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41  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Model Me This on: August 09, 2005 07:15:00 PM
Another new design, but the next one will be a bit bigger.  Some flaws made this bag unsellable and the size after using it for a while, was just a wee bit too small for me.  I had plenty of good feedback on it though so there will be more coming to sell.  Dollar Walmart fabric inside and out, outside is fashion clothing (saw an overnight sleepover bag on here with the same print), inside is pink/white checks.  Metal zipper closure (will use nylon next time, soap didn't help it to move smoother), black plastic handles and small zippered pocket inside.  Let me know what you think.





42  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I am woman, hear me roar!! on: August 09, 2005 07:02:06 PM
I found some leopard print fuzzy fabric on sale at Walmart along with matching brown potato sack type material as liner as well as embellished on the outside bottom corners.  Magnetic clasp closure (first time using) and zippered pocket inside.  This was my prototype and now I'm making the real thing with interfacing.  This was has none except for a fabric covered hard base.  Handles are floppy and very long so you can either put over your shoulder or over your chest, metal rings purchased from Michaels (they are typically used for making Indian dream catchers).  Interfacing in the real one is extremely thick, almost like cardboard hardness so it's very stiff.  Pictures of that one to come once it's finished.  Enjoy and let me know what you think...my own design.

Closeup of fabric:

Good view of whole bag:

Picture of inside, zipper closed, view of label:

Another picture of inside, zipper open:
43  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bubbles & Buttons...oh my!!! on: July 16, 2005 10:47:02 PM
Just made this tonight.  It's a cross between the Jordy and the A-Line with a few little changes here and there from me.  The outside is a bubble like print with green, orange and yellow on a white background.  The lining is a really flimsy but soft silk like material that is orange, I also made the strap out of it.  I glued matching buttons all the way around on both sides.  It closes with a white, silver metal zipper.

Here's a close up of the bag itself.


This is the full front view.


And finally this is the full side view.


Thanks for checking it out.  Smiley
44  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Boop Oop Bee Doop...Betty Boop Tote on: July 14, 2005 08:59:33 PM
I made this tote for my neighbor who watches my son from time to time for no charge.  She is as sweet as pie and also works as the receptionist at his pediatricians office.  It's pretty good size, has a fancy stitch around the top outside in red.  I bought this denim at Walmart that I used the inside because it is a silvery shiny color with a touch of the blue.  Silver D Rings attach the straps.  Lining is Purple, with red/pink hearts and Betty Boop & her dog.  My neighbor collects everything Betty Boop.  I attached a scarf I made real quick to one photo...do you think it looks better with it or without it?  I used thin interfacing on the whole bag but I wish I had used thicker now as it kind of sags when you sit it down.  I did however use the thickest sew in interfacing I could find for a base bottom to insert.  You can take it out as well.  Enjoy!



45  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Pegboard Costs on: July 08, 2005 09:15:51 PM
Does anyone know about how much Pegboard costs when you buy them by the sheets?
46  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Attaching snaps on: June 16, 2005 07:55:31 AM
What is the easiest and best looking way to attach a snap?  I've tried the plastic device and a hammer, I've tried the plier clamp thing (which is not working anymore and ends up bending the snaps so I can't use them).  Is there another method that's easier and not so painstakingly useless?  I want to use snaps but I'm just about fed up here.  Sad
47  COOKING / Dessert / Whipped Cream Frosting on: May 22, 2005 10:01:40 PM
I just tried making it for the first time tonight.  I found a recipe online and it is so yummy.  Only took maybe 30-45 seconds to make and it was well worth it.  I don't think I'll be buying the sugary store bought kind anymore.  Smiley

Here's the link if anyone is interested:
48  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Going buggy...lady-buggy on: May 14, 2005 10:49:20 PM
I just couldn't help but buy this fabric.  It's got little ladybugs all over it and blue/white pin stripes, cotton, with sew in interfacing to keep it stiff enough to stand up.  I added bamboo handles and there's red satin like material inside.  The pockets are the same as the outside fabric, and I made 3 separate ones so you can find your pens, cell phone, etc. easily.  I also sewed a ribbon around the outside and then made a little bow and glued it on, accenting it all with a matching ladybug button sewn on.  Let me know what you think.  It's another Jordy!   Grin



49  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Backpack/Purse, original pattern on: May 04, 2005 05:40:41 PM
I took an existing bag someone had at work and made my own original pattern from it...of course it's a lot different from the original.  If anyone wants a tutorial on it, let me know and when I make the next one I'll make one.  I'm still perfecting the steps and since this is the first one, some things are a little "wonky", as one poster says all the time here.  LOL

I used a stretchy knit fabric on the outside (don't know I'll use it again, it was hard to work with and kept bunching up) and a soft chiffon almost fabric for the liner.  The outside is purple, green and a few other colors tye died.  The liner is the lime type green that's on the outside.  Two matching handles/straps that are the lining fabric over some rope stuff you use for purses (don't know what it's called).  A huge pocket on the outside that is the liner material.  Another huge pocket inside with one large pocket on the left, a medium sized pocket on the right including a pencil pocket (tried to show what it was capable of with my cell phone, a pencil and some patterns).  The top is stretchy by using elastic almost all the way around, excluding the area where the straps are.  I glued the button on to cover some accidental stitching from the velcro closure on the flap (teehee).

Let me know what y'all think.  I had a great time making it.  Smiley

Front view, it's not really that crooked, it's just the way it was sitting on the bookcase.

Back view.

Inside view with phone, pencil and patterns.

Front outside view to show size of pocket.


50  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purple Passion on: April 26, 2005 10:02:19 PM
I just love purple!!  I found this really cool cotton fabric that is kinda stiff like crisp new sheets for your bed and the lining is cute and bubbly.  Added two buttons to set it off and whammo...one cute bag.  Input is appreciated.  I dont have a closure on it yet and I'm not sure it needs it...any suggestions or thoughts?  Inside pocket too.  Once again, thank you Jordy.  Used her design and made the bottom smaller than the top.  Added the flap (can't recall offhand who posted the tute on that but thank you too).  Oh, I used interfacing (sew in kind) on both the outer fabric and the lining so it stands up rather well.




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