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    colleen53,

    Where do you get your beads? They look like glass rather than the plastic pony beads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    colleen53,

    Where do you get your beads? They look like glass rather than the plastic pony beads.
    the beads are wood.. they come in a good size bag with muliple colors in them..
    green, blue, burgundy, black, natural. I am going to get more later today.. i get them at joann's in the jewelry making aisles.. I also get the silver ones there.. big bag also of various shapes..they come in gold as well.
    when i go , i get silver, gold. and two bags of colors...

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    This lady wanted color fully and that was what she picked. If you need to have something special, then it is up to you to find what you like. It is hard to pick a fabric just perfect for someone.

    I love your fabric in your blue bag, I have also come up with putting a key ring on the end of some of my bags. I use the hair bands that you can buy in the dollar store, they come in all colors and it is nice to have some place to put your keys. I have also used them on my Tote bags use them for the buttons, for people that one a button on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    colleen53,

    Where do you get your beads? They look like glass rather than the plastic pony beads.
    the beads are wood.. they come in a good size bag with muliple colors in them..
    green, blue, burgundy, black, natural. I am going to get more later today.. i get them at joann's in the jewelry making aisles.. I also get the silver ones there.. big bag also of various shapes..they come in gold as well.
    when i go , i get silver, gold. and two bags of colors...
    Thanks Colleen! I've made a lot of bags but still haven't tried my bowtucks pattern. But I guess it's time to bite the bullet and give her a try!

    Do you use the fusible batting on the main fabric and Decor Bond on the lining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nangars
    This lady wanted color fully and that was what she picked. If you need to have something special, then it is up to you to find what you like. It is hard to pick a fabric just perfect for someone.

    I love your fabric in your blue bag, I have also come up with putting a key ring on the end of some of my bags. I use the hair bands that you can buy in the dollar store, they come in all colors and it is nice to have some place to put your keys. I have also used them on my Tote bags use them for the buttons, for people that one a button on them.
    i agree about picking fabric for a specialty bag. I give my customers lots of fabric sites to browse and lqs as well.
    If a customer has something in mind I let them do the foot work on fabric and then i order it if its online or go get it if its local. That way they are having control over what they want on it..I tell them to pick 2/3 fabrics and then it's in my hands lol

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    I LOVE this purse style. I still have NOT found the large pattern. All I can find is the smaller ones. I cannot believe there are no large patterns anywhere
    peggy

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    Lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463
    I LOVE this purse style. I still have NOT found the large pattern. All I can find is the smaller ones. I cannot believe there are no large patterns anywhere
    peggy
    have you tried ebay?

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    Love That Purse no matter what color you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    colleen53,

    Where do you get your beads? They look like glass rather than the plastic pony beads.
    the beads are wood.. they come in a good size bag with muliple colors in them..
    green, blue, burgundy, black, natural. I am going to get more later today.. i get them at joann's in the jewelry making aisles.. I also get the silver ones there.. big bag also of various shapes..they come in gold as well.
    when i go , i get silver, gold. and two bags of colors...
    Thanks Colleen! I've made a lot of bags but still haven't tried my bowtucks pattern. But I guess it's time to bite the bullet and give her a try!

    Do you use the fusible batting on the main fabric and Decor Bond on the lining?
    I use the fusible pellon on outside and inside fabric and the pockets.. If my fabric is heavy for outside then I use a lighter weight on the inside lining.

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    I love the bow tucks, but have not tried them yet. I've got both patterns! Colleen you are inspiring me to get one going! I may have to PM you if I get stuck!

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    "I use the fusible pellon on outside and inside fabric and the pockets.. If my fabric is heavy for outside then I use a lighter weight on the inside lining."

    So not the armo plus fusible pellon, just heavyweight interfacing like decor bond?

    I ask because some pictures I've seen look really 'puffy' ... moreso than I would want. I use the armo plus in my bags by Lazy-Girl Designs.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

    Peggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    "I use the fusible pellon on outside and inside fabric and the pockets.. If my fabric is heavy for outside then I use a lighter weight on the inside lining."

    So not the armo plus fusible pellon, just heavyweight interfacing like decor bond?

    I ask because some pictures I've seen look really 'puffy' ... moreso than I would want. I use the armo plus in my bags by Lazy-Girl Designs.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

    Peggy
    just pellon fusible in different weights.
    if they were the puffy look it may have been some early ones with I used regular batting and quilted them. I have not used reg. batting in a very long time, .. always fusible pellon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    I love the bow tucks, but have not tried them yet. I've got both patterns! Colleen you are inspiring me to get one going! I may have to PM you if I get stuck!
    PM away ! I can help if need be...

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    I tried the lighter weight Pellon (iron on) found it didn't give it as much body as I wanted. I normally use the heavy weight, that I get a Wal-Mart that is $3.97 a yard. I started out last one with the light weight, and ended up ironing on another piece of the heavier Pellon because it didn't have the body I wanted. So what I did on that purse was used the light and heavy weight on the outside, and left the light weight on the inside, that is something that you have to try to see if you like it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    "I use the fusible pellon on outside and inside fabric and the pockets.. If my fabric is heavy for outside then I use a lighter weight on the inside lining."

    So not the armo plus fusible pellon, just heavyweight interfacing like decor bond?

    I ask because some pictures I've seen look really 'puffy' ... moreso than I would want. I use the armo plus in my bags by Lazy-Girl Designs.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

    Peggy
    just pellon fusible in different weights.
    if they were the puffy look it may have been some early ones with I used regular batting and quilted them. I have not used reg. batting in a very long time, .. always fusible pellon
    Thanks, any way to cut down on cost is always good! You're getting me motivated again ... Now I just need to get in there and SEW!

    The sad thing is I've had the fusible batting for several Lazy Girl - Margo's cut out for several months now. I just need to cut the fabric and sew. I spend too much time on this Board plus too many days at work! LOL

    Don't you just hate it when your J-O-B keeps you from sewing! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    "I use the fusible pellon on outside and inside fabric and the pockets.. If my fabric is heavy for outside then I use a lighter weight on the inside lining."

    So not the armo plus fusible pellon, just heavyweight interfacing like decor bond?

    I ask because some pictures I've seen look really 'puffy' ... moreso than I would want. I use the armo plus in my bags by Lazy-Girl Designs.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

    I am retired.. had to retire out at age 50 due to pain to neck...back...shoulders... I was a food service manager for an elem school for 15 years.. all the lifting I did took a toll on my body.. now at 57,,I can't imagine working anymore.. I love being home.
    Peggy
    just pellon fusible in different weights.
    if they were the puffy look it may have been some early ones with I used regular batting and quilted them. I have not used reg. batting in a very long time, .. always fusible pellon
    Thanks, any way to cut down on cost is always good! You're getting me motivated again ... Now I just need to get in there and SEW!

    The sad thing is I've had the fusible batting for several Lazy Girl - Margo's cut out for several months now. I just need to cut the fabric and sew. I spend too much time on this Board plus too many days at work! LOL

    Don't you just hate it when your J-O-B keeps you from sewing! :)

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    I'm pushing 59 and the only reason I'm still working is because Fibromyalgia is not a 'disability' by Soc. Sec. standards and since my DH had a stroke in 2008, I'm the primary bread winner. He's now on Medicare but that means I lost his COBRA healthcare. That's when I found out that someone my age who looking for individual health is uninsurable if they have fibro.

    I have one Cymbalta left and then I'm on my own! I tried to get it from the drug company but they think I make too much $$. Perhaps they would like to pay the co-pays on DH's 3 types of insulin, blood thinners, cholesterol, triglycerides, arthritis, anti-depressants, doctor's visits, not to mention the neurological deficits we have to cope wth! Whew! sorry about that, didn't mean to go on a rampage!

    Anyway, I'm so glad you were able to 'retire' even though it was for medical reasons. Think of me during the day and sew a few stitches for me OKAY?

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    you did a beautiful job on that purse. I have the pattern but I can't figure it out. Josie

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    Quote Originally Posted by josie bass
    you did a beautiful job on that purse. I have the pattern but I can't figure it out. Josie
    Josie,

    Colleen did a pictorial tutorial to go along with the pattern. Do a search under tutorials or under colleen53 posts.

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    I was very nervous about trying this pattern out, but what I did was cut everything out , than just did one step at a time, it turned out to be pretty basic if you've done any sewing at all but I think I'll go check out Colleen link and see if she did anything different,,,,

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    I looked under the tutorials and couldn't find the post for Colleen, but I did find under Colleen53 several bow tuck bags, there all beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by llcathey
    I looked under the tutorials and couldn't find the post for Colleen, but I did find under Colleen53 several bow tuck bags, there all beautiful
    I am sorry but I have not done a tute on these.. but if anyone needs to see a pic of a step that is confusing them.. I can do that..

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    Sorry, I thought it was Colleen.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-55016-1.htm

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    Some one write on here that you did a tutorial, I couldn't find yours, but I did find someone elses. They are pretty ez to make, and it is nice to have the pictures for the people who haven't ever made one.

    I don't put front pockets on my purses, and I am thinking about adding a couple of inch to the (h) in order to make them deeper.My sister god love her puts so much in her purse that it feels likes she has bricks in them. It is a good thing that I reinforce the handles, by sewing them at least 4 to 5 times before I put the final seems on them. My handles will never come out., good thing, for my niece is the same way. Of course I have never made one for myself., to busy doing them for others.

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