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Thread: Bow Tuck Addiction Ramble

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    Senior Member Cheri_J's Avatar
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    My name is Cheri and I'm a bow tuck purse addict.
    I'm addicted to making these. When I'm looking at fabric, I always have a bow tuck in mind.

    I made one for me yesterday. I very rarely ever make anything for me. One of my co-workers went bonkers over it and asked to me make one for her. Normally, I would have said no, I hate sewing for $$. But, it's a bow tuck purse! Even DH is shocked that I said yes. She is giving me carte blanche to decide on the fabric. She just wants feminine. I have some already in mind that I specifically bought for a bow tuck purse. I'm really excited about getting home and start cutting out pieces. Should I be this excited? Does she know that she just enabled me? There is about $20 in materials in the purse and I will ask for $20 of my time. I think that is fair. I would probably just do it for the cost of material, but she said she wants to pay me for my time.

    Today is boss' day, and I had made one for a manager who has schnuazers that are her children. I used a paw print material and embroideried a schnauzer on the pocket (sorry, no pics). I put some doggie treats in the bag, along with a matcing kleenix cover.

    I have three complete purses in my sewing room for Christmas gifts for my friends. I really need to stop making these purses or everyone will think of me as the crazy purse lady. If I joined a 12-step program, everyone in my group will end up getting a purse! I guess it will have to be cold turkey...after this next one.

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    picture please :thumbup:

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    I like to make purses also, I haven't bought a purse in years. Bow tuck however isnt one that I like. I like to make up my own or make up vera bradley style purses.

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    GO GIRL!!!:thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheri_J
    If I joined a 12-step program, everyone in my group will end up getting a purse! I guess it will have to be cold turkey...after this next one.
    ROTFL :lol: :lol:

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    I love bow tucks

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    They are addicting!!! Don't even think of doing the
    12 step program because it won't work!!! ha ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheri_J
    My name is Cheri and I'm a bow tuck purse addict.
    If I joined a 12-step program, everyone in my group will end up getting a purse! I guess it will have to be cold turkey...after this next one.
    Welcome to addiction .... and be informed there is no 12-step program for fabric OR purses! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I really need to get another one made for myself...I've made several, but they were all for others!

    I do love that purse, even tho I'm not crazy about actually MAKING it! :lol:

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    $40+ is good. Make that money and feed that addiction at the same time.

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    Are there any early warning signs for this addiction? I just bought the pattern and was thinking about making it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    Are there any early warning signs for this addiction? I just bought the pattern and was thinking about making it tomorrow.
    Be sure to look at the tutorial here on the QB. The instructions can be a little confusing. After you've made a few, you will be a pro! :-D

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    I, too, just ordered the pattern. Can't wait to get it and make myself a decent purse that will hold all my junk.

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    I'm getting the pattern off ebay. I called the LQS and they hadn't heard of it. Said they might order it sometime in the future but I'll just get it off ebay! $9.50 with $1.75 shipping, good price??

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    Hum... I may have to get this pattern soon. All contributions to justify my fabric addition are welcome... :lol: No 12 step required or wanted.

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    I have to get this Pattern

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    So your saying if I make one I won't be able to stop

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    Please show us some pictures. These sound nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheri_J
    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    Are there any early warning signs for this addiction? I just bought the pattern and was thinking about making it tomorrow.
    Be sure to look at the tutorial here on the QB. The instructions can be a little confusing. After you've made a few, you will be a pro! :-D
    Thanks! I looked at it and it will be helpful. Now, if I can just make up my mind on the fabrics. Shopping my stash for this one! Saving $$ for my retirement in Dec! :thumbup:

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    One of the early warning signs are when you see a beautiful dress at church and wonder if it would be impolite to ask the person wearing it if you could have it for a purse after she is through with it. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    Are there any early warning signs for this addiction? I just bought the pattern and was thinking about making it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    I'm getting the pattern off ebay. I called the LQS and they hadn't heard of it. Said they might order it sometime in the future but I'll just get it off ebay! $9.50 with $1.75 shipping, good price??
    I bought mine (mini bow tuck) off of donnajean here on the board. She was great to deal with. I also think Charming on the board has a link to an online free pattern. I don't know if it is the bow tuck or just something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodyma
    One of the early warning signs are when you see a beautiful dress at church and wonder if it would be impolite to ask the person wearing it if you could have it for a purse after she is through with it. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    Are there any early warning signs for this addiction? I just bought the pattern and was thinking about making it tomorrow.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: The wallpaper border at my doctor's office would make a nice bottom section. I haven't even made one and I couldn't believe I was sitting there thinking that. I think I will join the 12 step program - let's see- if there are ten of us in the group and we each make one for all the others.... hmmmm... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    I'm getting the pattern off ebay. I called the LQS and they hadn't heard of it. Said they might order it sometime in the future but I'll just get it off ebay! $9.50 with $1.75 shipping, good price??
    Crafty bear posted a link to a free pattern on this site. Just search bow tuck.

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    I too love to make purses and totes. But I can't make just one at at time. I usually cut 3 or 4 different prints for the same bag and sew assembly line style.
    I either sell them or give as gifts. Love the Bow Tucks bag too, but I make a variety of styles. Very addictive! But so much fun!

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    I AM LLIKE THAT WITH TOTE BAGS. HAVE MADE MANY AND WHEN I AM LOOKING AT FABRIC I SAY, WOULDN'T THAT MAKE A CUTE OR NEAT TOTEBAG.

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