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41  Re:embroidered jordy w/flap in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by melidomi on: April 23, 2004 10:33:12 AM
To make the flap, I just made the back piece longer than the front piece.  I added on enough to cover the top plus a bit more for the part that folds over the front.  So if the square at the bottom of the piece is x"by x" and you want to have an overhang of y" on the front, the extra piece at the top of the back should be 2x+y" (plus seam allowance).  Here's a diagram:

Note that the flap part is the same width as the piece that becomes the bottom.

I also usually do all my sewing/seaming and leave the end of the flap unsewn so that I can flip the bag through the flap end.  Then just tuck the edge up inside and topstitch.  For this purse, I made the liner flap longer than the outside flap so that I could fold it up around the outside (the green stripe) and I invisibly stitched it shut.  I hope that makes sense!

To clarify: sew the bottom and side seams (just like a jordy) and the corner seams of both the outer bag and the lining.  Then sew the lining and outer bag together as follows:  put right sides together.  Start at a corner of the flap.  Sew down the side of the flap, across the side of the purse (don't forget the strap) across the front of the purse, then the other side (strap again) and up the side of the flap.  Now flip the bag right side out through the end of the flap.  Now turn the edges of the flap inside (and check the length of the flap) and top stitch, or finish as desired.
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42  Re:Big Bad Baby Blanket anyone??? in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by melidomi on: April 19, 2004 07:18:41 AM
I finished mine this weekend- I used one strand of worsted weight 100% cotton.  Hypoallergenic and machine washable sound like good traits for a baby blanket to me.  Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in white for the border and Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in yellow for the center.  i also made a matching hat from the umbilical cord pattern, but substituted a pompom for the umbilical cord.
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43  Re:knitted, felted, poppy in Knitting: Completed Projects by melidomi on: March 19, 2004 06:09:24 AM
I used brown sheep nature spun (for the red part at least - the black was some mystery 100% wool)
Mine were kind of lopsided too, if I werent felting I would have blocked them.  In the final result my petals weren't nearly as round and regular as Jipster's, but I think the irregularites make them look extra poppy-ish
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44  my "roll your own needlecases" in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by melidomi on: March 08, 2004 08:14:53 AM
I made a pair of the "roll your own needlecases" featuring fabric from Ikea.  One for my mom, and one for me.  I also added an extra layer, so that it can store twice as many needles.

my mom's:

mine:


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45  Re:handmade books - me new here... in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by melidomi on: March 02, 2004 03:26:42 PM
back in the 80s there were all kinds of bags and bracelets and stuff that were made out of two sheets of vinyl or plastic or something with colored water (and glitter/beads/etc) inside.  so the two pieces of vinyl were melted together.  I wish I could find a picture... here's a similar idea in a teething ring:
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46  Re:Knit Flowers? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by melidomi on: March 02, 2004 02:03:53 PM
www.magknits.com has a cool pattern for a felted poppy http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/poppies.htm  here's the thumbnail
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47  Re:zippered pouches with embroidered icons (get organized!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by melidomi on: February 11, 2004 09:35:46 AM
The knitting one is my favorite, but here are the others:
i'm glad you guys like them.  I highly recommend doing simple linear embroidery with the thick floss - I think it's much less fussy than the more traditional style.
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48  Re:zippered pouches with embroidered icons (get organized!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by melidomi on: February 11, 2004 08:10:47 AM
Here's a close up of the knitting icon:

(Cat hair is optional)
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49  Re:red felt rose in Completed Projects by melidomi on: February 10, 2004 07:41:06 AM
thanks you guys. i did think about putting it on a pin, but i haven't had anytme lately to start another one.
Hey, that's what I did! ( just sewed the petals together instead of to a bag, then sewed on a pin back)
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50  Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by melidomi on: January 23, 2004 08:13:27 AM
Here's my To Dye For sweater in non recommended yarn.  I think it turned out pretty well.  I haven't blocked it yet.  I think when I do, I'll try to make the body a little longer and leaner.

And here I am wearing it.


This is my first adult sized sweater, so I'm pretty proud.  I've made tons of baby sweaters - I love them because they're so fast.  This was a nice intermediate because the huge needles also made it fast.
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