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1  Re: recycled t-shirt dishcloths! in Knitting: Completed Projects by autopilotstar on: March 16, 2009 02:23:39 PM
So after a lot of work making t-shirts into yarn... and then more work knitting knitting knitting... this is what I made:

I was kind of disappointed with the final product.  I had pictured more of a basket type thing.  I'm thinking about adding some handles, but at this point I don't really feel like working any more on it because it's not really how I had pictured it turning out.  You can't really see it in the pictures, but the bottom is a mess!  It's all scrunchy and weird.  Anyways, I'm just using it as a basket/bin to keep my winter hats/scarves/mittens in inside the closet so they're not falling everywhere.

Here it is in its natural habitat (the closet).

After all that work I'm not happy with the final result Sad  But... at least it didn't cost me anything.  Just my time and a lot of old t-shirts.  Maybe I'll make some dishcloths with the two balls of tshirt yarn I have left... dishcloths are fast and can't really be too disappointing.
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2  Polka-Dotty-Ness in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by autopilotstar on: January 31, 2007 01:37:24 PM
I know I know, polka-dots are getting kind of 'overdone', but I still like them! 

Halter-style top (Simplicity 4998):

Skirt out of the same fabric (New Look 6953):
[don't worry, I wouldn't wear them together... I think that would be overkill]

Red Polka Dot top (Butterick 5886, actually a dress pattern, but I just shortened it to be a top):

Thanks for looking!
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3  Nothing Fancy in Knitting: Completed Projects by autopilotstar on: January 26, 2007 02:21:12 PM
Here's are three knitted items I've completed.  For the baby sweater I used some instructions I found online, but it's basically just 5 appropriately sized rectangles that are sewn together.  Good project for a new knitter who doesn't know how to increase/decrease.  I sort of know how to do those things, but not very well... so I found it an easy project.  The hat and scarf are my own 'patterns', the scarf is simple ribbing, and the hat is pretty basic.  

(The pictures don't really show the items in the most 'flattering' manner, but I'm trying to work on taking better pictures of my crafted items, so practice makes perfect I guess.  At least these pics give the general idea. )  

Baby Sweater:

Hat and Scarf Set:

Side Note: I'm currently working on a research project on crafting, click here to fill out the questionnaire http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146836.0
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4  Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL in Knitting: Completed Projects by autopilotstar on: January 21, 2007 03:00:56 PM
Here's my attempt at the circular shrug.  I finished it quite a while ago, but I just got access to a camera, so here it is!  It turned out bigger than I had hoped, but it's still wearable.  I have yet to wear it out of the house, but I will eventually... once I'm convinced it looks okay.  I'm now working on a smaller version and I'm going to try and add sleeves to it.  

Side Note: I'm currently working on a research project on crafting, click here to fill out the questionnaire http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146836.0
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5  A Gaggle of Bags (well 6 actually) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by autopilotstar on: October 04, 2006 04:47:52 PM
I finally got around to taking some pictures, so I thought I'd share.

The last three are ones that I put for sale in a shop that sells them for me on consignment.  That's why two of them have tags on them that say Nickel and Dime, which is my 'company' name.  I really liked the bird bag and wanted to keep it for myself, but the owner of the shop ended up liking it so much she bought it from me, so at least it went to a good home Smiley
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6  Re: My New Handbag **NOW WITH ZIPPER IN THE TOP TUTORIAL** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by autopilotstar on: October 04, 2006 04:39:17 PM
Thanks for the tutorial.  I made this bag using it quite a while ago, but I just got around to taking a picture of it.

I could never quite figure out how to put in a zipper, and this tutorial explained it really well Smiley

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7  Re: quickie dress that anybody can make in Clothing Sewalongs by autopilotstar on: July 04, 2006 05:33:30 PM
After seeing everybody's lovely dresses, I was inspired to give it a try.  The fabric I used was pretty stretchy, but I'm not sure exactly what it was because it said "unknown fibres".  It seems to be some sort of knit.  One of the best parts is that I got the fabric for 99 cents a metre so it only cost me about 3 dollars.

One modification I made was that I changed the skirt.  I originally cut out a circle skirt but I found there was too much volume (and it was also slightly too big) so I hemmed up the sides to make it more narrow.  This also resulted in the hem being kinda... well, crooked... but I don't find it's too obvious, so I'm just going ot leave it as is.

Thank you to rostitchery for the inspiration and instructions!  And thanks to everyone else for showing off their lovely creations.

The dress:


Close up:
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8  Six Bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by autopilotstar on: April 25, 2006 11:58:52 AM
Here are six bags I've made over the last year or so.  I finally got access to a digital camera, so hopefully I'll be able to post more projects in the future.


Inside of brown bag.

(You can see more detail of the zebra print and polka dot one if you go to this old post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36318.msg314575#msg314575 )
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9  3 New Bags (first post) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by autopilotstar on: May 22, 2005 09:39:06 AM

This is my first post on Craftster, but I have been 'lurking' for a while and have been very inspired by everyone's craftiness.  So, I thought I'd share some pictures of a few bags I've made recently, using the Jordy method (thanks for that awesome tutorial!)

The first is a zebra print bag, it was one of the first things I made after discovering Craftster.  I had done some sewing before, but not very much. 

This one is a polka dot bag.  The fabric is actually from a set of curtains I bought from my work for 1$.  I brought the bag to work yesterday, and my co-worker wanted one, so I offered to make her one for 5$.  (I panicked... but next time I will ask for more $ because even though it's a simple bag, it takes me a few hours to make and uses up supplies like thread etc.)

Here is the bag I made for my co-worker.  I used a similar fabric (also from my work, also only 1$) that used to be a valance.   

Thanks for looking and thank you Craftster members for all the great ideas.
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