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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / color it pretty ... over and over again. on: March 16, 2008 12:40:40 PM
I was given this really large, really ugly sewing table awhile ago. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I already had a desk and didn't have room for more. I loved the idea of having a sewing table, but it was just too big. I don't have any before pics, but take my word for it, it was ugly. I got out the chalkboard paint and went crazy.


I can store all my wires under one side* and still use the other side for my sewing machine. I figured I can jot down measurements or notes while I'm working. I'm excited and can't wait to get to work.

My daughter and her friend demonstrated all over my desk for me. Not exactly what I had in mind, but they approve and thought my desk was cool. Making something a teenager thinks is cool is really hard to do, so I'm happy.



* for some reason, I can't upload any more photos. I have some of the cord storage. Oh well. I'll try later.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first ever sewing project: decorative pillow (img heavy) on: November 18, 2007 09:15:10 PM
Wow MRT!

You did great. I'm more proud than a momma bird watching her baby bird take its first flight.

BTW --- is that my room?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: mattress vest on: March 08, 2006 08:24:13 AM
That is wonderful. I love it and would wear it with pride. I would love to make bags out of them ... hmmmm.
thanks for the idea.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Husqvaqrna Viking Victoria sewing maching on: March 07, 2006 03:58:24 PM
How do you like it? Did you end up getting it?

I have a viking and I love it. My ex-boyfriend's mother gave it to me and it was night and day difference from the one I had before. The only problem I have is that it takes a special bobbin and I don't have the manual and I'm not sure if I can just buy it off of ebay or if I have to go through a dealer. The nearest dealer to me is 120 miles.  I'm pretty sick of changing that one bobbin out.

Their website sucks for trying to get information. I contacted them to ask and all I got was that I need to go to the dealer. Only complaint. So if anyone has bobbins for viking 320 that they don't make anymore or a manual I would be interested.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: two purses from pants on: February 28, 2006 03:18:35 PM
If I remember correctly the really stiff stuff I used at Hancocks was only a buck or two a yard.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: two purses from pants on: February 27, 2006 04:52:34 AM
It was my first attempt at interfacing. I just bought the stiffest I could find. It was not iron on (I assume that is the double side)--- it was sew on.

It was pretty hard to work with because I had to make sure the fabric didn't move as I sewed it on and I had a hard time fitting the purse through the hole in the lining when I pulled it rightside out. It worked out great, but I probably will try to use the iron on next time.

I should probably learn more about something before I attempt to make it, eh? Sorry I couldn't answer your question.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: two purses from pants on: February 26, 2006 03:46:54 AM
thank you very much. i thought the flower was a nice touch.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two purses from pants on: February 24, 2006 03:56:12 PM
I made the first purse from a pair of cords a friend gave me.


I used another pair of pants for the liner ( see the pocket inside? ).


The back of the purse has a hidden pocket that was the side pocket on the cords.


This next one was for a friend of mine's birthday present. He wanted me to make him a messenger bag so I did. It is from old pants too and I used interfacing so it would keep shape and to make it more masculine.


The liner is material that his girlfriend thought he would like (he did).

thanks for looking.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: recycled thrift store sweater= beautiful new bag (WITH PICS :)) on: February 14, 2006 06:55:01 PM
very beautiful work. I love the colors.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pants to Yoga Bag (image heavy - with tutorial) on: February 14, 2006 06:53:39 PM
no problemo. I'm glad you like it. I would love to see other people's version. I'm sure you guys can get much more creative with it.
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