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7611  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ MAY on: May 06, 2008 06:40:28 PM
Nice squares, Horse Power! And, I like how the standard granny looks in all one color...kind of classes it up a bit Wink If I decide my afghan needs to be bigger, I may go with solid color granny squares- I can do them relatively quickly!
7612  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: May 06, 2008 06:37:11 PM
cupcakeguru, I love the shape of that jar! And those little stuffies are very cute!
7613  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Science IS Art! swap gallery on: May 06, 2008 06:30:40 PM
love2teach- I love the crocheted single-celled organisms. The other ones are cute, too! Is the black and blue one a virus? Actually, both of the ones in that picture look like viruses...pretty cute!!
7614  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grow-A-Bag (Bottomless Bag Challenge #11) on: May 06, 2008 06:14:24 PM
Here's the next chunk o' tutorial Wink

Step 4: Stitching together the outside of the bag: Part 1    

With right sides together, lay the first accent strip along one edge of one of the main fabric strips. Pin in place. You are starting at the top of the bag, so if you have a fabric with an obvious direction, you may want to pay close attention to the orientation of the strips. Stitch together along the pinned edge.

Take another main fabric strip and, right sides together, lay it across the other edge of the accent strip. Pin and stitch.

Take the second accent strip and, right sides together, lay it across the other edge of the second main fabric strip. Pin and stitch.

Take the bottom piece and, right sides together, lay the long, un-notched edge across the other edge of the second accent strip. Pin and stitch.

You will (hopefully) end up with one side of the bag stitched together like this:

   


Repeat with remaining strips for the second side of the bag.


Step 5: Stitching together the outside of the bag: Part 2    

Press the seams towards the main fabric of the bag. You might notice in the photo below that I didn't do this. I realized afterwards that I should have, since it will make things a bit easier a couple of steps from now.

Right sides together, and matching all seams, pin and stitch the sides of the bag. Do not sew the bottom of the bag.

   


Step 6: Making the outside closure: Part 1

If you are not using Velcro, you will skip this stepgo and do something fun while I spend ages sewing on Velcro strip.  Hmmmmaybe buttons arent the most tedious part.

Position the Velcro strips evenly around the bag, stitching in place close to the edge of the accent fabric. For this bag, I used 2 strips on each 6  side of the bag, and 3 strips along each 10 side of the bag. The picture helps with this explanation

   



And, thats it for nowI have more Velcro to sew. I think I'll get to the next, most difficult to explain step on Thursday. After that, it should be smooth sailing!

Tutorial continues here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150364.msg2711387#msg2711387
7615  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grow-A-Bag (Bottomless Bag Challenge #11) on: May 05, 2008 06:56:28 PM
Finally! And it has only taken me 15 months to put this together. Let me just say that 2007 was The Year I Tried To Do Too MuchAnd Failed

So, now that Ive cleared dozens and dozens of things off of the listhere you go

And I apologize for the wait (but thanks for your patience!)!

The Grow-A-Bag is essentially a heavily modified Jordy bag- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0

The bag Im making for the tutorial is a lunch bag (albeit a good sized lunch bag). It will measure about 10 wide, 12 1/2   tall, and 6 deep. At the end of the tute, Ill try to explain how to modify the measurements for other sizes.

And, sorry for the lousy picture quality- my camera is going on strike, it seems

Step 1: Gather your supplies



Two contrasting, yet complimentary fabrics for the outside of the bag (Youll notice I tried to get away with 2 fat quarters. One is fine for the accent fabric, but not enough for the main fabricso I had to switch it out)
Fabric for the bag liner (Im using a shower curtain liner to line the inside of my lunch bag)
Narrow webbing for the handles (or you can make them out of fabric)
Thread
Closure of choice (I used loops and buttons on the original, but wasnt happy. I planned to use buttons and buttonholes for the modified version, but Im feeling lazy. So, Im using Velcro.)
Interfacing (optional)

Step 2: Cut your fabrics

The most tedious part (aside from sewing on buttonswhich is why Im using Velcro Wink )

For this size bag, youll need:
Accent fabric: 4 pieces that are 3 1/2 X 17
Main Fabric: 4 pieces that are 5 X17
Main Fabric: 2 pieces that are 6 1/2 X 17 (these are the bottom sections)
Lining Fabric: 2 pieces that are 16 1/2 X 17

Note: I am using 1/2 seams. Adjust the dimensions accordingly if you want smaller (or larger) seam allowances.

Step 3: Cut the bottom notches

To make the wide bottom of the bag, youll need to cut out notches from the lining pieces and the 2 bottom sections of the main fabric. For this bag, I cut out a 3 1/2 square notch.




Thats all I have for nowtomorrow nightSewing!

If you are anxious to start sewing, you can sew the lining like a Jordy bag. And, you dont need to leave the opening at the bottom.

If you still want to sew some more, then you can line up the strips of fabric for each side of the bag and sew them together (refer to original Grow A Bag for illustration of what I mean). The notch in the bottom piece should be at the very bottom.

Dont sew anything else together, though!

Tutorial continues here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150364.msg2700515#msg2700515
7616  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: May 05, 2008 04:58:07 PM
I sent today! I was able to pop into the PO before my meeting, which worked out perfectly, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to send until Thursday.

I had to be in work early this morning and I had the chance to show off what I made to some of my co-workers. And, I got "orders" for one of the items I made, so I hope my partner likes it as much as they did Wink

Now...the wait...
7617  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: May 04, 2008 04:04:46 PM
I am officially finished! Yay! But, now, because I have a meeting after school and then I have to tutor, I don't think I'll make the PO. And, because I have 2 hours of tutoring on Tuesday, I won't make it then either. And, I don't know when I can go on Wednesday, either. Yikes! I think I'll have to try to go before my meeting...and be a few minutes late...hmmmm....

But, I love what I made! And, I hope my partner does too!
7618  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: May 04, 2008 04:00:49 PM
Wow! That must be a big jar! I don't think even the computer keys would have all fit into my jar Smiley
7619  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Science IS Art! swap gallery on: May 04, 2008 12:14:40 PM
I made an almost fatal error today in my item- I was cutting something and accidently cut a part of my project! And then, because I was so upset, I cut what was left of it too small! After a trip to the store to see if I could replace that part, and finding that I couldn't, I figured out a way to substitute something else to extend the size a bit.

Haste makes waste...grrr...
7620  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: May 04, 2008 08:45:36 AM
the_trademarks- Such neat little things! And, is that a tiny barrel of monkeys? Or just a green barrel? And, the mini jar of whimsies is so cute!
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