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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Electric Blue Dancing Dress on: April 24, 2009 09:18:38 PM
It looks like it fits you perfectly! I love what you did with the sleeves and the neckline. How did you do that part, if you don't mind me asking?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Button-up short skirt. on: February 26, 2009 04:40:00 PM
That's some pretty cool fabric! I love all the detail and attention you put into the skirt. I admire your bound button holes... I still haven't worked up the courage to try them yet.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pinup girl, Wonder Pets, and a corn dog, just to name a few. on: January 03, 2009 04:20:53 PM
I learned how to embroider about two months ago and I've been crazy about it ever since. I made a few embroidery Christmas presents too. I didn't draw any of these images myself... most are from the pattern thread and Hoop Love group on flickr.

These are in chronological order.


Hello Kitty! My first embroidery thing. I used backstitch and applique stitch.


This is my favorite so far, even though the eyes look a little weird. Embroidering faces is hard!
Outline with some applique stitch on some fabric from a silky shirt from the thrift store.

now on to the Christmas stuff:


It's Tuck from Wonder Pets! My friends and I get a kick out of that show. You should definitely watch it if you haven't already.
So yep, this was a present for a friend.


A close up. I think I used backstitch and whipped backstitch and french knots for the eyes.


This one was for my mom. Done with split stitch.

The next three are handkerchiefs I made for a friend. I spent an hour at the fabric store rubbing my face on all the fabrics to find the perfect one!


Eh I took this picture with a camera phone. It's a seagull done with split stitch.


Another phone picture. A pinup girl, in case you couldn't tell. Split stitch.


Corn dog hanky! Chain stitch corn dog, split stitch stick, and applique ketchup.


The back. Once, it took me a few minutes to realize that I was embroidering on the wrong side.

Whew! Well... thanks for sticking through all that. My next project is embroidering on shoes!


4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack~ cloth pumpkin on: November 01, 2008 06:14:07 PM
That's a pretty cool pumpkin! It has a lot of character and personality.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another day, another owl...and I later added another one, could not help myself! on: November 01, 2008 06:11:54 PM
Ooh that purse looks so soft and cozy! I like how you used different fabrics but they all go together so well. Are the handles from a belt or did you buy them that way?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the "it looks like you made it" bag on: November 01, 2008 05:27:34 PM
Wow !!  I love this bag.  How did you attatch the straps ? I read the instructions but I'm
not "getting" it   Huh

I drew up a little picture of the straps. You cut out two of these for the outside and the lining:


(um...pretend it looks more even and straight)

Sew the straps to the bottom and sides but don't sew the ends of the straps. Sew the lining to the outside but still leave the ends unsewn. Leave 1/4" seam allowance at the ends of the straps. Then turn everything right side out and iron it and stuff. It should look like this:



Now pin just the outer fabric of the straps right side together. Fold the lining part out of the way because you only want to sew together the outside part right now. So sew that on the sewing machine (1/4").

Fold the lining raw edges to the inside and hand-sew it closed.

I hope that made it a little bit clearer! I'm not too great at explaining things so hopefully that didn't confuse you.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the "it looks like you made it" bag on: November 01, 2008 05:15:59 PM
Thanks again everyone! Wow, I didn't think that I'd get this much positive feedback!

I don't think my friend really meant it to sound like an insult. She's not that into hand made things. I guess we just have different tastes. I've decided that I like this bag, and other people have complimented me on it. So I'll definitely be carrying it around and I'll continue to sew more stuff!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the "it looks like you made it" bag on: September 06, 2008 10:16:54 PM
Wow your bag is amazing - I love the fact that it is made from recycling something else into something fabulous.

Could you please telll me did you follow a tute on here?? if so could you please point me in the right direction?

TIA

I got the idea from a bag i saw on here a while ago but i can't find the link. I didn't follow a tutorial but if you want me to, I can tell you the measurements of the pattern pieces I made.

Hi! I love your bag and I'll be really grateful if you would share the measurements of the pattern pieces! Thanks!

Cass

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I lost the thread for a while there!

I used 1/2" seam allowance.

front/back: 10x14" (2 of each for outside, lining, interfacing)
pocket: 7.5x14" (1 of each for outside, lining, interfacing)
bottom: 5x14" (1 of each for outside, lining; 2 for interfacing)
flap: 16x5" (1 of each for outside, lining, interfacing [I might have cut out 2 of the interfacing though. And you might want to make it a little longer because sometimes it's hard to close if there's too much stuff in the bag])
strap/sides: 20x5 tapered to 3.5" in the middle (2 of each for outside and lining; 4 for interfacing [Don't sew the two halves of the strap together until after you've turned the bag right side out after sewing the outside and the lining together])
inside pocket: 5x5" (1 for lining or outside depending in how you want it to look)

If you have any questions with how to put the bag together then let me know.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the "it looks like you made it" bag on: August 20, 2008 10:28:35 PM
Gorgeous bag, yay-it*s_tanya! I have a question for you: did you double or triple up the outside fabric? I ask because I've also found some beautiful sheets that I'd like to use to make purses/bags, but I'm always afraid the fabric will be too thin and will rip easily. Although, I guess the inside fabric is the only one that really needs to be thick?

I've only made one purse so far, and it was from scrap fabric which happened to be really thick...

Anyway, amazing job!

Thank you!
I used interfacing on the entire bag. I went into a sewing shop and asked for interfacing for a bag and that's what the lady gave me. It's a lot thicker than the kind you use for clothes. I ironed it onto all the outside pieces and also the lining pieces for the bottom, strap, and flap.
I hope that helps a little bit!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the "it looks like you made it" bag on: August 20, 2008 10:18:49 PM
Wow your bag is amazing - I love the fact that it is made from recycling something else into something fabulous.

Could you please telll me did you follow a tute on here?? if so could you please point me in the right direction?

TIA

I got the idea from a bag i saw on here a while ago but i can't find the link. I didn't follow a tutorial but if you want me to, I can tell you the measurements of the pattern pieces I made.
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