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Thread: What are your favorite patterns to make purses or totes?

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    What are your favorite patterns to make purses or totes?

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    there is only one word BOW TUCKS !

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    Two hour tulip purse is really easy and fast.

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    Every time I read Bow Tucks, I read it as Botox--do you think I've been a nurse to long LOL????

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    So far I have made several and I really love my version of the Towne Bag ..a lazy girl designs and the Gracie Bag by them also..

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    I love all bags. That bow tuck I'll have to try I haven't made one like that yet.

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    I've made several of the bow tucks and also one she (the bow tuck designer) calls pocket parade (more of a diaper bag) but I've just made 2 of Geta's Amelie bags and I have to say I like it best.

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    I like backpack purses.( I made the Chloe from this free site)
    Also, here is a link to a bunch of free purse patterns and also some that aren't free.

    Henrietts handbags and purses
    www.henriettashandbags.com

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    Oh I have made so many different ones.....I just love bags!

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    I just make up my totebags as I go along. Each is different.

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    I like the Bow Tucks Tote but my absolute favorite are the lazy girl designs

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    I make tote bags, haven't tried a hand bag yet :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Every time I read Bow Tucks, I read it as Botox--do you think I've been a nurse to long LOL????
    When I first heard someone say it I thought they said Botox, which would be a weird name for a purse. I finally got it when I saw the pattern and could see it spelled out. :roll:

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    BOW TUCK :)

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    I don't have a favorite. Most I have just designed myself as I go along. I really like them all and find that making them is very addictive. I have a very long list of free patterns to try out also. If I really get a fire under me I may make a lot of them to sell at our community fall festival which is held in the park right behind my house every October. I wish I could discipline myself to make one a day every day between now and then. So far I've sold a few but most I have given to relatives and friends for birthdays, etc.

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    The more I make the better I like them... I've started just making them up as I go!! I like the plain simple tote I've been making and then embellish it as I go.

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    I found a fun, free pattern on allpeoplequilt called "Paisley & Patchwork Bag". I've made three so far and have tweaked it a bit as I've gotten comfortable with the pattern. My mom got the first as they are made from her stash of drapery and upholstery swatches. Then I made one for myself. Now I am making them for 5 friends who all have birthdays from the end of September to the end of October. I found a free pattern for a purse organizer so if I have time before the birthdays, I hope to make those for in the bags.
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    Hmm a good idea for all those fabric samples I got free at a garage sale last weekend! I have to look this one up!

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    My favorite tote pattern by far (I've made four of them) is the Professional Tote by the Creative Thimble. I love it.

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    Lazy Girl makes some terrific bag patterns.

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    Still in the process of making my first Bow Tucks tote and my SQA sent me the Lazy Girl Design 'The City Bag'. It is large -11 x 17 with a front and back pockets and inner pockets.

    My Bow Tucks is the large and I think I want the small also.

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    wow, awesome thanks everyone for all of your comments, I guess I am just scared to make a purse don't think I have the confidence, just dive in and try it, I guess

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    keep the ideas coming for cool patterns and if you have the link post it, thanks

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    I don't have a favorite bag, but I make a lot of wonder wallets. I love making all kinds but only really use the polso pouch and wonder wallets regularly. I've got a couple of patterns using grommets to try next. Here's alink to my webshots pictures of bags and quilts; there are a lot of duplicates, but just ignore most of them :))

    http://community.webshots.com/user/rustqlts2

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