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1  a kind of country westerny hoboish bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by garyn on: February 01, 2006 10:38:57 AM
I made this today hoping for a totally different look, i wasn't going for the country look so much, but that's how it turned out, and i still love it. It's made with brown corduroy, and has two rows of ruffles on each side. it's lined with the same material, and has a large back pocket across the back. as soon as i get my bum to the fabric store, i will put a covered button on the tab closure (just for looks, it has a snap closure under it.) and one on the back to hold the pocket closed.

hope you like...


close up of ruffles


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2  i'm kinda iffy. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by garyn on: January 22, 2006 07:33:22 AM
it's been awhile since i've posted anything... but yesterday i was feeling inspired. I had this idea for a purse for awhile now... and i've tried a couple different techniques. yesterday, i successfully completed one, but now i'm kind of iffy about it... but i decided to share anyhow.

this is the front...

this is the back...

close up of the opening...

close up of the flower...

and finally the side view.

so tell me what you think..

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3  Re: Stash Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by garyn on: September 27, 2005 06:47:50 PM
I recieved from astricked yesterday. i was super excited to get it..

she sent me a knit blue and tan hat....

it's super cute on, i couldn't get a decent pic though :-(

a knit belt, blue and grey

a fleece duckie, he's so cuddly :-D

and my favorite, a "damnit doll" with a little poem on how to use him. i love it.

thanks jenny, i looooove it all. :-D
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4  Re: **Fill a coinpurse round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by garyn on: September 16, 2005 03:30:16 PM
I got Rakuette's package today!!! I absolutely love everything. Thanks so much girl!
This is the change purse. The pic doesn't do it justice, i couldn't really get a great pic. but it came complete with a chage and everything. :-)

This is the stuff that was in the purse, a little notebook, a bracelet, a blue glass marble, three buttons (a heart, a star, and fairy), a set of markers, and a handful of snowflake sequins. I've already decided to make a white scarf with those on the end :-D

and finally, the grand finally, a beautiful blue and purple beaded necklace, and a blue, black, and purple crocheted long necklace. (it's doubled in the pic so i could get it in there.

thanks so much rakuette, i looooove everything.
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5  Re: circular bag now with TUTORIAL pg2 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by garyn on: September 07, 2005 07:34:02 PM
This is the small bag, i put a lighter in the center so you can get the jist of the finished size

and a close up of the fabric:

On the larger bag, the lampshade is about 20", and the plate was 8"

The smaller bag, the plate i used was maybe 12" and i used a cup for the handle that measured out to be 4.5"

hope that helps.

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6  Re: circular bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by garyn on: September 04, 2005 06:29:05 PM
first I laid out my two fabrics ontop of each other (cuts down cutting time)

Then i found something big and circular, in this case, a lampshade and traced the bottom.

after tracing that, i used a small plate to trace the handle/inner circle.

then you cut out the bag

to cut the inside circle, i pinched the fabric, and made a slit like so:

and then cut around the circle.

Then you fold the circle in half, matching up the inner circle so it gives you an exact top and an exact bottom.
Then snip through that small bit of fabric at the top, opening the circle.

At this point i wasn't pleased with how unstiff this bag was, so i added a middle layer of thick corduroy. I just laid the other pieces ontop of it, and cut around it. This blue piece will be in the middle of the other two fabrics.

Now take one side of the outside fabric, and one side of lining, right sides together,  and sew them together on the inner circle. (if you use a middle piece like me,it will go outer fabric, lining, and center piece.) do the same thing to the other side.

Now you will have two circles, cut slits along the inner circle, being careful not to cut through the thread.

Now take your two circles, open them up like so...

Sew the two outer fabrics together, right sides together. Then sew the two inner circles together, leaving a 3-4" opening to turn the purse right side out through. clip the seams.

Turn that baby right side out, play with it a little to get it to take it's circular shape, push the lining to the inside. You may need to take a pencil to the strap parts to them to come out.

then i used on the previous ones a small tube i made of matching fabric, but on this one, bias tape to attach the two sides like so...

and VIOLA, i unique circular purse!!!

I'll probably embroider some red hearts on the outside to match <3

hope this was understandable. if not, let me know and i'll clarify.
and if you make one, post it, so i can see.
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7  Tutorial: circular bag now with NEW in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by garyn on: September 03, 2005 05:50:55 PM
I saw a bag on here awhile ago that was this shape. i can't find it now though, but that was the inspiration for this one, i used black thin vinyl (it looks like i made it from an old trash bag in the pics, but it looks kinda leathery in real life.) I put the stars in myself, which was a pain in the bottom. once i got it figured out, it was actually kind of easy. :-)

so total props to the girl who made the first one, i believe it had a green and white vintage print on it.

This is it in all it's glory, hanging out on my floor.

this one is a kinda close up of the stars, it was hard to get them photographed because of the flash and the sheen on the vinyl.

this is another angle of the stars on there, and a little closer up.

anyhow, thanks for looking!

**** New Tutorial*****

pics of the last step....

sorry it took so long to repost.
hope this was understandable. if not, let me know and i'll clarify.
and if you make one, post it, so i can see.
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8  Re: I like doing weird and wonderful makeup in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by garyn on: August 17, 2005 06:54:45 AM

it's cool, i like it.
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9  Re: Gaucho Pants in Designer Clothing Homage by garyn on: August 16, 2005 07:37:36 PM
cutting it out of a skirt won't work. your best bet is to make a pattern from a well fitting pair of pants. (there has to be a curve in the crotch area)

it should look something like this....

otherwise, the fabric around your thighs would pull inward and look ackward, and fit funny. 

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10  Re: Menstrual Care Package Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by garyn on: July 22, 2005 07:49:29 AM
got batteries this morning so i could post all my great things!!!

She sent this wonderful cigar box, which is so nice, i'm keeping it in my living room for all to see.

Then she sent me a card with old tampax ads on it.


A tampon holder

birth control earrings

marble magnets in a cute tin, but  the magnets are already on my fridge Wink

and then she sent me handmade chocolate covered pretzel rods in "tampon tubes"

they all had strings with them, but my husband pulled them out trying to get to the pretzels  Undecided

Thank you regan, again for all this marvelous stuff!!!
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