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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Quick bag out of an old jeans - DIY - with Tute on: April 16, 2013 05:21:14 AM
I had an old jeans.
It was no longer wearable, because of a really big hole in the back ...
But throw away? No way!

So I will show you how such a favorite pair of jeans also can be recycled quick and easy into a bag:

First you cut off the legs:

Then turn it on to the left side and sew the bottom opening:

This simple bag should be held with a long handle through the belt loops.
To do the front and back at the same height, there must be belt loops on the back. Opposite of the two at the front.
(The belt loop at center of the back is simply omitted.)
So just cut two pieces from a leg hem and sew new belt loops on the back of the jeans:

Now cut from one leg two long strips. Fold them an sew the long side. Then sew the two handels on one end together.
Put the handle through the belt loops (except the one in the back center) and sew the other end together:

Here you go:

For more pics and tutes check out my blog.

I hope you understand my creepy english??? :-)

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2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / DIY Easter-Egg-Warmer with Tute on: April 01, 2012 07:19:16 AM
A new Easter decoration is needed! This year I decided to do eggs-warmers.
These are not only practical but decorative too! ;-)

You need:

- Large fabric scraps
- Remains of batting
- Bias Tape
- Scissors
- Sewing Machine

First, the ears:

Take a piece of fabric folded right sides together. Draw some Ears on it.
(Draw them not too small, otherwise you cannot contact them later.)
Sew the ears an cut them out.
Turn them and sew around narrowly edged.

Take a large piece of fabric an draw the shape of a large archway.
Take another piece of fabric and cut in in the same form.
Place both on a piece of batting and sew along the edge.
Cut it out.

Set the ears high on one side of the fabric and sew close to edge.

Border the lower sides of the two pieces of fabric with bias tape.

Then put both pieces right sides together and sew. Preferably with a serger.
(Or sew with a zigzag stitch.)

Now turn the Egg-Warmer and sew along the edges.

Done. :-)

For more pics check out my german blog: http://schloertenaehtwas.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/diy-ostereier-warmer-mit-tutorial/

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3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first T-Shirt sewn with a serger!!! on: February 12, 2012 11:04:55 AM
My first real project with my new serger! (So far I've only sewn test strips or similar.)

A nice and simple T-Shirt with rolled edges.

First, I sewed a scrap piece of the jersey fabric for a sample. It worked out great, so I startet.
I've sewn a rolled hem on all hemlines:

Then I sewed the shoulder seams and sewed the sleeves in:

Finally, I've sewn the side seams.
And here it is, my brandnew shirt:

What do you say?
CC welcome!

(For more pics look at my blog.)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fancy new skirt from old jeans [IMG HVY] on: September 04, 2011 07:59:44 AM
I had an old pair of jeans left. So I thought, "Why do not sew a skirt from it?"

I love my new skirt!

First I cut the pants along the inseam.

Then I cut the pants to the appropriate length.
Thus the skirt later is not so tight, I decided to sew a front Godet (triangle).

I've sewn the godet and cut off the excess residue.

For the ruffle I cut a broad strip of colorful fabric.
Then I folded the strips lengthwise (wrong side of the inside) and sewn it together. This finished strip I evenly distributed in large ruffles on the hem, pinned and sewed.

What do you say?
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5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / DIY Bouquet from fabric scraps [with tutorial] on: August 27, 2011 09:37:00 AM
Anyone who sews knows: What to do with the many scraps of fabric?

How would it be with a bouquet of fabric flowers? And do so WITHOUT sewing!

You need:
- fabric scraps
- Floral wire
- Zigzag scissors

Here we go:

Cut out circles from the scraps of fabric. Which need not be perfect, as you see.

Fold one circle of fabric in half once and then again in half, so that a cone is formed.

Wrap the lower end of the cone firmly with floral wire.

You're done!

Hope you like it?

For more pics check out my blog.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Laptop-Sleeve [IMG heavy] on: August 10, 2011 12:32:37 AM
Hello there,

I bought a new laptop. So I have sewn a sleeve for it.



Hearts inside

Closeup of the flower

Now that I had a sleeve I thought I may need a Laptop-Bag too.

First I decided to sew a new one, but then I saw my Crazy-Bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382713.0!

And it just turned out, that my laptop with sleeve fits exactly in my Crazy-Bag!

It´s the same fabric

Sleeve fits exactly

Enough space for the cable

Ready to go! :-D

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7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boring Tee to Hip-Tee on: July 08, 2011 09:57:09 AM
Hi there,

in my closet I found an old boring shirt.

So I grabbed my scissors and some lace  Grin

First of all I cut out a square.

Then I put the lace on it.

And sewn it.

Boring Tee before. Hip tee after!  Wink

I also made a lace-brooch. You can see it on the first pic.
For more pics look at my (german) blog.

CC welcome.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sweet hairclips / pins in no time WITH TUTORIAL on: June 13, 2011 03:13:35 AM
This is what I made, because I was bored:

Super sweet hairclips.  Wink


You need:
- Hairpins
- Hairclips
- Felt scattering parts (you can also cut out some figures of felt)
- Thin Felt leftover
- Buttons
- Hot glue gun

Spread on some of the felt parts some buttons and sew.

Cut off the thin felt small strip that fits on the back of the felt parts. These strips then set at the very end between the hairpins.

Make a dab of hot glue on the back of the felt parts and pull pull the prepared hairpin gently against it. (Caution hot!)

Finished a hairpin.

The hairclip is even easier to make:

Make a dab of hot glue on the end of the clip...

...and pull the felt part against it.

This also fits to my easy felt ring-Tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376299.0

What do you say???
CC welcome!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New top made of old jeans and t-shirt [IMG heavy] on: June 11, 2011 05:05:53 AM
I had an old Jeans and a very old white T-Shirt. So I've considered to sew a new top.

First I have been making a drawing. I want to have a jeans-square on which one I will sew the old t-shirt.

I cut the shirt under the arms once complete. So I have a straight line.

Then I cut out pieces of the jeans to make the square.

Then I put this once on my dress form to see how it looks.

It was not provided so, but I like the waterfall at the back.

I sew it all together.

The Waterfall back on my dress form. (Have tried to photograph my back .... Hopeless ...)

CC welcome.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My new crazy bag! [IMG heavy] on: June 11, 2011 04:43:24 AM
The creative fever has got me!

I got an idea for a new bag and it has never dropped me. So since Sunday evening I have just sewn. Sewn, sewn and sewn.

Here it is: My brand new crazy bag:

I am really in love!  Grin

It has two small front pockets and is closed with a heavy carbine.

There is a large front pocket.

And a small pocket inside (which you can see here not so good.)

On the back are two Capricorns and a large zipper pocket. On the belt I have sewn blue checkered border, so it look not so boring, and this time I made the belt so that it is adjustable!

This is me waring my new crazy bag.
What do you think?

CC welcome!

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