by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

7/14/13 * I finally tried my first ITH Purse by Suedewsbury. They are so addictive. I plan to make so more. I made two for my bff daughter and myself. They only problem I have is that the elastic always come out. I used the round small type...FIESTA


by gerryvb 15 Jul 2013

they are great, and so is Sue's design.

by noah 15 Jul 2013

very nice i love them all good work girls hugs

by spendlove Moderator 15 Jul 2013

I really like the one with the Urban Threads design!
With the elastic problem. Try to stop your machine just after it has stitched across it on the final outline and go back a few stitches before restarting your machine. Then, when you cut way the fabric before turning it all through, try not to cut through the elastic, leaving long ends inside. The problem is that it unravels if it is too short.

by katydid 15 Jul 2013

Great job!!

by highlandermom 14 Jul 2013

These look great and your on a good roll.

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

Thanks HLM! I have so many ideas in my head and I hope I get most of them out, LOL ;D *2U

by babolucia 14 Jul 2013

Beautiful! I'll have to try that too! Love your colors!

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

THANKS! They are made from old jeans. I wanted to make another clutch purse but didn't have enough pink ;D *2U

by oaro 14 Jul 2013

nice job

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

Thanks! ;D *2U

by pldc 14 Jul 2013

I agree just go over that step for the elastic more then once, it works. well done. Hugs Loralye

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

Thanks Loralye. I will go over the elastic step in my future projects ;D *2U

by laffma1 14 Jul 2013

Congratulations - now you, too, will be addicted to ITH projects. They look great!!
By the way, I have had the same problem with elastic or ribbons at one time or another. As chattypenny said, just reinforce the seams in those areas and they should hold for you. Can't wait to see what you do next ITH!!

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

TU :) I truly am loving these and you can have an item in matter of minutes. I will follow Penny suggestions next time. I already have other ideas in my much and not enough time...FIESTA ;D *2U

by chattypenny 14 Jul 2013

Beautiful purses! Amazing color choices too.
When I do an In the hoop project that has elastic or ribbon, I reinforce it by going over that area several times. Then, after unhooping, I like to overcast the seams in that area too. Just a bit of extra work but it does help secure that elastic or ribbon.
Hope that suggestion helps!

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mad14kt by mad14kt 14 Jul 2013

Thanks so much Penny! :) I will try your suggestions next time ;D *2U