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Re: another Towne Purse
Donna wrote:

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Thanks, Donna.  Purses are fun!

I will say, though, if by recycling you mean denim from jeans, I
wouldn't recommend this pattern.  Because of the easy but unorthodox
assembly method* it uses, patchwork made from heavier fabrics could be
troublesome.  Even my lightweight denims gave me a little grief.

*Front and back are completely constructed, separately, then sewn
together.  So for each, there's a cover layer, batting and lining; also
on the sides there are the inside pockets' two more layers of fabric.
Sewing together the front and back with three/five layers each isn't too
bad, but factor in patchwork seams of heavier fabric and the final seam
  would be very bulky.  Not saying it couldn't be done, just that I
wouldn't want to do it.

The designer's unique zipper application technique is a piece of
cake...really simple.

Doreen in Alabama

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@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:

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I used recycled denim for untold number of things. I noticed on the purse
that you machine stitched over the seam lines (quilted) and that, I think,
is to give it more stability and longevity?

It did give me some ideas for a tote bag I'm about to make, and the
reinforced seams will make a huge difference.

But, like I said, it's absolutely fantastic - the purse you made. If Kate
doesn't want it, I'll take it ;)

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~Donna
http://www.frugalsewing.com

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Donna wrote:

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Donna, yes, the machine quilting does add stability, and where it
crosses the squares diagonally, helps to flatten out the patchwork
seams.  I used a 4.0/100 double needle.

And thanks!

Doreen in Alabama

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Doreen wrote:
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Doreen, What did you use to mark your grid for the machine quilting,
Your squares look perfect.
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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Juno, the denim squares were small enough (2 inches) that I just
eyeballed the machine quilting, from one corner to the next.  If I had
marked the lines, I probably would have used my Chacoliner, since the
powder brushes off easily.

I've been seeing ads for the relatively new Slim Chacoliner but can't
figure out how it's better than the original.  Does anyone here have
experience with both?

Doreen in Alabama


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Doreen wrote:
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Doreen, you eyeball far better than I ;)
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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Juno, to tell the truth, I had to redo several places.  ;)

Doreen in Alabama

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We'll never tell!

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~Donna
http://www.frugalsewing.com

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Donna wrote:
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Donna, I just checked out your site, frugal sewing. Neat stuff.
Juno

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I just looked too, I'll go back when I have more time because...three days
ago I went through an old pile of clothes and found tons of old jeans.   All
of them had hole on the inside of the upper legs so I cut off the legs and
the idea of a skirt made out of the legs came to mind. What a coincidence.
My two cents,
AK in PA



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@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:

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It's getting there. I have a ways to go, but it's a pet project of mine
I've been wanting to do. One of my friends said it looked like a
'placeholder' site. Sigh. Maybe another design will work better. In the
meantime, I'm collecting the projects I've done all over the web and
putting them there in one place. I don't work for the other sites anymore
:)

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~Donna
http://www.frugalsewing.com

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Doreen wrote:

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That is just adorable!  Beautiful work.  And I know you will get tons of use
out of it. :)  Great job

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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snipped-for-privacy@cox.net wrote:
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Thank you, Sharon!  It was fun to make (forgot to say, it has a polka
dot lining).

Doreen in Alabama


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