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Thread: I can't seem to "just" follow directions Bow Tuck

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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    It seems like in sewing I do what I do in cooking....look at the directions and then say....mmm but I want to do it a little different.

    Here's my effort at a bow tuck this afternoon. I've already got my machine scheduled for a service and boy does it show that I really need it worked on.

    The cow purse is to hold some "moola".

    The springy little tote is what I ended up with when I kept looking at pictures and thought " I can do that too but want it smaller". Duh, I didn't take the edges into account correctly when I "shrunk" the sizes in my mind. I didn't have pattern to go from when I did it.

    Now I have the actual pattern and still didn't follow directions. I wanted the handles to go all the way down the front sides of the pockets so there'd be more "cow" showing.

    My moola bow tuck
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    I used a cloudy plastic for the inside pockets that I saw someone else use
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    I liked how the handles looked going all the way down to the edging
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    My no pattern trial
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    I only put 1 pocket on one side since it was so small
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    Very Nice!!!!

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    very cute

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    Senior Member Lucymae's Avatar
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    they look great to me. I understand about 'changing' the pattern. Guess we are too independent. :oops:

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    Your bags look great! I like the fact that you made the bags your own ... perfect!

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    My rules that I live by, whether cooking or sewing, is that I will follow a recipe once. After that it's all up to me, and my imagination!

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    Man, I really need to try one of these.

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    The only recipes I follow are those left by my brother. He had already "messed" with the original, and he was GOOD!

    I love your bags/purses. I love the cow material. I also think your pre pattern purse came out just as nicely as the one with the pattern. You do nice work!!

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    Cute totes :D:D:D

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    Good job! I keep thinking I should be able to make one without a pattern, but probably won't. I'm quickly learning my " on my own designing" doesn"t work so well anymore. And I'm too cheap to buy a pattern!LOL

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