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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Paulette is back from Paradise Island wristlet(w/fabric flower tute) on: August 09, 2009 03:19:47 PM
So I love the way this turned out. So fun and funky and the colors were great for summer!

All I did was make a basic rectangle clutch with wristband and a simple flap with a button closure (along with some simple lines of contrasting threads). Really easy stuff...but it is these cute flowers that added the right punch!

And they are soooo easy to make, lets see if I can get this right for you....

1. Cut a fabric square approx. 2x the size you want your flower to be.
2.Fold the corners together to make a triangle (right sides together)
3. Sew a running stitch along the fold edge and one open edge (make the stitches different lengths between 1/4" and 1") Leaving long ends on thread at both ends.

It is important to vary size of stitches so your "petals" vary in size

4. Turn your triangle right side out and pulling on both ends of thread to form flower.
5. Once you have pulled the ends tight as you want and formed your flower tie the loose ends of string and fold raw edges under. and wah! lah!

After that step i pinned the flower to my bag and sewed in a spiral along flower to secure it and create a little more texture. I believe if you just want to have the flower you can either sew the raw edges together on the back or sew a piece of felt or other stiff fabric to it Smiley
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The Admiral: another lovely clutch :) on: August 06, 2009 06:55:09 PM
My favorite-est clutch ever! I love the gold nautical look hence "the admiral" and i think the gold buttons i found worked out PERFECT. Cheesy


3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / loba con piel de cordero on: August 05, 2009 08:57:22 PM
"a 'wolf' in sheeps clothing" ....being "loba" wolf has double meaning...which can mean wolf or a....tasteless woman....Cheesy It was an original drawing/watercolor of mine turned into a lovely little embroidery. check it yo.

before words...

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Lovely lil clutch! on: August 05, 2009 08:48:22 PM
This is a lovely little number  I made a while ago for friend of mine in one of our little crafty swaps...i was pleased Cheesy

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my first attempt at a quilt on: December 03, 2007 07:32:05 AM
Well I haven't gotten the courage to actually quilt it yet, but I'm somewhat impressed with how its comming along...

6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / ahh! herpes on: December 02, 2007 07:54:53 PM
I don't know what possesses me to do what I do. But I was inspired by ThinkGeek and other things...

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / using a smaller pattern to make a bigger size... on: November 16, 2007 11:39:43 AM
I found some great vintage patterns at the thrift store this week and I really want to give them a try. Only problem is that they are a few sizes  too small(4 inches to be exact). I was wanting to know if anyone had any great ideas on how to make it larger without it looking too terrible. I am sure I could eventually figure it out but everyones input with help me get started in the right direction thanks!

I almost forgot. the pattern is for a shirt dress, so i cant imagine the skirt part would be too hard; it's the top that im concerned about.
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