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11  something to keep track of my drinking! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by elecbunni on: August 08, 2004 09:05:03 AM
I've been meaning to whip up a little something to keep track of wines that I have tried so I can remember which ones are good and which ones are yucky. So I made this the other night. It's a basic accordian fold book, 2"x4", covered with some random painted paper I made a long time ago. The white strip is just a cardstock strip that can be slipped on or off to keep the book closed.

This is  how I plan to store it, so it will always be handy.

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12  roomy flower bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by elecbunni on: June 30, 2004 08:44:29 PM
I needed a new larger bag to take on my flight tomorrow (yikes! I hate flying!) and this is what I came up with. I think it's pretty cute, if a little christmas-esque! It's less holiday colors in real life, the green is pretty and fresh.

And a detail of the flower

The green is some vintage wool, straight from my late grandma's fabric stash. The red is the felted remnants of a sweater I loved. The light green is a satin I had lying around.
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13  Sunglasses fabric holder *Tutorial added* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by elecbunni on: May 28, 2004 08:37:12 PM

This is based on a really super dorky fabric glasses holder I had when I first started wearing glasses (like 15 years ago!). I realized I needed some kind of protection for my sunglasses when I throw them in my purse. The ones you can buy are pretty cute, but just not crafty enough for me!



I'll post directions for how I made it if anyone is interested!

Tutorial added!

You will need:
- fabric that you like
- felt (I used a thick quilting type felt)
- bias tape, at least 20 inches
- sewing machine
- about 30 minutes

1. Cut a 7"x7" square of the fabric and the felt.


2. Place fabric on top of felt, right side out. Sew in a straight line about every inch to secure the fabric and felt.


3. Pin a piece of bias tape to one side of the square. Don't worry about finishing the ends of the bias tape, they'll be covered up. Sew bias tape down.


4. Fold the square in half to form a rectangle and pin. The side with the bias tape is the opening for your sunglasses.


5. Pin bias tape along the two raw sides of the rectangle. Finish the ends of the bias tape by folding under about 1/2 an inch at each end.


6. Sew down bias tape. You're done!


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14  mod-licious purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by elecbunni on: April 26, 2004 01:45:03 PM
Whipped this out today as an experiment with a new stabilizer...

I hand-sewed the polka dots on the front. They're this cool wet-suit like fabric.
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15  New spring purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by elecbunni on: April 13, 2004 07:29:09 PM
I made this today. Nothing terribly special, but I like it. The striped fabric was a napkin from target that I had to have. The stripe on the front is two small pockets and the stripe fabric is the lining and handles. The denim is from an old pair of my boyfriend's jeans.

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16  Re:Does anyone here know how to make slipcovers? in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by elecbunni on: March 23, 2004 06:53:11 PM
Bear with my horrible instructions. This is how I have done it in the past...

Open the journal you want to cover and lay open with the spine and both covers flat against the fabric you want on the outside.

Trace around the outside of your journal. Then cut the rectangle out, making sure to leave about 1/2 inch border for your seam.

For the fabric on the inside (the felt), trace just the cover twice and cut out shape, leaving a seam allowance on the two short sides and one long side.

Sew the inside and outside pieces along the dotted line as shown, making sure the right sides of the fabric are together. You can hand sew or use a machine.

Trim the excess fabric around the seams down and then flip inside out. It should now slide snugly around your journal. You can either trim the weird little extra pieces around the spine down or flip them over and sew them.

I hope this isn't too confusing and at least sort of what you were looking for!
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17  Re:organizing fabrics in Discussion and Questions by elecbunni on: February 26, 2004 05:21:19 AM
I got a really cheap bathroom storage unit and put my fabric on it. The shelf cost me like $5. I wish I had bought 2 more!

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18  small pop-out book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by elecbunni on: February 21, 2004 03:45:41 PM
This is just a little book I did as an experiment. The purple square on the front is velvet, the cover is newspaper over a piece of cereal box, the ties are grosgrain ribbon and the inside is just construction paper!

First time trying to post pics, guys, so let me know if you have problems and I'll do my best to fix 'em!
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