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31  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Sheets n Shirts n Godets...Oh MY! (image heavy) on: June 26, 2005 01:05:45 PM
Ok, this challenge was just what I needed to get my crafty rear in gear. Traveled to a local Goodwill a couple weeks ago and this is what I came home with after much searching and worrying that I wouldn't finish before closing.

Total: $10.50. Once I got home the long sleeve yellow shirt looked too orange so it was put aside for a future project, back under budget. *whew*

Inspired by the print on the sheet and my desire to do a godet skirt as shown by juniper, I set to work. Here is my trusty duct-tape double, Pixie, modeling for me. (no one else was home to help me take pics, but on a happy note I realized that I am now a little smaller than Pixie..woo!)

Made a 6-panel skirt with the sheet, using the green polo for the godets. Side zip and waistband. Used both polo shirts for the top (not enough of either one do do my original plan) using a modified Kwik Sew pattern. Used the napkins, the sheet, and some of the yellow polo for the bag. Also used the green polo and the sheet to do a headband, but that is a pattern that needs some work.  Tongue

Side view, showing the bag more.

Skirt waistband and zip, showing the topstiching

I used the buttons from the shirts to decorate the godet tops on the skirt. Also used one on the closure of the bag.

Back view. Looks a little odd on Pixie becuase of her little stub arms.  Grin

I have a couple more pictures on the project page on my site, just more detail stuff on the bag.
32  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gearing up for holiday gifts on: October 30, 2004 11:47:50 AM
This year I'm going to try to make a bag for my aunt and cousins, and probably my sister too. So far I have two done.

This one is bowling themed for my aunt the awesome bowler. It's the same fabric that boo made a cool bowling shirt out of on the clothing forum.  Cheesy The iron-on on the front I bought a long while back at a sewing expo. The outside is a denim like material. As you can see, I still need to attach a button.

The inside. Zipper pocket and key ring on the inside. I used the x-stitch since I figured, bowling...strike...X..  Grin

This one is for a cousin's step daughter. I so want to keep this bag! Black cord outside, hello kitty fabric inside. Jordy style bag with flap (got the idea from whomever first started posting jordy's with messenger style flaps, couldn't find the post for the life of me when trying to make sure I did it right). I still need to run the top sitching around the front, and re-do the placement of the buttons. This was also the first time attempting to applique.

Close-up of the applique, it is just a cut out of one of the hello kitties on the fabric.

Inside shot. Zipper pocket and that's it.

Oof. I have at least 4 more to go, then some misc. small bags for others in that general family unit that I don't know well enough to know what they like, like the cousin in-laws and the younger kids).
33  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Wallet/Organizer Holder with Pattern on: October 30, 2004 10:30:23 AM
Here is my first attempt at a wallet that can also hold my spiral bound Day Timer calendar organizer. I made a slight miscalculation so it is a little too small for the card to go in the right way, and I had to trim the back cover of the planner.  Tongue It still works though. I have a better planned one in the works and will take pics of the process then. In all it only took about one fat quarter of fabric, some elastic, a zipper, interfacing, and binding.

Side one, showing the elastic closure.


Side two, showing the zipper pocket (for change and whatnot) and the elastic.

Inside view. There is also a small pocket under the planner that I forgot to take a photo of.

Link to Pattern/Tutorial:
34  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Triangle Bag **with tutorial** on: September 16, 2004 08:54:33 PM
Hokay so..this is a completed project but more of a trial of an idea. That being the case I didn't stay super careful with stitches and the like.

Here is it. A one-strap triangle bag.

I forgot about an opening to insert the lower part of the strap so I just made do. I also wound up sewing the lining the wrong way and the seams show inside. doh!

Here is Pixie my duct tape double wearing the bag.

And here she is from the front with the strap coming across her chest. She's wearing a half-done shirt that after seeing this picture I realize I will so need a cami on under it.  Shocked

35  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Drawstring jordy w/zip and beads + Tote jordy w/long straps on: September 13, 2004 10:32:14 PM
This one I got done over the weekend for the 11 yead old daughter of a co-worker. The outside is denim-like and the inside is a stiff black canvas (I made her mom one with red on the outside and posted in another thread a while back). The front has a bright pink zipper pocket with a black cotton as the pocket back and beads. The back has a zip as well but no beads.

The tote I made last week to hold my cross-stitch project. I used some fabric I had bought to cover some couches that never got done. The buttons are gold ones from my button stash. I actually used some of the fabric also for a crate cover for the dog and a runner for a table in the bedroom so I think it's 'home' will be in there. The font pocket is a bit wonky but it works. The back is the same as the front.

36  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green and orange and hoop handles oh my! + Berry-licious on: August 30, 2004 08:55:18 AM
 Grin Well it didn't turn out quite the way i was hoping, but here is my first attempt at hoop handles. I was very inspired by retrokitten Very Cherry Jordy Purse. I wish mine had turned out as nice as hers. *sigh* Oh well. When I do another I don't think I'll topstitch the handle facing down and will do a correct measurement for the arc (the INSIDE of the handle pixie...not the OUTSIDE d'oh).

The outside is $1 table Walmart fabric and the inside is orange polar fleece. The hoop handles I've had for ages and were from my grandma's stash. I think she was originally intending them for bean plant hangers. I've got a blue pair too.

Zipper pocket inside. My advice for the day...don't attempt zippers when you've had WAYYYY too much caffine.  Tongue

A co-worker just came by and saw the pic and declared it 'suitably gaudy' YAY go me!
37  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Zipper pocket (messenger bag & jordy bag) on: August 23, 2004 01:48:15 PM
First...a Jordy bag I made a while back: http://sewpixie.tinfoildreams.com/images/bag_1.jpg

Second: I started on a messenger bag last week (used the tutorial here - and forgot to upload the pic! GOSH).

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this method for a zipper pocket in the lining, but in case no one has here is how I did it:

Step 1: Determine what size you want for your pocket and cut 1 pocket facing and 1 pocket back. Interface if desired. Place pocket facing on top of the bag lining piece you want - right sides together.

Step 2: Draw a rectangle for your zipper opening on the zipper facing. Draw a line through the center and 'arrow heads' at the ends.

Step 3: Stitch the pocket facing to the bag lining around the zipper opening rectangle you drew in step 2.

Step 4: Remember that center line and 'arrowhead' lines you drew? Cut on those lines.

Step 5: Pull the pocket facing to the wrong side of the bag lining through the cut you made in step 4.

Step 6: Now the bag lining and pocket facing are wrong sides together. Press the zipper facing and now you have a rectangle shaped hole in the facing.

Step 7: Baste, glue, tape, pin your zipper in the opening. I use wash-away double-sided tape.

Step 8: Sew your zipper in to place. Your stiching will go through the pocket facing, zipper, and the bag lining piece.

Step 9: Pin your pocket back to the pocket facing (don't pin it to the bag lining piece if you do not want the stitching to show on the lining).

Step 10: Stitch the pocket back to the pocket facing all the way around.

Step 11: Enjoy your new zippered pocket!

I'll have a picture of the finished bag here soon.  Tongue
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