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1  Pencilcase for Whoever in Valentine's Day by KarenHuang on: February 15, 2011 09:43:10 PM

I'm really excited to share this.
It's a pencilcase that I made inspired by Beautiful South's Song for Whoever. The shape is based closely on a super old Muji pencilcase that I mangled.

The shape looks deceptively simple but it's really really difficult to make, I think I blew a brain fuse trying to figure it out.
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2  Felt duck and felted dog in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by KarenHuang on: March 14, 2009 07:06:19 AM
Two toys that I made a while back. It took me forever to photograph them.
But I'm happy with how they turned out.

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3  Re: Singapore Swap Swap Gallery - ongoing. in The Swap Gallery by KarenHuang on: November 11, 2005 06:38:40 AM
I'm a show off too, so here are the piccies!

But in real life it's very small. Can hold a lipstick and maybe some lip balm. Like a big coin purse. Smiley
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4  Another Camouflage Clutch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KarenHuang on: September 16, 2005 10:39:03 PM
Someone saw I did for the purse swap,

and wanted to buy one. So I made another one, inspired by Tinafish.

There is A LOT of handstiching going on there! But I'm so pleased with it. It's fairly hard and keeps its shape well.
Here are the pix!

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5  Re: Rosettes in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by KarenHuang on: January 10, 2005 03:27:35 AM

Are you talking about something like this?
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6  Bottle cap pin cushion tutorial in Completed Projects by KarenHuang on: December 16, 2004 08:10:06 AM

Made this some time ago but kept adding stuff to it and now it looks pretty cute!

It's really easy to make too. I used scraps and a bottle cap from any ol' pet bottle.
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7  Re: Some purses I made in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KarenHuang on: October 27, 2004 12:22:11 AM

This is the pattern I used for the bag with clasp. It came with the clasp I bought.

1. First thing you need to do is to add your own seam allowance to the top. The line without the shaded area. I didn't add this seam allowance and my purse turned out a little flat.

2. I quilted the outer fabric with some batting to give the purse some structure. From this point on the outer fabric + batting is treated as one piece of fabric and will be referred to as the quilted fabric. That means the wrong side of this fabric will in fact be the batting.

2 Cut two pieces of quilted outer fabric and 2 lining fabric using this pattern.
NB: If you are using clasp without holes (like me), your fabric cannot be thick.

This is where my memory gets a bit fuzzy. But I think this is what I did.
3. Pin right side of quilted fabric to right side of lining fabric. Sew along top edge only. Do this twice. I didn't do this next step, but you might want to cut / snip / neaten the edges so that the seams will be quite flat. And then turn both pieces right side out. You should see the bag beginning to form.

4. Then pin the right sides of the two quilted fabric together and sew along bottom edge.

5. Then pin the right sides of the lining fabric together and sew along the bottom. But this time, leave a gap. This is the hole you need to turn the bag right side around.

6. Turn the purse around and press as required. Top stitch along the top edge to flatten that seam.

7. If using claspses without holes, find the centre of the purse and match it to the centre of the clasp (the purse frame). There should be a string provided which you need to stuff into the gap in the frame to keep the fabric part in place. Also use some glue.

8. If using claspses with holes (and I have not used them before) I think you can stitch the fabric bit to the frame. And then what I've seen, is that they use beads to cover up the holes where the stitching is, on the outside of the purse. You can still see the stitching when you open the purse, but that's quite neat.

I hope this is clear. But ask me if you have any questions!
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8  Some purses I made {Change purse tutorial added} in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by KarenHuang on: August 31, 2004 08:03:55 AM
Here's the very very first purse that I made:

Here's some shots of the second one:

Here's my Frankenstein chequebook cover:

They're mostly so imperfect that I have to hide the mistakes with flowers. Grin
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