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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gun Case fully lined and has a zipper on: October 05, 2014 07:38:04 AM
It does not have a handle.  It is more of a dust protection sock than a protective case.  Had I put some foam between the layers to make it a carrying soft case then I would have put a handle on it as well.  As it is, it protects against dust, and household bumping.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Steering Wheel cover 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!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gun Case fully lined and has a zipper 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:

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Weekender with Matching Makeup Roll on: September 06, 2014 08:07:05 AM
Beautiful! I love the fabric. I've wanted to make this pattern forever but I've heard some horror stories about it, how difficult was it to make?
Lots of us have made this weekender bag.  Many of us also posted our tips and tricks as to how to get it done and any tweaks/additions we may have made.  My blog has my adventures in making this bag over I think 6 days.  I added small feet to the bottom of mine to help keep the fabric clean, as it spends a lot of time on the floor (airplane terminals, air plane under seat baggage storage, etc).

If I make another one, I would definitely add a shoulder strap to it.  It would be so much easier to lug it through airports with a shoulder strap.

Take your time with it and take it slow, it has a lot of parts but it is very do-able.  read read read the directions over and over again.  Browse blogs that have documented their journey - adventure of making this bag and you will be armed with everything you need to know to sew this up and make any mods you want.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tote Bags.. My first bag making adventures.. on: April 19, 2014 07:52:11 AM
Great job!  Practice makes perfect, and bags are addictive to make and own!!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: ROOOARReady for School! Dinosaur Backpack (McCall's 4610) on: February 08, 2014 08:37:47 AM
You did a great job on this!  Love the fabric!!   Grin
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Coach inspired bag on: December 07, 2013 07:32:24 PM
Fantastic job!  Love the label also as the perfect finishing touch!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Messenger bag!! on: November 19, 2013 05:08:50 PM
Great job!  This looks fantastic.  Love the color choices.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nevermore Fabric Purse on: November 10, 2013 07:33:05 AM
Great job!  Without a pattern is even more impressive.   Shocked

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: reusable produce bag on: July 20, 2013 09:10:28 PM
Great job!  This would be great at a farmers market! I will have to make some of these and then fine the farmer's markets in the area.  (we just moved across the country and I don't know where anything is in this state!!) 

Thanks so much for sharing!
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