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Thread: A Birthday bag. 24 buttons!

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    Senior Member stitchingcrazy's Avatar
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    A Birthday bag. 24 buttons!

    This bag was great fun to make. I have never bound an outside seam before, other than on a quilt. Turns out much the same in technique, but the corners were a bit more of a challenge.
    Anyway it's been given today and it was received with overwhelming delight. She was very pleased and surprised.
    The pattern is taken from an Australian Magazine that I had marked the page in specifically for this pattern. I had to sew 24 buttons on. That hurt a bit, being rather careful with materials at the moment. It had to be done though because it would have spoiled the overall effect had I not done it. Hope you like it.
    Oh and for those of you who kindly gave their advice and preferences for my DWR colours, much appreciated thank you. I have gone with the "soft look" and will not be adding in any darker colours. I will keep you posted as to me progress.
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    Beautiful bag!
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    Your work looks really professional!!!

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    The bag and quilt are beautiful. Perfect work!

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    Love your bag.

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    I love it!
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    very cute!

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    Hey that turned out really cute. Love your applique and the added touch of the button embellishment. Peggy
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    very nicely done!
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    Love Love Love it!!! I can see a bed quilt with the same pattern! Charming!
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    Great bag. May have to try something like that for myself.
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    Beautiful! Love the applique and the buttons.

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    Amazing bag and I agree the buttons really added to the look! you do beautiful work! And I can't wait to see the quilt when it's finished!
    Kelly

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    Cute, cute, cute! The buttons just make it pop. I've done a binding on one set of outside seams. Not easy, but it does help a bag keep its shape and stand up. My favorite commercial-made tote bag has outside seams, and stands up and stays open without being too heavy. Good job!!
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    Just darling...and I love plaid so it really appeals to me. Beautiful job
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    That is really, really, really pretty!!!

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    That is adorable! Speaking of buttons, I'm going to tell you this just for a chuckle...I've been making quilts for 10+ years and have done very little garment/other sewing. Yesterday I remade a large velvet pillow cover and had to replace the buttons, 5 of them, on the back. I learned that my sewing machine can sew on buttons! I whipped out the manual and it was very easy to follow the instructions. I had the 5 4-hole buttons on in about 10 minutes. Who knew! LOL. I bet most sewing machines that can do buttonholes can do buttons. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! hahaha

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    Love it! Love the buttons too!! great job

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