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31  NINTENDO chair-UPDATE - DONE! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by boingo82 on: May 06, 2005 08:16:40 PM
OK - it's not quite completed but darned close.
I got 2 of these chairs from my  work for free - I'll post later the original fabric, but trust me that the red, magenta, and purple weave was hideous.
I took apart 1, and it's been sitting in pieces all over my house for a year. Roll Eyes  I keep saying I'll reupholster it, but I didn't have any inspiration AND hadn't bought any foam.
Well I finally blew $40 on 3" super-dense foam for both chairs, and pieced together a seat out of vinyl remnants from Joanns. I am surprised my Kenmore puts up with me, that vinyl is TOUGH. I have gone through several jeans needles already, but haven't broken thread. (I LOVE you Gutermann!!)

Here is where I'm at. All I need is my parents to bring the upholstery stapler to my house so I can attach the flaps of white. It is very comfy.  I'm going to do the other chair too, not *matching* but *coordinating*. (Because I don't want the pressure of trying to make two identical items.)  Wink  I'm also going to make some throw pillows with the spare foam, maybe with koopa troopas on them or something? Some sort of nintendo something, that I know.


Stitching detail:

And, credit where credit's due...I was inspired by this awesome post:

p.s. do not look at my linoleum if you value your eyesight.

UPDATE: I finished it today. Used the VERY SCARY hydraulic stapler to attach everything. It is delightfully comfy.  If ever you decide to do something like this yourself - splurge and spend the extra $4 a yard on the high-density foam. SOOO worth it.



And another pic for those of you who wanted to see the bottom.
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32  1st purse and a messenger-based diaper bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by boingo82 on: April 24, 2005 10:15:40 PM

This is the 1st purse I ever made.
It's very utilitarian. The main part zips along that white curvy zipper, and there are hidden zippers in the side seams.

Hidden checkbook pocket open. This pocket is the exact size for my checkbook and a pen.

Chapstick/ID pocket. It's divided so the top part is for chapsticks and gum, the bottom is for IDs/credit cards/etc.

Since the main things I use from my purse are checkbook, chapstick, gum, IDs, so I put these things in their own pockets. I have used this purse for a few months now and it ROCKS. I never have to search for the things I use most.

Lesson learned, however: USE INTERFACING.

Messenger Based Diaper Bag...
I got involved on a craft swap on another forum. My swappee asked me to make a diaper bag, said she liked bold colors and messenger type bags. Here is what I came up with. Finished size is 11x14x6.

Closed up bag. Maroon corduroy on the flap....

which zips up to reveal a slashie pocket, and becomes.......

A removable wipe-clean changing pad.

The liner matches better IRL than in pics. The stripey fabric has maroon and tan and yellow and greenish stripes, so it actually does coordinate.

Let me know what you think!

(BTW you can right-click and select "View image" to see the pics bigger.)
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33  Stuffed Sandwich in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by boingo82 on: April 23, 2005 03:10:59 AM
Made of delicious 100% cotton, a burger complete with buns, lettuce, swiss cheese, burger, and tomato. It velcros together and apart. I expect to make more ingredients eventually. Smiley

And another one:
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34  Japanime / James Iha / Smashing Pumpkins potholder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by boingo82 on: March 08, 2005 08:15:48 AM

THis is my second attempt at machine applique (I haven't taken pics of the first yet.) This was done using iron-on interfacing, which is SOOO much easier than pinning. It's a potholder of James Iha I did for my sister's 18th birthday.  It is bigger than a normal potholder in one dimension to fit under small pans. It is light and dark denim on the outside and the center core is made of several layers of 100% cotton quilt batting.

Please don't look closely at the fold-over binding. :p I have a  lot to learn about installing that stuff.
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