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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Corset Look Bag on: June 11, 2005 05:01:17 AM
I made this bag out of an old pair of pants I had that was never gonna wear again along with some $1 a yard fabric from evil wal mart.  It is strung together with some bulky yarn.

Close up.

Showing the lining.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / celtic raven jacket on: May 06, 2005 09:54:15 AM
I made this a couple years ago, but since I just joined in March and it's only now gotten warm enough to pull this out to wear, I thought I would share it.
I designed it based on the back of a cape worn on a statue of the Morrigan.  Designed on graph paper, then traced the outline to iron-on transfer paper, ironed it on the jacket then painted it up with fabric paint.  It's been through a couple washes, so some of the edges are not as straight as they used to be, but still looks good (at least I think so,  lol)

Here's a close-up
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 3 old skirts = messenger bag on: May 06, 2005 09:48:09 AM
I had some old skirts I havn't worn in years but could never give up because I love the fabric too much.  I needed a bag for school, so...

Excuse all the junk inside, I didn't want to remove everything  Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / hot pink purse on: May 06, 2005 09:43:23 AM
I made this out of some fabric I found at evil Walmart for $1 a yard.  I cut a 10"X8.5" rectangle out of both the pink fabric and the black hearty fabric, stacked em together and cut a diagonal piece out of them.  I then sewed the diagonal pieces onto the "wrong" fabric.  I based the construction on the lined zipper tute and added a strap and an inside pocket.  My grandmother-in-law just asked me to make her one!  lol

Here it is full of stuff and standing on it's own, this is the front.

Here is the back.

Here it is open so you can see the pocket and the flannel stipe lining.

If the pics don't show or you want to see a bigger pic you can see them at...

let me know what you think Cool
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / second ever knitting project: teddy bear! on: April 26, 2005 08:43:09 AM
After finishing a boring scarf, I decided I needed more of a challenge.  I am a long time crocheter and recently taught myself to knit.  I can't believe how easy it is!  So here is my bear.  He's ugly but that makes him cute.  He is made of Bernat's Denim Style yarn in Stonewash (blue) and Canvas (white).  I got the pattern from http://www.sullivans.net


If you can't see the picture or want to see a bigger one you can view it here

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / messenger/tote bag to carry books? on: March 21, 2005 01:19:09 PM
I've seen that a lot of people have made there own messenger bags and tote bags and I really want to make one to use at school, but has anyone used theirs to actually carry books?  Would it be able to support the weight without tearing all the seams?  Usually when I make clothes I double stitch the seams and zig zag over the rough edges, will that be enough?  I don't want to spend all the time to make a really nice bag only to have it rip apart on me at school.  Since I'm in college a couple nights a week it would only need to carry one really heavy book per night and my notes, and possibly a project (Im in computers and electronics).  Any thoughts or personal experiences on this?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First recon. T shirt to tank on: March 17, 2005 08:13:38 AM
I know the t-shirt to tank isn't a new thing around here, but this is my first reconstruction and my first project without using a pattern and I'm proud of it, so thought I would share it with all of you since this board was my inspiration
Here is the finished tank

Here is the shirt I started with, it's one of hubby's old shirts he didn't want anymore. I love the design (I'm a car chick too heh), but it was definately too big for me


For the straps, I cut off the bottom hem of the t-shirt at the seam and opened it. Then I folded each end lengthwise to the center, stitched those, then folded it again lengthwise and stitched that.
http://hillbaby.tollfreepage.com/sewing/tshirtTank/strap first folds.jpg
http://hillbaby.tollfreepage.com/sewing/tshirtTank/strap fold stitch.jpg
http://hillbaby.tollfreepage.com/sewing/tshirtTank/strap last fold.jpg

let me know what you guys think  

if the pictures don't show up, you can view them at http://hillbaby.tollfreepage.com/sewing/tshirtTank/tank.html
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