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31  Black capris --> skirt w/ crazy hem! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by katherine83 on: January 09, 2005 06:41:45 PM
I had these capris that tapered in at the calf and were not very flattering. I hate to get rid of clothes (I love to reconstruct) and finally decided to change them into something I might wear again. So I came up with this skirt. It is kinda hard to tell what I did (sorry for the bad pictures...these were the best I could take myself) but I'll try to explain:

1) cut off the legs to make a very mini skirt
2) used the leg fabric to make triangle-shaped bits
3) hemed the sides of the triangle shapes, leaving a nice edges
4) pinned onto mini skirt and checked how all the pieces would lay (and repinned a couple of times until I was happy with the way it looked)
5) sewed into place!

This is the front:


This is the back:


I had to use red thread because I'm all out of black...but it adds a nice goth touch to the skirt. Also, I apologize for the dusty mirror!
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32  "Rounder roomy bags" without the "rounders" in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by katherine83 on: January 05, 2005 11:12:10 AM
Hey everyone,

Sushimifune has a great tutorial for these "rounder roomy bags" here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14604.0 but I didn't have the little round bits used in the straps of the bag. So I modified the tutorial and came up with these:


This is the first one I made (I added a felt flower on a safety pin for decoration):


I made this one for my friend for xmas:

It has a cherry print fabric for the lining:

I used felt to add the cherry applique:


The tutorial is really easy to follow and they don't take too long to make. The longest part is just cutting the pattern. I was pleasently surprised with how well my first bag turned out.
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33  Tutorial: Camera Cozy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by katherine83 on: January 04, 2005 08:18:46 PM
Hey everyone,

This is the first project I've posted on craftster. I received a digital camera for xmas (hence my first post w/ pictures) and it needed a cozy to keep it from harm. I could have bought a case for it, but since I'm a DIY kinda gal I decided to make my own.

I had some scraps of polka dot fabric from a skirt I made, and some light blue felt for the inside. The cozy has a simple button/ribbon closure and the button hole on the flap is for the wrist strap on the camera to go through.







Since I only have one camera, I can't take a picture with the camera in the cozy Wink  But you get the idea.

Katherine



Okay...I finally got around to making a camera cozy for my sister and documented the process for all you out there!

*Tutorial*

1. Start with a piece of fabric and felt that are roughly the size of your camera. I "gift-wrapped" my camera in the fabric to find the dimensions. Leave about 1/2" around the edge and bottom for seam allowance.


2. Pin edge and bottom...like so:

(Make sure you pin the "right sides" together).

3. Sew along bottom and side:


4. Flip the felt piece right side out and put into the fabric piece. Make sure the right sides are together. Pin the pieces together leaving the top of the flap open.


5. Sew the pieces together...leave the top of the flap open:


6. Flip the cozy right-side out using the opening at the top of the flap and put the lining inside the fabric:


7. Press the cozy using an iron on a low setting so it is nice and flat:


8. Fold under the top of the flap and add a piece of ribbon for the button closure and sew:


9. Place camera in cozy and determine where the button hole needs to be for the wrist strap to go through. Make button hole.


10. Place camera in cozy again and determine where the button needs to be placed on the outside. Mark spot and hand sew on button.


Now you have your very own camera cozy! Yeah!


Since this is my first tutorial, I thought I'd explain everything so it is easy to follow. Please don't think I'm being patronizing Cheesy. Hope you all enjoy!
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