A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Breaking News: What's with all of the SPAM on Craftster?  Click here to find out what happened!
Total Members: 307,151
Currently Running With Scissors:
465 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Pretty yellow brocade clutch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by wienersandbeans on: March 13, 2008 06:56:53 PM
This is a birthday gift for a friend: a small, poufy, yellow brocade clutch. The yellow fabric is reclaimed from a fancy old cushion-cover, and the lining is made from a Japanese handkerchief.

It has a magnetic snap closure, and the top section is reinforced with pieces cut from stiff plastic packaging.

Hurray for reusing materials! This cost me maybe $2 to make, but it looks so damn classy!  ;P

This may give you an idea of the scale:
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Skirt from very cool Japanese fabric in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by wienersandbeans on: February 14, 2008 12:06:05 PM
betty_death found this amazing fabric in Japan, and ever since she gave it to me this skirt has been on my to-do list.

In general I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I based it on a skirt I had already, and it was very simple (the invisible hem was the most tedious part).

The one issue I have with it is the close-but-no-cigar pattern matching higher up on the skirt. This seems minor though, and I figure I'll just wear tops that more or less conceal that part.

Your comments are welcome!

Gratuitous out-of-focus cat picture!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Re: Five valentines (image heavy) in Valentine's Day by wienersandbeans on: February 12, 2008 06:03:48 PM
Hee, thanks a lot! I'm glad you like them. The comic ones are my faves too.

Here's how I make them ...

First I cut out the two sizes of heart. I line up the smaller one where I want it placed on the larger one, and then I fold them together into the envelope shape -- just folding the sides in first, then the top and bottom. Then I separate the hearts.

I cut two small slits in the top and bottom folds of the large heart, and feed the ribbon through (Diagram #1!). Then I glue the smaller heart to the bigger one, concealing the cleverly threaded ribbon (Diagram #2).

You can find similar instructions at marthastewart.com.

After that, it's just a mad, slapdash collage frenzy! The superhero images came from some old Batman and Superman comics that I had left over from another craft project.

Have fun! I'd love to see yours if you make some!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4  Tropical dust-cover for my new keyboard in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by wienersandbeans on: February 09, 2008 05:55:36 PM
My boyfriend bought me a sweet keyboard for Ecksmas! But the dust and the cat hair were conspiring against it; the need for a cover was evident ...

Quick, Batman! To the fabric stash!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  Five valentines (image heavy) in Valentine's Day by wienersandbeans on: February 09, 2008 04:50:47 PM
I just went on a valentines rampage! These are for my sister and her family. The basic structure -- nested paper hearts folded and tied with ribbon -- is straight from marthastewart.com (there are some amazing valentines ideas over there). The insides are collaged images from magazines and comic books, with cut-up origami paper and some amazing letraset I found in Paris last year.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  Passiontote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by wienersandbeans on: January 28, 2007 04:20:19 PM
I recently splurged on a tiny bit of this utterly expensive passionflower-print canvassy fabric. With only one meter to work with, and being desperately in love with it, I nixed my first idea (which was to make new cushions for the couch, but furnishings don't last long around here -- I have two cats with claws at the ready) and decided to make a tote bag instead. I only used half of what I had, and don't know what to do with the rest -- suggestions are welcome!

This is intended for use as a carry-on bag for an upcoming vacation. The handles are vinyl (it looked terrible on the thrifted footstool I pulled it off of last year but I knew it would be good for something), and the lining is cotton left over from another project.

My favourite part is the pocket, which is trimmed with a weird colour-swatchy motif that was printed on the selvage of the passionflower fabric.

For the pictures I put a pink towel in the bag to bulk it up a bit.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  William Morris mini bubble handbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by wienersandbeans on: January 13, 2007 08:14:26 PM
Based largely on YouGotPhoned's tutorial, I made a mini bubble bag. I (completely insanely, it turns out) decided to add a zipper. It was a little hellish, and resulted in some lopsidedness and bad visible stitches and bits, but I nevertheless completely adore it. I used some really neat William Morris fabric I found on ebay. Hurray!!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How to Draw Chris Brown
How to Draw Cleveland Brown Sr. From The Cleveland Show
How to Draw Devyn from Maximum Ride
How to Draw Dorothy from Dorothy of Oz
AOL Motion Canvas: Rezeption
Latest Blog Articles
Love Your Mother
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Button Flowers
Meatless Monday: Grilled Apples and Minted Pears

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.