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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / It's been so long, I just had to. on: March 30, 2006 01:09:13 PM
It's been forever since I've even LOOKED at craftster. Not to mention that I haven't been making anything lately. I normally sew on the weekends, and for the past while, my boyfriend has been at my house on my normal sewing day. I would do it through the week, but my card table is MISSING (Pretty sure my mom knows where it is...) so I can't set up shop in my room.

WHICH MEANS: This week is Spring Break. I have the house to myself today and tomorrow. And today, I made myself a new purse.

Outside w/ flap
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/__foto/CRAFT/Dscf4418.jpg

Inside
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/__foto/CRAFT/Dscf4419.jpg

Inside closeup
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/__foto/CRAFT/Dscf4420.jpg

With all my crap in it (CHECK OUT THE NEW EVIAN BOTTLES!)
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/__foto/CRAFT/Dscf4421.jpg

Hee. I'm happy that I did this.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Blue and ruffly, yay! on: July 07, 2005 09:16:52 PM
My dad's company picknick is this Sunday (I'M MISSING THE DAMN JOURNEY CONCERT SATURDAY BECAUSE OF IT!!!  Cry) and I thought I would make a shirt to wear.

Please excuse the horridness of my face/body at the present time. I'm just not looking good today.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Dscf2105.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Dscf2107.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Dscf2108.jpg
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconned sweatshirt, I love pink... on: June 18, 2005 11:29:31 PM
I had this sweatshirt that I never wore, because it was a bit too short/tight around the tummy. So I cut up the middle, took the pocket off, and covered up the image (It was a Weathervane thing that said SNOW ANGEL on it.) And then put a patch on the back (Soon to be embroidered with 49) and covered up the line of snowflakes across the lower back. The lower back part is embroidered with Forty-nine and a heart/dotty line thing. The big black patches on the front will be embroidered with "49" and "Kitty" (Kitty on the smaller one.) Tomorrow, as it's kind of late now, and I don't feel like doing it. Lol.

Back:


Left Front:


Right front:


Back detail:


Once I finish the embroidery, I'll put the pictures here.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hot pink wristlet on: June 17, 2005 09:25:19 PM
So, I needed something to carry my camera/cellphone/wallet and such in when I go to concerts and the like. But since I don't like carrying gigantic purses, or any purse for that matter, I came up with this. (Yes, I know it's a bit plain. I plan on making a few more out of different fabrics.) It holds my camera (Fuji FinePix A340, for size reference.) and cell phone just fine.





Comments and criticism always welcome.

EDIT: HAHAHA! I joined a year ago today. Lmfao. How awesome is that?
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Skully heart messenger bag. (semi-image-heavy.) on: May 10, 2005 03:25:47 PM
Howdy! I just finished this today, after about a week and a half. (I only have 40 minutes a day in my sewing class, and this was my second project for a grade in there.) No pattern used, I used SewPixie's tutorial for the zipper, and I LOVE IT! Muahaha. Onward: Pictures.

There's nothing in it. It's hanging from my tower.


Tilt head to left, closeup of the skull and heart. I handstitched those on.
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These buttons are the bestest part!


Geh, boring zipper.


Inside zipper pocket.


Inside bag, empty.


Inside bag, with my junk in it.


Bag closed with junk in it.


Thanks for looking!
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / So what do you wear to a hardcore christian rock concert? on: April 29, 2005 08:41:32 PM
I shirt you've reconstructed of course! Tomorrow will be my first hxc concert, and I wanted something spiffy and almost new to wear. And since for some reason I always pick up the wrong size teeshirts at Hot Topic, I decided to recon one that was waaaay too big.

I cut the sleeves off, took in the sides, angled the arm holes (Think cap sleeve tee.) re-attached the sleeves, and flipped the bottom under and added a waistband.

Mirrors are over-rated.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/4-29-05/2004_0304shirt10001.jpg

Gotta love HIM. (GET IT?! CHRISTIAN CONCERT!!! Lol. I thought it was cool, even though HIM isn't neccesarily Christian.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/4-29-05/2004_0304shirt10003.jpg

And the money shot.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/4-29-05/10.jpg

And today during studyhall, my friend was working on her world geography, and I looked at the page, and it was talking about South Korea. The capitol of South Korea is Seoul. How awesome would a shirt that said "SOUTH KOREA HAS SEOUL" on it be?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First ever completed: iPod cozy. on: April 09, 2005 07:58:26 PM
Ah yes, I've jumped on the iPod cozy bandwagon. It's really simple, but when I started out, I ended up casting on twice the amount I needed on accident. So, I decided that I didn't want to start all over, and once it got tall enough, I casted off half the stitches, and continued the rest, decreasing every so often till I got it to a point. Easy cheesey. And now, Pictures:

(My cell phone is in there. My iPod won't come in untill Monday, because FedEx is seriously dumb.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/2004_0212stoof0004.jpg

(The flap. Uh huh.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/2004_0212stoof0005.jpg

What do you think?
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lots of Recons. (Semi-image heavy.) on: March 06, 2005 06:44:32 PM
I finally got to use the camera to take some pics of the things that I've made lately. Tell me what you think.

This is a jumper that I madeout of a pair of overalls. I saw one similar to it at Delia's and thought that I could make one just as easily as buy one. Heh.  Grin



A few detail shots:







And a few teeshirt recons:

This one was made out of a teeshirt that got shrunk in the wash. I really liked it, but it didn't fit quite right anymore, so I made it a bit bigger and added some poofy sleeves so that the side bands would match.





These next two are just enlargements and then i made them off-the-shoulder. The WHO teeshirt is a recon from another recon that I got tired of. Heh. I added a waistband to it to keep the shape that I wanted.





And RUSH:





I'm going to sell all of them on my site as soon as I get the shop section set up.

<3
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Capri Sun Purse with side pocket and magnetic snap. (Tutorial, image heavy) on: February 12, 2005 10:14:12 AM
I thought, since I have to do it anyway (Textiles class) I might as well post it here for anyone who doesn't know how to do it. There are LOTS of pictures, but they are quite small, so it shouldn't take that long to load. If it's not clear enough, let me know, I'll try to help.

Materials Needed:
9 Capri Sun/Kool-Aid jammer pouches
Duct tape
Magnetic snap (optional)


Basic Construction:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse10001.jpg
  1. Cut open the BOTTOM of the bag, along the widest part. Rinse out the inside, and leave to dry, or dry out with a paper towel. Do this to all 9 bags.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0001.jpg
 2. Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch, stitch length dial should be at 4. Overlap 2 bags just a little bit. (There should be a small line running down the side of the bag, where it was sealed, use this as a guide.) Zigzag all the way down, remember to backstitch. Repeat with 2 more bags.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0002.jpg
3. For the side pocket, take one pouch and lay it just below the Capri Sun logo on top of another bag. Cut off the excess from the bottom. Zigzag down both sides and along the bottom. You should have a pocket.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0003.jpg
4. For the bottom, overlap two pouches until they are the same width as the front and back. Zigzag along the top edges of both. (One top edge will be on top, the other on the bottom, use them for sewing guides.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0004.jpg
5. You should have a front panel, a back panel, one side with a pocket, one without, and the bottom.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0006.jpg
6. Lay the front piece flat on top of the bottom, silver sides together. Zigzag all the way down, remember to backstitch. Repeat for the other side.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0005.jpg
7. It should look something like this once youve finished.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0008.jpg
8. Fold back the front and back pieces so youre left with a flat piece, and then zigzag the sides on, backstitch at the beginning and end, repeat on both sides.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0010.jpg
9. Fold the whole thing so that its flat enough to fit under the presser foot, and then sew up all of the sides, silver sides together, remember to backstitch.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0011.jpg
10. After youve finished with the sides, it should look something like this. Now is the time to go back and reinforce all of the bottom edges. Just go over them again with the zigzag, and backstitch at the beginning and end.

Handles:

1. Measure out 17 inches of duct tape.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0014.jpg
2. Fold one edge into the middle. Start at one end and smooth it out as you work your way down the piece.

  3. Then fold the other edge on top of the previous one. There should be no sticky edges.

  4. Make one more of these. If you mess up, just start again, its easier than trying to pry apart your duct tape. Air bubbles are ok, as long as theyre not huge. You normally get them along the folded edges as youre pressing them down.

  5. Cut both handles to be 12 inches long, trimming a bit from both ends, so you get clean edges.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0018.jpg
6. On the top edge of each bag, there is an arrow pointing to the straw hole, center your handle by that arrow. (There is also a blue square at the top, you can use that as a guide also.) Zigzag the handle on. Repeat on both sides, make sure that the handles are equal in height, so one isnt longer than the other.

Magnetic Snap:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0019.jpg
1. You should have these 4 pieces. With duct tape, make one long rectangle (Just fold one long piece of tape in half, then cut off the fold. It should be wide) and one smaller square. (Same deal as the rectangle, just make it smaller.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0020.jpg
2. Then cut 2 VERY SMALL slits in the duct tape, the same width apart as the prongs on the snap. Push the snap through, then put the disk on, and push the prongs down. Cover the back with one more piece of duct tape, just so they wont pull through. You should have something similar to the picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/Tutorials/2004_0219purse0021.jpg
3. Attach the snap pieces to the inside of the purse.


Happy crafting <3
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / The 1 hour ruffled jean mini. (Now with Tutorial) on: February 06, 2005 06:13:48 PM
Gotta love projects that only take an hour, don't ya? I know I do. The ruffle turned out a bit uneven, but, it adds to the whole... effect. Lol.

Hey, that's the Superbowl on behind me!  Shocked


The back:


The side:


Loverly chair model:


Whatcha think?

OK Tutorial time!

1. Take a pair of jeans that still fits you around the waist/hips and fold them so the legs are on top of eachother.

2. Cut off the legs ABOVE THE CROTCH SEAM, but still about 1 1/2 - 2 inches from the zipper.

3. Cut both legs into 4 equal panels. (Long strips of denim)

4. Sew the 4 peices together along the short sides, but make sure you only sew 3 seams. (You want 1 open for the finnish.)

5. You can pin the ruffles in place, but I like the look of the random ones... so... Start sewing with the right sides of the denm together. (Keep skirt right side out) Make sure that when you begin sewing, you leave a little bit of the ruffle part unsewn, as this will make it easier to finnish.

6. Every so often, create a pleat in the botton piece of denim, and sew over it.

7. Keep going all the way around the skirt, stopping before you sew over the extra you left out earlier.

8. Cut off the excess ruffle material. (I had about a leg and a half left, but you can always add more pleats to have more ruffles.)

9. Put the 2 end pieces together, right sides facing, and sew straight down the short ends. (See why you left a bit of fabric at the start?)

I left mine with a frayed hem, but if you don't like that look, you can always hem the ruffle material before you sew it on.

I'm thinking about adding some embroidery to it, just to spice it up a bit. Or maybe I can make a denim flower to put on it... that might be cool.

I hope the tutorial was easy to understand. If I had another pair of jeans to cut up, I'd make one with pictures. But, I don't, and I'm hopeless with paint. If you need more instruction, just ask. I'll help.
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