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1  Laptop Messenger Tote! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by playfullyme on: August 05, 2012 05:25:45 PM
I made a laptop messenger tote for my new MacBook i'm getting through work.

Inspirations:

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/08/back-to-school-laptop-bag/#.UBzB5vZmSwB

http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=TOTEBAG

Mine: I got the pocket for the laptop general idea from the sew mama sew link and the rest of the bag from the J Caroline link. I changed it to be more messenger style as far as strap goes cause I gotta have a long strap and then I added the laptop pocket from the first link. If I did it again, I'd do it differently. I am not so sure I'll ever make it again. It was hard. But end results are great.







All fabric was in my stash but I know I did spend money at some point. I used fleece from my stash as a cushion for the laptop pocket instead of foam like the tutorial. Blue fabric was free, flower fabric was .99 at Goodwill and I only used half (approx .50), and the fleece was 2.29 and I used a 3rd of it (so approx .75). The black was a scrap from a christmas gift project but it was so miniscule I won't count it. Velcro from was also from what I already owned. (approximately 1.25 for the fabric)

I went to Jo-Anns to get foam (.99), stabilizer (3.59), strap is belt webbing (3.92 with 40% off coupon), thread (1.79), and bias tape (1.99). I also had a 25% off entire purchase coupon.  :pom:  So I spent 9.21

So this bag cost me approximately 10.41 cents. Can't get better than that! I was wondering how much I ended up spending, this was so worth it cost wise. Frustration wise? Well, you couldn't pay me to make another one.  Wink
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2  Older Sewing Machine, wanting info... Deluxe ZZ Model 4700 **img heavy in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by playfullyme on: July 11, 2010 11:04:55 AM
Alright, I have this machine that was my moms. I am wanting to find out as much as I can about it.

I am interested in learning how to oil this machine. The motor is working (I believe) but it's not turning the wheel and I am wanting to see if oiling it will help. It could also be the belt, but I have oil right here and I don't have belts.  Wink

The machine!!


Side view, wheel with motor back behind.


Place for cams, What is this called?


Mechanisms on the bottom, what are these called?  Cheesy


Light and needle...


And these last two pictures are of the plates with the model number, etc.


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