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11  Re: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: October 11, 2005 11:31:13 PM
I mentioned posting a pouch I made a month or so ago, and just now got around to it. Smiley

I made a pouch and added a vw applique from an old favorite tshirt. Then I made the cell phone pouch in a matching materiall. Just like the colors.

Here's the pouch in two size pics.

Here's the cell phone pouch. Hope you like them.

I just loved the pink monkey washcloth pouch and couldn't resist posting. Thanks for looking.

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12  lovejesus bag (NEW PICS _PAGE 6)(rhymes :)) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: September 07, 2005 08:57:06 AM
****I have posted some new pics with a better camera on Page 6. Below is the original post, minus a couple of pics. These below are all I could find of the original pics.****

I haven't posted any bags for awhile, so I'm posting a couple today to catch up Smiley

This bag was made to express my faith. It is fairly quiet, but is covered with encouragements for me to love God abandonedly. I put the beads on the top rather hesitantly, because I don't usually do really fussy stuff, but the colors and sheen really added to the bag ( I hope).

Here are a couple of closeups of the writing and the appliqued velvet hearts.

The bag is made from creme brocade and lined in pale lime cotton. It has creme lace partway up with green ribbon for the final part of the straps.

The images are slightly dark, because the writing is in a sepia/gold tone and didn't show up until I darkened it slightly.

Thanks for looking !!

This is a pretty old post, but here are the two pics I could still find for this bag. Thanks!

Edited to readd pics.
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13  Re: **TUTORIAL** slouchy hobo bag (the tinafish way) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: August 22, 2005 03:50:35 PM
I made a bag using this tutorial, which was great btw. I may have modified it somewhat as I made it, due to not having the directions right in front of me. I know that I gathered the front, rather than pleating, and used a small zipper(7"). I made it from some gold and black upholstery type fabric.

Here's a couple of outside shots.

And closer up.

And heres an inside pic. The colors are a little truer here. I tend to stuff a bag, so forgive me if it's chunky.

I really enjoyed this project. This was my demo bag, one that I make to see how it works.

Thanks for the tute, tinafish!!
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14  Re: The Hipslinger (aka The Fanny Pack)**TUTORIAL added!!** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: August 20, 2005 05:43:46 PM
I just made a 'fall flavored' hipslinger out of some wonderful vintage linen/canvasey stuff I found at a thrift store. The straps are a denim-y brown stuff. I think I'll tie it instead of using carabeeners, so I can do the shoulder/back option for carrying it sometimes. The inside is a brownish grid pattern. I love this idea. I think I'll make a couple more. Maybe one in velvet or something shiny. Thanks for the inspiration !!

Here's a pic of the hipslinger.

Here's me wearing it.

Here's a closeup of the tangerine zipper.
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15  Re: New Purses for the Fall and Winter Season in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: November 23, 2004 03:27:52 PM
Here's a tut for krazigal72- Keep in mind that I've never done a tut, so this is a first try!:)

I decided to make another purse to show you how it is done. Basically it goes together just like a jordy, but the shape is a little different. I don't have a scanner to show you the pattern and I can't draw on Paint very well, so I took a pic of the pattern piece and you can draw it off freehand. Here is a picture of the pattern pieces. To do a striped fabric and make the stripes V, you have to line them up diagonally and leave a large V shape between them. I lined them up on the same stripe at the top. If you are doing a print, you can do two pieces or one single piece as you would later with the liner.

Here is a pic of the pattern pieces all cut out.I cut two each of the outside fabric.  I put the two pieces together along the center diagonal line and cut out two of the liner. You can also cut these on the fold with just one pattern piece, but you have to cut two. The point is that you don't want to have your liner have a line up the middle, so you put the pieces together to cut the shape. Also, I always add in seam allowances as I cut the pieces out.

Add any appliques or decorative stuff while the front is flat. At this point you can add interfacing if you wish. I don't because the bags are small and the fabric is already thick. If you enlarge this pattern, you may want to interface it. Now sew around the lining pieces about a pinky width from the edge, right sides facing each other. Sew the outside fabric, right sides facing, up the middle line. It should look like this.

Now, assemble the parts, a la Jordy. If you can't fit your hand in the top of the outside fabric, cut down about 1/2" along the V. Check it out and if it's OK, do this to the liner, as well. Now put the inside and outside together, remembering to insert a strap if you want. I didn't because the bag seems to hang better if the straps are added on the outside at the end. Also, on the paisley version of this bag, I used one single front and back piece and cut the top off straight across. This is a little easier to sew, too. Use whichever you like best.

Now sew around the top edge of the bag. I had added some rick rack that I later removed, but here it is almost done.

Lastly, add any decorative stuff and a handle, if you haven't already added one. You're done!

Here's a pic of the size of the striped heart one, so you get a sense of how big it is. It is about the size of your palm with your fingers outspread. This one has a longer strap. Don't mind the camera strap in the way. I know, bad camera person, lol.

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16  Re: Some purses I made in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by arrhythmia on: October 04, 2004 10:28:05 AM
Here's the text of the article on daisy-making. It's from Golden Hands-Vol.1, p.194.

Daisies can be made from whatever you like, usually wool or thick cotton yarns- or even string or lurex or raffia. Daisies can be washed, but are impossible to iron without flattening. So either choose a bulky man-made yarn which will spring back into shape after washing or be prepared for dry cleaning.

Most needlework departments stock the Hero Crazy Daisy Winder in 2" and 3" diameters. To make your own, or to make larger or smaller daisies, simply stick ordinary straight pins around a ring of thick cardboard and pull out the pins when the daisy is completely finished.

Separate Daisies

With manufactured daisy makers you will see from the directions that  you have to pull the knob to push out the spokes. Hold the daisy maker in the left hand with the flat side facing you. If you are making your own, insert 12 pins around a circle of cardboard 2" in diameter. Hold the end of the yarn down with the left thumb. Then, working in a clockwise direction, pass yarn with the right hand from left to right around spoke 1, pass yarn across center and  from right to left around spoke 2 opposite, back across center; from left to right around spoke 3, and right to left around spoke 4. Continue until all spokes have been wrapped (once if using thick yarn, several times for thinner yarn) and cut, leaving a tail about 12" long.

Closed Centers

For a one-color daisy, thread needle with the tail of yarn. Work 13 back stitches, passing needle under 2 petals and back over 1. Make sure to do all 13 back stitches or the center will not be complete. Work in the starting end with weaving stitches to bind it firmly, and fasten  both yarns  on the top side of the daisy(this will be the back when the daisy is finished). Pull in the spokes or pull out your pins, and the daisy is complete. To make a daisy with a contrasting color, take a second yarn, secure it to the center of the daisy with two or three back stitches and continue as before, remembering to bind in both ends of the first color.

Forgive the image. I can't duplicate their drawings, but you get the diagram at least. Basically, you are looping the flowers around opposite pins, clockwise, then moving to the next set of pins. There's a diagram of how you weave in the centers, but I cannot reproduce it with paint. Hope this helps.

disoriented - thanks for the good wishes. I hope you can figure this out. I wish my scanner was working, but it is toast.
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