How to Install Purse Feet

Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse!  These little gems can take your handmade bags and purses to the next level while keeping the bottom of your item off surfaces.  I love how this hardware comes in different sizes and finishes too!  Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too!

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Purse Feet Supply List

  • Bucket Purse Feet
    • (Check out all the different finishes right HERE)
  • Stabilizing swatch
    • (I used Pellon Peltex)
  • Sharp blade
    • (You can get something like THIS on Amazon)
  • Marking tool
    • (I just used a pencil)
  • Fray Check
    • (you should only need this if using cotton or knit fabric)

Installing your purse feet

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snaps or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.

Pictured below is the bottom side of my Ansel Camera Bag.  To learn more about how I made this fun bag (and about using cork fabric) – Head over to my post about Sewing with Cork Fabric.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install purse feet when I am done adding the interfacing to a bottom panel.

In the bag pictured below, the designer wanted to add buttons instead of purse feet.  While buttons would have added a cute touch – I really like how the purse feet look instead.  This bag is called the Ultimate Travel Bag and there is LOTS of hardware in this bag.

 

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Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of soft vinyl.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

 

I hope you found this video tutorial helpful.  Be sure to head over to my online shop to get your own purse feet (in your favorite finish).  I cant wait to see your finished projects!  Be sure to share these on my Facebook Group.

Comment below and tell me what your favorite finish is!  Currently, I love the Gun Metal finish!

Happy Sewing!

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Scalloped Placemats Supply list and video tutorial

Scalloped Placemats Tutorial

In today’s video I will be demonstrating a scalloped placemats tutorial using the pattern by Poorhouse Quilt Designs. I’ll be using a wonderful line of designer fabric called Night of the Nutcracker by PaintBrush Studio Fabric’s. These fabrics feature playful mustaches, contemporary holiday foliage including Hollie leaves and berries and of course the Majestic nutcracker himself.These placemats have a unique scalloped shape which may appear intimating to make.  I don’t know why, but sewing curves can be scary!Not to worry because The Bosal double sided fusible precuts make this project a snap. You can find this pattern and all of your supplies in my online shop which I’ve linked in the Supply and Materials List below. 

This project is especially great for creating unique and custom placemats for your home. These are perfect for upcoming holidays and even for every day. Let’s get started and you’ll see just how easy it is to make these scalloped placemats!

Materials List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Prepare the Accents and Borders

Preparing the accents and borders for Scalloped Placemats.

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you’ll take your accent pieces over to the ironing board. Fold the accent pieces lengthwise, wrong sides together. I like to pre-treat mine with spray starch.

Once you have all of your accent pieces starched, folded and ironed, you will pin the accent to the border pieces. Pin all of these in place and then take these units over to the sewing machine.Sew these pieces together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I love using my quarter inch seam presser foot for jobs like this. 

Once you have that sewn in place you will press the seam allowance towards the border strip, extending the accent beyond the border edge. 

Create your Mitered Corners

Creating Mitered Corners for Scalloped Placemats.

Now, If you’re not comfortable with miters, let me show you how easy they actually are.  I’m using a 4.5″ x 8.5″ ruler by Creative Grids.  This is a really great size ruler for this project. You can see a very obvious 45° angle markings.  

Layout your project in the proper orientation, with the accent flange towards  the middle.  Place one border unit on top of the other, right sides together. Make sure you match the raw and finished edges. I add a pins to keep the units from slipping around.

I place the 45° line along the long raw edge of the stacked border pieces. I’ll take my friction pen and mark my angle. You may find that you need to be very specific with your measurements when making mitered corners. Go ahead and take your time lining up your fabrics and making your mark. 

We’re going to sew all corners exactly the same way. Before we cut any of the excess fabric away, we’re going to ensure that we liked the miters. If you don’t like how it looks, then you’ll have to see to seam rip and try again. Once you’re happy with how they turned out you’re going to give yourself a quarter inch seam allowance from the seam and trim away the excess fabric. You’ll do this on all corners.

Press your seems for each mitered corner open. I like to use my Wool Pressing Mat and spray starch to get them nice and flat. 

Scalloped Placemat Assembly

Scalloped Placemat Assembly

Pin the border strips set right sides together to the backing fabric. Stitch around the entire perimeter, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. 

Now we will work on the front part of the placemat.

Attach the double-sided foam fusible scalloped placemat to the wrong side of the Front Fabric. Secure with Clips and take this over to your Wool Pressing Mat. Place your teflon sheet on your pressing surface. Lay your exposed fusible side on top and against your teflon sheet. Make sure that non of the fusible materials are exposed to your pressing mat.Without the Teflon sheet, you may accidentally fuse the opposite side of your project to something that you don’t want it to be fused to. 

Once you have your Front exterior fabric fused to your placemat, you’ll take some sharp pointy scissors (I recommend these scissors) and trim away the excess fabric. Follow the edge of the foam scallops and trim out away the excess. 

Next, Center the wrong side of the backing unit on the unfused side of your placemat. Your foam placemat should be facing right side up. Clip all around the exterior of the placemat. Flip the placemat over, take your project to the pressing mat, and fuse from the right side of the back. Using the zipper foot, you’r going to sew right along the edge of the foam scallop placemat. Sew around the entire perimeter of the scalloped placemat. When you come to a corner, make sure your needle is in the down position. Lift up your zipper foot, pivot your project, and then put your zipper foot down and continue sewing along the scallops.

Finishing Touches

Topstitching the Scalloped Placemat for finishing touches

Once you have everything assembled, you can trim away the excess fabric. I recommend trimming about an eighth inch away from your scallop seams.  You’re gonna want to get close enough to where you won’t have excess of bulk when you flip this, but you don’t want to get too close where the seam will fall apart in the wash. Remember, these are placemats and you will be washing these so don’t make your cuts any less than 1/8 inch. Once you have everything trimmed, take your sharp snips and clip the corners. Then take Fray Check and put a drop of Fray Check around each of those snapped crevices.

Now it’s time to flip the project. The magic is happening. Flip the corners first and then continue flipping the rest of the placemat. I love using the Point 2 Point Turner to help get the curves all the way turned out. After your placemat is turned out, you are going to do some top stitching.  I changed my presser foot to the regular presser foot, I changed my thread color to match my fabric, and I also changed the stitch length to three.  You may change your thread a couple times. Once for the accent top-stitching and again for the border stitching. Remember to match your bobbin thread also! This project is done best when you pay attention to the details.

This is it fun and easy project to do, they make great gifts and perfect for creating your own custom decor for the Holidays and everyday as well!

Checkout my YouTube video tutorial and make a placement set for yourself!

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How to Make a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch

Ever since I began sewing lessons for my kid’s classes, I have been teaching how to make a 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  This is such a fun and easy pattern that is perfect for back to school or a quick and simple gift.  I love the clear vinyl window and the grommets.  These add a nice finish to the 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  Let me show you all about this project and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – MATERIALS LIST

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the pattern

These 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouches come together very quickly!  I recommend that you adhere the fusible interfacing to the exterior fabric and then make your cuts.  This will speed up your prep time.

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and my pattern!  If you have any questions or suggestions, please be sure to leave these in the comments section below!

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Make the Perfect Fanny Pack!

I never thought to see the day that a Fanny Pack would be cool again!  I was in a Department Store the other day and they have a wide variety of Fanny Packs available.  They were all very nice (with lots of bling).  They are marketing these as “Belt Bags”.  I guess that calling these “Fanny Packs” isn’t the cool thing to say anymore, but let’s face it – they are Fanny Packs!  Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel or hands-free toting.  Let me share this latest pattern that I am just crazy about!  I’ve already made several and they come together so easily!  Follow along so you can make the perfect Fanny Pack too!  Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!

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Fanny Pack – MATERIALS LIST


Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Fanny Pack – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Rivet Press for Strap Construction
  • Optional Custom Label on Back Liner piece
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Assembling the Fanny Pack pattern

Lindsay , with Linds Handmade Designs, does a fantastic job with this pattern.  It is written very clearly and the pictures help in the construction of this bag.  The pattern pieces are professionally done and easy to understand.  While there are a few seam allowance changes, throughout the construction of the bag, Linsday lets you know at every step.  I especially love how the bag comes together at the end.  It really is a fun sew.  You will be making many of these as they are very quick and simple to make!

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Check out my video tutorial on how to construct the Dayna Pack.  While you are at YouTube, be sure to subscribe to my channel and opt for notifications.  You don’t want to miss a thing!

I’ve been busy making Fanny Packs!

These have been lots of fun to make.  In just a short time, I’ve already made several with many requests from family and friends for custom orders.  Check out these 2 others that I whipped up in no time!

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Canvas Fabric with Cork Accents
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Vinyl Accents with Webbing Strap

Using cork and vinyl was super easy with my Juki DU-1181N.  But don’t worry – you can also use your domestic sewing machine to make these as well!  I also loved using the webbing for the strap.  It was like cheating!  Super fast and easy strap!  I have many more of these planned!  There had to be a reason I was hoarding all that vinyl and cork fabric!  The little tassels are the cutest for finishing these off.  Don’t you just love them?  I hope you make a Dayna Pack.  

Be sure to share your makes in my Bag Makers Facebook Group!

Happy Sewing!

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Learn how to use a Rivet Press

Learning how to use a Rivet Press is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to choose the correct rivet and how to install these into your projects.    Rivets are perfect for every day and especially for taking your bag making to the next level!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

Let me help you take the mystery out of using a rivet press! Learn to choose the correct size rivet for each project! Watch my video tutorial right here! #RivetPress #Rivet #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Now, before we jump right in – I would like to give you some general information about the general anatomy of a rivet…

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It’s important to use the correct rivet for your project.  However, knowing which rivet is the right size for your project can be tricky!  Check out this handy reference chart to use.  Hopefully, this takes the “mystery” out of this question!

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It’s important to note that not all rivets work with all Rivet Presses and Dies.  Be sure to order your rivets from the same place you get your rivet press and rivet dies.  There is nothing worse than ordering rivets that you cannot use!

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How to use a rivet press – Materials List


Rivet installation instructions

  • Firstly, select the correct size rivet for your project.  Install the appropriate rivet die on your rivet press
  • Secondly, use your Leather Punch and prepare your hole.
  • Place the rivet cap in the top die and insert the shaft rivet into your project.
  • Next, align your capped rivet into your rivet press and press the handle firmly in the down position.  Check the project to ensure the rivet is set.  You should be able to tug firmly and the rivet will hold in place.
Pro Tip!

Once you start accumulating different size and types of dies, you will want a good way to store your materials.  I use hinged tin storage cases (with a window) for my rivets and dies.  I also use a label maker to help me easily identify the rivet size!  The label maker was actually a Christmas Gift to my husband, but I stole it from him soon after I discovered how wonderful it was to use in my sewing space!  It’s a real time saver and keeps my sewing space nice and tidy.


I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to use your Rivet Press.  Enjoy!

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Happy Sewing and Good Luck in the contest!

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Adjustable Bag Strap Hardware

Adding hardware to make an adjustable strap is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap.    Once you have your strap made (link below) then you are ready to add the hardware!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

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Make your adjustable strap – Supply List

  • 60″ length of strapping (you can decide your own width) – I use 1.5″ for the Betty Bowler Bag.
    • Check out THIS ARTICLE to learn how to make your own strapping.
    • You can also purchase pre-made Cotton Webbing straps.  It comes in a variety of color and sizes.
      • 1″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
      • 1.5″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
  • Adjustable Strap Hardware

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Pro Tip!

The width of your strapping will determine the size of the hardware you need.  When ordering your hardware, your INSIDE DIAMETER measurements of the hardware should match the finished width measurement of your strap.

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assembly instructions

  • Firstly, with your strap facing right side up, insert your slider up, over, and through the center bar.  Move the slider bar about 12 – 18 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Secondly, add one of the Swivel Lobster Clasps (to the same end as your slider bar), ensuring that the clasp is facing the right side of your strap.  Move this clasp about 6 – 8 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Next, take that same strap end and weave it through the slider bar and fold it securely against the strap.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Finally, add the second Swivel Lobster Clasp to the opposite strap end, ensuring that the clasp end is facing the right side of your strap.  Fold the strap end against the wrong side of the strap.  Include the hardware in the fold.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Now you can sew your clipped sections to the scrap.
Sewing Tip!

You will be sewing through many layers, so be sure to use a denim or topstitching needle in your domestic sewing machine.  You may even need to feed your material through, one stitch at a time (if necessary).  However, if you use an Industrial Sewing Machine (like the one I have) – you should not have any trouble at all.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to assemble your own adjustable strap.  I will share an upcoming article and video about adding rivets and using a rivet press.  Until then, enjoy this video which shows you how to add the hardware!

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Make your Own Piping

Making your own piping is a great way to enhance many projects. While it is totally possible to purchase premade piping, you can be sure to get the exact color and fabric match when you create your own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape and some cording to make your own piping!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Make your own piping – Materials

  • I used a half yard of fabric to make 4.5 yards of 2″ bias tape (with some fabric left over)
  • Cording 
  • Thread (I recommend using a 50 wt thread)

Make your own piping – Tools Needed

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Sewing instructions

  1. Cut your fabric into bias strips.
  2. Sew your bias strips together, until you have one long continuous strip of bias tape.
  3. Enclose the cording inside the middle of the bias tape and sew closed.

Sewing Tip!

  • When sewing your bias tape closed, be sure to leave enough space for a couple more seams.  You will more than likely be basting the piping to your project and then applying a final seam when you sew the project closed.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own Piping.  Enjoy!

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

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I love foundation paper piecing!  I think it is the easiest way to get perfect quilt blocks.  Unfortunately, the technique is not as straight forwards as patchwork and requires us to think a little backwards!  I wanted to take the mystery out of the foundation paper piecing technique for you.  Let me break it down for you by showing you what you need and how to do it.  Soon enough you will be wanting to make everything using this technique.

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I used a free pattern from the Valentines Day Table Runner post.  You can find that right here.  Most of that pattern is patchwork, with the exception of a few end border hearts.  You will find those on page 2 of the pattern.

I am a visual learner and could never figure out how to perfect the FPP technique by reading instructions.  I figured it would be better if I made a video to explain the process.  I hope you find this video helpful!

I just love that little heart block!  I think I might make more and turn them into a cute little Mug Rug!

What would you do with a few of these little blocks?  

Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Sewing with Vinyl on my Industrial Sewing Machine – Making Vinyl Purse Straps

One of the reasons I bought my Industrial Sewing Machine is to have the ability to sew very thick material.  Don’t get me wrong – you can certainly sew vinyl on a domestic sewing machine.  I have done that many times!  Sewing with Vinyl on my Industrial Sewing Machine is super duper easy!  I wanted to make an easy purse, but instead of simply using cotton fabric, I decided to switch up some of the materials for vinyl.  I started with the purse straps.  Let me show you how I enjoy Sewing with Vinyl on my Industrial Sewing Machine.  Let’s make some Vinyl Purse Straps!

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I chose the Ethel bag pattern, by Swoon patterns, because it is a simple and free pattern.  Since it is a basic pattern, I wanted to change it up with adding some vinyl elements in lieu of some of the cotton pieces.  I am also planning to add purse feet and a magnetic closure.  I will discuss those in future posts.  If you would like to make one too, here is what you will need and please note that I am providing some altered cutting measurements and additional materials below:

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Sewing with Vinyl – Making the Purse Straps 

The following directions are in lieu of the Swoon Pattern instructions for step #3 (Handles).   Please note that these handles are cut different than the original pattern states.  These handles are cut as follows:

Alternate cutting measurements

  • Exterior Fabric: Qty (2) 2″ x 20″
  • Fusible Interfacing for exterior fabric: Qty (2) 2″ x 20″
  • Vinyl:  Qty (2) 2.25″ x 20″

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Step 1:  Fuse interfacing onto the wrong side of your exterior handle fabric.  Fold the handle in half, wrong sides together and matching the long edges and press to make a center crease.  Open and fold each long edge to the center crease, so that the long raw edges are gutting up agains each other at the center and press.  Do this for both exterior handle pieces.  Set aside.

Step 2:  Mark a middle line at 1.125″ (1 1/8″).

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Step 3:  Fold one side of the vinyl towards the marked line and sew down the entire length of the strap.

Step 4:  Fold down the other side of the vinyl to the center and sew down the length of the strap.  Repeat for the second vinyl strap.

Step 5:   Place the Exterior fabrics on top of the vinyl straps, wrong sides together.  Clip in place along one side.

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Step 6:  Using clips to keep the exterior and vinyl fabric in place, sew along the edge of strap.  I recommend sewing about an eighth inch from the edge of the strap.

Step 7:  Sew along the last edge of the strap.  Repeat for the second strap.

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Your vinyl purse straps are finished and should look fantastic!  I hope you try this fun and easy technique and incorporate it into your next bag project!  Fun and easy!!

Sewing with Vinyl – Purse Strap VIDEO TUTORIAL

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a video tutorial as well!  Check out my YouTube video which shows you how to make a Vinyl Purse Strap!

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Because I made (3) straps and only need (2) for my bag, I made the extra strap into a fancy key fob!  

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Thanks to all that entered this giveaway!  The lucky winner has been contacted!  Yay!

Happy Sewing!

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