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Thread: Bow Tuck Tote Pictorial Tutorial

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    You will lose stiffnes mostly. If you like a bag a little floppy, then that would be fine. But I would make sure I put the interfacing on the outside of the bag for wear and tear reasons. And make sure your lining is sturdy. You could put a thin fusible on the lining and that should be good.

    Remember, patterns are like a chilli recipe, it is merely a guideline.

    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    I am making the first of these bags and I'm wondering if you can get by with one layer of the Pellon? It seems to me that two layers is going to make it so puffy that it will be difficult to quilt with free-motion designs. And aren't the seams reallllllly thick and stiff with four layers of Pellon in them? Thanks for your thoughts on this!

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    Super Member thepolyparrot's Avatar
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    I went ahead and followed the directions as far as using the pellon on both lining and the body - I'm almost at the assembly stage. The quilting is only done on one layer, so that turned out to be a non-issue. And once I started working with it, I realized that the fleece isn't nearly as thick or dense as I had previously thought. So far, so good.

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    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
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    Thank you! Great idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith View Post
    No problem.

    WOF (width of fabric) is from salvedge to salvadge (seen it spelled both ways). the WOF will end up being the length of your straps and inside pockets. A good thing to do is measure your favorite purse you use now and than add a half inch or better to get a strap length you will like.

    A yard is 36 inches.

    The first one i did took me a couple days (working off and on). I did a fake one with newspaper and scotch tape first. didn't use all the details, just the basic parts. Once you do the first one, very easy to get one done in less than a day.
    Now I'm not so scared to try it!! and will make it with paper first... great idea! Tanks!

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    Just finished the project. Tutorial was not very helpful. One needs to read and re-read the original instructions. I still wonder what is the problem with posting better pictures with complete steps.

    I had difficultis with boxed corners. Using Pythagorean theorem I was able to create the correct size for the cornes. Fun, don't you think? Hopefully you will see the picture of my new bag. Love it!
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    Super Member judy363905's Avatar
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    Very lovely job...like your fabric choices. I never get tired seeing Bow Tuck Bags. I have made three..it may be time to make a couple more while I still remember how

    Judy in. Phx, AZ

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    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
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    I have purchased the pattern and set it aside for over a year. Maybe I will give it try now. Thanks for the Tute!
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    Very nice bag. I did haVe a pattern for it that someone sent me, and can't find it now. They are really pretty bags.
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