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April 03, 2012


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Man, can u write a post... k, i love it...and without the quilting! the only way i get my fusible fleece to adhere is to fuse from the fabric side, and just let that iron sit there forever!


How nice for you to have a fun class and see CAroll.

Your bag has turned out so nice. What a great job you did!


I adore your bag. You did a wonderful job even with all the hardware!
I have had trouble with fusible fleece also.


This is a GREAT post, very informative. What very fun fabrics. That black/white stripey binding is the BEST. And I MUST find some of those cute magnetic snaps. I have some silver ones (which I have never attached to anything yet), but the colored ones are WAY cuter! Very good review of the pattern.


Cool bag! And what a great way to spend a weekend, learning how to make it.

I often do the same thing in doubling the stiffener layers, especially in clutches, which don't usually have a lot of support. and for a handbag/purse type of bag, I don't like it to be too slouchy either.

Great tip to order the hardware kit. Sometimes specific hardware can be difficult to find, especially if you don't live in NYC.

Love your review and tips!


Oh my goodness - I love this bag - you did a fabulous job on it! I think you're right about adding more interfacing, I like my bags a bit stiffer too, it's just easier to get things in and out of them. And girl? SEW with your D1! It's the perfect machine for quilting. I will not quilt without mine.

For fusible fleece, a HOT iron and tons of steam are key. I soak a pressing cloth before I start and don't stop until it's dry. I press from both sides, too.


The instructions that came with my fusible fleece say to press it from the fabric side. I think the fleece doesn't allow enough heat through to activate the glue.

I love your bag!!! I'm still looking for the right fabrics for mine. Haven't found anything that really excites me yet. Thank you so much for the review and tips! I will refer back to this post when I make mine, hopefully soon.


Love that bag! And I love the fact that you're getting used to using the Viking for sewing as well as embroidery. Yes, it is a great machine!! ;-)

Caroll D

I agree with Jackie, you write a fantastic post. Love the review and all your tips. Your bag is lovely and looks like it's professionally done. You are way too nice to me. Thanks for the links!


Great bag! I love those fabrics too.

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Love your bag! You amaze me how places you go and the things you accomplish!

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