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1  Re: Agate and Lace Scarf Knitalong in Knitalongs by alexandra_m79 on: August 21, 2005 01:46:39 AM
here's my take on this beautiful scarf, as of yet without beads as I couldn't find pretty enough ones in my stash that match.

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2  Re: My country doesn't have that!! in The Swap Gallery by alexandra_m79 on: August 16, 2005 12:32:24 PM
I just received the most amazing package from punkrockmom. It has 3 magazines, one about knitting, one about beadwork and the third one about papercrafts. So far I've only looked at the covers because I wanted to post first, but as soon as I have bragged enough I will make myself comfortable and enjoy those fantastic looking magazines. Furthermore there is a huge batch of hawaiian fabric, cool and wonderfully colourful beads as well as cute little lockets and matching keys to be used as pendants. Some of punkrockmom's favourite recipes for desserts are included too (I'll be sure to try them soon) and to top it all off there is a deliciously soft skein of alpaca wool.

Thank you so much Catherine for taking so much effort and making this a wonderful first swap... I love it all

edited to add picture... that's how excited I am ;-)) and my cat "Mojito" has already found the treasures and is sniffing deliriously at the wool. uhm yes, sorry for the flashy picture, it's kind of late here in Switzerland, well most certainly there is no more daylight.
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3  Re: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by alexandra_m79 on: March 10, 2005 01:21:59 AM
here we go again. Sorry, but I didn't finish the wallet yesterday evening, only this morning. But here are my remarks:

First off, Id recommend to make the two coin pocket and the smaller outer piece higher than indicated, I had to chop off a good bit of the inside purse, because these pieces were too small and with it lost most of the prickly velcro.

After completing steps 1 and 2 you have six card holders, that have bias binding to one side of them. Because youve cut 7 strips of bias binding, there is one still unused. You will use that one to sew the medium and large card holder with bias binding on their right side to the inside of the wallet. For this you align the card holders in the way that their long and still rough side is at level, then you put the bias binding around both and then sew alltogether at 9 cm from the right (see pins in picture) to the inside piece (RSO). So when you see the bias binding on both sides, it is already attached to the inside piece and hides the rough edges.

In Step 4, you sew the zipper to the right side of the fabric. When you flip the fabric, you still have the right side of the zipper facing you having the opening to the left, but the wrong side of the fabric.

In answer to your questions about step 6. I hope I explained it above, that you have already sewed two pieces to the inside of the wallet. First, you sew the clear piece to the right of the wallet, with the bias binding facing to the middle. Then you put the remaing three card pockets with binding on the right, on top of each other. Smaller on Larger and sew them on the left side of the inside with the bias binding again pointing to the middle.

Step 7, I do a bit differently. First I put bias binding around the upper side of the wallet, I even hemmed that part because again, I have some slippery ribbon. Then I pinned this to the zipper, the same side as the one note part is already sewed on, just that the note part is on the wrong side of the zipper and the wallet inside goes on top. I do not flip the fabric here because I dont want the sewing line to show on the inside.

Step 8, put the big outside part RSO, on top zipper face down, then coin pocket RSD, sew, turn and topstitch. On the other side of zipper, put coin pocket RSO, then zipper face up, then small outer part face down, sew, topstitch. Above the zipper and below you should now have two fabric pieces facing good sides.

Then, as already described, put outer piece RSD, unused note pocket RSO and inside of wallet RSO on top. I then stitched all around the wallet to keep it from slipping when sewing on the bias binding. And here the pictures of the final product. It looks a bit better than the last one, but I'm still not completely happy with it. I will have to go and search for some non-slippery ribbon thing to use.

hope, this helps a bit. sunny greetings from switzerland...
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4  Re: Magenta satin brocade A-line & 3 more (Tutorial and pattern link) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by alexandra_m79 on: February 12, 2005 08:49:27 AM
hi... I'm pretty new here and have been very fascinated by your purses over the last weeks. Finally, I've found the time to make my own. First, I tried with the original measurements. Together with the asian-inspired fabric, this makes a fantastic evening purse.

I really liked my first try and wanted a bigger purse for everyday use. I used a brown fabric with flowers stitched on. I added a inside zipper pocket and two pockets with elastic band at the top to put my mobile and other stuff.

hope you like them. please excuse my English, but it is not my mother tongue... I am from Switzerland.
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