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Thread: Batik Bag

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    Batik Bag

    Been working on a couple of bags. I was layed off last week from my job of 14 yrs. I buried myself in my sewing room all week. I wasn't happy with the clothsline method, so I found this method with batting on utube. I used 3 different Batiks all in melon shades. The green button brings out the green in the fabric. Also made a black and white bag, have to find another cool button before I post. Took me 2 days to make each one. No one would pay the price if they were for sale.
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    Great bag! Sorry about your job status, hope it will be temporary, or at least until all UFOs are completed...
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    Really sorry about your lay off. I know how that can hurt. What a blessing to have a place you could go and be creative. Quilting and other accessories are healing for the soul. Your bags are great. Thank you for sharing.

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    love your closure

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    I really love your bag! Would you consider posting the link to the u tube instructions? I wouldn't know what title to search under. Thanks.

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    I really like the bag, also. The clothesline bags have been on my "to do" list, but I think I like this better. Sorry about the job situation. Maybe since this door shut, an even better one better one will open.
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    Beautiful bag! It is prettier than the clothesline. I would like your pattern too.

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    Your bag is beautiful! I too prefer the batting method and am in the process of making one ,I'm amazed that you finished one in 2 days, they are time and thread consuming but oh so worth it.

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    Beautiful bag!!!
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    Great looking bag. And the button is the perfect finishing touch. I think I like this better than the clothesline method, too.

    Sorry to hear you were laid off. If you're really thinking of doing these for sale, you'll get quicker the more you do. In any case, sewing in good therapy.

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    Very pretty!
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    I love it. I really like the fabric.

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    So sorry to hear about your job. Will keep you in my prayers.

    Great way to deal with the issue at hand and get busy sewing! Beautiful bag!
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    I am just enthralled with this pattern. You made yours look so beautiful with those colors of batik. Please give the link to the tute. I bet this is even much lighter weight to carry than the corded method. My atriritic body made me think of that... LOL.

    I too am very sorry to hear of your lay off. Bless your heart. I hope that you can find something soon.

    You have a great eye for color and design. Love the button.
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    Great bags. Hope it won't be too long before you find another job

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    Found this not sure if it is the tutorial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txcB2...e=results_main

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    Yup...that's the correct utube tut. Sorry, I was at my knitting class tonite. She only shows the technique of sewing the strips. I made my strips 2 1/2" and the batting strips 2". I found it better when folded. I tried the clothesline and didn't like the end result. If you google batik bag pattern, you will come up with multiple sites. There is a pattern for the bag, but I couldn't wait. I found batiks work better. You have to pull the strip taught when attaching to the previous row. Regular cotton fabric is not as stiff as batiks and you really have to work at it. I will post the black and white bag tomorrow after I attach the handles and buttons. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I've been down all week and hearing your praises makes me feel good.
    Camille

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    Your bag is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial link and your comments about cutting the batting small than the fabric. tfs

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    Sorry to hear about your job. Pretty bag.

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    Beautiful bag. Sorry about your job. Hope you find another one soon.

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    The bag is very pretty and I just love the colors! Buttons just add that special touch, don't they?

    I am sorry about your job too. Despite what the media tells you, there are jobs out there. I know it will be a challenge to find the right one but if you had a 14 year SUCCESS at your last job, that does count for a lot. You would not have been there that long if you weren't good at it. Blessings!

    Oh, enjoy some down time in that sewing room!
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    Love it! I also would like to know the method or where to find on utube. Would you share? thanks so much! I too have been laid off after 33 years!! It really sucks but I am optimistic that another door will open and I sure hope sooon! I'm too young to retire and not old enough to get the benefits I need to stay afloat. It's tough out there! Good Luck!! I'll be praying all your UFOs get completed before you run out of time and money. God Bless!!

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    Love your bag and the technique you used!
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    Love the bag. I make a lot of my own bags and this one is awesome!! I'll have to figure this one out. I watched the video, but not sure. Maybe I'll rewatch it. Love the fabrics too. Batiks for bags are always a good choice!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry to hear about your job. Keep your chin up, something will come up. Remember, when God closes a door, he opens a window!!

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    Oh my gosh - I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

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