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Thread: Has anybody modified the bow tucks to make it smaller?

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    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
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    I finished my first bow tucks tote yesterday and really like the style...but am thinking of making my next one a little smaller. I think I could figure it out (the sizes of the new rectangles) ... but it's nice if somebody else already did the work.

    I do realize they sell a mini bow tucks pattern but since I purchased the original one I have all the instructions.

    Thanks!

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    I just looked at mine and decided how much smaller I wanted it, I think I cut down 3" , not sure cause I'm at work but it'd reeeeeely easy.

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    I started this thread, see if any of the answers might help you. I am wanting to make it larger. LOL

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54311-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I started this thread, see if any of the answers might help you. I am wanting to make it larger. LOL

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54311-1.htm
    Yes, thanks. That's the information I needed. I'll try multiplying my dimensions by .75.

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    These are the numbers I came up with. My purses did come out right, but I am not 100% confident in these numbers.

    Fabric pieces:
    Top portion, front and back 7 X 16
    Bottom contrasting portion, front and back 4 1/4 X 16
    Bag lining 10 3/4 X 16
    Front pocket 5 1/4 X 5 1/2
    Inside pockets for lining 10 X 26
    Handle same as big purse 5in
    Card board for bottom 5 X 12 1/2
    Carboard cover--sorry, I don't know

    Fusible fleese pieces:
    Body and lining 10 3/4 X 15 1/2
    Pockets for lining 4 1/2 X WOF
    Handle same as big purse 1 1/8 in
    Front pocket 4 X 5 (I think)

    We love the smaller size. They make great gifts for young girls. Have fun, I can't wait to see what you make!

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    There are two sizes of this bag. You can get a pattern for a smaller one.

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    I wish I would have asked this question before I purchased the mini bow tucks pattern.
    Thankyou 2Pedersens for your measurments, they are a bit smaller and I like this because I wanted to go even smaller than the mini pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pedersens View Post
    These are the numbers I came up with. My purses did come out right, but I am not 100% confident in these numbers.

    Fabric pieces:
    Top portion, front and back 7 X 16
    Bottom contrasting portion, front and back 4 1/4 X 16
    Bag lining 10 3/4 X 16
    Front pocket 5 1/4 X 5 1/2
    Inside pockets for lining 10 X 26
    Handle same as big purse 5in
    Card board for bottom 5 X 12 1/2
    Carboard cover--sorry, I don't know

    Fusible fleese pieces:
    Body and lining 10 3/4 X 15 1/2
    Pockets for lining 4 1/2 X WOF
    Handle same as big purse 1 1/8 in
    Front pocket 4 X 5 (I think)

    We love the smaller size. They make great gifts for young girls. Have fun, I can't wait to see what you make!

    do you have a picture of this even smaller bow tuck? would love to make this smaller size...

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    I'm very glad to see this topic open up. I bought the large size bow tuck pattern too and then realized it was too big for me. Didn't want to buy another pattern to get the smaller version so had set it aside until I could get the dimensions worked out. Now, a sweet person has done it for me. LOL. Thanks a bunch.

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    I'm attempting to make this purse using the smaller size measurements posted about but I'm confused about the size of the outside pocket??? It would make the pocket larger than the regular pattern plus no dimensions for the front pocket lining which makes the trim, or am I missing something? Help! Help!

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