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1  New iPad case for 'not-so-new' Ipad2 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: June 12, 2012 05:27:56 AM
We've had our iPad2 since late last year but I managed to make a case only today.  Tongue  Installing a zipper is always daunting for me, hence, the delay.

The outer cover is denim lined with fusible fleece.  I printed out an Apple logo and used it as a template to make my applique.

The interior is quilting weight cotton lined with light fusible interfacing. I used a continuous zipper cut to length for this purpose.  As with my other recent projects posted here (cosmetic bag and travel wallet), I opted for bias binding to give the cover a nice finish.

Most handmade iPad cases I've seen around are simple sleeves or zippered pouches (like large cosmetic bags) so I hope this gives you inspiration to try out something different.  Elastic corners to hold the iPad and all around zippered closure for maximum security!  Wink

Thanks for looking!
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2  Re: One more time for the TRAVEL WALLET in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: February 12, 2012 03:05:07 PM
Made another one.  Just look at that fabric...can't get any more appropriate than that!  Roll Eyes

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3  One more time for the TRAVEL WALLET in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: January 31, 2012 04:33:25 PM
I was so honoured to have my travel wallet be part of the PBW Featured Projects of 2011 that it got me inspired to try and make an even better version of it.  I completed it last night and what can I say...this must be one of the best things I have ever sewn in my life...

Closed wallet

Open wallet

Left side with pen holder, passport pocket, ticket pocket and one long pocket

Right side with ID and credit card slots, 2 other pockets and luggage key holder

Cover...great fabric, right?

With all my stuff

It has all the features of my first travel wallet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382278.msg4523760#4523760) except it has one less long pocket (I thought it was not necessary) and also, one less card slot. It is much thicker than the first one as I used ultra firm stabilizer for the cover and light fusible interfacing for the rest of its parts.  I also made the bias binding tape myself and now that I know how to do that, I am never going back to boring, plain, bias tapes again!

So happy with it.  Anyway, hope you like this one as much as I do!   Cheesy
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4  Not your typical cosmetic bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: January 17, 2012 01:38:33 AM
I've been having real fun making these cosmetic bags.  So far I've made 3.  I like it so much because it is not like the usual zippered bags/pouches.  I think the binding gives the bag a really finished look.

The finished size is 5" (H) by 7" (W) b7 2.5" (D).

Hope you like them!
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5  Travel Wallet/Organizer in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: June 05, 2011 06:02:40 PM
Hello! I have not been here for some time now as I have not had much spare time to sew lately.  But finally, I got my travel wallet done yesterday after much procrastinating.  I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

The closed wallet is about 4 3/4" by 8 1/2".

This is what the inside looks like.

The left side has two angled pockets, one for the passport and one for the airline ticket and boarding pass and an elastic pen loop.

The right side has an ID window, card slots, two long pockets for some cash and a holder for my luggage key.

The wallet is very sturdy and thick.  I found it quite hard to hand sew the bias tape  Cry  but I think it gave the whole thing a nice finished look.

Thanks for looking!  Your comments are always appreciated.   Cheesy
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6  Flex frame clutch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: January 15, 2011 03:11:35 AM
Have not been sewing for a while so I'm really glad to be back here with a finished project.

Here's a small clutch I recently made.  I think the flex frame is a nice change from the usual zipper closure.  It was very easy to install too.  I think the size of this clutch is just right for those quick trips to the supermarket or the bank or when taking the kids to school.  Perfect for my keys, mobile phone, some cash and driver's license.

Don't you just adore that fabric?

The flex frame closure is surely to keep everything secure inside.

The bottom is darted rather than boxed.

Looks small but is actually very roomy inside.

Hope you like it!  Wink
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7  CLASSIC Mini Messenger Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: September 11, 2010 05:05:18 PM
Found a very inexpensive black fabric that I thought would be perfect for a mini messenger bag.  At first, I thought it would turn out boring but when I was done, it actually turned out great!  I really love it!  Roll Eyes

The difference with this design and my original mini messenger bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272387.msg3076550#msg3076550) is that I used an all-purpose zipper instead of an open-end one. The zipper is 10" long and the end is just covered with a fabric tab. I didn't have to make a new strap...the long strap here was saved from an old bag.

The great thing about using black (aside from the fact that it will match anything) is that all my sewing imperfections are not obvious!

Hope you like it!  Grin
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8  A new wallet for me! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: August 29, 2010 04:56:29 PM
I've been using the long wallet I posted here about a year and a half ago (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292617.msg3325538#msg3325538), and though it's still very much intact, it has become a bit dirty and I just can't be bothered washing it.  So the solution was to make a new one, of course!  Roll Eyes

I had some leftover fabric from the two fat quarters I used and found inspiration from Pink Penguin's patchwork zippered pouch. I didn't use her tutorial though because I am already used to making this pouch my own way.

Hope you like them!  Wink
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9  Toilet paper roll cozy in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: August 09, 2010 06:08:19 PM
There are tissue box covers.  There are travel tissue holders.  Why not one for a toilet paper roll?

I used scraps of fabric for this project. It would have been a lot easier if I had just used a single piece of fabric instead of doing patchwork, but the end result is really pretty good, isn't it?

The top closes with a drawstring and the toilet paper is pulled through the hole.

The toilet paper is pulled from the center of the roll rather than from the outermost layer.  In order to do this, I had to remove the cardboard cylinder in the middle.

As always, the trickiest part was attaching the circle base.  The key here is using accurate measurements.  It's not really as hard as it seems.

Well, hope you all liked it!  Feedback is much appreciated!  Wink
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10  Denim Laptop Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heartofmary on: February 23, 2010 04:09:07 PM
So happy with this laptop bag I made for my daughter, not only because I think I did a pretty decent job, but because I used materials I already had on hand, including some I had salvaged from old stuff!  You might find the colour combination a little odd but those are the school colours (navy blue, maroon and yellow gold) and I wanted the bag to look like it was an official school bag.  Smiley

Sorry, I had to blur out the school logo for privacy reasons.  I got that embroidered logo from a worn out school uniform.

Close-up of patchwork stitch.  Saved the strap from a bag  I had already thrown out a long time ago.  Just added a denim strip to make it blend better with the bag.

Used pre-quilted fabric for the lining

View of the inside

The bag is super thick since aside from the pre-quilted lining, I lined the denim with fusible fleece. Had doubts my sewing machine could handle the thickness but luckily, it did.  Hopefully, that will be enough padded protection for the laptop!

Thanks for looking.
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