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41  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lelah's done! (now with PATTERN) on: May 11, 2005 10:46:40 PM
yes, it looks gorgeous... would you mind sharing your exact modifications?
42  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: ballet-wrap top from Rebecca on: March 17, 2005 02:15:11 AM
I started this top last week using the German version of the tutorial. Unfortunately I couldn't find a nice yarn in ros, so I'm doing this in white Diva from Lang Yarns. I wanted it in ros to match an outfit I'm going to wear to a wedding in june. I've find this to be a quite slow going project, probably because so far I mainly knitted with thicker yarns. At the moment I'm just past the first armhole, which is a bit fuzzy-looking. How do you increase stitches without holes showing up?
43  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL 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...
44  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL on: March 09, 2005 11:14:31 AM
hi island-princess

I'll try and make another wallet tonight and take detailed pictures in the process of doing so, as well as writing down instructions. I have already given the other wallet to my little sister, it's her 18th birthday today.

I'll post again later.
45  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL on: March 08, 2005 06:43:23 AM
thank you very much tefkae for making this awesome tutorial. I tried it out yesterday and... well, had my problems. the wallet looks fine, if you choose to ignore the binding that goes all round it. I used some silky, very slippery binding, that would go round the edges, so I had to cut it, but now the edges look very frizzy. Is bias binding some stretchy material? - I was just wondering, because your edges look you've just continued and sewed around the edges.  I couldn't find bias binding in the dictionnary and am therefore not sure what it is.

thanks, alexandra
46  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / EUROPE / Re: Any Swiss here? on: February 28, 2005 03:06:33 AM
Sali Sewlittletime,

I am Swiss. I live in a small town near Zurich. It's funny that you are from Canada, because my boyfriend and I so wanted to go to Canada this summer, but it - especially the flight - is just too expensive, so we probably have to wait for another year before we can go...

I am looking forward to see whether there are any other Swiss gals around?

47  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Magenta satin brocade A-line & 3 more (Tutorial and pattern link) 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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