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« on: December 19, 2008 11:30:27 AM »


One gift done --- YEA!

Found this faux suede poly that my niece loves to stroke and created a Pillowcase Tote for her to use when she goes to sleepovers.


The snaps at the side close the pillow in; the handles are fairly soft so that they won't poke in the night.


The inside. Depending on how much she stuffs in it, she can carry it with the top snapped or open.

I made this up, and am not knowledgeable about fabrics, so I just hope it's durable enough for the job...
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008 12:04:46 PM »

This is absolutely adorable.  Was it fairly easy to make? 
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 12:08:49 PM »

OH my Gosh !!! That is the BEST idea Smiley
You just totally helped me by posting this. Hope you don't mind but there will be a few teenagers on my list that get one of these.
SO talented. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 01:16:34 PM »

WOW!  This is so awesome and creative!  I know she will love it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008 01:43:45 PM »

This is absolutely adorable.  Was it fairly easy to make? 

I think it would be easy. I'm a novice sewer, and I made it up, so I found it a little complicated mentally, but it's really quite simple.

There are just two pieces of fabric, plus the 4 bits used for the handles and the sides of the pouch.

1)You basically pin right sides together, with the handles in place, then sew it on 4 sides, leaving an opening for the pillow.

2) Hem the opening & turn right-side out.

3) You then sew two lines across the middle -- one is the bottom of the pillowcase, then a space for the bottom of your bag, and a second seam to delineate the backside of the bag.

4) Then you place the sides, sewing them to the back of the pillowcase and the front of the backside. This was the hardest bit for me, because I'm a lousy at hand sewing, but I couldn't figure out how to do it by machine without going through all the layers.

5) Place your snaps or buttons, and you've got it!

BTW I really REALLY recommend SnapSource snaps -- they have long prongs for going through layers, and hold fantastically.

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008 05:32:23 AM »

That is such a great idea!

It looks great too!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008 11:19:46 AM »

This is a great idea!! I love it.  Grin[
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008 12:25:41 PM »

I love this, what a fab idea!  I should make one for my 9 y.o. niece...
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008 08:14:31 PM »



WooHoo! She loves it!!  Grin

I always fret about such things.

Taro? Did you make one for the teens on your list? If so, any assembly tips? 'Cause I suspect I'm now going to have to make more for the other nieces.....
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