Thursday, August 2, 2007

Three More Amy Butler Chelsea Bags

I'm back up north again after attending my friend's wedding down state. I really was missing the lake in this hot weather! It's so beautiful up here, I just love summers at the cottage.

So, I just finished three more Chelsea bags this morning. I think I have got the hang of this one now, although the whole time my sewing machine has been playing up on me so the stitches are not as neat as I would like them to be. I changed my needle to a denim one and things seemed to go better. I just wish I had basic sewing knowledge or someone on hand to ask advice as I went along. I like how sturdy these bags are with the timtex on the inside. All of these purses will be gifts for friends over here...


Anonymous said...

Very pretty bags - I have that large paisley stripe sitting in my stash waiting for a good use. Forgive me for being stupid, but I've always been somewhat intrigued by the idea of using Timtex in a bag. My question is: Do you slide it in after constrution or are you able to sew it in just like an interlining. If so, was it hard to work with or hard to sew thru? It's somewhat expensive and I've always been a little leery about spending money on something I didn't know how to use properly.


Jeannette Bruce said...

I was also wondering about the whole Timtex thing before I used it in these bags as well. It is actually sewed onto the fabric and is very easy to sew through and work with. It is very expensive, but I used a Joann's 50% coupon and bought a roll online. I quite like the effect of the Timtex in that it looks more professional.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your answer. I think I'll give it a try. I haven't been real happy with the results I've gotten with other interfacings; too crinkly, too bubbly, too limp, etc., etc. Maybe this will be the answer to making a bag that doesn't look homemade.


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