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Thread: Bow Tie Purses

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    I enjoy making these, they are gifts for my mom and sisters.
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    They are so pretty and I love seeing new ones.Very nice color coordinating.I like them all!!

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    Beautiful. I love your color choices...

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    Love your fabric choices. I just bought the pattern - are there any special tips you might have?

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    Alot, but for now, I don't care for the button closure. I would consider a magnetic one. Another is, I don't trace the corner template, I just put my ruler at the 2/12 and trace that way. Also, I have heavy duty needles for sewing the handles, inside pockets to the lining, anywhere there is alot of thickness. If not you are going to be breaking some needles. Once you get thru your first one, it is alot easier. Just take your time, and have fun with them. They are very addictive..........I'm going for counseling tomorrow, to try to get them out of my head

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    Beautiful job.

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    Very pretty!

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    Thanks for the advice,when I get up the nerve I will try to make one.

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    I have made both sizes, and I like the mini size the best. The other would make a great diaper bag. It is to big for a purse. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiequeen
    Thanks for the advice,when I get up the nerve I will try to make one.
    If I can do this, so can you. I felt the same way when I first got my pattern, but all ya got to do is go one step at a time. They are a blast to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiequeen
    Thanks for the advice,when I get up the nerve I will try to make one.
    I just finished my first one today. Take it one...step...at...a...time! The hardest part is figuring out the outer pocket. READ, READ, READ...

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    Very nice bags! Good work :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Nice....i have the rooster one made by Finch and loves it!

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    Now i'm really not going to be able to sleep tonight, I can go on and on about these bags. I use tape to hold the handles in place when you are ready to sew them onto the the bag. It is so much easier than trying to pin them, as they are quite thick.

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    Bags are very nice and show off good workmanship. You live in a lovely spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    Bags are very nice and show off good workmanship. You live in a lovely spot.
    Thank-you for the nice compliment, we just love living here and can't wait till the leaves start showing their beautiful colors.
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    I am adding one of my Bow Tie Tote bags. I made this one two inches each way bigger. Then decided to add the same color to the top as the bottom. The inside with 6 pockets is the same color as the main fabric. I tried to take a picture of this, but in the inside is mostly black so it didn't show very well.

    This is the outside of the bag with 3 layer button
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    Note, I made two sets of ties to match bag
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