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Thread: Do you use your bow tuck bags?

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    Yes I have made several of them but I put a magnetic snap on each side of the button. I love them. I am finding that if I change purses I go right back to the bow tuck because I love all the pockets.

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    such good advice, I have 2 patterns, but never have made the attempt to actually make one. I get so excited over what I see, but I am so bad about choosing fabrics to make it unique. Is it hard to make? Lots of little pieces? What do I need for the most part? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    I love mine, I use it everyday. Love all the pockets, everyone is filled with something. I used a snap, don't care for velcro. Using the metal tape trick is something to try.
    what is the metal take trick?

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    I use mine all the time. I shrunk the pattern a bit more so that my DD can use one too. She's 2. And with all the tossing and cramming that we both do in our purses, nothing comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon-bon
    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    I love mine, I use it everyday. Love all the pockets, everyone is filled with something. I used a snap, don't care for velcro. Using the metal tape trick is something to try.
    what is the metal tape trick?

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    I also use the double faced quilted fabric. It is a bit more expensive but if you have a joanns coupon it is not bad and so much easier to use this.

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    I have made several bags and love them. I made two diaper bags out of the pattern and just made the straps longer and the bag about 4 inches taller. I made my sister and mom each one with a matching zippered cosmetic bag to go inside. We recently made a trip to Seattle and all had our bags! The last time my mom had her hair done, she said that all the ladies at the beauty salon were "ooing and aahhhing" over her purse! I use the magnetic closure and it seems to work great for me. I don't like fussing with a loop and button. I may try putting the bottom stabilizer into the lining on my next bag - sounds like a great idea.

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    I made one for myself and use it everyday. I get lots of compliments and friends wanting them. I haven't made any to sell yet and may in the future. What my friends like most is the bright material for the inside. They say that is ideal for being to see where everything is and not having to fumble around to find what they are looking for. I will post mine when I get back from my "Curves" workout!

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    Another pattern I have and am anxious to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis
    I use mine every day - no problems with stuff falling out - but I do have a problem keeeping the stiff bottom in - I use foam core board then cover it with fabric - shove into the bottom - usually pretty tight - but I have a problem with change and loose stuff getting under the board - then pretty soon the board is at the top of the bag - I was thinking of using velcro to attach to the bottom - but curious if others have this problem....
    I use plastic canvas and make a sandwich with batting to put the canvass inside. I sew it closed. I also make it slightly larger than the bag bottom...just enough to stretch it a tad. I have very little problem with change going underneath.....AND it's all washable!

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    Another alternative to the zipper is a magnet. GREAT safety feature and the women I have made them for love them.

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    Ya'lls bags are so cute. I can't wait to get the pattern and make some. Great gifts too. Thank's for sharing

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    I've made several.. and love it.. I am going to make the handles a little bit longer so I can sling it over my shoulder.. I hate carrying a purse on my arm.. I think it reminds me of my grandma.. course I'm a grandma so what does it matter??

    I have one cloesd with a magnetic snap.. the other with a button.. I haven't had anything fall out.. yet.. I'm about to make another one.. Patriotic I think.. Made one of those last year, didn't get to use it before someone talked me out of it.. oh well.. I have the pattern and the skill!

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    A friend made me a bow tuck bag, and it's absolutely adorable! It's a bit on the small side so I don't use it as much as my other purses, but I love it and make sure I have it with me when I get together with the friend who made it.

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    Are the magnetic closures put in after the bag is assembled? Ive never seen one.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caro
    I purchased my first one from a quilting guild...it is a tote and have used it lots...made one over a year ago and decided after I had it made that I really wanted a more secure closure...but, what? So it sits here.

    You will enjoy your tote/purse so much...each is unique and fun as you have noticed from the ones posted.

    Hoping to pick up a suggestion or two on the closures used.
    Have you considered a magnetic closer? I just bought 10 for $5.99. I'm going to mount one to a flap that folds over the top opening of the purse rather than putting both magnets inside the top edges ... does that make sense?

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    Lord help me!!!!!!! I have 9 bags. Use then with all my out fits that I wear. Blue,pink,black,greer,yellow.Plus more colors.LOVE THEM!!!!! No zippers. Never had a problem with losing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    These are awesome responses! Thank you ladies. I have all of my material cut out now and the batting. I am going to try and get it sewn up today. I have picked out red for the bottom, small red flowers for the top, red inside and the same small red flowers for the straps.

    Has anyone made the handles longer then what the design asks for?
    Absolutely

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    I have made a couple, the last one for a friend. She had mentioned at a previous time she would never carry a purse without a zipper, so of course hers has a zipper.
    It is so fun to make bags, since I must carry a bag for my oxygen I no longer carry a purse. Still I make them because it is such fun and I have lots of friends that appreciate a new purse.
    Everyone bow tuck bag I have made and given away they just love all the pockets and go on and on about them.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!
    All bags are beautiful!
    Someday I will try to do something! His photos tempt me!
    Hugs to all!

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    i've made 2, one was a gift for sister. Use mine, without zipper. Thinkin about makin one with a zipper thou.

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    Hi, seen these before, is there more than one pattern for these and where is a good place to purchase? How about a tutorial, I think I saw one before.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    How about a tutorial, I think I saw one before.:)
    :thumbup:

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    Is there a pattern or better yet one that can be downloaded? I am on a remote island and love being conneccted this way!

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    I've made about 30....most are sold and some are given away!! I don't use the ones I have kept and I don't know why!!
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