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niamhdeluna
« on: October 26, 2011 04:13:32 PM »

Hello!

I've just made a small army of owl zip pouches. I think I'm in love. I would have continued making them until my fingers fell off but I ran out of four inch zips.

Sorry about the links instead of pictures. This is only my second post so I guess I only have 8 more posts to go before I'm allowed that. Smiley

They are all fully lined and most of the fabrics are either reclaimed from vintage clothes or are vintage fabrics my Nan gave me.



Opinions/critiques welcome.

 Smiley

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beeshebags
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011 06:49:10 PM »

Your 'parliament' of owl pouches are very cute, but I am partial to most things owl!

Great job.

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niamhdeluna
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011 08:21:40 AM »

Thank you! I'm pretty partial to owls, too. These are the smallest ones I've made but a few weeks ago I made some huge ones as cushion covers for my sofa.

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suddenlysandra
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011 01:53:40 PM »

They're adorable!  My favourite is the ruby red (corduroy?) one, middle row right - I like her sassy attitude Cheesy

If you're using regular plastic zippers you can use longer zippers and just sew across the plastic to shorten them - I find it easier to work with the bigger ones and size them down, rather than to fiddle with the little ones with these fat old fingers, lol.

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niamhdeluna
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011 02:28:13 PM »

Oh! I do have a bunch of plastic zippers that are 7 to 9 inch. I've never shortened a zipper. By sew over, do you mean I can do that with my machine stitch or do I have to hand sew it?

Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011 02:43:08 PM »

These are adorable! Did you make the pattern yourself? You did a good job.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011 03:36:33 PM »

Thanks! Yes, I made the pattern myself. I generally do because I can't find what I'm looking for pre-made.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011 02:48:36 AM »

Those are so darn cute!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011 07:47:15 AM »

Love 'em--owls are so darn cute!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2011 09:43:25 AM »

These are great!
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011 12:24:33 PM »

They're fab  Grin Though there's something a bit zombie-like about their eyes! Or maybe I'm still in halloween mode. Zombies rock anyway. I'm loving little houndstooth owl!

Oh, and when shortening zippers, just tuck the cut end into the lining and sew over it with your machine. Just go slowly over the teeth so you don't break your needle! (Like I do. All the time  Roll Eyes)
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011 04:48:00 AM »

Thanks, Maimy, I'll give it a try. And yeah, they do sort of have a thousand yard stare thing going on, don't they? Maybe I'll give them some pupils.

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2011 06:04:28 AM »

sooo cute!  I really like the red one too!
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011 05:48:18 AM »

very cool owl pouches. i think some offbeat pupils would make a nice finishing touch--you can just try out two different sized/color buttons, a little off, without committing and see what you think
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Adorable, I pinned them  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2011 12:23:31 PM »

How cute ! I'm wondering how it would look as a Totoro ; )) (Japanese anime character) http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/057/8/5/Totoro_by_Autodach.jpg
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2011 09:09:50 PM »

Oh I'm sorry - I didn't see your question - I just noticed it now!  You can stitch right over the plastic teeth with your sewing machine - just go slowly! 

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Oh! I do have a bunch of plastic zippers that are 7 to 9 inch. I've never shortened a zipper. By sew over, do you mean I can do that with my machine stitch or do I have to hand sew it?

Thank you!
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2011 09:56:22 AM »

I think that they're lovely. I'm a little unsure of the eyes though. If I made them, I'd have probably added pupils. If someone gave me one as a present I wouldn't be complaining though  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011 12:05:39 PM »

Very cute! You used great fabrics. But they could use some little buttons or something on the eyes...they are a bit creepy Tongue
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