the one on the right was the first zipper pouch i made. i wanted it to be a coin purse, but wow, too big for that! i must have done something wrong there but i did want a make up bag, so there we go! the one on the left is my coin purse after i did it again... i am happy with those. the middle is my snap wallet, which i was so afraid of the snaps! i did crack the pearly part, too, but oh well. it's still in one piece and i love it. here is a closer pic of the wallet, so you can see the lining fabric of everything.
i made myself a totebag. i'd been wanting to do this for our trip because i found some cute fabric. i also had a bunch of that pink left from the poodle skirt i made my mother in law and i knew that would make a good liner. i love how this turned out, too, and the little strip of pink at the top. and i'm posting both sides of the bag because you can see the cool fabric. you can see stonehenge, and big ben, too... i love this fabric! and i used a heavy interfacing on it to give it a lot of stability. it's going to be HEAVILY used in the next couple weeks (hubby and i are going on a 2 week cross country adventure)....
when i started putting this together, i used a tutorial where you split it up to the zipper and up in the back and i put it together. i hated the way it stuck out in the front and back. for some reason, i couldn't adjust it to lay right at all.
so i did it a little different.
i may make another one. i love how this turned out.
i am so happy right now. my mother in law gave me a sewing pattern, which i wanted for a decoupage project and she said i could have it if i made her a poodle skirt from it. well, to be honest, i'm not a pattern follower... yet.
i followed this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0 for a circle skirt and added a poodle applique. i am happy to say it turned out and my mother in law loved it... though she didn't try it on so i couldn't get a photo of her in it, but i did get one of the skirt before i gave it to her.
if i wanted to make a circle skirt, which most tutorials i've found have a solid band and not elastic, if i wanted to make it a stretch elastic waist, how much wider would i make the waist? or would i need to? i'm so new to this and so lost.
i've been rather busy making bags and pouches for everyone but my stepson! i found this awesome mario fabric on ebay and had to get it for him... i decided to just make a simple tote bag for when we go on trips and such... and he is going to love it!
my stepdaughter has a thing for ramen and on the reconstructed board, i found a tutorial for a ramen pouch... i knew she'd love it. i was afraid to make it because it's a big above my skill level, however, i made it!