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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / misfit granny mini-tote on: April 30, 2006 06:44:09 PM
As soon as school gets out for break, I always go mental from the sudden shift from having mountains of homework, to having absolutely nothing to do besides work at my lame-oid retail job.

So here is a bag that resulted from the chronic need-to-do-stuff-constantly-disease that college has permanently given me.

It's an odd bag, and I have no clue how I made it, since I just started sewing, and kept adding things and adjusting until I decided that it was done. It's lined and has all kindsa pockets, inside and out, including a little zip inside pocket, and some pen-holding slits.

But anyways, I like it because it reminds me of some kind of misfit granny who shops at flea markets and wears macaroni jewellery that her grandchildren made in pre-school.

The strap is knit out of this odd nylon "yarn" that I got at value village for about 50 cents. Super stylin' nylon!





Thanks for looking!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: my version of mgenevieve's pleated purse on: January 10, 2006 10:05:46 PM
yep! the lining is lined, and nope I didn't use interfacing. But if i were to use this pattern again, I would probably use heavier material, so that it would be a BIT sturdier.
I think it was 15" deep and 22" across (but don't quote me on that) BEFORE pleating. and the fabric was in the remnants bin at Walmart, of all places!! Glad you like!

I've since added some funky bits to decorate it, and a zipper. It's supah fantastic wonderful for carrying my note books etc.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Cable Buckle Bag from Rowan Magazine!!!! (img heavy) on: January 07, 2006 10:54:14 PM
holy guacamole!
She's so pretty!!! Ya gotta give her a name. Like Bertha.
hah, seriously though, she's totally beautiful.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated tote bag made from vintage fabric. *Now with TUTORIAL!* (Picture heavy) on: January 07, 2006 10:47:23 PM
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72252.0
I made one!!!! Thanks SO much for the tut!! totally rockin'.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my version of mgenevieve's pleated purse on: January 07, 2006 10:45:58 PM
mgenevieve made a really awesome bag and tutorial here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.0 that I loved, and since I am so incredibly bored and thus crafty, I tried it out.
I ended up with a super nifty bag that is rather grandma-esque (which is gold-star good, in my books.)

The only changes I made to mgenevieve's pattern were the size, the lining and inside pocket. I also added some jazzy stitching all over, and some ribbon on the strap.

I'll be adding a zipper (you can see the pre-zipper flappies in the pics), as soon as I can get my lazy tush down to walmart.

This baby's coming with me on my first day of school, which is on MONDAY. Cripes.






I loves my new bag...
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: tweed + pink lace tote on: January 05, 2006 06:01:16 PM
oh man, i love tweed.
i also really love the semi-clashing colours. Very rad indeed!
Makes me want to make somethin' crazy out of tweed too....
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first iPod cozy. on: January 05, 2006 05:59:04 PM
ya, for sure. Use vinyl.

I really need to get on the ipod cozy train. My ipod is naked!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Country Ball wallet or clutch - Finally done! + pics on: January 05, 2006 09:47:39 AM
i luv it!
you did an awesome job on it cause it looks great!
but i have a question: did you have trouble with the vinyl sticking to your sewing machine?

Nope, not at all. It can stick to itself if it's pressed together though, which it why it is not a bum-pocket wallet. The heat would probably seal it together forever!!! -or at least until you pulled it apart.  Tongue
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Country Ball wallet or clutch - Finally done! + pics on: January 05, 2006 09:45:31 AM
Wow, that looks so professional!  Shocked

At the risk of sounding stupid  Lips sealed , what's acrylic gel and how do you use it to plasticise fabric? The shiny-ness is killing me! Grin (In a good way.)

Acrylic gel medium is stuff that painters (who use acrylics) use to make their paint more shiny, and stay wet longer. You can buy it at art supply stores like Michaels and such. You just paint 'er on the fabric, hang it to dry for a few hours, then sew it! Super easy.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Country Ball wallet or clutch - Finally done! + pics on: January 04, 2006 06:13:49 PM
I got the fabric at a quilting specialty store, and I coated the fabric in acrylic gel before sewing.
Thanks for all the comments, ladies!!
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