A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,625
Currently Running With Scissors:
326 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 pillowcases + circle skirt = gone wild! EDITED w/ new skirt on: August 07, 2005 01:06:30 AM
As my trials and tribulations for the evening draw to a close at only 3am, I bring to you my second attempt at a skirt made from a pillowcase -- or two, as it is in this case. I have an under-layer of tan rayon, and I thought I'd jacked up the whole thing by putting that layer on first -- but in the end, I figured out how to make it so both the inside and the outside of the skirt look nice. I am out of words to accurately describe what I'm trying to say.

Edited: I just wanted to post a picture of another skirt I've made that's similar, for a friend. I'll eventually post all my in-action pictures so I can make a tutorial. One day my friends, one day.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pillow case turned "cheep" skirt! on: August 03, 2005 08:47:46 PM
I've recently become obsessed with collecting pillowcases and sheets from the Salvation Army with cool old prints on them. This is the first skirt I've made (so it's just lime green and doesn't have a print -- I still really liked the color!) Add a little applique and some embroidery and this 50 cent pillowcase turned into a stylish little skirt...

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Asian/dragon embroidered messenger bag on: July 15, 2005 08:21:54 AM
A lady at my karate school wanted me to make her a "really big" bag to put all her folders/notebooks in when she substitute teaches at her kids' elementary school, and voila. I picked the Asian theme for her since, well...we do karate together...it seemed appropriate. Plus little kids would probably find the dragon kind of cool.
Completed bag:

Under the flap -- magnetic snap and a big front pocket

The outside fabric has little asian characters all over it, and so does the inside fabric. Here's one side with a pocket that I embroidered

And the other side with another embroidered pocket

A view from above

A close-up of the dragon. Which took me too long to do.

The embroidery patterns are by Sublime Stitching.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / cute girly skull & crossbones purse on: May 05, 2005 07:55:52 AM
I made this bag for a girl in one of my classes this semester after she saw some purses I'd made for other friends in the same class. She's a rock/goth type girl (lovely, lovely tattoos) and drew a sketch of a skull and cross bones for me and wanted to see if I could make it into a purse for her. And voila
The outside is this black vinyl stuff I got cheap at Walmart and the lining is a pink cotton quilting fabric. Hint: vinyl is the absolutely devil to work with. It was super-thick and kept getting bunched up in my sewing machine, and the texture made it hard for the machine to pull it through. (I have a good machine too!) It turned out really cute though.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Anthropologie inspired tote bag on: April 20, 2005 10:05:05 AM
My friend Nadine wanted me to make her a bag like this:
And after shopping for fabric together, a little stenciling and a lot of stitching, I ended up making this:
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Non-knitted yarn scarf & coordinating bag on: March 27, 2005 12:58:30 PM
My friend Alisha's birthday was earlier this month, and I had one of those moments where I end up at Hobby Lobby and I know I want to make something but have no clue what. Grab random items, put them together, see what comes out. And voila....the non-knitted yarn scarf:

Total cost was right around $5 for a strip of maroon cotton on the inside, maroon organza on the outside, and about a quarter of a ball of this eyelash yarn for the outside. Sweet deal, she loved it. Not very practical as a "warm" scarf obviously, so we'll dub it a "fashion" scarf and call it a day.

Goes well with Guster apparently.

Detail of the fringieness.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Record wall hangings -- like record bowls, but not! on: January 08, 2005 04:43:54 PM
After being inspired by the record bowl thread, I hit up the Salvation Army and Goodwill and bought some of their smaller records to make some little bowls. I followed the same directions (Set the oven to about 200, put the record on a bowl, put it in the oven etc.) but when I took my record out to check on it after about 5 minutes, the edges were crinkly but it wasn't soft enough for me to mold. The first record I ended up using was just really stubborn. I decided I liked the way it looked and started playing around with doing something besides a bowl...

What I ended up doing was gluing a black and white picture I'd cut into a circle onto the center of the melted record. The picture was from the back of a Reader's Digest, so it was thicker paper to begin with, and then I used plain old Elmer's Glue to coat both sides. When the Elmer's dried clear, it gave it a nice little finish too. (When I tried this on some other paper that was thinner, it just got wrinkly, but it still worked out in the end.)
I used a glue gun to mount the melted record onto a non-melted record, then glue-gunned a piece of ribbon onto it so it could hang on the wall. Then I took some beading wire and hung two flat silver beads that said 'wish' and 'believe', and a third bead that was a miniature picture frame. I was giving this to my friend Carey for Christmas, and I happened to have a really little picture of her face that I cut out and put into the frame. It worked out really well. Ta da!

I decided to do a little something different for my friend Rachel's wall hanging. She's a big fan of the painting "The Kiss," so I got a copy of the picture from her. I cut out the picture in a circle like last time, and then using a gel ink pen and some embossing powder I embossed "The Kiss" with a heart in gold on the bottom and then I (slowly, little at a time) made a border around the edge to emboss in bronze. I took a record (not melted, just regular) and wrapped some transluscent ribbon I'd gotten on clearance at Walmart around and around until the entire thing was covered. I think the ribbon was about $1.50 for 3 yards, and I used up all 3 yards, overlapping the ribbon as I went. Glue-gunned it to the back, and then glued the picture on top. I glued on some wire to hang it from, as well as some more dangly wire-with-beads and another picture-frame bead with a cut out picture of a flower from the original "The Kiss" picture in it, then I finished it off by gluing another record to the back so it would hang flat against a wall.

I made a few different ones for other people as well, but my picture got deleted off the digital camera :/
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green dragonfly purse on: November 11, 2004 09:40:54 AM
I finished a little purse last night that I started a few years ago when I was visiting my parents in the country and completely bored out of my mind. I started with an ugly piece of Walmart canvas-type fabric with leaves and flowers on it:
and then I took some sheer ribbon that fades from green to blue, and wove it together to make a new fabric. I put the new fabric on the ugly fabric, and it has a watery look to it now. At this point, it was two rectangles, the front part being about 6" wide +/- and 7" tall +/-, and a longer rectangle for the back and the flap, again 6" wide and 15" tall or so. I don't have any "in-the-works" pics because I made it so long ago. When I sewed the bottom and the sides together, I sewed in a ribbon with beads on the bottom.
Then I took some of the blue cotton fabric (on the right), interfaced it, and then used gold metallic thread to outline (over and over) one of the dragonflys. I cut it out and appliqued it onto the flap of the purse with more gold thread. I took some of the beads from the picture above and sewed an individual bead onto every ribbon square crossing to hold it down.
 The last step was to make a lining out of the silky fabric (on the left). Ta da!
It's a small clutch type purse, maybe 6" high 5" wide. This is my first project post on the forum, I hope you like it.
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display
Party with a Pumpkin Challenge Winner: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
November 15, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.