Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tammy Bag Blog Hop: My Day

 The Tammy Bag Blog Hop starts today, which is another Madame Samm Blog Hop of  Sew We Quilt. Thanks Madame Samm for creating and being our cheerleader for this hop. I love this bag!
Patchouli Moon Studio
I had this large metal purse closure on hand and so I used it without really thinking. I sewed it on by hand, which took a long time to do. Then I realized the closure was too large.
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As you can see this is as wide as it will open, making it hard to get at the pockets inside the bag. I thought I should take photos of my mistake so that perhaps others might learn from this and so I won't repeat this mistake in the future either.
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Here I sewed on the proper size metal closure for this bag. See how she sits up taller than the  first photo, which looks short and fat.
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Now she opens up wide so that I can get to the items I place in her pockets.  Please don't look at my pink thread stitching that shows on the inside. That's the only thing I have trouble with is hiding those stitches.
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I quilted my bag and added contrasting pockets and faux piping.
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I quilted the inside pockets too and also added a contrasting faux piping.
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I didn't have another metal hardware closure, but thought I would make this bag without it. I added a braided handle to carry her. I also added a hook.
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This is the other side, which looks a bit different. I quilted the tie dyed fabric.
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The hook is so that I can hook a pair of scissors or keys. The fabric tab then can be placed inside the bag pocket to keep them safe and so I don't lose my scissors.
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I tucked in the sides here to see how it would look. I am thinking of adding a snap on each side  so that the sides stay like this when I am not using it. what do you think? Do you like the sides snapped in or not?
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The other side of the bag with the sides tucked in.
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The lining inside. I quilted the turquoise pockets and added the faux piping. To keep the bag closed I added a magnetic snap.

I also wanted to show you what I do to protect my scissors and seam ripper points: I use knitting needle point protectors. These silicone ones are made by Clover brand. The smallest ones are green and they fit perfectly over these small scissors. The purple ones are the next size up and work on my seam ripper and Fiskar scissors. I made a beaded leash for one pair of scissors so that I don't lose the point protector. 

The point protectors come in a set of 4 for these smaller sizes. They make large and extra large protectors too, but those come in packs of 2 and they are a rubber material and not silicone. There are other brands out there, but I don't know if they work as well as these. I am not affiliated with Clover in any way, I just like a lot of their products.

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63 comments:

  1. Great job - I like those point protectors & I really like that fabric with the multiple colors you used with the braided handles - very cool !!!

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  2. Yep.. My hardware makes mine sit a little dumpy but I still like it. Yours is perfect!

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  3. Very creative with the braided handles!! Adorable!

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  4. Wow, it looks great too without frame! Have to try this. Love your other Tammys and especially the quilted pockets. Thanks also for showing how different the handle makes the bag. I like them!

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  5. Great bags Daryl! I love the tie died one :*) Incidentally, that's exactly how I protect my tool points too - the rubber tips are perfect!

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  6. Love your Tammy bags, they are all beautiful! Clever idea with the one without the frame and love the colors and the handles you designed.

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  7. Great bags, both of them! Thanks for the point protector idea, never thought of that. :)

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  8. Your two purses are so awesome. You have made a great job. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

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  9. Wonderful bags, and thanks for the advice reg. size of the handle. :-)
    I also have been thinking of making on without a frame, like yours. I added a hook in mine as well. Prictical for a lot of things. :-)
    Regarding the magnets, I'm a little sceptical, will it not be a problem with the metal in the content of your purse?

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  10. Wonderful Tammy's.
    So cute the one without a fram. Great idea and thanks for sharing.
    Frederika

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  11. Your bags are beautiful Daryl...great idea to braid the handles ! This is the first time I've ever seen those protectors....I like um !

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  12. Love all the bags....even the one with the large closure! It always makes me feel more human when I see that others also have problems sometimes. Love the braided handles. Those little bags are cute, even before the closure is added, and I've wanted to do something other than sewing in the frame....now I have a plan! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Daryl your bags are wonderful...I do like the snaps on the second one and that was very creative to use the straps...very nice.

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  14. Lovely Tammy's, I like your color/fabric choice, it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. downright inspiring my dear....you always bring something of YOU in everything....joyful these are

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  16. great Daryl..I would go with the snap!!!

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  17. Such pretty fabric choices, your bags just say happy!!

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  18. Lovely bags. How creative to make one without the framed closure. Another idea instead of a snap is if you inserted an elastic in the upper side edges to all assessibility and yet help keep the top more closed when not needed to be full open. Snaps or velcro would work well for the one already made if wanted. Nicely done. Jane

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  19. Thank you for shareing with us today. I love both of your bags. Love the fabrics you chose. I also like how you did that one with the straps in liew of the hardware. Neat idea...very creative.

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  20. Yep, learn from the miscues of others. I know I was learning a new skill with my version. In the end you did your usual bang up job, Daryl!

    I love the braided, tie dyed version and like the tucked in version better. I think it would make a nice small purse as we know it holds a ton with that rounded shape. I would probably want to add a magnetic snap. Hmmmmm something to ponder.

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  21. nice thanks for the tips. love it

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  22. Great fabric choices on your purses. I will have to try one using one of those frames. Thanks for the tip on the knitting needle protectors for my scissors and ripper, I would never have thought of that.

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  23. I hate it when a plan doesn't go as I thought it would! So glad you make mistakes....ummm design decisions:)... too! haha!
    Both purses turned out way too cute!
    Thanks for the tips tip:)
    Have a great day!

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  24. Both of your bags are so cute! Great job!

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  25. Both of your bags are great. I like the handle. I promise to learn from your trial. I really wouldn't be happy if I had to take off the closure after I got it on.

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  26. Thanks for showing the different bag closures. I really like the one with the braided handle ... :) Pat

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  27. Daryl I like both bags....was amazed to see how different the bag looked without the metal closure. And I can never hide my stitches either! Thanks for the tip about the knitting needle point protectors. I haven't seen that before and I'm going to be looking for some of those. blessings, marlene

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  28. Those are both great bags. I love the braided handles! Thanks for the great hint on the tips for the sharp items.

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  29. You did a great job on your bags. Thanks for the scissors tip!

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  30. Lovely bags, at first glance I liked the sides in, but then you don't see the pretty batik colors from the side, a very hard decision.

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  31. What a difference the purse clasps make with the change in size...thanks for that heads-up. It is such a cute little bag and I'm amazed at what it can hold. You really thought outside the box for the bag with the braid...love it!

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  32. Your bags turned out so cute. I found out the same thing about the frame size. I could not get any more locally for the right size. I brought another home, and could tell right away it would be too heavy. You are right what a difference a size makes.
    Love that you make one without the metal handle. Too cute.

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  33. I like your Tammy without the hardware the best! Sew cute!

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  34. Thanks for showing how to make the bag without a frame. I would never have thought of it. You have made some pretty bags. I like them both.

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  35. Very cute bags. I didn't really think that the wrong size frame would make a difference. ALso thanks for the tip on protecting the points of the scissors. I take my scissors with me on my trips and never had anything to keep those tips from stabbing me or the project. a great idea!

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  36. Great bags and fun fabrics. I love how you made it without the handle. Also thanks for the great tip about your scissors. I am going to get some of those!

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  37. Rosemary B here:
    Oh Daryl, I adore the colors, I love all of your projects -- you always have nifty creativity. I love this idea for the scissor points they are marvelous!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity.

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  38. Great job on both of them. I love the bright colors of the un-framed one. I think I would add the snaps, although it looks good both ways!

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  39. Great bags! I would put the snaps on the sides. It just gives it a crisper look. I love the bright colors and braided handle on the second bag. The first bag is very classy. I love them both--nice work, as usual.

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  40. Oh my how good looking. Hope it wasn't too difficult to make as I'd like to try it. Your colors always inspire me. Thanks.

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  41. Wow! Love it all. Great idea for the beaded for the scissor protector. The braided handle is a wonderfulalternative to the metal handle.I like it with the sides in. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love them,anyone is just beautiful.Well done!

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  43. Great tip for point protectors! Since I had a hard time with the metal frame, the braided handle sounds like a great alternative to me! hehe! Thanks!

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  44. You are not alone...I also had trouble hiding the threads from the frame...there has to be a trick but i haven't figured it out yet :-)
    Love the idea of making the bag with handles!

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  45. Hi I think it is great when we show our mistakes it so helps the rest of us and we all make mistakes. Both bags are so great thanks for showing us how to make handles if we don't have the metal ones. Excellent job.

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  46. Very pretty Tammy purse, I do like the handles so much.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  47. I really like both of your Tammy bags. I will have to try making the one with the handles, I like it with the sides in. Cool idea for the point protector/scissors leash, so cute! I will have to do that one too. So many ideas, so little time. lol vickise at gmail dot com

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  48. I love your tie dye bag! You are very creative! Thanks for the tips about the scissor tips LOL. great post. thanks for sharing

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  49. You always have the most unique, awesome ideas! Love the way you made it into a purse I love that idea!

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  50. Your bags are great! The braided handles are a fabulous substitute. Wonderful job!

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  51. Daryl, you are always so creative. Love your Tammy bags, with the frame and with the braided handle. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to think outside the box. My Grandgirls would love the bag with the braided handle...great fabric choices. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  52. Both of your bags look great! I didn't realize it would look so good without the metal frame. Thanks for the tip for point protectors.

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  53. Daryl, What a great job you did!!!! I love your bags!!!! I love the colors you have chose for the bag with the frame , both of them are original!!! Just "Beautiful"!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  54. Hummm... now you have me wondering about my frame size. I am just not to sure which one I like better. I do love the briaded handles on your second one! How fun.

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  55. Hello Daryl,
    here we are hopping again *smile*
    Your Tammy bags are great, I like them all!
    I don' t think that it is possible to hide the thread on the indside totally...
    Thank you for the great tip with the protectors, I cut use some for my clover seamripper, my favorit tool ;-)
    I love your handdyes fabric, very clever bag.
    Hugs
    Bente

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  56. Both of your bags are beautiful. I like how you stepped out of the box and made one without the frame.

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  57. Love the tie dye fabric. I found it very interesting to see what happened when you put on the wrong size handles. Sometimes you think that it won't matter, but it does.

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  58. What can I say that has not be said. The fabric and bag look great.

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  59. LOOOOOVE your Bags!!! Think I love the braided handles one best! lol Looks geat snapped in or not...its grrrrreat!!!

    Thanks for sharing idea for protecting points w/knitting needle protectors too!! How cool is that!!!

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  60. Very cute and I do like your alternative closure. Loved the idea for scissors point protectors. Thanks, too, for showing us your mistake so we'll not do the same thing.

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  61. Cute little pouch and I love the braided handle and colours of the bag.

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