I got a new netbook a few weeks ago, and knew I needed a case for when I throw it in my bag. I am working on a shoulder bag, and used my leftover material to do a case. No pattern, and I'm pretty happy with how well it turned out!!
All closed up- I figured an envelope-type case would be easiest to construct.
All cozy and safe!
I've been in a brain funk/creative slump lately, so it was nice to get inspired and creative enough to do this!
Just finished the other half of Simplicity pattern 2396 - I am SO happy with how this turned out, even if the sides do not quite line up exactly right I searched all over for O-rings to attach the straps, but was unable to find them anywhere (even online!) so I just used D-rings instead. If I do make this pattern again, I think I will lengthen the straps- they are a little shorter than I'd like, but other than that I am loving this bag!!
It is huge! I think this will be great for traveling- lots of room for everything!
I have seen so many of the amazing projects you all have done with freezer paper stencils, and decided to give it a try! I had this little canvas bag which someone had given me, and since it is pink, there was only one thing I could put on there- my sorority letters
Cutting out all of the bits of the letters was HARD (though I was amazed at how well the paper stood up to the exacto knife!) and I am SO PLEASED with how this came out. Thanks for all the inspiration, and the knowledge to tackle a new craft!
I've had this wrap-around skirt in my closet for a few years now- I wore it once or twice, but it is a bit small now, and just taking up space. I found this great sewing/recrafting blog "http://newdressaday.wordpress.com/" this week, and I was inspired to turn the skirt into something wearable.
(There are supposed to be ties over on the right- I cut them off before I took the 'before' pic!)
I took off the ties, and hand-stitched the bits I'd had to seam-ripper. I also removed one of the inside buttons, and stitched up the old buttonhole. The biggest effort was figuring out how to close up the back- I had one button left, but the rest was hanging open. So, I put in a zipper to keep it closed.
I only had a black zipper on hand, but when the button is closed you can't even see it!
I took in the sides, then used the ties to make straps, and tah-dah!
I bought this Beatle-y fabric ages ago, but wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I've made a few Buttercup bags in the last few weeks, and decided to try my hand at making a bag without a pattern. I figured out the size of the pieces I wanted, and off I went!
Other than the no pattern thing, the bit I am most proud of is the lining. I took long strips of scrap fabric that I already had, sewed them into one large piece, and cut the lining pieces out of that. It kind of resembles a circus tent, but I figure it works with the 60s-Beatles idea
And I managed to figure out the zipper in only two tries! Not bad for a first pattern-free attempt!
Hi all! My name is Jessie, and I dabble in several crafty-type things. Well, at least I used to... I've just gotten over a long period of illness/surgery/radiation/NOT FUN stuff, during which it was about all I could do to wake up in the morning and go to work. In the last week, I have decided that I KNOW I am feeling better, because now I want to get back to making things!!
My best crafting area is scrapbooking and making other things from paper. With some help from my friends I have been learning to sew, and have made several things on my own that I'm pretty happy with! I used to know how to knit, and keep thinking I need to relearn....
So, yeah! That's me I am a teacher (4th grade), I love classic rock, am hopelessly addicted to TV, books, and puzzles, and I live in Southeast Louisiana, but am originally from Chicago. I am really looking forward to getting some great ideas and inspiration from everyone here!