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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / tote and small wallet on: August 07, 2007 07:41:16 PM
I have so enjoyed reading along many of the posts and tonight I just finished a tote along with a matching simple wallet.

Here are pics:









be honest.

the bag handles are about 12" long, the length of bag is close to 15" long and is approx 11" wide.

the inner fabric is actually lavender, not pink.  the denim fabric has embroidered purple, rust red, and orange flowers all over it.

i made a small pocket to hold the simple wallet and attached a key fob holder.  (gotta love my snap press, lol.)

bettyann
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Traffic Sign on: January 01, 2007 07:53:53 AM
gotta download the pics off my camera and then I'll be able to show ya'll what I just made this morning.

I loved this challenge - gave me a chance to make something I actually needed! (A proper bag to hold the EpiPen for my very allergic son.)

Here's a little slideshow of my attempt at pics while making this:

http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a212/happyfroggy/January07Projects/?action=view&current=1167667940.pbw

Here's a pic of the finished traffic sign purse:



Here's a pic of the inside - showing the pocket, holding the EpiPen.  Smiley



I went to:

http://www.trafficsignstore.com/recreation.html

and printed out the image for:  Emergency Medical Services and used tracing paper to get it transferred to my fabric.

Used Fabric paint for the snake/rod emblem.  Some left over diaper twill for the white part, and some left over blue fabric from the stockings I made for the boys for Christmas.

It was my first attempt at embroidery and you can tell, but hey, the bag is usable.  I figure even though it's kind of a stitch and botch, it's still entertaining and useful to me, so I thought I'd share.

Please be gentle with me.  I'm new at this sewing stuff and don't have patterns - so it takes me a LONG time to figure out how to make what I want.

Oh, my proud moment on this bag - I figured out how to sew pleats on the bottom of the pocket, and then used some leftover diaper elastic in a casing for the top part of the pocket.  Looks pretty nice, Ithink.  (at least for a first attempt at a pocket.  LOL)

It may not be a true interpretation of a traffic sign - the interfacing isn't holding as stiff as I was hoping, but the idea is there at least.  Smiley

Oh, if anyone knows how to make slideshows show up on these boards, pls let me know - I am using photobucket. 



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