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Advice on this fabric

hernibs

Advice on this fabric
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:23:36 AM »
I have a friend who loves handbags and has made many shopping bags , oldie things in general....I wondered if some of this fabric would be a Christmas gift idea for her....she is capable of making a handbag for herself - what do you think?  Would 1 metre be enough....glad for your advices. Thanks.

https://www.croftmill.co.uk/products/craft-and-quilting-fabrics-online/carpet-bag-product.html

crooknees

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 12:03:17 PM »
I think a metre would be enough hernibs. It is a wide fabric and the design doesn't look too big. I like it very much. Your friend should be delighted.
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Francesca

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 12:07:42 PM »
Yes 1m should be fine. I've made a few bags with less.
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hernibs

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 12:21:52 PM »
Thanks, not having made bags I wasn't sure.

sewmuchmore

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 17:03:18 PM »
Loving the fabric. I buy a fair bit of fabric from Croft Mill but never think to look in the craft section, I will from now on.
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Janet

BrendaP

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 17:06:41 PM »
1m x 150cm is more than enough for a bag, she'll probably get two out of it.

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hernibs

Re: Advice on this fabric
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 20:34:19 PM »
Thanks, knowing my friend rather well and her frugal habits she probably will !!