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Topic: My denim version of the Little Artist Case - more pics added  (Read 2610 times)
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« on: May 20, 2007 09:57:18 PM »

Like the title says, I'm not really sure where else to put this one. Following the tute from http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006/12/30/little-artist-drawing-case-tutorial/ I am going to make some for each of my kids. Had heaps of denim lying around and since Ds 8 loves denim he is first. Should have tried one of the others first cause it has lots of layers and sewing through that many layers of denim without an industrial machine is a NIGHTMARE. I used both sides of the denim to create contrast and used his favourite colours for the stitching.  After much swearing and 5 broken Denim needles this was the result. The sides are actually straight, not sure why they curve in the pics.

The front..

and the inside...

So glad the others want lighter cotton. Thanks for looking
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007 11:11:21 PM »

I love this!  The contrasting denim trick works really well. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 08:48:25 AM »

Great project and execution.  Love that denim!

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 11:55:29 AM »

I love this idea! i like the use of denim also. although it was hard to work with it will last a long time!
got to make one for my dd!

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007 01:50:00 PM »

The heck with kids, I'm makin' me one!

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007 03:58:02 PM »

Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to seeing the denim change in colour as it wears. The kids loved them so much they spent all last night drawing and writing. These things are sooo addictive and are so much easier to do the second time around. The fact I used quilting fabric probably had a lot to do with it too. This one took me less than an hour from start to finish.

front - Why do straight sides always look curved in pics? I did try padding the heart with a little filler but it just wouldn't sit right so I pulled it out.


shewolf that's what I was thinking. I was only going to make them for my younger 2 as the older 2 thought they were too childish but now they've seen them they want one too, so I will quickly make theirs and then I'm going to attempt one for myself so it holds an A4 pad, will post the dimensions if it works out OK.

Or I might try a smaller version for a shopping list pad and pencil. mmm did I say these are addictive...

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007 07:10:27 PM »

I so love this and I am digging out some fat quarters and making one! Thanks for the link to the tute and posting the pics of the ones that you made- inspiring!

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007 07:53:10 PM »

Normally, I hate denim on anything other than pants.
But I absolutely love the way that looks! 
I also love the second one, it is too cute.  Especially the big heart in the middle.
And they look like they'd be some seriously handy little things too have!
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007 07:51:13 AM »

Awesome...I love it.  A friend made me something like this for my brushes a couple of years ago.
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007 09:36:20 AM »

You did a great job! I love the denim one.

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