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1  COOKING / Dessert / Electric Guitar Cake on: February 07, 2011 04:33:02 PM
Here is the electric guitar cake that I made for my boyfriends 23rd birthday! I just drew my own template onto pieces of paper and cut the cake from the templates! It was pretty easy and the best part was decorating the cake  Smiley and seeing the smile on my boyfriends face!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / **High Waisted Black Ruffle Skirt** on: June 21, 2010 03:07:06 PM
Hey everybody!

I just made this high waisted skirt yesterday, and I gotta say that i'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Here's what I used:

Three 3XL t-shirts (I bought mine at Michaels)
Black thread
Wide non-rolling elastic waistband

Here's a picture of what I modeled my skirt after:

One of the HUGE 3XL shirts that was used for the skirt:

Tracing the lining of the skirt that the ruffles will be sewn onto:

One of the long strips used for the ruffles: (6inches wide)

Sewing the ruffles onto the skirt: (I just eyeballed the pleats!)

Attaching the casing for the waistband and then placing the elastic waistband inside: (the elastic waistband is 1.5inches wide)

And the finished product!

I'll post pics of myself wearing this skirt soon! The skirt sits right at my waist and looks great with a thick belt Smiley (Just like the pic!)

I hope you guys like it! I had alot of fun making it! Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / **HOT POP TAB PURSE** on: September 03, 2005 06:15:13 PM
Well here it is...this purse took me over 4 hours to make...sigh pinning on the pop tabs takes a loooong time but it's so worth it in the end!! I love this new purse and hopefully you will too!!

PS... I recycled the left over poptabs instead of throwing them out..yay for the environment!!

So start out with a bag (hand made) or any tote bag will work...
Then buy or collect some pop tabs...i used 180 pop tabs for my bag

Pin them on

Then start sewing!! To make sure that the pop tabs didn't fall off i sewed the top of the tab and the bottom of the bag to make them more stable on the purse.

Then sew your bag together and voila!!!

I love it, i took it to the mall and got lots of compliments!

I think you should make one too... Cheesy

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / *New Chanel Knockoff Messenger bag for SCHOOL...GASP NOO!!* on: September 01, 2005 10:42:40 AM
Sigh...school's starting soon, so i decided to make a new messenger bag.  I made my own pattern and everything, hope you guys like it!

And I made it big enough to hold 2 binders.

I'd like you guys to comment on my work please.. Grin...Be kind..This is the first time i've ever made a messenger bag.. Cry

If you'd like to know how i made the chanel logo and quilting part here's the tutorial from my other purse..
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Product selling information on: July 20, 2005 08:36:11 PM
i know exactly what you mean where i live there is this kind of flea market where you can rent tables and i was thinking about trying to sell mine there the tables cost about $15.00 but they open like 5am and close around 5pm my goal is to make enough pocketbooks and wallets so i can go sometime in august but i dont know how much to sell them for i really never pay much for my fabric because i go to goodwill and walmart so i can easy make a bag for $5.00 sometimes less but it probably take me 3-4 hours because i am still learning thanks to you guys on craftster do you think $10-$15.00 a bag is good and maybe $5.00 a wallet since they are made from scraps?

$10-$15 bucks sounds pretty good for bags made from leftover material.  But If you want to sell a purse made from good fabric you should make it at least 30 bucks (cost of fabric and labour) or maybe 40 bucks!!  Grin I'd love to sell my stuff at an open market, your so lucky that your city has that kind of thing..*sighs* my city sucks..i'll have to sell stuff to my friends first to get business...but then they get all picky and don't want to pay me for the labour...UGH which is so annoying, so i get like 15 bucks for a nice purse that i made! But yeah make lots of stuff for the market ok?? good lucky!  Wink Cheesy
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: CHANEL Knockoff Bag..Picture Heavy ^__^ on: July 06, 2005 01:54:59 PM
I saw this chanel purse on the internet, it looked easy to make so I made one haha.  Here are the pictures and the tutorial..


Here are some instructions!

Print out a logo (chanel, whatever u want) then cut it out, pin it on some fabric and cut it out again.

I used pink and black broadcloth, i used fleece to make the puse look quilted and puffy.

Here's my patter..i taped pieces of rectangular paper together then pinned in onto the fabrics.

The fabrics after cutting.

Arrange the fabrics on top of each other, then pin together.  Cut out long black straps.

Here's how i arranged the fabrics, the pink fabrics sandwich the black fabric, then they go on top of the fleece.

Sew the straps (choose your width)

Take off the first pink layer, pin the black straps to the black fabric. Then place the pink fabric back on top. Then sew the top of the bag.

Flip the fabrics around and then the straps should stick out. Then pin the sides together and sew them.

Sewing the sides..

Serge or zig zag stitch the sides so they won't fray.

Here's the hard part...Quilting the bag! To make the squares even you should use a ruler, then draw lines on the back of the pink fabric..don't worry the lines won't show up because the black fabric cover the drawn lines! (I used chalk)

Sew along the lines..once your finished sewing draw lines on the other half of the bag (you don't have to quilt the other half of the bag if you don't want to!)

Here's a picture of the bag so far, I quilted both sides of the bag, then I finally sewed down the BLACK fabric to the pink fabric (so you won't see the drawn lines!)


Here's the fun part..Sewing on the LOGO!

Decide where you want the logo..then pin it onto the bag

Close up of the logo

Sew the logo on

Here's the FINISHED BAG!! You can add the black triangle on if you want (do it before you sew the sides of the bag together!)

Well that's it! I hope my tutorial was clear...if it doesnt make sense well then..... Huh

Here's my second white chanel like i promised!!!

I'd like some feed back please!


7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / ** Beautiful New Metallic Sateen Hobo Bag!! ** on: July 04, 2005 08:59:45 PM
I made another hobo bag..but i like my new one way better than my old one!!

here's the link to my other hobo bag:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41701.0

And here's my new purse!

I perfected my old pattern...so now the purse looks better

well what do you guys think of it? i'd like to know what you think!  Smiley

All fabric was bought at walmart, the rings are bangle bracelets that I bought from a Claire's Boutique!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: * 24K GOLD PURSE...well not real gold but same thing..* on: June 28, 2005 01:24:39 PM
I made another bag...hope you guys like it!

All materials were bought at walmart the rings that i used were 7 inches wide.

The materials i used

I made my own pattern..cut out a big moon shape..

The shape of the fabric after it was cut

Hem the top of the bag

Finished hem

Lay the ring down, then fold the fabric over the ring and pin down..then sew the fabric

This is what it should look like after you sew around the ring

After you've sewn both ring onto the fabric then sew the bag together (right sides together)

Your bag should look something like this after you've finished sewing!

The inside of the bag!


Sorry if my tutorial is really bad... Cry

I'd like some feedback please..tell me if you like it or not?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cute Pleated Jean Skirt! on: June 23, 2005 05:02:32 PM
 Grin I finished this skirt that i made from this pattern! hope you like it!

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute Strawberry Tote Bag! (moved from clothing) on: June 23, 2005 04:35:55 PM
I can't go anywhere without seeing those cute tote bags, so I decided to make my own! I used white T-shirt material and cut out a strawberry picture off one of my old shirts! Then I sewed on the strawberry, added some straps and it was done! Really easy!


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