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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / >>Vintage Clutches, Perfect For Spring<< on: May 15, 2005 10:40:14 PM
I made these cute little clutches out of a mulitutde of vintage and new fabrics along with ribbon and vintage buttons. I made little flower appliques (out of vintage fabrics) to put on the front, makes them alittle bit more interesting. Cute huh?

Now on sale, at iheartohmy.com =) Enjoy!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / We've got paintings but.... on: May 15, 2005 10:04:47 PM
what do you think? Are they good? iheartohmy.com Tell us what you think. <33
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Granny Fabric into Pleated Skirt (tulle optional) on: May 14, 2005 01:41:53 PM
ADORIBLE! Vintage fabrics make the best skirts, because they're rather contemperary, but not a knock off of anything. The original, always best.
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: >>I Made Ballet Flats<< now with tutorial on: May 14, 2005 01:33:07 PM
iheartohmy I think I LOVE YOU!
is leather expensive??

I got my leather as remnants from an upholstery shop, so if you look around you can find it quite cheap. Many fabric stores have suede squares which could work as well. Smiley you just have to look around a bit. Even at garage sales and thrift shops, cut up an old leather jacket! That could work as well
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Ballet Flats: PATTERN AND INSTRUCTIONS on: May 13, 2005 04:23:10 PM
How about placing inserts (those rubber sole thingy) in the inside of the shoes for more comfort?

Sure! if you would like to add arch supports or anything, you can do so Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Ballet Flats: PATTERN AND INSTRUCTIONS on: May 13, 2005 03:38:04 PM
ooh yeah! hehe you do cut the fabric on the fold. And if you would like to put a lining in, you can. Smiley hehe thanks for pointing that out, its kinda hard to remember and put together everything you did and make sure EVERY little things there.
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / >>I Made Ballet Flats<< now with tutorial >>UPDATES<< on: May 13, 2005 02:29:44 PM
Cute little ballet flats made from a heavy canvas ticking, interfacing, pipping and leather.

If you'd like the instructions or a pattern, im working on that. (im going to make alittle tutorial soon, so everyone can have a pair) But they're really quite easy and very comfertable! Smiley Tell me what you think. Are you interested in getting the instructions?


Here you go! The instructions to make your very own collection of custom ballet flats. Any problems with the instructions or pattern send me a message. I'll try and fix it!

1.   Cut out two soles out of a medium weight leather (or pleather, which ever you choose) And two tops of the shoes out of a heavy cotton canvas (CUT ON THE FOLD), or whatever you want (If it's too lightweight, put some heavy interfacing on it. Any way you look at it, make sure it's sturdy.) **You may need to adjust the pattern for your feet. I'm about a 7, but one foots bigger then the other, so I had to figure that out. Just play around with scraps for the first pair, then make the real shoes once youve figured out the right size, and shape for your foot.**
2.   Match up, right sides together (meaning, which ever side of the leather is going to have contact with the floor, and which ever side of the fabric you want on the outside, match those together) And pin in the direct middle of the toes.
3.   Sew down one side of the shoe, making sure to curve in the heel of the fabric slightly. Then flip over and repeat on the other side. At this point, your shoe should be inside out, with the back heal open.  Sew up the fabric at the heel, so you have an inside out shoe. Flip right side out.
4.   Repeat with other shoe.
5.   Finish off raw edge (on the top/inside of shoe) with binding or piping, or anything you want (piping is the easiest, I believe) The inside seems of the shoe dont necessarily have to be finished, but if you want to, go ahead!
6.   Any questions, send me a message, Ill try and help as much as I can.
7.   If the instructions arent clear Ill post them again with pics. Just let me know!
<33 Hope it all makes sense!

Heres the pattern:
I had to make it realllyyy small, so before you print it out, put it in your Paint Shop Pro, or what not and resize it to 8 1/2 by 11" And then print it. (If its still too small, work off of the pattern i gave you and make a bigger one for your feet.) And sorry about how sloppy it is. hehe, im not too good with the scanner.

Have fun! And im warning you, you may break a few needles. hehe!

-For the leather, i know there have been some questions, but there are many places you can find it. Start off at your local fabric store for remnants or what not, or at an upholstery shop, they might have some remnants as well.
-If you're really desperate and interested in making more then one pair, go to garage sales or thrift shops and look for old leather jackets/pants/bags anything, because you can cut those apart and turn them into the soles of the shoes as well.

For the canvas, you can find that anywhere. If you really want, you could even use vintage pillow cases (with interfacing on it for durability) anything will work.

Once the shoes are done, you can add anything your heart desires. Ribbon, bells, buttons, glitter, ANYTHING! They're your shoes. Smiley hehe

(TIP ABOUT FIT: It helps, for arch support to take in a slightly bigger curve on the inside on the shoe. That way it fits your foot better. And make sure the sole isnt too big for you foot, if it is, it wont fit correctly.)

Hope this new info is helpful!!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: i would LOOVVEEE to spin, but on: May 13, 2005 02:21:13 PM
Smiley thank you so much! that was very helpful.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / i would LOOVVEEE to spin, but on: May 13, 2005 09:59:56 AM
where can i find the things i need to do so? any suggestions? i live in washtingon.

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: vinyl record purse on: May 13, 2005 09:55:00 AM
you could also inclose the record in clear plastic vinyl, then sew it on the bag. Leaving all the seams on the outside, then covering them with binding. (Like, make a fabric bag, then add the record/vinyl to the front) hehe if that makes any sense....
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