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Thread: Purse Makers....what is your favorite go to pattern?

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    Purse Makers....what is your favorite go to pattern?

    For those who make purses which pattern is your favorite and why? Is it the design, ease of instructions or something else?

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    I just bought a simpli ity, it s easy, doesnt take too much fab comes out cute

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    Here many to choose from. I don't have a favorite, depends on my mood.

    http://pursepatterns.com/free_bag_patterns.html
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I tend to make my own patterns. Decide the size you want and any design features. Lazy girl and studiokat both make easy to follow patterns.
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    I made my own. I like it because it's very easy. Has pockets on the inside and I've sold a bunch!
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    I make several. Mostly ones like this. It has pockets and uses the exact size of fabric I get from a place that recycles designer fabric. http://sdmikke.blogspot.com/2009/03/...e-pattern.html
    I also like this one, because its easy, has lots of pockets and its so pretty. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2z2PCv...-bag-patterns/

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    I made a few bow tucks, and seems everyone that sees them loves them and wants one. I have a few other patterns I want to try for a change..hopefully this weekend, if I do not get any orders to make.

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    I have made several tote bags of my own design. I have bought a couple of patterns that turned me off because the directions were not very clear. I don't have much patience with poorly written directions.
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    I use my own pattern and vary it depending on who I am making it for and what the purpose of the bag is.

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    Mini Bow Tucks. Our shop has sold soooooo many patterns and kits! I made 3, two for me and one for my mom.

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    I have made some Bow Tucks bags that seem to be pretty popular, and have made several bags that are just "make up as I go" bags. I have some Lazy Girl bag patterns, and have seen a lot of them made up, but I have not made one yet.

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    i love the smaller bow tuck
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    I usually make up my own pattern. My favorite size is about 15-18 in. tall, and about 12-15 in. wide. I line them and use fusible fleece between the outside and the lining. Sometimes I put patch pockets on the inside, sometimes on the outside, and sometimes both, depending on what I'll be using it for.
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    I have made several "Veranda" bags and they are a good size with plenty of pockets.

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    I, too, make my own patterns and have for years. There are some patterns that you buy that say can only be made for personal use and cannot sell. I've made diaper bags and handbags of various sizes and designs that I have designed and know where they came from. You don't have to worry about copyright issues with your designs.

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    I like the Brittany Bag Pattern because the directions are great, there are lots of pictures, the bag has lots of pockets and it has covers that you can add to make it match whatever you are wearing. It is available at www.anembroideredaffair.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I make several. Mostly ones like this. It has pockets and uses the exact size of fabric I get from a place that recycles designer fabric. http://sdmikke.blogspot.com/2009/03/...e-pattern.html
    I also like this one, because its easy, has lots of pockets and its so pretty. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2z2PCv...-bag-patterns/
    Thank you for the great inks. Much appreciated.

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    I've made a few different styles for DSIL but when I made her a Bow Tucks all her friends wanted them too. I made more than ten. Lost count after that. Just finished one that is going to Western Australia so am hoping I may pick up a few orders from there.

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    Thanks for all the ideas and free pattern options - now I just have to decide which one I'll make first...may have to make more than one =)

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    I use only Studio Kat Designs patterns. They are so pretty, so well thought out, and carefully planned. Kathy really puts a lot of time and effort into every pattern. I got into it through the purse organizers I bought thru Clotilde's. And now I am hooked. They are really beautiful. She thinks of everything.
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    You can't go wrong with any pattern written by Joan Hawley of LazyGirl designs. All of her patterns have detailed instructions complete with color photos of each step! I'm partial to Margo and Mini Miranda myself.

    http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/produ...urses_Bags/c50

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    Bow Tucks only I put zippers in them. Have made at least 100. Gave lots for gifts and sold lots.....have lots for myself in my closet for each holiday, season, etc. Just love the size, pockets, coordinating fabrics to use. And of course now I can make them without even thinking about the pattern, just know it all by heart........that is unles I would go a couple months without making one and THEN I would surely forget and have to dig out the pattern.Name:  Breast Cancer Survivor Tote.bmp
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    I found this one. It has 4 outside pockets. It's great!! http://store.annamariahorner.com/muto.html
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    Dakota..thanks so much for that link. I saw several I'd love to try.
    What a sweetie you are to take time to do that for us out here in cyberland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Here many to choose from. I don't have a favorite, depends on my mood.

    http://pursepatterns.com/free_bag_patterns.html

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    My favorite is Amelie by Geta Gramma. have made several of them in different sizes, including the one I made yesterday for my Mom's b'day. I always get compliments on them. Nobody can believe that I made them, but they are so easy and fun to make. I have Nicole also by Getta Gamma cut out, but not sewed together yet. I have the Belle pattern also but haven't made it yet. I am in the process of making a Mini Bow Tuck (also for my Mom). It looks like it is going to be another favorite.

    http://romanianquiltstudio.com/english/bag-patterns.htm
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