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1  Staple it together and call it bad weather... in Completed Projects by KeTing on: July 16, 2009 02:43:27 PM
I got a kind of antique-ish sleeve ironing board in a second hand shop today, cost me 1 Euro... yay! It looked really beastly, though, so I had to jazz it up, of course. I just took the whole thing apart and added new upholstery fabric and some lovely fabric tape and re-used the old upholstery nails and lots of staples to get the thing done.

I LOVE the fabric and I think it's just perfect Smiley

(on the "before" pic there's a tin and pinking shears I also bought very for very little money at the same shop! and on the "after" pic there's just everything I used in the process lieing around Wink )

Ok, Pictures.
Before:



After:



Hope you like! Smiley
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2  Bandana-Bag and matching Wallet (Lots of Pics) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: July 15, 2009 04:29:49 AM
I made something new! Yeehaw!

Made the bag as well as the wallet out of black cotton and 2 green Bandanas. I love it, unfortunately I had to give it away as it was a request by a friend. She wanted a bag big enough to carry a big folder, a book, her mobile, an extra pocket for chocolate and something to hold her daily 0.5 l Coke-bottle upright. I made the flap double as a zippered pocket. It's really sturdy and I love it! Oh, I said that already.  Tongue




(sorry, you can still see the chalk line from the seam above the zipper)


(action pic! the friend who received it... well I guess it looks better when it's filled!)


(Inside - I didn't have chocolate so I filled the space with a CD Wink )


(In the process; already approved by TEH KITTEH!)






Aaaaand, action pic!


C&C are welcome! Smiley
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3  Final Wallet Prototype (butt-ugly fabric, don't say I didn't warn you!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: March 24, 2009 05:54:17 AM
Hey folks Smiley

[Edit: I just read this again and feel like I have to say today is NOT my day when it comes to writing proper English, I am sorry for that and hope you'll understand anyway...]

I made this recently: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292646.msg3325760#msg3325760 and used it for a while but always found I didn't like the size too much and thought about resizing it in a way I'd like it better.
Then a friend of mine requested a wallet just like the one I had in mind and I finally had a reason to go give it a try...

The fabric I used for this was some old  my grandmother gave to me for trying out patterns or whatever, it's not at all meant to be pretty, I just wanted to figure out measurement and things like that without wasting the good stuff. Wink So if you're appaled, just let me tell you, I am too! Wink (oh, and I just put it on my ironing board which is just as appaling on behalf of fabric... well, I should get/sew a new cover, I guess)

It's actually almost completed, because I have one part yet to figure out... but I will tell you about that after you see the pictures. Smiley









What I have yet to figure out is the center part where clear vinyl or something alike is supposed to be sewn in to show bus tickets or things like that without fiddling around. At first I attached it just like the rest before turning the whole thing around, but then it was quite crumpled and I ripped it out again. I am thinking about sewing some bias tape around it and then attaching it with blanket stitch after I put the rest together, stitching just through the inside background so it won't be visible on the outside.
Does anyone have any better ideas? (Preferably one that doesn't involve handstitching, as I probably suck in that... never did it yet)
I'd be very grateful for any advice on that!

Also c & c welcome! Smiley

(And don't forget to lean back and have a look at some nice Amy Butler fabric to get over the fabric shock!)



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4  Re: Can you ever have enough stuff to carry stuff? ;) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: March 10, 2009 04:10:10 PM
And more bags!


(black & very soft cotton stabilized with fusible interfacing, applique made with stenciled cat (I copied from a t-shirt, not my original invention! oh, and it's straight even though it does look crooked in the picture, that's just because I didn't straighten it before I took the picture... I always make this mistake Wink ), the red flower is sewn upon the cats head). It's got a flap on which the cat is sewn, I am not sure if this is easy to see because it's all black Wink



ELSA again, the nice IKEA fabric (pics a bit blurry, so there's a scrap of the material in the right edge). background color of the pic is the color of the lining.

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5  More of those dots! -> nursing pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: March 04, 2009 08:30:39 AM
(I hope "nursing pillow" is the correct term for that )

Actually it could go in "Reconstructed", too, because I forced the filling out of an old and ugly bean-bag. It's tiny tiny styrofoam balls in there.
The Pillow itself is made from smooth microfiber, easy to clean, and the pillowcase is from IKEA fabric (called "ELSA") again. Didn't take too long to sew it.
And tomorrow it'll go to a pregnant friend. Smiley
'Nuff said, pictures are better...:


(Actually it's about 2 metres long and straight, but it can be tied together at the ends so you can also place a baby in the middle)


The ends... the yellow tape is folded bias tape


Very easy... doesn't really have a closure, just pull it over and ready

Enjoy!
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6  colorful wallet w/ zippered coin compartment in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: February 16, 2009 10:14:43 PM
I found the pattern over here:
http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1652#

Well, mine's a first attempt and it looks a little different, but I just wanted to try whether it works at all. And after I had it with me yesterday evening, I've got to say, no, it's not my favorite form of a wallet and when I find the time I will alter the shape to something much closer to a square. (I'll not alter this one, but the pattern and will make a new one Wink )
My zipper is a little wonky, I even forgot to change the foot into a zipper foot, oh well.

Lol yesterday I was so tired that at one point where I was supposed to turn the fabric in the sewing machine to I could sew around the corner I actually lifted and turned around the sewing machine - took only one sec before I realised what I was doing, but I had a good laugh and thought I should be more awake when trying again. Wink

Pics for you, enjoy!







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7  Re: Can you ever have enough stuff to carry stuff? ;) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: July 30, 2008 11:34:20 PM
Made a bit more... two bags for friends (one of my friends is in the pic as well) and a little cell phone pocket with velcro closure!

First bag can be worn either with additional pockets outside or inside (velcro closure on extra pockets):





Simple Jordy:



Cell phone pocket:





Thanks for looking! Smiley
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8  Can you ever have enough stuff to carry stuff? ;) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: March 26, 2008 08:45:57 AM
Made three new bags...

1st: Lovely grey/brown/white flower pattern, two straps, biiig. With fusible interfacing, strong plastic bottom between outside and lining.





2nd: blue-ish IKEA-pattern-slingbag, one strap, rather small compared to the first. I made it similar to the Jordy pattern.
(filled with some stuff  for size reference)





3rd: I call it "Carribean fresh" Wink it's got a lovely carribean blue lining, fabric is from a former skirt, second hand. it's still a bit smaller than the blue one.





I'll have to exchange the lower strap, there's a little stain I didn't see before taking the pictures.

Mh. I start thinking about selling some bags (only in Germany, so the question is hypothetical to people from elsewhere Wink )  - I just have no idea about prices. How much could I ask for bags like that? They are quite plain, next project will be adding zipper pockets or other pockets and some other gimmicks...
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9  patchy-scrappy-twirly jeans skirt in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by KeTing on: March 20, 2008 05:00:43 PM
Can't decide whether this is a completed object or not! But it actually is...
It's made from several cut up pairs of jeans. since the picture I added one more row of patches. I intended it to become ankle-length, but I am not sure as it will become really wide (it's like those patchwork twirly skirts for kids you see around here all the time!)


What do you think? Leave it as it is or make it longer? It's a size 34, I need the width at my tummy, but my legs are quite ok to show actually... so maybe with some nice striped stockings... Smiley
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10  kindergarten bag for 4 year old in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KeTing on: March 11, 2008 01:52:28 AM
I made that for the daughter of a friend. I made her mommy a jordy with flap and then decided that I could make a smaller one (completely different in style, though) because kids love to have what their mommies do, right? And then I made a very tiny one for her doll Cheesy but don't have pics of that.

Here it is (bit wonky... but in person it looks slightly better than in the pictures)

It's made of an old pair of jeans, pink vichy fabric and white lace. The pocket in the inside came from the back of the jeans, it's quite narrow but will keep handkerchiefs or small things.
Another picture:


Close up of flower (oh, the wonkyness!)

(I just took a bit of the lining/strap fabric, cut out a circle and draped the lace around & zigzagged. Quite simple.)

Comments appreciated!
Do you think the flap being so short makes it look "wrong"? I didn't have enough jeans left... I'm a bit insecure about that.
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