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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Clutches and things on: June 11, 2011 10:16:10 PM
I have been in a real crafting mood lately.  A couple weeks ago I was in Big Lot's and these place-mats begged to be purchased and used for anything other than place-mats.  It didn't hurt that they were $2 or $2.50ea.  So, here is what I've made so far:

Blue clutch outside, I have some blue denim left from another project that matched, so I made the flower:

The place-mats:

Blue clutch inside w/ring to attache chain to make handbag:

Animal print:

Hanging w/chain strap:

Sewing roll open:


I haven't decided what to make with the other two yet.  Any ideas or comments welcome.  

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Reversible Charlie bag on: June 11, 2011 10:00:02 PM
I made this bag and it will be a birthday gift for my Mother.  She will be doing some traveling this summer and I think this bag will travel well as she is out and about.  I made it by modifying the Charlie bag:


I modified the pattern by adding length to the handle, rounding the bottom and adding darts.  I also made it reversible and added a flower pin.  It doesn't show well in the picture, but one side dark blue light weight denim.

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Prepared for Battle! on: January 11, 2011 07:32:15 PM

Privacy flap:

Battle gear:

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Reversible Tote Question on: December 28, 2010 02:06:13 PM
Help please with straps!

I can't figure out how to attach them by machine (the top is finished and the sides closed).  Is it supposed to be hand sewn? if so I don't see me doing that.  I don't know what I missed and I don't really want to rip out the side seams.  Though I will if I have to, to complete this.  Here is the link for tutorial:


Any help would be appreciated.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My Boho Bag **Added matching wallet** on: October 31, 2010 09:18:37 PM
My first bag
My first pattern
My first Zipper

The pattern is the AnnaBoho bag, from BurdaStyle.  I am very proud of how it turned out.  I made some changes and added some things.  I added the inside pockets and zipper pouch. On the zipper pouch I used this tutorial and it was very easy to follow:  

The change I made was the strap.  The pattern called for a wider strap, which would not work for me as I have narrow shoulders. So, I just folded the strap in half length wise and it worked out great.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive that is a purple zipper.  I felt everything was too color coordinated and that was where I added the color.  The raw cow hide on the side, bottom and tassels was a re-purposed skirt from the thrift store, I paid $2.  I have since been back on sale days looking for leather or suede. The brown upholstery fabric I purchased at the swap-meet for $1 a yard. I purchased 2 yards.  So I have a lot left, maybe I will attempt a matching wallet.

Matching wallet, I used the waist-band of re-purposed skirt.

Thanks for looking.  Comments and critique welcome.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / husband's tie to sunglass holder on: October 11, 2010 09:43:23 PM
Sorry, I forgot to take before picture of the tie.  Here is the finished product.



back w/snap loop to attache to my purse. I thought of the loop after completed, so had to hand sew.  It is the best part, because easy access on and off in a hurry without having to dig around in my big bag.

action shot

Thanks for looking.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cover for my Sony e-reader on: October 11, 2010 02:11:45 PM
I have a red Sony touch e-reader w/cover and light.  I love the color, but needed a change.  The change needed to compliment the red and still offer the protection and light I currently have. I did some stitching on some of the flowers to add texture. This is the finished product and I am ever so happy!

Inside view:

Outside view:

Side view:

Comment and critique welcome.  Thanks for looking
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Crystal bracelet, earring and necklace set on: October 09, 2010 11:20:50 PM
This is my first project post.

This is a set I made using 6mm and 4mm bicone crystals.  I made a set in green and one in brown.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Thanks for looking
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