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Thread: bow tucks bottom

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    I have a question! I made my first bow tucks bag, sorry no pics camera batteries went dead, when you pull the bag thru the 8 inch opening in lining my directions say nothing about closing it up, just make the bottom sleeve and put in, it just seems weird not to do something with that hole. Please tell me what u all have done with it. I know it gets covered with the bottom piece but it just does not seem right to leave it opened. Thank u all in advance, this is a great bunch of talented people and I love reading and seeing everything everyone does. :-D

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    I would just hand stitch the opening closed :D:D:D

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    I have either hand slip stitched it closed or used my machine on the verrry edge.

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    I sewed the edge on my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    I have either hand slip stitched it closed or used my machine on the verrry edge.
    Me too.

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    I hand stitched mine closed.

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    I folded the edges in and tucked it in so they just met.

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    I hand stitched mine closed too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I hand stitched mine closed.
    Ditto!

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    I would stitch it too!

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    I machine stitch mine closed.

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    I wrote to the pattern maker about that and haven't heard back.
    I just slip stitch it closed

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    I pull it up a bit and machine stitch it closed, then push it back down into the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I hand stitched mine closed too.
    Ditto

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    I hand stitch mine. I just can't bring myself to leave it open.

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    As long as the bottom is washable, stitch her up!
    If not, stitch the opening closed and place the bottom in a sleeve and place in bottom of bag.

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    I always stitch mine closed.

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    I don't turn mine through the bottom. Instead, I leave my opening between the handles on the side withOUT the button strap. That way it is all pretty and no one can ever tell where it was turned and closed up.

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    Thank U All!!! What I thought too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I pull it up a bit and machine stitch it closed, then push it back down into the bag.
    same here, it's pretty neat that way

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    just use scant seam , close by machine, my instructions were the same

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    Depending on what you used in the bottom, such as cardboard or something you can just leave it as is and remove it to wash the purse when needed. That is what I sometimes do. Even if I use plastic canvas I remove it to wash the item.

    Suzy

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    I always hand stitch the opening closed.

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    I have made 7 bow tucks so far,I fold in the edge to match the rest of the seam and just as close to the edge as I can I sew it closed. Also I put plastic canvas for the bottom to be stiff and hold it's shape. I use 2 pieces and make the pillow case type sleeve for it.fold in the overhang between the 2 pieces of canvas. you can hand stitch it closed or just leave it inside. Cost of 2 pieces cut from 1 sheet of canvas is less than 50 cents. and is washable. Mary

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    I am working on my 15th Bow Tucks and I leave the bottoms open!!!! My understanding is if you wash it later, you can get to the corners (through the opening) to "poke out the corners".....it made sense to me!!! Patti

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