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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Long Time No Post - Here's 7 Bags I've Made LOL on: September 17, 2004 05:44:26 AM
I've been busy working and sewing, and not posting on Craftster, so here's a buttload of pics, well not a buttload, but some of what I have been making, mostly all medium sized Jordy-totes Smiley

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1999490/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1977001/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1959107/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1959099/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1959090/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1959093/30426
And this is one I made especially for my sister, she saw my fabric and demanded I make her a purse haha!

See ya's  Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My latest 3 on: August 13, 2004 05:41:02 AM
http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1709413/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1709431/30426
Made from a fat quarter I bought on eBay. The back of the bag is plain black.

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1709434/30426


http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1746166/30426

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/1746168/30426
This one needs an embellishment of some sort I think...it just doesn't look finished to me lol
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My Take On A Zippered Jordy [[Lots of pics.]] on: July 20, 2004 08:04:41 AM
This is my version of a zippered Jordy, it really isn't much different to melidomi's tutorial, but the whole zipper sandwich has already been done by olive + orange, here  on Craftster, and I think it's a totally AWESOME way to put a zipper in, and cos I was putting one in a bag I though I would make a tutorial.

olive + orange made a Tiger Purse, which you can see here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=4550.0 (Scroll down to see the tutorial)

So I just incorporated her zipper idea into the Jordy idea::

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip1.jpg

Get a piece of fabric, about 3 inches longer than the zipper you want to use and twice as wide as the opening in your Jordy, and iron on interfacing to one half of it. (Mine has about 1.5 inches at either end after sewing)
Iron down seams on each side and sew together.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip2.jpg
Then do as per olive + orange's instructions and draw the line down the centre with the two arrow markings at the ends, cut one of the arrow marks a little so you can fit your scissors in to cut the centre line, cutting trough BOTH pieces of the fabric (Obviously cos they are now sewn together right? lol) And iron those back as well.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip3.jpg

Once you have them ironed back, you can pin it to the zipper if you like, but I find it easier to leave it unpinned and just sew slowly along the sides of the zipper.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip4.jpg

This is the piece finished. Looks ok huh? Now see the ends? Turn them and sew them as well, OR you can turn and sew them when you first do the sides, up to you. be sure and sew across the ends of the zip as well, for extra strength.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip5.jpg

Now get your finished Jordy bag, and turn it inside out, laying the strap inside the bag.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip6.jpg

Open the zipper about a third of the way, and turn it upside down, like in pic and pin the zipper sandwich to ONE side of the inside out Jordy, and start sewing from as close to the end of the bag as possible. Leave the other side unpinned whilst sewing this side, it's a little easier to manouver.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip7.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip8.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/zip9.jpg

Once finished, and satisifed it is sewn in good enough for your liking, turn the bag back through the zipper, and do the zipper and admire your handy work.
This bag is for a friend of mine in TX, and she sent the fabric to me here in Australia. I have made her 2 bags from the fabric, and a few other little things as well.

I just wanna thank olive + orange for her GREAT Tiger Purse tutorial, cos if I hadn't had that in my favourites list of sewing things to do, I wouldn't have thought of putting her zipper into a Jordy Bag!

Craftster pwns! LOL
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A few new bags. on: June 25, 2004 07:26:22 PM
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/ladybug_mini_jordy.jpg

These were made to order for my boss, they are about 6" x 4". One for his daughter and the other two for his neices!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/denim_allsort_jordy.jpg

This one I sold to a friend in Texas!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/rose_jordy1.jpg

And this one, my friend sent me the fabric and I have made her this bag, one other and about to make a large tote with what's left!

And yes, they're all Jordy's Wink Mini Ladybug Jordy, Denim Allsort Jordy and the Rose Jordy (Cos that's my friends name who the bag is for LOL)
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Craft & Quilt Fair Opens in Sydney TOMORROW. (Other states as well) on: June 22, 2004 07:31:12 AM
The Craft & Quilt Fair opens in Sydney tomorrow and is on til Sunday. It also travels to Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brissy, and New Zealand as well.

If you wanna check out the website: http://www.craftshow.com.au/craft/mainpage.html

They also have a "Sit and Knit" area where you can go and help knit blankets to donate to charity for homeless people to help keep them warm in winter time. If you click on Dispalys and scroll to the bottom, there is a little info there.
I'm gonna go on Saturday I think! WOO! Shocked

See ya's Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 3 Bags - Jordy/Messenger/A-line...ETC!!!!! on: June 12, 2004 08:56:14 AM
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/sepulturabag120604.jpg
This one is made from dark denim I got on sale for 3 dollars a metre! The Sepultura and Death From The Jungle patches are from a tour t-shirt I had from 1990. I ironed the cut out bits onto interfacing to make them kinda like patches, which are sewed onto the flap. I love it. (Lined with my leopard print heh!)

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/redbag120604.jpg

This is made from Jordy's tutorial with a longer strap, inside is a few of those sleep masks that SarahFroggy made a tutorial for haha! My daughter and her friends had me make them some as well!!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/pinkbag120604.jpg
And this one well...I tried to make it a-line and it kinda went like a bucket HAHA! It is still nice and looks much better in person, it has dark purple lining and is sewed with pink thread, looks cool Grin

EDIT: I used craftymed's idea for sewing the edges, that's why the band bag and the red bag look kinda boxy. It works well though, makes them stand up better. I only sewed around the base of the pink one though.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Kim's Kanine Koats (LOL) With (lots of) Pics/Tutorial/Thingy on: May 23, 2004 06:24:52 AM
What you need:
Stripes - outer material (Flannel)
Black - lining (fleecy material, like for sweat pants)
Binding tape - 1 inch wide - ironed in half (see pic No.4)
Velcro
Piece of extra material (either outer or lining to make belly strap) - about 7.5 inches long

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats1.jpg
1. Cut Material


http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats2.jpg
2. Put both pieces together right sides out.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats3.jpg
3. Pin or if you're lazy like me, just zig zag pieces together.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats_binding_iron.jpg
4. Get binding tape that you have already ironed in HALF, this is to make attaching it to the coat easier.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats_binding_sew1.jpg
5. Start sewing it along one of the front tags, this gets the corner sewing out of the way early and it's also a place that is inconspicuous.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats_binding_sew2.jpg

6. When you get to the front tags, just turn the binding like a corner and sew, once it's sewn down, it sits nicely. I use zig zag on the binding, as it makes it sit flatter, and once you've gone around the entire coat, go around again in the same colour or a contrasting colour just for strength. (I usually just go again in black if that's what I'm using)


7. You can do this step before OR after sewing the coat together (Step 1) Find the centre and sew a line, helps to keep coat in place for washing etc. You can also do a quasi-quilting on the coat if you prefer IE sew diagonally across the coat once you have sewn both pieces together.
8. Get the spare piece of material for the belly strap, if using the fleecy piece, just fold in half and zig zag right around all 4 edges, if  using material like flannel (the stripey material) press the sides in first, then sew all 4 sides.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats_bellystrap.jpg

9. Add velcro to the belly strap, I use about 2.5 inches, and the same to sew on the other side of the coat where the strap will go under the dogs belly.(See pattern measurements pic down further - red circles)
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/sewfrontvelcro.jpg
10. Then sew 2 more velcro pieces on the front straps, about 2.5 inches will do it.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coat_finished.jpg
11. Try on dog!
Here is one of where the belly strap is placed - it should sit just behind the end of the dogs ribcage!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/bellystrap_pic.jpg
THE PATTERN!!!

How I made these was I borrowed a dog coat from the dog pound I volunteer at for when I first got Possum, and I took a pattern from that!


Here is a pic with the measurements, these will fit any small dog, probably up to a larger Maltese and that kind of breed.
To make them a little larger, just extend the sides and the length by a half inch, or whatever you require...

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/pattern_measure_sm.jpg
I think to make it easier to make a pattern, print out this pic
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/coats_pattern1.jpg
and draw a grid on it, then transfer it to a larger grid, and voila, you have a pattern. ( I hope LOL)
I hope this all makes sense.


Please note, all these measurements are for my dog Possum, he is a Chihuahua cross (with what I couldn't tell you LOL) so he is only little.

Any confusion? Just ask Cheesy
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Dog Coats (Lots of Pics) on: May 22, 2004 12:32:20 AM
Hi, I'm new, My name is Kim, I have posted over on the bags and purses forum already but because I also make doggie coats I thought I would pics for you all to see Smiley Any feedback is appreciated! (I saw Ariel's dog coat post and it inspired me to show mine too)

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/pawscoat.jpg
This was the first one I made, and that is my dog Possum. He is such a poser LOL

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/redcoat.jpg
I made one the same as this for my friend Christina's dogs who live in TX

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/poss_surfiecoat1.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/2ndleopardcoat.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/chuyscoat.jpg
This is the other coat I made for Christina's Chihuahuas in Texas, Possum is just modelling it LOL

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/TXdogcoats1.jpg
And this is the 2 Chihuahua's in TX wearing their coats.!! I think it's cool I made them and they ended up in Texas!!!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Newbie With a Jordy :) on: May 21, 2004 06:49:42 AM
Hi everyone, My name is Kim, I'm 37, a mum to one daughter who is 15, and I live in Sydney, Australia.
 I've been lurking about for a few weeks now, checking out all the great stuff/tutorials/pics. It's been said a thousand times before and will be again, but everyone here is SO talented and friendly, it's really cool!

Anyway, one of the first things I saw was Jordy's great tutorial on the square bag, so it's what I did this afternoon. I made 2 but the first I kinda stuffed up cos I sewed the lining in wrong LOL! But I unpicked it and I will put it back together tomorrow, but here is the other one I did. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Btw, this isn't the first thing I've sewed, I've made some pants and a couple of tops before, but this is my first time trying a bag.


http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/leopardbag1.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/leopardbag2.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/leopardbag3.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/leopardbag4.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~kimwest66/leopardbag5.jpg<p>
This time it has everything I normally carry in any other hand bag I have.

Thanks alot Jordy, it really is a great bag and so easy to make Cheesy
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