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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Patch-up Jeans on: December 18, 2010 11:42:34 AM
Last Christmas, I got a pair of nice Bongo jeans.  They flair at the bottom and a few weeks ago they started ripping.  At first it was just threadbare areas and then one of the creases it came with ripped.  I sewed it and the other holes up. Then the crease next to it ripped.  I sewed it up and a few days later, the third rip at a crease on the same leg.
Yesterday, I cut out some colorful fabric for patches and started sewing them on.  I finished this morning and I am at the ready for more holes.
Finished Product:


Take this as a warning you lovers of machine ripped jeans.
C&C Welcome
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Snow White Scarf on: November 27, 2010 12:39:53 PM
I've been working on this scarf for a while and I finally finished.  I also have a matching hat on the way. 

I used 9mm needles so it's quite big.

I used a whole skein of white baby yarn and it's about floor to belly button length.

C&C welcome
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Circle Earrings on: November 26, 2010 01:27:25 PM
I've been trying to get most of my Christmas presents done early and these are the earrings I made for my twin sister.  I really hope she'll like them.  I'm going to make a necklace too and any suggestions are welcome.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple and Black Tanktop Shirt (lots of pictures) on: November 26, 2010 11:17:24 AM
I made this shirt a while ago but I thought I should share it because it was my first clothing project for me.  The design is quite simple.

You can also add a belt for more definition.

The length is adjustable and it's just a big pillow case with straps.

Be careful with the armpits I made mine too long.

I hope you can make your own.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hemp Reef Coil Bracelet on: November 26, 2010 10:44:19 AM
I made this bracelet out of a ball of hemp the my dog had ripped to pieces.  It tied all sorts of lengths of hemp together in a string longer than me.  When I tied it together I tied a double knot with enough extra to then tie a double over hand knot which doesn't slip out.  I know you can't read the picture but the pictures should work.  If you need help with it comment or buy the book. The Handbook of Knots by:  Maria Costantino

I wrapped the rope around a large baby food jar but it's slightly too small so make sure the jar fits before you wrap it. 

I wrapped the string around but made sure that the top and bottom strings had at least six inches free.  I wrapped the tails in opposite directions (important) and then tied them in a double knotted bow. 

This is the bracelet off my wrist.

On my Wrist.

A Better one

Comments and Criticism welcome.  I hope you like it.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Resurrected Jeans on: September 29, 2010 02:57:36 PM
I was making a pouch (which will be on later) out of some too small jeans when Mom gave me the idea to make them fit.  Add a strip of fabric on each side to widen it.  I had only cut the bottom of the jeans up so I cut them to shorts length.  I cut down a tiny ways away from the side seam on both sides (not at the same time) all the way down the leg and all the way to the top.  I found some cute fabric and cut it into two 2'1/2 inch strips.  I cut one leg and sewed the strip on.  I tried them on to see if that leg fit and since it did went upstairs to show Mom.  She told me that the fabric was see through and that I should add some white on the back.  So I cut two white strips and sewed one on to that leg and then cut the other leg and sewed the fishies and the white on at the same time.  I finished my shorts just before bed on a school night and decided to wear them the next day.  During first period I realized the I had forgotten to finish the cut seams down the middle of my jeans and I found a hole in the side seam.  I went down to the Home-Ec classroom and borrowed some safety pins.  I was really embarrassed that I hadn't actually finished my shorts.  I got home and a few days later fixed them up.  I finished the seams and added a fray line.  Pictures soon.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Batik fabric haibow on: September 26, 2010 10:05:09 AM
This is my first post and it's quite a simple project.  Sorry if the pictures are bad, I had to use my phone. I was digging through my fabric bin looking for an idea when I found a small swath of Batik fabric.  There was only a little bit so I thought it would be cool to make a Bow w/ Hairband.  I made my bow 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  I cut two pieces of the fabric and sewed them together.  I flipped them and then ironed the piece.  I used fabric glue to hold the flipping hole together instead of sewing it.  I folded it accordion style and then held it closed and attached it with strip of fabric.

I hand sewed the bow onto the hair band and...Vwala a specially made hair bow.  
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