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Thread: bow tuck tote or mini-bow tuck....

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    Super Member Kappy's Avatar
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    ...which one would work better as a purse. Do a couple of inches either way make a very big difference? I've ordered my fabric and now am trying to decide on which size? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    I always liked a smaller purse and the mini was plenty big it is about 12x4 inches wide it holds way more than I need in there!! If you like a large purse then the bigger size I would guess.

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    I've made both and I prefer to carry the larger Bow Tuck baq.

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    I like the smaller one:)

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    Love a big purse...so I made the larger one.....I carry everything, but the kitchen sink, and that's only because it won't fit....lolol

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    Love a big purse...so I made the larger one.....I carry everything, but the kitchen sink, and that's only because it won't fit....lolol

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    How much do you put in your purse?

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    I put in my wallet, checkbook pen and keys. At the end of a shopping trip it is full of receipts!! Oh and my cell phone if I remember it!!

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    That's all the space you need.
    The bigger my purse the more I stuff in it. So I carry small.

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    I now carry smaller purses

    billfold, cellphone, checkbook

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    I like the smaller one

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    The smaller one is perfect size for me. It really isn't all that mini you know..

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    The mini is still bigger than I like for a purse. I think most women would be happy with the size of it for a purse though.

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    I have made the mini and it is just the perfect size for a purse for me. I carry my wallet/checkbook, some hand lotion, my cell phone and sunglasses and still have plenty of room. I always get many compliments. I do have the regular size pattern and that will be the next one I make. I imagine I will use it when I need to carry several things with me...like to a teacher's mtg or to a 4H mtg.

    Like others have said...I know from experience that no matter what the size of my purse, I have a tendency to fill it. LOL I am trying to 'downsize' what I carry with me.

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    Thank you so much for your advice. I think I'm leaning towards the mini...I don't need to carry much in mine either, except, I do! LOL I measured the purse I am now using and it's measurements are small than the mini, but it has a few outside zipper compartments. Do any of you have a problem with things falling out if it tips over? I'm thinking of a magnetic fastener, was thinking inside, but then again, a flap with a snap would look pretty cool too. Can't wait for the fabric to get here! Will have to order my pattern too!

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    Re: things falling out. Yes, I do have that problem especially if I have it sitting on the seat of the car and have to make a sudden stop. I am very bad about hooking the loop around the button so it is generally open. The next time I make one it will have a magnetic closure. A flap with a magnetic snap would be nice, also. I would not do another button and loop combination. It looks nice but it is just not me.

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