by toogie 08 Feb 2017

Hi Cuties, as some of you know I've made several of these bags, experimenting with the size of bottom fabric. I think I finally like the size I cut this one, although I wish I had a better brown fabric color. My sides didn't match as well,as I was using what was left on this piece.

I was able to monogram, as I will be giving it to my host that I'm spending the week-end with. Mops has recently reminded us of our decorative stitches built into our machines. I hope you like the one I chose to go with this, thank Mops. As always, a special thank you to the Cutie for my name. Always-Toogie

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by mgregg01 10 Feb 2017

just beautiful

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by graceandham 10 Feb 2017

Love it, love it. I like this much brown, compared to the earlier bag, too. And thanks again for showing us how to do the tab.

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by sharonleekesner 10 Feb 2017

Now that is just plumb beautimus. Love the Monogram, love the deco stitching on the bottom. Love the tab. This is a wonderful bag.

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by rsloan 10 Feb 2017

Well - I think it's gorgeous and I've seem some retail bags that weren't as nicely done as this. Great job.

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by katydid 09 Feb 2017

Looks good to me. You have a talent with bags. KAY

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by highlandermom 09 Feb 2017

Love it all. The added stitching border details the fabric.

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by grossfamilie 09 Feb 2017

Wonderful bag and wonderful font! I really love all the details - for example the border on the lower part - and it looks so special because of your signature. What great ideas. Thank you for sharing - Maria

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

I will see if she likes it Saturday when I go. She has asked me to come Friday and stay 2 nights, but we had plans for Friday. Our daughter was playing at a church, but because of all the flu, it's been canceled. Now I could go, but we will see. I think she will like it just because she is so nice!

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by jenne 09 Feb 2017

I like the font u used.

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by jenne 09 Feb 2017

I like the font u used.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks I like it too. It has always stitched out nicely.

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by phi4 09 Feb 2017

You are bags are so beautiful. I am amazed @ your creativity. I especially like your zipper pull. Thank you for sharing with us.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you phi4- the Zipper pull and info are in Community/Sewing now.

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by sjbrower 09 Feb 2017

Gorgeous little zip bag Toogie.... Your friend will love it. I just finished one of these as well, so our minds were thinking the same. I'll post it in a bit. I like the way that you put the fabric tab on this one..... how did you do that? What size strip?

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

I put the directions for the Zip Tab in Sewing.
I love your little mermaid bag, fabric and your design.

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by airyfairy 09 Feb 2017

Your bags are always so lovely. So enjoy seeing them.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks Sarah, loved your DH's shirt, excellent sewing.

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by noah 09 Feb 2017

Looks perfect from Canada hugs

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Boy can you see distance!!!-lol-thanks friend.

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by sonjapotgieter 09 Feb 2017

Very busy Lady!!!Great work...Gorgeous

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you Sonja!

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by lilylady 09 Feb 2017

This bag turned out very nice, she will love and brown looks good!

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you, I guess if you dress it up enough you can ignore the bottom color.-lol- I thought the light color would show soil easily, so that's why I wanted the darker bottom.

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by jrob Moderator 09 Feb 2017

That looks wonderful. Your friend will surely be pleased.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

I think so. Pearlie is so nice, I wish I would have met her sooner. My husband thinks we are like school girls, spending the night--makes me feel like one!!-lol- She has been widowed twice, so she must get lonely.

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by baydreamer 09 Feb 2017

Looks great!

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you!

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by Sewmum1 09 Feb 2017

It looks brilliant. Well done

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks a bunch!

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by lidiad 09 Feb 2017

That's a beautiful bag, Toogie, love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you Lidia!-Toogie

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by carolpountney 09 Feb 2017

Beautiful

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks Carol

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by mops Moderator 09 Feb 2017

This bag is beautiful, Toogie. I love your fabric, the monogram and think the zigzag decorative stitch is a perfect touch.
Now that you have used the last bits of your fabric, I wonder what your next choice will be.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Well Mops, I do have more of this. I actually bought another piece, at a shop when I got home just like this, because it was also on clearance. Of course, I don't want to make them all alike, even though they will go to different people.
The decorative stitch is a step down and up zigzag, I guess you would call it. I started to do a triple ZZ when it goes over the same stitch 3 times, to make it bolder, but I liked this best when I was playing with the stitches. Thanks again for your reminder.

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by pennifold 09 Feb 2017

This bag has turned out beautifully Toogie. Great stitching, and the font is terrific. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks Chris, the font always stitches so nicely. I was uncertain to match the color thread with the chevron smoky brown or the brown fabric.

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by sandralane 08 Feb 2017

Oh ! Toogie, you did very well. I do really like the decorative stitching, and monogramming touches. It looks super and beautifully made. The side seam looks good like it is, don't be hard on yourself. Sandra.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you Sandra, I know Pearlie will appreciate it. Her and I have my quick friends. It's so good to have someone whose likes are similar to yours.

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by worthy 08 Feb 2017

Lovely bag. Your brown look very nice, not sure what you saw in your mine-eye, but I like the colors tog.

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thank you, then I won't worry another thought about it!

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by lbrow 08 Feb 2017

I like it Toogie and know she will also/Lillian

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

I think so too Lillian. She is very kind and thankful, too. She was very happy, about the get together I threw, in her honor. Just women we met on a trip together.

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by dragonflyer 08 Feb 2017

Very nice job, Toogie!

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks friend!

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by 2newbie 08 Feb 2017

your friend will like this bag very nice. Your monogram looks pretty big you used the letters on your machine? I wonder if my brother would be able to make big letters too. I have had my machine for awhile still trying to learn, need more time to practice. Have a fun weekend

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Thanks 2newbie!
What kind of machine do you have? Mine are Brother single needle, just 4x4 and 5x7 fields. I would love to have something bigger, but since I don't play the lottery and emb machines don't grow on trees, (lol) it will remain a dream!
The font was a purchased font, not one on my machine. How long have you had your machine?
I do hope to have a fun week-end, not all work, thanks.-Toogie

2newbie by 2newbie 09 Feb 2017

I have a brother too innovis 1250 it is a single needle. I have the same dream someday maybe. I have had my machine for about 2 years but I mostly sew. I haven't embroidery a lot I am nervous I will mess it up. I need lessons on what to do. someday.

toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2017

Don't be afraid! I never had a lesson in my life! Get you an old sheet from a thrift store or cheap one at Walmart. Cut you some pieces large enough for your hoop. Cut the first piece, say 9x12, so you have plenty room to move one way or the other for your 5x7. You can reduce size of your fabric some as you get more comfortable. Mark you a crosshair + and you can move your design around on your screen, to find the exact center of the +. Just practice some designs first and then you won't be so scared, to stitch on something you sew. Good luck and let us see your sewing too. Go to Community at the top header. Then click on Sewing. You can make a post & add your Sewing photos there. It will really make your flower garden grow, too!!! Have I tempted or encouraged you enough now/ I hope so!!!-Toogie

2newbie by 2newbie 09 Feb 2017

I planning to make a couple of small bags next week and embroidery on them.

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