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1  Steering Wheel cover in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sew-wannabe on: September 20, 2014 07:25:46 AM
I also made a steering wheel cover for my car.  It is sort of a bag right??!   Tongue

I now live in New Mexico and it is way too stinking hot out here.  I would practically burn my hands every time I have to drive.  So I made this cute steering wheel cover.  It is double sided, with a little bit of cotton batting (almost like a heavy felt) strip down the center for some padding.

It was super easy to make.  I did not make the elastic pocket big enough and I had to rip out one seam the whole length and try again, but nothing major.  I used 1/4" flat elastic in each long edge.  The outer fabric is this super cute penguins with hats and mittens, and the back fabric is purple with white dragonflies.  It is whimsical, cute, and it protects my hands from a super hot steering wheel.  It fits pretty snug. I might add some fabric paint dots to the back fabric to help it grip the wheel better.  I am used to a smooth and slick wheel and get kinda lazy when I make turns, with this fabric cover, my hands don't slide/smooth over the wheel to let it slip (if that makes any sense).

Here are the pics:


Close up of the penguins!
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2  Gun Case fully lined and has a zipper in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sew-wannabe on: September 20, 2014 07:12:46 AM
Here are a couple pictures of the latest gun case I have made.  I have tons of wool fabric so I picked this brown wool for the outer fabric.  I also have tons of zippers so I was able to find one that matched pretty well.  I dug around in my enormous amount of fabric stash and came up with this silk tartan that had a few holes in it.  Since it was not any good for making a garment out of it, I figured it would be good enough to line something with it.  This gun case was pretty easy to make.  I drew my own pattern from a rough trace of the gun then cleaning it up, adding seam allowances, and a little extra for wiggle/3D real life room in the case.  I will modify this pattern to make the barrel area a bit wider, As it is, it is too narrow for my hand to fit all the way up in there to smooth out the lining correctly when I turned right side out.  Hubby is very happy with it, and wants socks for all the rest of his guns.  Good thing I have lots of wool!!  This gun case is not padded, just fully lined.  It is more of a zippered gun sock than a full on protective case, since there is no padding.

Here are 2 pics.  thanks for looking.

Closed case:


Open showing the silk tartan:


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3  AB weekender travel bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sew-wannabe on: April 25, 2011 05:24:16 PM
Well it only took me 6 days to finish it.  My hands are so sore and my sewing machine just booked a vacation away from me!!   Tongue

I did add feet and modified a few steps.  I did a daily log of what all I did on my blog )link in my sigy, but the last installment will not be published until tomorrow.  I had to share the final pic here today though!









I should have tacked the lining up the side seams more than I did, but I forgot.  I also wanted to add a zipper pouch to the lining and forgot to do that too.  Oh well.....maybe next time.

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4  Re: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Gallery (SO 4/18/11) in The Swap Gallery by sew-wannabe on: April 21, 2011 03:19:54 PM
But yet more great packages!

I have received from Camelama today and I laughed all the while I was unpacking it.  I love it all!!  Thank you so much!!  

ok a little background...  I have chickens...lots of chickens, even have a new flock of peeps in my basement for the next few months as they grow.  She also stalked me very well by reading my blog and picking up on the fact that I have lots and lots of reading glasses laying around.   Grin Cheesy

Here is my loot, most are vintage patterns that she used:

The whole package:


Some closeups:
A super cute dish soap bottle apron....bet I could get my one chicken to wear this!!


Chicken zipper pouch and reading glasses cases:


Fabric basket and chicken mug rug:


Chicken hot pad and chicken pin cushion:


The FQs she sent me:  Some of that great chicken wire fabric and super cute leaf pattern.


She included some eggs and peeps as well to go with the whole chicken theme and easter too.  Thank you so much everything is great!!
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5  How much yardage? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by sew-wannabe on: March 22, 2011 05:16:10 AM
ok I have never made a quilt before but I do sew a lot.  I want to make this quilt for my cousin's wedding present:


I want to make it king size.  Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how much yardage of each color I would need?  There appears to be about 32 different fabrics in the main desing part and then the boarders.  I assume that this as pictured is on a full size bed.

Any guidlines/hints/helpful suggestions would be most appreciated!

TIA
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6  Re: Easter Egg Swap Gallery (send-outs: 4/9) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sew-wannabe on: March 16, 2011 03:15:50 PM
I have received from AmandaBL.  Check out all the cute things she made/sent me!

I opened the box to a bunch of easter grass:

After all that I got to the goodies here is everything still packaged up:

I got a cute bunny tea towel:

A fabric wrapped mystery...

Hiding inside was some cute little critters (you can also see the other side of the fabric wrapping here also):

Another mystery pack contained these cute bottle cap pendants:

That attached via magnet to the necklace (I really like the button one!):

Here is a picture of everything together all unwrapped:


Thanks AmandaBL   Grin  I have to say those are the cutest 'eggs' I have ever seen!  We don't have the animal shaped ones around here.
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7  Re: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap!! (SU 3/3/11-3/19/11, SO 4/18/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sew-wannabe on: March 15, 2011 03:38:02 AM
hummm...should I use flannels...


or velvets....


or wools....


Or buy new FQ from Joanns??!!  Decisions....decisions..... Cheesy
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8  Re: Easter Egg Swap (sign-ups: 2/23-3/9, send-outs: 4/9) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sew-wannabe on: March 09, 2011 07:14:10 AM
we need a cool picture of some easter eggs for this swap...here is a cool pic...

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9  Re: Diaper Cake Decorations? in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by sew-wannabe on: February 24, 2011 05:03:53 AM
I made this diaper cake for my friend's baby shower.



I did not like the looks of the rolled diaper ones so I did not do that.  For the rolled diapers you could tie with curling ribbon to keep them rolled up.  Size 1-2 diapers generally speaking should last a few months gived the size of the baby of course.

There are tons of help on how to make sock flowers out there.  Google baby sock flower tutorial and you will get lots of results.

I just tucked the trinkets etc into the diaper cake pictured above.  They stayed in place.  You can tuck them into the ribbons, or tie them to the ribbon with more ribbon to help secure them.
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10  Re: Fall Cooking Challenge: Bacon Wrapped Smokies in a Maple Brown Sugar Glaze in Recipes and Cooking Tips by sew-wannabe on: November 01, 2010 08:00:31 AM
Sorry I did not realize you were not in the USA.

It is like a small sausage that is smoked, but not like an American breakfast sausage (if that helps at all??!!)...more like a hot dog I guess but much much smaller.

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