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    2 more purses

    These are the first two totes I made for a resort's gift shop in Vanuatu-they wanted beachy themed fabrics-so I have been buying some on my shop hop and at Joann's. The larger one I made from the original pattern (smaller one), but I enlarged it and added a tab closing. Just realized I have the smaller bag turned around showing the back!! Oh well, it has the horizontal stripe across the front like in the larger oneName:  IMG_5982_1.JPG
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    Both are adorabel, I really like the flip flops. What was the pattern ??

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    They are both awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    Both are adorabel, I really like the flip flops. What was the pattern ??
    Sorry the first one is a bit blurry-the pattern is Tahoe Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs. I plan to make it several times, with different beachy fabrics I have. The owners of this resort are friends of ours in Vanuatu and she has purchased 4 purses from me already. They want totes instead of purses for their gift shop. I am going back in April so will take them with me. In the meantime, I send them photos as I make them.

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    I, too, really like the flip flops. Great job on both

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    They are so cute!!!

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    both are very attractive and should sell well.
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    Wow, nice bags.

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    I have a better photo that isn't blurry. I'll try to upload it now.Name:  DSCN0429_1.JPG
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    That's fantastic looking, love the beachy theme.
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    Very pretty, love the flip flop bag.
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    Great job!! Was this part of your shop hop haul?
    Last edited by noahscats7; 03-08-2012 at 05:24 PM.

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    I like them both but I like the flip flops their cute. Sue

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    They're really nice. What kind of stabilizer do you put inside to make them stand up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahscats7 View Post
    Great job!! Was this part of your shop hop haul?
    No, had just gotten that fabric a few days before I knew I was doing the shop hop. I only got a yard of the flip flop fabric, which is enough for about 2 different totes, but as cute as it is, I might go back and get more. It was just at Joann's, so I am sure I can get more.

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    They are both darling and very beachy! Excellent job sewing too.
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    I just paid a gal $169 to make me a large purse. It's really a diaper bag (it's that big). I love it and she is known all over town for her purses. I'm using it next weekend when I go to the Oregon coast. I'm using it for my bathroom stuff...blowdryer, makeup, shampoo, etc. I have a hard time making purses. I get suckered into buying the pattern and fabric because it's so dang cute, but after I do a hatchet job on it, I throw it in my closet. I've even taken 3 classes on purses and can't do them. So yours are wonderful!!! Great job!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I just paid a gal $169 to make me a large purse. It's really a diaper bag (it's that big). I love it and she is known all over town for her purses. I'm using it next weekend when I go to the Oregon coast. I'm using it for my bathroom stuff...blowdryer, makeup, shampoo, etc. I have a hard time making purses. I get suckered into buying the pattern and fabric because it's so dang cute, but after I do a hatchet job on it, I throw it in my closet. I've even taken 3 classes on purses and can't do them. So yours are wonderful!!! Great job!!!!!
    Thanks! Wow, $169.00!! I made one that is #1187 Sweet Retreat Weekend Bag by Whistlepig Creek Productions-it is 22" x 15" x 8"- and it was ALLOT of work, but turned out nice. I was thinking of $45.00, but I might re-think that-it has roughly 4 yards of fabric total and 2 yards of fusible fleece, so maybe I might go $65.00. I posted a pic of it a while back with some other bags I made. Thanks for the info!

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    They are both SO CUTE! Love the little fishy inside the fish one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SittingPretty View Post
    They are both SO CUTE! Love the little fishy inside the fish one.
    Thanks, though I have to admit that little fishy was put there to cover up the two little holes I put in the lining when I put the magnetic closure on the wrong side!! I usually add them to the inside, one on each side, but this bag I wanted the tab closure, so I did 1/2 the magnet on the tab the right way, but wasn't thinking when I put the other side in. It should have gone on the outside to meet up with the tab, but I did it wrong-so had to think of a way to conceal it. I just cut out a fish from a scrap of the fabric and tried to fuse it-but it didn't stick well, so I used fabric glue and that did the trick! Looks like it was meant to be there, huh?? SHHH--don't tell!!

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    Great job! Bet they sell fast.
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    Those look great, they are sure to sell fast!
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    Very cute and love the fabrics!

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    Jill, I was wondering if you have gone to see Frankie at the floral shop there in Ramona? You never know, she might be able to sell your bags locally. You do such beautiful work on them.

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    Love the bags! What stabilizer do you use to give the nice sturdiness to your bags?

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