I had this Donald Duck nightie which was a hand-me-down from my mum, I'd been wearing it for yeeeears... but it was a bit past it, covered in holes and stains, and just not very nice any more really. But I didn't want to throw it away (I can never bear throwing things out) so instead I gave it a new lease of life... this wasn't quite how I'd planned the bag turning out, but here it is. Not too sure what it is... it has no fastening or anything, it's just open, and no strap or handle either... the only use for it I can think of is to keep things together in a suitcase or something, like underwear maybe. Any other ideas much appreciated!
Anyway. Here we go:
Before (only remembered to take this picture after I'd pinned on a 'pattern piece' - aka a bit of A4 paper hehe):
Close-up of ribbon and eyelets (got a new eyelet machine thingy for my birthday and wanted to experiment with it ):
I'd been wanting to make one of applesaregreen's pleatness bags (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178244.0) for ages and when I got this flowery (?) fabric off eBay I thought it was perfect the patterned fabric is actually on a sort of chocolatey brown background, but I think it's dark enough that it works with the black. If I made it again I think I'd add a bit of interfacing, as it's slightly floppy, but I lovelovelove it anyway The outside is a thick-ish black cotton and it's lined with thin black cotton. It only took me a day to make (excluding cutting out fabric), which is amazing for me because I'm usually a REALLY slow sewer!
Anyway, onto the pictures...
This photo's a bit fuzzy, but shows the beautiful fabric:
These bags are HUGE! They look small from the outside but they can fit a ridiculous amount in them!
That picture shows the bag with phone, purse, umbrella and ID inside, which obviously isn't that much, but as well as all that it also fitted quite a thick hoodie!
Anyway, I should probably stop there. I love this bag so much that I'll post hundreds more pictures if I don't stop now! Comments and (constructive) criticism welcomed!
I'm still not 100% sure about the fabric I used, but I had some left over from my previous project so I thought I may as well. I might make a brighter one to use in the spring, since this one seems a bit dark and wintery to me. Any thoughts?
I'm really liking having a bag like this to use round the shops though - it's obviously not enough for a huge shop, but fits a good few items if there are just a few things I need and I haven't used a single plastic carrier bag since I came back to uni 3 weeks ago, so that's gotta be a good thing
Anyway, I always babble too much. Onto the pictures:
(looks a bit wonky cos I forgot to take my purse out of the bottom, but it's not )
Showing the gusset:
And with my hand, for size reference:
(sorry about the very chipped nail polish and the remnants of a stamp on the back of my hand from a gig :| I need to sort myself out haha)
Hope you like, comments very very very appreciated!
Side, showing the triangular bit... not very neat but meh:
And as I will give it to her, full of chocolates :
Hope you like it, comments make my day!
edit: just realised the pictures make it look ridiculously wonky, and in the second picture the corner isn't pushed out properly... it looks better in real life, honest I'll have to remember to review my photos before I post them next time...
I'd been waiting for a tutorial for a wallet like this to come along for ages and this one was absolutely perfect, so thanks Underhill940 My attempt is by no means perfect, but I've learnt some things that I can use if I ever make this wallet again! (which I probably will in the near future!)
Hope you all like it, comments and criticism are always much appreciated. Let me know what you think!
Onto the pictures...
Back, showing change pocket (which I sewed on slightly too far over so it almost pokes round onto the other side but never mind):
Front again, with the strap open to show popper fastening:
Unfolded once, showing some card slots and a pocket which I've found useful to keep train tickets etc so I don't lose them on the tube hehe:
Fully open, showing more card slots:
Standing up to show cash slot behind the card slots:
And a close up of the flowery fabric for those who are interested:
Sorry for the vast number of photos, I get a bit snap happy
I suppose this should technically go in the reconstructed section because the green flowery fabric began life as an old shirt of my mum's, but once I'd cut it up it was pretty much just a big piece of fabric, so it's probably better in here.
Sorry for the poor quality pictures, you can't really see the fabric too well but believe me it's cute and I also used a tiny bit of blue gingham to make some covers for the end of the zip because it wasn't quite long enough, but you can't really see them too well either... it was my first try making zip covers so I sort of made it up as I went along but it seems to have worked well
The green fabric is interfaced too, by the way.
Cor, I'm really babbling now. On with the pictures:
I know this is pretty simple and not that exciting, but I thought I may as well post it anyway. My grandma gave me an old pillow she had lying around so I covered it in some fleecey fabric in the typical pillow cover type way, with a flap thing sewn over one end. I'll probably take it to university with me in September to make my room feel a bit more like home