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Thread: Bow Tuck bag with modifications

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    I made this for my daughter for her birthday. She is an archeologist who specializes in the Teotiuachan in the Valley of Mexico. She loves the Day of the Dead fabric.. but, she isnt a girly girl, so I left off the ties on the sides and added a zipper.
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    I really do like this without the ties and adding the zipper. Was adding the zipper hard? I'm waiting for my bow tuck pattern to arrive so I can start my first one!

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    Well, it was an experiment, so I probably didnt do it the easiest way, so it was a little difficult.. Ill be thinking about how to make it easier.. I didnt take into account that the zipper is closed on both ends...making it hard to get the second side under the presser foot.

    Also, since I didnt add the bows, I took the tuck with my sewing machine on the inside of the bag.

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    Have had my pattern for awhile and still have not tried it.
    I am a show and tell person. Not a read pattern and do.
    I wanted so bad to make a couple for Christmas gifts, but I have a feeling the pattern will still be unopened in Jan.

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    Vry nice purse!

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    Your daughter will love it.

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    How appropriate for your daughter. I'm not a skeleton kind of gal, but I actually like your purse and that fabric!!! And I prefer a zipper, as well. Good job and thanks for showing it to us.

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    I love the purse too. I am waiting for my bow tuck pattern as we speak. Going to give it a try too.
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    Really cute and I love the way this looks with out the ties on the side. Nice job!

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    I like your modifications. Bet your DD will love it@

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    Fabulous job and alterations on your DD's new purse!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nena
    Have had my pattern for awhile and still have not tried it.
    I am a show and tell person. Not a read pattern and do.
    I wanted so bad to make a couple for Christmas gifts, but I have a feeling the pattern will still be unopened in Jan.
    Nena: I have both the larger and smaller patterns, and have been dragging my feet in starting one. I've read through the instructions a couple times, and put it back in the envelope both times!!! I even have fabric picked out!!
    Let's take the plunge together. I know you can do it!! And so can I!!

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    You did a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgthom
    Quote Originally Posted by nena
    Have had my pattern for awhile and still have not tried it.
    I am a show and tell person. Not a read pattern and do.
    I wanted so bad to make a couple for Christmas gifts, but I have a feeling the pattern will still be unopened in Jan.
    Nena: I have both the larger and smaller patterns, and have been dragging my feet in starting one. I've read through the instructions a couple times, and put it back in the envelope both times!!! I even have fabric picked out!!
    Let's take the plunge together. I know you can do it!! And so can I!!
    This is a great idea. This is really a very easy pattern. I know that you both can do this!

    And if you have problems, just post a question here and help will be on the way to keep you going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgthom
    Quote Originally Posted by nena
    Have had my pattern for awhile and still have not tried it.
    I am a show and tell person. Not a read pattern and do.
    I wanted so bad to make a couple for Christmas gifts, but I have a feeling the pattern will still be unopened in Jan.
    Nena: I have both the larger and smaller patterns, and have been dragging my feet in starting one. I've read through the instructions a couple times, and put it back in the envelope both times!!! I even have fabric picked out!!
    Let's take the plunge together. I know you can do it!! And so can I!!
    This pattern really is very easy. I got hung up on the front pocket. (Seems alot of board members did) Once I got past that and learned how to do boxed corners it was a piece of cake. There is a tutorial someone put up to help with the front pocket and the rest of it. Do what I did, ask questions. Members are more then willing to help both of you. Get that pattern and fabric out and get started. Once you make one you will see how easy it is. I'm now on my 10th one. :lol:

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    I LOVE it!! :thumbup: The fabric is so unique & just make's it that much more special!! Wonderful sewing job, too!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    Well, it was an experiment, so I probably didnt do it the easiest way, so it was a little difficult.. Ill be thinking about how to make it easier.. I didnt take into account that the zipper is closed on both ends...making it hard to get the second side under the presser foot.

    Also, since I didnt add the bows, I took the tuck with my sewing machine on the inside of the bag.
    Well, keep me posted, Judy! Will be very interested in any new ideas you have!!

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    Ok girls. I guess I need to open the pattern too. I have been afraid to try it but they are so cute. I love the DOD material you used. It is really cute and I like how you tied it in to where she has her dig. Great Job!

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    Cool bag, my niece would love it! I don't have a pattren for that bag, but I've made a couple in my version.

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    I think you just developed a new pattern and I like it better than the original. I hate purses with open tops. Mine always hit the floor when I put on the brakes.

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    What a lovely Mom you are, this will be a most special gift... lucky daughter... talented Mom

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    Would you be able to tell me what line the fabric is from? or any other info on it. my daughter is a skulls kind of girl also. Betty

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    Love your daughter's purse, know she will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflower7
    Would you be able to tell me what line the fabric is from? or any other info on it. my daughter is a skulls kind of girl also. Betty
    It is Alexander Henry Day of the Dead line.

    I have this on the bolt along with the others in the collection. It is from a couple years ago, so I dont know how much is still out there.

    If you would like some of it, just send me a PM

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    Could you do a tutorial for the zipper and the way that you
    did the tuck on the inside?

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