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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Triangle bag almost seamless on: May 03, 2008 05:39:12 PM
Hi! I saw a bag like these


in a local-japanese shop and I was trying to figure out how to sew a similar one. The thing is that I could see only the diagonal seam (probably there is another diagonal in the other side of the bag), but there are no seams on the sides or in the bottom of the bag... I guess you have to fold  in a strange way the fabric before sewing the diagonal seam but I cannot figure out...

Sorry if this doesn't make any sense....my English is terrible!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / plastic bags to pencil case on: November 10, 2007 12:05:02 PM
I think I'm getting obsessed with reusing things. I saw many amazing projects fusing plastic bags around here that I wanted to give a try...

I used about 12 plastic bags and I planned to fuse and sew two rectangles to get a pencil case...but when I was fusing the bags I thought I could seal the edges and forget the seams  Wink  The edges are really hard probably because there are about 16 layers of plastic!!!!

I used some velcro to close the pencil case and the buttons are sewed just for embellish...

The surface is really irregular...but I think it is original and usable in real world...

What do you think?

The back with some "holes"


3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Chocolate lover small wallet on: November 10, 2007 03:45:49 AM
I really love chocolate and of course brownies!!! In my last trip to France I bought a box of Brownies and I was sad to see it empty (too soon) Wink so I decided to make something to reuse it...

I laminated the box with adhesive plastic and hand sewed everything....


There is place for some notes, or the train ticket and the driving license...but I think is too deep for coins.

What do you think?  Roll Eyes

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sesame Street wallet on: November 09, 2007 10:30:06 AM
My friend gave me some Sesame Street comics in German, and I have used one of them to sew a small wallet to carry my train ticket.

I just used the old comic, transparent adhesive plastic (usually used to protect books), velcro and my sewing machine.

I am planning to sew some more for my friends using that German comics that I cannot understand anyway...

What do you think?
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Rabbit for a toddler on: November 09, 2007 10:03:56 AM
My nephew is 18 months old and is coming to visit me this weekend, so I sew a rabbit for him. I saw it at Flickr...so it is not really my creation, but I am happy anyway...

The fabric is from IKEA.

The eyes are small because I wanted to avoid buttons...what do you think??
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sesame Street hoodie to Tote Bag on: October 22, 2007 11:10:38 AM
I had a Sesame Street hoodie but didn't fit me anymore so I planed to recycle it as a tote bag...but when I was sewing it I realized that the fabric looked too old and so the bag...finally I decided to use it with the inside outside and leave the Sesame Street characters taking care of my belongings...

It is nothing special but want to share anyway  Roll Eyes

The fabric is from IKEA, the linen an old hoodie.

Thanks for looking! Grin
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Medion Sewing Machine ???????????? on: October 17, 2007 06:38:01 AM
I was using an old  Singer sewing machine which belongs to my Mum...but she needed it back so...I needed one for my own and I wanted a "good one"  but yesterday I saw a Medion Sewing Machine for 69 euros in ALDI (German Supermarket).

I have never listened before about this machine but I thought I could try it and if I didn't like it I could getting it back to the store...so I bought it, tried it and it seems to work ok...Does anybody know something about this sewing machine???

These are the stitches I can get with it.

Thank you for read this!!! Cheesy
and sorry about my English.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Miffy's tank top in a... baby doll top??? on: August 25, 2007 05:00:17 PM
I bought a Miffy's tank top on sale which was size 10, although I am size 8. I really love the character but the straps weren't my style...sorry, no before-picture...but it was something like this:

So after doing a little resizing, I cut the white jersey knit I bought in an open market...It took me ages to sew the straps and attach everything to the blue tube...but I am quite happy with the result....

I want to get two blue buttons to embellish the straps...

(the straps are sewn just in "the right place" to hide my bra.

Small criticism and also big compliments would be really apreciated...I am just learning Tongue
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / little newbie crisis...any consolation??? on: August 25, 2007 12:34:34 PM
I have never sewn before but this spring I started reconstructing some t-shirts
sewing some bags, etc...and I am wondering how long do these projects take for you??.

The real question is...I am too slow, clumsy??? because sometimes I spend around 10 hours in reconstructing a t-shirt so maybe it doesn't worth the effort, the time etc... I am learning alone, without any help, just following some tutorials in a foreign language, because I really like to create new ideas but my holidays are over and I am wondering if I am wasting my free time...or maybe if I buy some patterns instead of trying to figure it out "everything" I would finish faster and easier...??

Sorry about my English!!!! Hope you understand what I am talking about Undecided
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A beach bag (heavy images). on: July 20, 2007 02:00:20 PM
After a few attempts I have finally got a decent bag to show...

I fell in love with that upholstery fabric and bought it on sale...the linen is from IKEA. (Incidentally....they have very colorful new fabric!!  Cheesy)

The inspiration and directions are from Tinyhappy:


Thank you very much for looking!!
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