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1  plastic bags to pencil case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by M.Carmen on: November 10, 2007 12:05:02 PM
I think I'm getting obsessed with reusing things. I saw many amazing projects fusing plastic bags around here that I wanted to give a try...

I used about 12 plastic bags and I planned to fuse and sew two rectangles to get a pencil case...but when I was fusing the bags I thought I could seal the edges and forget the seams  Wink  The edges are really hard probably because there are about 16 layers of plastic!!!!

I used some velcro to close the pencil case and the buttons are sewed just for embellish...

The surface is really irregular...but I think it is original and usable in real world...

What do you think?



The back with some "holes"


Inside


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2  Re: Rabbit for a toddler in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by M.Carmen on: November 10, 2007 03:15:44 AM
Thank you for your nice comments!!! I was worried to have a boring rabbit, because the first I made was much more expressive (as I said seen at Flickr, cannot remember exactly where...)



but I wanted to avoid buttons because my nephew loves eating small pieces  Undecided

Gorgeous! Very elegant, but still perfect for a toddler - the ears will make good carrying handles!
    Grin   lol I hope so!!!!
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3  Sesame Street wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by M.Carmen on: November 09, 2007 10:30:06 AM
My friend gave me some Sesame Street comics in German, and I have used one of them to sew a small wallet to carry my train ticket.

I just used the old comic, transparent adhesive plastic (usually used to protect books), velcro and my sewing machine.



I am planning to sew some more for my friends using that German comics that I cannot understand anyway...

What do you think?
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4  Rabbit for a toddler in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by M.Carmen on: November 09, 2007 10:03:56 AM
My nephew is 18 months old and is coming to visit me this weekend, so I sew a rabbit for him. I saw it at Flickr...so it is not really my creation, but I am happy anyway...

The fabric is from IKEA.



The eyes are small because I wanted to avoid buttons...what do you think??
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5  Re: Miffy's tank top in a... baby doll top??? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by M.Carmen on: November 09, 2007 08:52:24 AM
VERY cute! For the white horizontal strip and the straps, did you fold the fabric over and make a hem, or did you just leave it? it looks very clean! You inspired me to try my own recon! Smiley


Thank you!!!
For all the white parts I sew  three tubes,  turned them outside out (the seams inside, sorry about my terrible English) and then ironed them.

I sew the straps to the horizontal strip and sew it to the blue part...


When you put the straps arond your shouders all the seams are hidden. I hope this make sense  Roll Eyes



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6  Sesame Street hoodie to Tote Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by M.Carmen on: October 22, 2007 11:10:38 AM
I had a Sesame Street hoodie but didn't fit me anymore so I planed to recycle it as a tote bag...but when I was sewing it I realized that the fabric looked too old and so the bag...finally I decided to use it with the inside outside and leave the Sesame Street characters taking care of my belongings...

It is nothing special but want to share anyway  Roll Eyes

The fabric is from IKEA, the linen an old hoodie.





Thanks for looking! Grin
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7  Re: Medion Sewing Machine ???????????? in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by M.Carmen on: October 17, 2007 02:19:37 PM
Hi!!! I have made a photo but is a little blurry because the flash...sorry!!! Last spring I bought a foot for a Singer sewing machine but the connector was completely different to this one...

It is KD 2902...Does it make any sense  Huh Huh?



If you prefer I will make a photo tomorrow with the sun light...

(I wish I could understand German  Cool )

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Ups!!!!! Thank you cassette for the picture and the explanation!!!!
I will make a photo to the "real" foot this afternoon....
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8  Medion Sewing Machine ???????????? in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by M.Carmen on: October 17, 2007 06:38:01 AM
I was using an old  Singer sewing machine which belongs to my Mum...but she needed it back so...I needed one for my own and I wanted a "good one"  but yesterday I saw a Medion Sewing Machine for 69 euros in ALDI (German Supermarket).



I have never listened before about this machine but I thought I could try it and if I didn't like it I could getting it back to the store...so I bought it, tried it and it seems to work ok...Does anybody know something about this sewing machine???


These are the stitches I can get with it.

Thank you for read this!!! Cheesy
and sorry about my English.
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9  Re: Miffy's tank top in a... baby doll top??? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by M.Carmen on: September 07, 2007 01:48:27 PM
Thank you very much for all your nice comments  Grin

very very cute! i think I'll have to make someone import some miffy stuff Smiley

If you check cafepress.com you will find some american apparel with Miffy's drawings...and you can save overseas shipments!!!!!
Miffy is the best!<3 In Vlieland (an isle in Holland) they have a little shop with tons of Miffy products! I was there 3 times and always wanted to buy the whole shop. I wish they had your top too Smiley

Thank you for your compliments!!!! I also saw some Miffy stuff in Amsterdam but I really fell in love with Miffy's crocs!!!!!

This Miffy's love started about 27 years ago with this book:


And I have never recovered  Tongue
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10  Re: Easy Peasy Snap wallets - I'm so addicted! - TUTORIAL ADDED in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by M.Carmen on: September 01, 2007 08:15:34 AM
I did another one bigger to carry my pens, pencils etc...(I am afraid I'm getting addicted to this fabulous tutorial  Grin) The material I used are tea towels I bought in clearance sale, so the "pencil case" is sturdier than my first Ikea wallet..


my tea towel set...I think I'm going to use them to sew a shopping bag or something like that.





action shot.

ps I'm happy because I have reduced my "execution time" a bit...after some years of training and some tons of wallets sewn I will beat your 20 minutes... Tongue
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