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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hubby's Old-School Gold Totes. on: April 26, 2016 11:06:19 AM
This summer, my husband and a friend of his, are planning on going and finding, "The Mother Lode". Mike's friend has been reading books, poring over maps, and has decided exactly where they are going.
Mike had a thought that since his wife sews, she could make him some bags: "Gold Pokes", they used to be called.  Cheesy
So, he explained and drew me a picture of what he wanted.

Then, just to be sure that I knew what he was talking about, he drafted me a pattern.

I'm not sure if he knew that I had a whole bunch of old leather jackets that I had bought at a discount re-use store;but, he mentioned that having them out of leather would be really great, since that's how the old ones used to be.
So I showed him my leather jackets, and he chose one to make these beasties out of.

The two top ones are fairly large. They were made from the sleeves. (About 12-14" long) The two bottom ones were what Mike was originally planning. (Roughly 4X6")

Then, he was searching in a bag he keeps his cords in, and he realized it would be the right size and shape. So, he showed the bag and explained what he wanted.
This time, I drew up the pattern and explanation for myself.

Because the original little bag was not very heavy duty, he wanted to see what it would look like in a heavier duty fabric. So I made one out of denim.

And, the interior,

(I will make one out of leather -- eventually.)
What do you think, Craftsters and guests? Feedback welcome.
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Calgary Stampede Ribs on: April 06, 2016 05:36:19 AM
Thank you, Missing Willow. They are really tasty. They take 2 days, but they're well worth the wait.
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Faux Bois Embossed Chocolate Shortbread St. Patrick's Day Cookies (the usual) on: March 26, 2016 05:26:34 AM
I'm not sure what faux Bois is, but, I clicked because it looked like it was on the wrong page: it looked like it was knit, or crocheted!  Tongue
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: removing Sharpie marks from plastic number 1, PETE on: February 29, 2016 08:03:30 AM
A product called WD-40 (from automotive department) has lots of uses. Removing market is one. And crayon marks from walls.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Snoopy: Smile, it makes people wonder ... on: February 26, 2016 12:20:37 PM
My Fabric Lady suggested "Boxing" the bottom. I felt foolish I hadn't thought of that myself.  Tongue
So, I undid the bottom, and boxed it



I explained how on page 89 of the original tutorial post by Queenofdiy
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.880
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag) on: February 25, 2016 04:53:48 AM
That's a great option hat-and-bag-lady!!!

Thank you, Queen of DIY for posting such a fabulous tutorial! As you can see, I've made several.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag) on: February 24, 2016 08:42:07 PM
You're welcome, CraftADDchick. If you'd like, after sewing the triangles, you could cut the excess fabric off, but you don't have to. I just left it, myself.

I've gotten lots of compliments on these. (I make my own bags due to allergies, but I appreciate the compliments.)
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag) on: February 24, 2016 11:38:03 AM
Queenof DIY, I hope you don't mind me putting this here.

Well, CraftADDchick, I did it this way.
First, I undid the bottom.


Then, I resewed the outer bottom. (Making sure the lining fabric is out of the way)


Aligning the side and bottom seams, pinning; then drawing a line 2 1/2" in. Sew on drawn line.

Sew both corners

Choosing the centre of the lining bottom, mark 6". Sew from the mark to the end, leaving a 6" opening (for turning, later).

Similar to the outside, align side & bottom seams, mark and sew 2 1/2" corner


Using 6" hole, turn bag right side out.
Hand stitch opening.


Done


I hope I've been clear enough. If not, just ask.
Thank you, Queenof DIY, for a great tutorial.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag) on: February 20, 2016 05:10:37 PM
My Fabric Lady suggested boxing the bottom.
So, I've changed a couple of them.
Here's the interior

Close up exterior

Hanging view


What do you think?
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Zucchini Loafs (2 loafs) on: February 12, 2016 10:27:31 PM
I hope you've been enjoying them mamarose22.
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