine and they are amazed that I made them. I quilt mine because I like the look of them quilted. I also make the handles longer just because I like to sling them over my shoulder. I hand stitch the opening and put fabric covered heavy cardboard in the bottom. Sometimes I made a fabric pocket or I just hot glue a piece of fabric to the cardboard. I am going to make several as Christmas gifts this year for family.

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