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1  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / swan tote bag. on: March 14, 2007 09:38:15 AM
A few months ago, I had a tote bag that needed some love. So I whipped out a needle and thread (and Sublime Stitching) and here's the result:
(sorry that my door is so disgusting. our house is about 30 years old, so there's lots of people who contributed to the nastyness)
those marks are where I was trying to line them up and make them even, and I just never tried to get it off.
close up of the girl swan.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Question on interfacing on: February 08, 2007 10:13:52 AM
So, I have a question. I have this pretty floral fabric that I want to make into this bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.0 I want to do it right, because I really love the fabric. So my question is, would I put the interfacing on before I pleated it, or after? I've never used interfacing, but I'm sure I need to use it because the fabric is a pretty light-weight cotton, and I don't know if interfacing...pleats, or not.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / mp3 player cozy on: November 12, 2006 07:16:21 PM
not very original at all, but i wanted one, so i made one. i used this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42994.0) tutorial, mine's no where near as good, but it works for me!

it took a few days, making test covers and whatnot. i wanted my final project to actually be good. and i didn't want to waste my favorite felt colors (yeah i know they're like 15 cents, what can i say, i'm cheap)

here's the pictures of the three i made before the final one.

left to right: the first one i made. it was way too wide, and a little too long also. then the second one i made, i tried out an applique. once again, it was just about 1/4 of an inch too wide. the third: i didn't bother trying to do the flap thing, but i think i took this one in 1/2 of an inch, so it was a little too tight.
also, i didn't actually think about putting those colors, i just grabbed some pieces. and this was my first try with the blanket stitch, (thanks to kittyninha for showing me the instructions!) so it's definately not perfect and i couldn't figure out how much thread to use so i'd have to cut it off and start again...hate that. anyway, here's the finished product!

yeah...i'm not so good at the blanket stitch, i don't how to go about stitching on the corners! but i'm okay with it, because it's just for me.

so...that's it!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Two purses, and some coin wallet things. on: May 12, 2006 04:54:36 PM
These are my first purses that are actually pretty good looking (I tried making a monster  purse but I used felt and yeah...it just wasn't good). The first one is 8inx10in, I found the fabric at Michael's. Neither of them have lining, I was just making them for me, and they were my firsts so I decided not to make them too fancy. I used this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47761.00) tutorial as guidance.


I hand-sewed about half of it, while I was at Hobby Lobby getting the ribbon for the straps my mom found a cheap little sewing machine and I sewed the rest with that. I put on a magnetic snap, but since there was no lining I couldn't hide the little end things.

My next purse, it's 8x12. The stitches aren't even at all, especially with the hemming part at the top. I love the fabric though (it was on sale, too!)


And these little card/coin wallet things, I had a little kit for a leather one and I just traced that and altered it a little, they aren't very neat but hey, I'm a beginner.


The first, fourth and fifth ones were all my aunt's fabric from awhile ago (60's?).

Thanks for looking!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / my first skirt on: November 28, 2005 08:19:45 PM
I made this skirt the other day, it's my first skirt and my 2nd or 3rd project so I think it turned out pretty nice. The front looks a little weird because you were supposed to cut out four pieces and sew them altogether. I hand sewed it also, that makes a little bit more weird looking (sorry for the big pictures).


And here's a close up of the fabric
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