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Thread: Has anyone tried this purse/tote pattern?

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    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
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    I have not tried any purses but would really like to and since I love this fabric anyhow...I was thinking of getting the quilt if you think it is not too complicated for me.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...n__D55420.html

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto4
    I have not tried any purses but would really like to and since I love this fabric anyhow...I was thinking of getting the quilt if you think it is not too complicated for me.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...n__D55420.html

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    Go for it....you can do it. A quilt store near me was having a class on this pattern and the cost of the class was $40.00 plus supplies and pattern.

    First make on using cheaper fabric..get the pattern figured out and then use better line of fabric..

    Good Luck

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    In October I went on a quilting retreat and the lady who was next to me made this purse. It was adorable and the pattern in on my list to buy because it came out beautifully and was a great size.

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    I have seen that purse done in many different fabrics and it is a beautiful pattern. Actually, one that I want to do for myself. A friend made herself one and I just adore it.

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    I was signed up a week ago to take a class on making this tote. Due to teh snow, they cancelled, but the class is going to be rescheduled.
    The sample purse in the shop was reallly a nice size, just the right anount of pockets for me, and not too big. I don't usually carry a tote/purse anymore, but this one caught my eye.

    The class cost $30.00 plus fabric and supplies. I already have the fabric so I think I will still take the class just to get some pointers and to get out of the house.

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    I made this last summer and thought it worked up rather easily. However, I do remember thinking that it was a good thing I had some prior sewing experience.

    Here is my bow-tucks bag:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24001-1.htm

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    I made a bunch of them. It's a great patten
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23661-1.htm

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    Hello:

    I have one cut and that was easy. The pattern is written well. Many of my quild members made them for Christmas gifts. I know you can do this bag. They had a local hardware cut a pexiglass bottom.

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    Hi, it is a great pattern. I have made alot of them for gifts and have 3 listed for sale.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34246-1.htm

    You can do it just read the pattern through before starting and take your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dora Taggart
    Quote Originally Posted by momto4
    I have not tried any purses but would really like to and since I love this fabric anyhow...I was thinking of getting the quilt if you think it is not too complicated for me.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...n__D55420.html

    Thoughts?
    Go for it....you can do it. A quilt store near me was having a class on this pattern and the cost of the class was $40.00 plus supplies and pattern.

    First make on using cheaper fabric..get the pattern figured out and then use better line of fabric..

    Good Luck
    great idea.

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    That is one of the things on my want to do list. I say go for it.

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    This is a really cute pattern! Give it a whirl!

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    I wanted to try bags for a change and ordered one from Connecting Threads..it was an Open City Tote Kit - but I can't find it on line this morning....I bought the kit to try it and thought that if it was fun I'd make some out of my stash fabrics....

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    Go for it. If you have a problrm just put it on the board.

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    Ah, here's the link for the pattern and Kit that I ordered... http://www.connectingthreads.com/Fab...it_KD2434.HTML
    It should arrive next week....I thought that it was a great buy to try out...would make great gifts.

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    Go for it! I did one in a class in an hour & then I made a few as xmas gifts it fun & easy!

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    Thanks Butterfly for the link! My computer crashed and I lost all the freebie sites. Now I get to restart my collection!

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    Connecting threads gives very clear cutting and sewing directions..at least for thier quilts. I would think it would be the same for thier sewing patterns. You go for it!

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    Penny Sturges wrote the pattern and it is very easy to do.
    Go for it!!

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    I've made that bag - or one very similar. It's not difficult - best advice I can give is read all the directions first and then follow them one step at a time. Enjoy. I love mine.
    Karen

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    I just finished a tote from this pattern. It's really an easy pattern to do especially if it is your first one. The quilting part is easy if you have a walking foot or diferential feed. Just be sure to attach the guide to the foot that lets you measure from your beginning set of stitches so that your quilting is equal distance. Just follow the instructions.

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    I've done several of these. Quite easy to follow, direction wise. I changed the length of my handles. Adjusted them for my long arms!! Also didn't put as wide of batting in the handles as it called for. I would suggest making one exactly like the pattern then changing what you wanted to on the fabric you really like!!

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    I have that exact purse packed and ready to take on vacation. The directions are clear and precise. My colors are turquoise/purple/black. It receives many comments. I love making bags and purses and have several. I have had individuals stop to ask where I purchased my purse in the past. Certainly beats Vera Bradley prices and you always carry one-of-a-kind. Once you've made one you'll be hooked so go for it!

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    Yes I made this bag. It isn't hard at all. I've made three of them. The tuck is just a pleat. Have fun with this bag.

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