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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / vintage sundress --> skirt on: February 08, 2005 11:48:02 PM
hi all, a couple of years ago i bought a really cute vintage sundress...unfortunately i never wore it. so i cut off the skirt part of the dress and added some blue ribbon to the waist to create a skirt. i can't wait for the weather to get warmer so i can wear it out!

22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cargo pants-->cute bag on: February 08, 2005 11:42:43 PM
so, my guy friend had a drunken misshap one night and got a rip in the knee of his cargo pants. he didn't like the way the pants looked with the tear so i, being the friend who knows how to sew, offered to make the pants into shorts. as "payment" he let me keep the extra fabric from the legs of the pants that had the cargo pocket. oooooh, the possibilities! i whipped up this cute little bag in a couple of hours. the cargo pockets work really well as extra storage for stuff. i used some pink ribbon for the strap to make the bag a little more girly. i may just have to add a flower pin for a more decorative touch...

ps. olive/army green and pink are an awesome colour combination...not convinced? check out: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14781.0 really cute!
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / felt hair flower on: January 25, 2005 11:06:00 AM
so, I accidently felted a favorite sweater, before I even knew how felt was made, and that washing instructions on wool sweaters should not be compromised! I couldn't wear the sweater anymore (as it had shrunk considerably) so I decided to wash it again to make sure it was really and truely felted. now what to do? ah, make felt flowers to adorn the hair! it's easy, cut out petal shapes, sew along the edges to make them curly and wavey, sew together in flower-type shape, add button (or any other bauble) to the middle, add hair clip or pin using a hot glue gun, and finally, dress up those locks with a new hair decoration!

24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Sewing Machine Cover with Cherries! on: January 18, 2005 03:00:15 PM
If anyone has read any of my other posts you can tell I like to make cozies/covers for things! For the longest time I was using a plastic bag with a hole in the bottom for the handle of the machine. Can you believe it? I sew and I was using a plastic bag! So, here is my sewing machine cover, complete with a cherry applique to make it pretty!

25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Brown Cord Purse w/ Button Strap on: January 18, 2005 02:50:40 PM
This bag was a total mistake...it was suppose to have a zipper and the straps were suppose to tie. But I ended up messing up the zipper, so I made it a button closure instead. The straps were too short to tie them, so I used a button and working button-hole to attach them. I used interfacing on the cord fabric to make it stiff and used "jordy corners" to create the bottom of the bag. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, even though with all the mistakes it took all afternoon to make! Tongue

26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Black capris --> skirt w/ crazy hem! on: January 09, 2005 06:41:45 PM
I had these capris that tapered in at the calf and were not very flattering. I hate to get rid of clothes (I love to reconstruct) and finally decided to change them into something I might wear again. So I came up with this skirt. It is kinda hard to tell what I did (sorry for the bad pictures...these were the best I could take myself) but I'll try to explain:

1) cut off the legs to make a very mini skirt
2) used the leg fabric to make triangle-shaped bits
3) hemed the sides of the triangle shapes, leaving a nice edges
4) pinned onto mini skirt and checked how all the pieces would lay (and repinned a couple of times until I was happy with the way it looked)
5) sewed into place!

This is the front:

This is the back:

I had to use red thread because I'm all out of black...but it adds a nice goth touch to the skirt. Also, I apologize for the dusty mirror!
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / "Rounder roomy bags" without the "rounders" on: January 05, 2005 11:12:10 AM
Hey everyone,

Sushimifune has a great tutorial for these "rounder roomy bags" here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14604.0 but I didn't have the little round bits used in the straps of the bag. So I modified the tutorial and came up with these:

This is the first one I made (I added a felt flower on a safety pin for decoration):

I made this one for my friend for xmas:

It has a cherry print fabric for the lining:

I used felt to add the cherry applique:

The tutorial is really easy to follow and they don't take too long to make. The longest part is just cutting the pattern. I was pleasently surprised with how well my first bag turned out.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Camera Cozy on: January 04, 2005 08:18:46 PM
Hey everyone,

This is the first project I've posted on craftster. I received a digital camera for xmas (hence my first post w/ pictures) and it needed a cozy to keep it from harm. I could have bought a case for it, but since I'm a DIY kinda gal I decided to make my own.

I had some scraps of polka dot fabric from a skirt I made, and some light blue felt for the inside. The cozy has a simple button/ribbon closure and the button hole on the flap is for the wrist strap on the camera to go through.

Since I only have one camera, I can't take a picture with the camera in the cozy Wink  But you get the idea.


Okay...I finally got around to making a camera cozy for my sister and documented the process for all you out there!


1. Start with a piece of fabric and felt that are roughly the size of your camera. I "gift-wrapped" my camera in the fabric to find the dimensions. Leave about 1/2" around the edge and bottom for seam allowance.

2. Pin edge and bottom...like so:

(Make sure you pin the "right sides" together).

3. Sew along bottom and side:

4. Flip the felt piece right side out and put into the fabric piece. Make sure the right sides are together. Pin the pieces together leaving the top of the flap open.

5. Sew the pieces together...leave the top of the flap open:

6. Flip the cozy right-side out using the opening at the top of the flap and put the lining inside the fabric:

7. Press the cozy using an iron on a low setting so it is nice and flat:

8. Fold under the top of the flap and add a piece of ribbon for the button closure and sew:

9. Place camera in cozy and determine where the button hole needs to be for the wrist strap to go through. Make button hole.

10. Place camera in cozy again and determine where the button needs to be placed on the outside. Mark spot and hand sew on button.

Now you have your very own camera cozy! Yeah!

Since this is my first tutorial, I thought I'd explain everything so it is easy to follow. Please don't think I'm being patronizing Cheesy. Hope you all enjoy!
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