by pennifold ( edited 28 Mar 2018 ) 27 Mar 2018

Hi Cuties, don't you just hate it when you go away from your machine, come back and misread an instruction and continue on your merry way only to find that what you've sewn doesn't work?

Well, second time round and it worked, but I thought I'd taped down the lining, guess what? It had come unstuck!!!!!!!!!!! Oh! well, you can't see it as I did some clever fixing! He he he, Mum won't know as it's right inside the lower front of the zipper purse.

These little zipper purses are for my Christmas ladies luncheon. I know Meg will peek! I won't put hers up!

Been for my early morning walk at 6.00am I'm now off to my local cafe for some breakfast and coffee and to do my cryptic crosswords and jumbled words and catch up with the locals then I'll take Mum to her local concert - it's a glorious morning here in Newcastle - 26C expected today. Autumn is such a lovely season and I can't believe it's Easter week, where is the time going?

Love Chris

(P.S. these are being made in the 11x7inch Husqvarna hoop, finished size is 9x5 1/2 inches.)


by basketkase 29 Mar 2018

It is lovely, Chris....I admire all of you who aren't afraid of the zipper monster....

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2018

I have always been an expert zipper inner person, right from a young girl when I first learnt at High School. It's one of my favourite things to do. Love Chris

by jofrog2000 29 Mar 2018

I'll put this up top. Carolynn of Zippydesinz is well and thriving. Hooray, I do like her things and have quite a few. My email to her last year got lost in cyberspace, and I never followed up on it.
My questions are answered, and I urge you all to go give a look.

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2018

Thanks Jo, I'm so glad she is still going. A great website. Love Chris

by sewdeb 29 Mar 2018

It's so lovely, Chris and, excuse me for saying this, but I'm kinda glad to see someone as accomplished as yourself has "those days", too. 😖 Hugs*, Deb

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2018

Ha ha ha! Deb, I certainly do make mistakes. I was even amazed at Jenny Doan when she was making the video showing one of her mistakes, but that's what sewing is all about isn't it? If at first you don't succeed try, try again! Love Chris

by katydid 29 Mar 2018

nice job!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2018

Thanks Kay, I thought so! Love Chris

by babash 28 Mar 2018

Nice looking Purse. Lovely Rose fabric.
I think your purse would end up being the 6x10 size when finished if you used a 7x11 Hoop.

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

Thanks Barb, it's actually 9 x 5 1/2 inches - a rectangle! I was typing too fast and hit the 9x9 by mistake. I've corrected the post. Love Chris

by jofrog2000 28 Mar 2018

Looks great, i love the roses. Do you know if they are still in business? I have printed out directions for the bag patterns I have, and they are just not clear. I sent email-just looked- wow, April 10 1017. Had to do with sizes of fusible fleece and wonder under. I just haven't gone back to them, and know I could work it out, but went on to other things.

jofrog2000 by jofrog2000 28 Mar 2018

I just resent email . We'll see

pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

I'm not sure Jo, I bought these sometime ago too! Good luck, love Chris

by mops Moderator 28 Mar 2018

It looks lovely in this pretty fabric. Nice work as always.

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

Thanks Martine, and it was a 9 x 5 and a half inch finished bag, my mistake. I've corrected the post. Love Chris

by airyfairy 28 Mar 2018

Just love the material

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

So will Mum, love Chris

by toogie 28 Mar 2018

The fabric is lovely, so spring garden's odd it doesn't look square in the photo.....finish 9 x 9 in an 11 x 7 hoop?....

mops by mops 28 Mar 2018

I had the same ?

sebsews by sebsews 28 Mar 2018

I think it's the camera that makes it look not Square

pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

It's actually 9 x 5 and a half inches, it's a rectangle!! My mistake I was typing fast and clicked on the 9 twice!! Love Chris

by sebsews 28 Mar 2018

Once again you inspired me! I purchased the bag designs. Printed the instructions, read them and hopefully I will figure out all the steps! I am planning on doing bag A 6x10, using my designer crown hoop. Off to the store to get some zippers. Hugs, Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

Thanks Suzanna, I'm sure yours will be gorgeous too. Love Chris

by mrskiki 28 Mar 2018

Very pretty. Is there supposed to be raw edges? If there is an opening at the bottom of the bag you can glue it together with fabric glue. Hugs. Nan W

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Mar 2018

Yes, they are meant to be raw edges, you actually open the zipper before placing the back fabrics and turn it through. Love Chris

by shirley124 27 Mar 2018

Lovely. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 27 Mar 2018

Thanks Shirley, love Chris

by dragonflyer 27 Mar 2018

Lovely and I love the fabric, too...are these lined with no raw edges inside? If you make me one, I won't tell your Mum...hehehe...

pennifold by pennifold 27 Mar 2018

Hi Kim, these are lined, but they have raw edges!!! I was thinking they would be great without but I don't have a spatial brain like you or Sue!! Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Mar 2018

Thanks for the update, bugs me to have raw edges on the inside of bags...