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Thread: Bow Tuck I made yesterday and some lessons learned

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    Senior Member kathome's Avatar
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    So I finally broke down and ordered the pattern for the mini Bow Tuck, and I must say, with some modifications, I'm hooked.

    First thing I will change is the iron on fleece lining. WAY too bulky to have on both the lining and on the outside fabric. Same with the handles. In both cases the top stitching is through 4 layers of fleece batting and 4 layers of fabric. The handles stand at attention, which I really don't mind, but is not, IMHO necessary.

    Also, in the mini pattern it calls for WOF for the lining pockets. This had me stumped for quite a while trying to figure out why my piece was so long compared to the lining. I guess it's a misprint.

    Finally, I should have paid more attention as to the placement of the front pocket, because I placed it too high. Don't really know how I make that mistake. Also, I think my choice of fabric could have been better, although I love it anyway.

    All said and done, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this pattern and am headed to the store this afternoon to buy more fabric for the next (and improved) Mini Bow Tuck.

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    I love the fabric. Very pretty. Great job. :thumbup: :D

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    I'm in the process of making a tote--/purse....Yours looks great.....I have the bow tuck pattern but want to do my own thing........

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    It's cute! I like your fabric.

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    It is cute. I like your fabrics. Thanks for the hints.

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    Great bag! Love your fabrics! For the pocket, I sew the bottom of the pocket in with the bottom portion of the bag. Maybe this will work for you.

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    your avatar cracks me up every time i see one of your posts!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock
    Great bag! Love your fabrics! For the pocket, I sew the bottom of the pocket in with the bottom portion of the bag. Maybe this will work for you.
    That is what I do too! They sure are fun to make and I love the fabrics you used .

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    I love it! Especially the colors!!!

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    I love the material you choose.. I just bough the pattern from a member on the board. I cant wait to do it.

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    love the color, good job,

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    Very pretty! The large bow tucks calls for width of fabric, too-you end up cutting off a lot. We also wondered why the don't have you so the bottom of the pocket between the top and bottom sections in the early stages.

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    Very pretty. Thanks for the hints. I plan on starting one soon.

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    Very pretty, looks great to me.

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    very nice job...colors are great

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    I'm an extreme budget sewer, soooo I use regular cotton batting (left overs) and spray baste.

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    that came out very nice and I do like your fabrics.

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    Very pretty.

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    Looks very nice. I have the pattern and really need to make one

    robin

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathome
    So I finally broke down and ordered the pattern for the mini Bow Tuck, and I must say, with some modifications, I'm hooked..
    I love those colors. Great job!!! :thumbup:

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    i love it great colors

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    I think you made a good choice for the fabrics. The next one will probably be a lot easier now that you know what to do.

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    I went to the fabric store today and bought enough for 2 more Bow Tucks. One for my cousin's wife for her birthday and on for my SIL just 'cause I love her.

    Like I said, I'm hooked.

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    Pretty bag..love those fabrics!

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    Nice job, I made one yesterday too and planing on making more.

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