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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recyclin' the jeans, the saga continues! on: August 19, 2008 09:36:30 AM
This is the same style of purse I posted a few weeks ago, but there are a few changes.  Instead of just cutting off the lower leg of the jeans and using that as the bag, I opened the jeans legs along the inside seam and cut two pieces for the purse front and back, making a slightly wider bag.  I also used interfacing, so the purse is less floppy, and added a zippered pocket inside.

22  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Drawstring neck sundress from McCall's pattern on: July 24, 2008 03:20:55 PM
Wish I could remember the pattern number, but I can't without being in my sewing room.  The fabric is a jersey knit.  Excuse the dorky photo!

23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Been recylin' the jeans again. on: July 06, 2008 09:05:01 AM
And here's the result.  This bag cost me nothing to make but a lot of thread bits in my craft room, a couple of hours, a few bent needles and a magnetic snap and a couple of D-rings.

24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Seatbelt bag on: May 18, 2008 01:19:09 PM
I decided to use the black seatbelt webbing that's been kicking around my craft room for a while, to make a purse.  I threw in a little bit of maroon webbing I had left over from another project, to break the monotony.

Front view.

Back view.

Interior view, showing the wonderful Tootsie Roll flannel I used to line it.
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Duct tape case for Archos 605 on: May 03, 2008 10:44:44 AM
Recently I purchased an Archos 605 160GB media player, which I love.  Problem is, the only cases available for it are quite pricey.  So I decided to make my own out of purple duct tape.  Simple, but cheap and does the job!

Open, with my wonderful 605 resting comfortably within.  There's even room for my stylus.  The front is made of several layers of tape, so the screen is well-protected.

Closed. It's actually more purple than the photo.
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / The Spiderlady's gone postal! on: February 03, 2008 01:01:16 PM
I haven't posted in ages.  But I wanted a new bag, so off I went to my sewing machine.  I tried a potato-chip bag, but the darn stuff kept tearing as I sewed it.  Then I remembered the Tyvek Express Mail envelopes stored in my craft room.  A little clear vinyl, a zipper and lining fabric from my craft stash, about an hour at the machine, and my Postal Bag was born!

Bag front.

Bag back, with all the nifty instructions for mailing.  And I really like the idea of a purse with "Extremely Urgent" printed on it!

Bag interior.  Hard to see, but there are two self lined pockets inside.  I'm going to add a key fob later.

And the obligatory action shot.  Excuse the overalls.

All in all, I am quite pleased with it.  The Tyvek got a little bit wrinkled in turning, but I think the wrinkles add character.  Everything came from my stash except the navy belt webbing for the strap, so it cost me next to nothing.
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A couple of my recent bags on: July 24, 2007 10:15:49 AM
I have been bag-making again, after a hiatus.  Here's two:

This one's a jean bag, using rufous03's excellent tutorial. 

This one's a variant of the necktie purses I've been making lately, but I used clear vinyl over the ties to protect them.  It's holding up very well.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Necktie bag #3 on: May 08, 2007 07:45:43 PM
I made another bag from neckties, but this one's a bit different.  To increase durability, I fused iron-on vinyl to the ties before sewing the bag together.  I like it--gives it a bit more stability.
On to the pics.

A shot of the zipper and the lining--I lined the interior pocket, too.  Sorry the pic's a bit fuzzy--my camera's not the greatest.

In all its glory!
29  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Moon Dragon cross-stitch on: April 14, 2007 08:29:14 AM
Here's my latest, from a Dragon Dreams pattern.  It's hard to see in the pic, but the dragon's crest and tail are dark blue metallic floss.  He was stitched on 14-count navy Aida cloth. 

30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Second necktie bag on: March 08, 2007 09:01:11 PM
Well, here's another necktie purse.  I do believe I'm getting good at these--I especially like this one.

Here's the front.

And here's a shot of the lining and the zipper.  I'm getting better with zippers!
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